Purpose and Vision

We’re a proud affiliate of The San Diego Foundation that serves as the most effective funding force in supporting, strengthening and growing nonprofits in the Carlsbad community.

Our mission is celebrating and investing in Carlsbad. We meet emerging needs by encouraging and increasing responsible and effective philanthropy by and for the benefit of all who live, work and play in Carlsbad by building a Carlsbad community endowment; providing funding annually to Carlsbad organizations and causes; and giving Carlsbad community members a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts that will benefit Carlsbad, now and forever.

Accomplishments

  • Raised more than $900,000 in contributions and commitments for the benefit of Carlsbad charitable causes
  • Created a long-term Carlsbad Community Endowment of more than $500,000
  • Recruited more than 150 members in five years

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Become a Member

There are many ways to get involved with the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, and give together with others who are passionate about this special community.

Become a member by making a contribution at one of the membership levels. Half of all membership dues go immediately into grant making efforts, while the other half is placed in a permanent endowment to sustain future efforts for the good of the Carlsbad community.

Other member benefits include participating in grantmaking, leadership on the board and/or committees, attending events, and recognition in promotional materials. All members receive one vote each year for the local nonprofit grant applications they deem most worthy and valuable to Carlsbad.

CCF also welcomes donations in amounts less than $1,000 so that you can make a difference for Carlsbad while learning more about the foundation for future potential membership. Donors at this level are non-voting members. You can give cash, appreciated stocks, real estate, or other assets as a donation. If you wish, your gift can be placed in an endowment fund that is carefully invested and can grow over time.

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Carlsbad Charitable Foundation Grant Awards

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Grants

Grants Awarded

2015 – 2016

The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation granted $102,000 to six nonprofit organizations that promote healthy lifestyles, and connect, protect or increase access to nature in Carlsbad.

Friends of Cardiff and South Carlsbad State Beaches

Adopt a Stairway
Friends of Cardiff and South Carlsbad State Beaches
$7,500 Grant

Carlsbad Educational Foundation

Carlsbad Science in a Satchel
Carlsbad Educational Foundation
$17,900 Grant

Carlsbad Educational Foundation

Kids and Conservation in the Great Outdoors
I Love a Clean San Diego County, Inc.
$13,500 Grant

St. Michael’s By the Sea Episcopal Church

Pickleball in the Village
St. Michael’s By the Sea Episcopal Church
$23,400 Grant

Carlsbad Educational Foundation and CUSD Grant Writing Collaborative

Recycling Education & Infrastructure for Carlsbad Schools
Carlsbad Educational Foundation and CUSD Grant Writing Collaborative
$29,900 Grant

Zoological Society of San Diego

Reptile Researchers
Zoological Society of San Diego
$10,000 Grant

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Grants Awarded

2014 – 2015

In its seventh year of grantmaking, The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation granted $104,000 to seven deserving organizations. The 2014-2015 Carlsbad Charitable Foundation grants will help to catalyze greater leadership, engagement and voluntarism within the Carlsbad community.

Interfaith Shelter Network of San Diego

Rotational Shelter Program
Interfaith Shelter Network of San Diego
$10,000 Grant

Carlsbad High School Television Booster Club

CHSTV
Carlsbad High School Television Booster Club
$10,200 Grant

Kids for Peace, Inc.

Friends Helping Friends
Kids for Peace, Inc.
$11,900 Grant

STEM Education & Career Exploration Encuentros Leadership

STEM Education & Career Exploration
Encuentros Leadership
$20,000 Grant

Carlsbad Educational Foundation and CUSD Grant Writing Collaborative

Carlsbad Science Day
Carlsbad Educational Foundation
$20,000 Grant

Carlsbad Educational Foundation

Clean Beach Coalition
I Love A Clean San Diego
$20,000 Grant

Sustainable Surplus Exchange

ENGAGE CARLSBAD! Connecting Commerce and the Community
Sustainable Surplus Exchange
$20,000 Grant

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Board of Directors

Ray Pearson*, Chair
Tom Applegate*, Vice Chair & Treasurer
Sandy Lund*, Events Chair
Catherine Magaña, Grants Chair
Justin Peek, Legacy Chair
Craig Knutsen, Membership Chair
Dale Isaacs
Hollyce Phillips*
Stefan Prvanov*
Mary Scherr*
Pam Valinet*
George Wooldridge*

*Founders

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Contact Us

For more information or to join today, contact Estela Mitrani, 4SRanch-Del Sur Affiliate Manager at estelam@sdfoundation.org or (619) 847-7100. Or, fill out the web form below.

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