Carlsbad Charitable Foundation Announces Grants to Enhance Quality of Life in Carlsbad

Press Release from The San Diego Foundation

For Immediate Release

October 19, 2021 – San Diego, CA – Carlsbad Charitable Foundation (CCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, announced today the availability of grant funding to enhance the quality of life in Carlsbad.

In the 2022 – 2023 grant cycle, CCF invites local organizations to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) specifically in Carlsbad that provide opportunities to invest, celebrate and enhance the community. CCF is committed to improving and preserving the quality of life in Carlsbad by investing in local organizations and funding projects that demonstrate the power to build a more vibrant community.

Project areas of impact include:

  • Health and human services
  • Arts and culture
  • Youth and educational programs
  • Environmental sustainability

These projects should be culturally humble and sensitive, practical and achievable within a 12-month time frame, and have prospects for long-term sustainability.

“The COVID-19 health and economic crisis has impacted communities across the globe, including Carlsbad. Our community must unite and remain strong as we embark on a long road of recovery together,” said Justin Peek, Board Chair of the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation. “Our goal with this grant funding is to invest in projects that will improve and preserve the quality of life for those who live, work and play in Carlsbad for generations to come.”

The LOI is the first step in a two-step process, which will facilitate the allocation of funding for Carlsbad-centered projects. The minimum funding range is $5,000 to an excess of $50,000 available. LOI submissions must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2021. The grant application can be accessed here.

Organizations that are moved forward through the LOI process to the next step will be invited to submit a full application proposal by Jan. 21, 2022 and a completed application by Feb. 7, 2022.

In its 13 years of grantmaking, CCF has granted more than $1 million to over 40 nonprofit programs that build a stronger community connection and meet emerging needs in Carlsbad.

To become a CCF member, visit the website or contact Estela Mitrani at

About the Oceanside Community Foundation & the Regional Affiliate Program

The Regional Affiliate Program, including the Oceanside Community Foundation, was established by The San Diego Foundation to create a regional network of affiliate foundations by leveraging local leadership, building endowments, increasing impactful philanthropy and promoting civic engagement. Affiliates reside in Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Escondido, La Jolla, Oceanside, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo and 4S Ranch-Del Sur. The Regional Affiliate program has exceeded 1,000 members, established endowments of more than $5 million overall, and granted more than $6 million in total to nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

About The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation inspires enduring philanthropy and enables community solutions to improve the quality of life in our region. Our strategic priorities include advancing racial and social justice, fostering equity of opportunity, building resilient communities, and delivering world-class philanthropy to realize our vision of just, equitable and resilient communities. For more than 46 years, The Foundation and its donors have granted more than $1.3 billion to support nonprofit organizations strengthening our community. Learn more at


Lorena Nava Ruggero, The San Diego Foundation,, 619-309-5179