October 31, 2022 – San Diego, CA – Carlsbad Charitable Foundation (CCF), a regional affiliate of San Diego Foundation, announces the availability of grant funding to enhance the quality of life in Carlsbad.

In the 2023 – 2024 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.

“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,” said Justin Peek, Board Chair of Carlsbad Charitable Foundation.

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 $25,000 available. LOI submissions must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2022.  LOI guidelines including directions on how to register and apply can be accessed at www.carlsbadcharitablefoundation.org.

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, 2023 and a completed application by Feb. 7, 2023.

Since 2008, CCF has granted more than $1.2 million to over 50 programs helping grow a more vibrant community so that families today, as well as the next generation of Carlsbad residents, have a place they are proud to call home.

To become an CCF member, visit the website or contact Trudy Armstrong at trudy@sdfoundation.org.

About Carlsbad Community Foundation & the Regional Affiliate Program

The Regional Affiliate Program, including Carlsbad 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, 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.


Lorena Nava Ruggero, San Diego Foundation, lruggero@sdfoundation.org, 619-814-1365