Happy Summer to all!

We hosted our annual Grants Celebration at Full Swing Golf on June 15th and what a wonderful evening it was. Carlsbad Charitable Foundation (CCF) awarded $86,482 to seven local nonprofits that provide opportunities to invest, celebrate, and enhance the community of Carlsbad!

A fun venue and great food, plus positive energy and big checks, was the perfect way to celebrate CCF members and our 2023 grantees. Thank you to all who joined us. A special shout-out goes to Renee Cohen and the Events Committee for coordinating an outstanding event. And special thanks to State Senator Catherine Blakespear and Senior District Representative Francine Busby for their support of CCF and for their special recognition of our grantees and the good work they do for Carlsbad.

Together, our commitment to CCF makes a difference in the lives of so many. We are so excited to grow our impact during the next grant cycle and we need your help. If you have some time to share, please consider joining one of our committees (Grants, Membership, Events) to support our growth and the organizations serving Carlsbad. If you are interested in learning more about these committees or other ways you can assist, please reach out to me or Regional Affiliates Manager Michael Oliveri.

As always, we appreciate your help increasing awareness about the impact of CCF and sharing the joy of collective giving with your neighbors, colleagues, and friends.

With gratitude,
Bret Schanzenbach
CCF Board Chair 

Carlsbad Village

CCF 2023-2024 Grantees

  • San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum – $17,000 for educational STEM workshops for Carlsbad transitional kindergarten and kindergarten students.
  • Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito – $15,000 for its Big 8 Middle School Sports program that provides several sport program options to three Carlsbad middle schools.
  • Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation – $14,982 for its Academy of Environmental Stewardship, a science- and environmental-based education program for Carlsbad third graders.
  • Kids For Peace – $14,500 for the Great Kindness Challenge, a kindness curriculum that includes a variety of meaningful activities that will provide ongoing inspiration for people of all ages in Carlsbad.
  • Autism Tree Project – $10,000 for 20 no-cost programs and services for over 250 children and families impacted by autism living in Carlsbad.
  • Southern California Care Community – $10,000 for case management and mental health appointment screenings, treatment, and referrals for Carlsbad’s uninsured and unhoused residents.
  • Burn Institute – $5,000 to implement its Fire Safe Kids program at various schools in Carlsbad.