The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization primarily serving the North Coastal communities of Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside.

Coastal Community Foundation helps individuals fulfill their charitable goals locally, regionally or nationally.  The Foundation’s grant programs focus on directing resources toward current needs.

Funding Areas:

  • Animals
  • Arts & Culture
  • Community & Civic Projects
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health & Wellness
  • Mental Health
  • Music
  • Social Services
  • Scholarships
  • Women & Girls

Investments: Endowed funds are invested in 60% equity, 35% fixed and 5% cash.

Financials:  You may contact the Foundation for a copy of the most recent financial review.  The most recent 990 can be found under files.

Governance: The Foundation is led by a locally-based board of directors with distinct professional, community and leadership experience.

Board Members:
Alice Jacobson, President Nancy Giberson
Eric Hall, Vice President Bobbie Hoder
John Kelting, Secretary  Alexandra Kwoka
 Treasurer  Sherry Mesman
Bill Cox,  Immediate Past President John Osborne
 Ed Blodgett John Runager
 Marion Dodson

Advisory Board Members:

Richard Allison
Bill Berrier
Mark Dowling
Sean Gildea
Henry Hague
John Harelson
Helmut Kiffmann
Joe Kellejian
Mike Lapadula
Eric Lodge
David Roberts

Sharon Omahen, Executive Director

Laura Fleming, Program Officer