May 21, 2014 – La Jolla, CA – The La Jolla Community Foundation (LJCF) is proud to announce the release of its 2014-2015 Letter of Intent Guidelines. LJCF is in its first grant cycle and invites nonprofits serving La Jolla to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to express interest in applying for a grant during the 2014-2015 grant cycle.

The Foundation will be accepting LOI’s for projects that focus on arts and / or science. Priority consideration will be given to projects that combine both arts and science. This grant cycle is committed to the financial support of organizations, projects and programs dedicated to improving the lives of those who live, work or attend school within the geographic boundaries of 92037.

The Letter of Intent (LOI) is the first step in a two-step application process, which will facilitate the allocation of funding for La Jolla focused projects. A total of $20,000 in funding is available this year. The funding range is $5,000 – $20,000. LJCF will evaluate all LOI submittals and qualify those that meet the program and eligibility criteria. The deadline for submitting the LOI is Monday, June 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Organizations that are moved forward through the LOI process will be invited to submit a full application proposal by July 21, 2014.

What: 2014-2015 Grant Guidelines
Who: Nonprofit organizations serving La Jolla
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, June 18, 2014. Letters of Intent are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 23, 2014.

Questions: For questions concerning the grant guidelines, contact Kerri Favela at or (619) 235-2300.

For technical questions about the application, contact Julie Bronstein at or (619) 314-1348.

About The La Jolla Community Foundation
The La Jolla Community Foundation was founded in 2008, and is affiliated with The San Diego Foundation. It is an all-volunteer community service organization with more than 60 members who are dedicated to “improving the atmosphere, ambience, and cultural lifestyle of La Jolla. For additional information, 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 $660 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 $860 million to the San Diego region’s nonprofit community. For additional information, please visit The San Diego Foundation at

Julie Bronstein (, (619) 314-1348
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