December 6, 2013 – Carlsbad, CA – The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation (CCF) invites San Diego County nonprofits to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to express interest in applying for CCF 2014-2015 grants on the subject of community engagement.

The CCF wants to advance the community aspect of living in Carlsbad and is making a call to action to neighborhoods, nonprofits and community leaders to come up with creative solutions that engage people in addressing Carlsbad issues. During this cycle, the Charitable Foundation will make grants that help to catalyze greater leadership, engagement and voluntarism within our community.

The Letter of Intent (LOI) is the first step in a two-step application process which enables the allocation of approximately $100,000 in funding for Carlsbad-centered projects. The minimum grant award will be $7,500. The CCF will evaluate all LOI submittals and qualify those that meet the program and eligibility criteria. Organizations that are approved through the LOI process will be invited to submit a full application.

“This year, we’re teaming up with eight of the other affiliate foundations to focus our grantmaking efforts on civic engagement and community involvement,” said Pam Valinet, chair of the foundation. “It is a great opportunity to contribute to county-wide impact while continuing to support the unique needs of the Carlsbad community.”

What: 2014 Grant Guidelines and Grant Seekers Forum
Who: Nonprofit organizations serving Carlsbad
How: Grant guidelines and application instructions can be found here. MyCommunity registration can be completed at
When: MyCommunity registration must be completed by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Letters of Intent are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2014.


Grant Seekers Forum

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
5934 Priestly Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008 

To RSVP, contact John Duca at or (619) 822-4485 before 12:00 p.m. on Monday, December 9.

Questions: For questions concerning the grant guidelines, contact John Duca at or (619) 822-4485.

For technical questions about the application, contact Sadie Brinton at or (619) 814-1381.

About The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation
Founded in 2006, the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation (CCF) has more than 105 members who pool their resources on an annual basis to address needs in Carlsbad. The purpose of CCF is to meet Carlsbad’s emerging needs by encouraging and increasing responsible and effective philanthropy by and for the benefit of all who live, work, learn and play in Carlsbad. To date, the CCF has granted more than $425,000 to organizations serving Carlsbad citizens and has raised close to $500,000 in a community endowment that will support Carlsbad’s needs in perpetuity. To learn more, visit

About The San Diego Foundation
Founded in 1975, The San Diego Foundation’s purpose is to promote and increase effective and responsible charitable giving. The Foundation manages more than $635 million in assets, almost 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 $846 million to the San Diego region’s nonprofit community. For additional information, please visit The San Diego Foundation at

John Duca (, (619) 822-4485
Heather Back (, (619) 235-2300