April 25, 2016 – San Diego, CA –La Jolla Community Foundation (LJCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today announced its annual call for nonprofit grant applications.  This year, LJCF invites nonprofit organizations and agencies to submit project proposals that focus on La Jolla infrastructure enhancement and community beautification.

Since 2014, LJCF has granted over $61,000 to enhance and grow the La Jolla community through its competitive grant cycle. In addition, LJCF has invested over $500,000 to special projects, such as the Murals of La Jolla. The goal of the 2016 grant cycle is to grow the aesthetic character of La Jolla. Desirable projects will be sustainable as well as highly visible in the community.

“The La Jolla Community Foundation is focused on building civic engagement and pride through local philanthropy,” stated LJCF Grants Chair Susan McClellan. “We look forward to enriching the environmental, social and cultural experience of La Jolla through this year’s grant cycle.”

LJCF will distribute $40,000 in grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. Projects should be practical, achievable within a 12-month time frame, and adhere to the La Jolla Community Plan. Grant guidelines are available at sdfoundation.org/Grants.

The application deadline is Tuesday, May 17 at 5:00 pm. For more information, contact Amanda Lasik at amandal@sdfoundation.org.

About the La Jolla Community Foundation & the Regional Affiliate Program

The Regional Affiliate program, including the La Jolla 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, San Ysidro, and 4S Ranch-Del Sur. The Regional Affiliate program has exceeded 700 members, established endowments of more than $3.6 million overall, and granted more than $3.9 million in total to nonprofit organizations throughout the region. Become a member to build vibrant neighborhoods and mobilize resources for your community.

About The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation promotes and increases effective and responsible charitable giving to grow a more vibrant region. The Foundation manages more than $652 million in assets, more than half of which reside in permanent endowment funds that extend the impact of today’s gifts to future generations. Since its inception, The Foundation has granted more than $977 million to the nonprofit community. For more information, visit our website and consider a donation to the Fund for the Future Endowment which supports San Diego now and forever.


Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600, vheald@behmedia.com
Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 619-235-2300, justin@sdfoundation.org