The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization serving the North San Diego County.

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 Projects
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health & Wellness
  • Mental Health
  • Music
  • Religion (donor advised funds)
  • Social Services
  • Scholarships
  • Sports & Recreation

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: Eric Hall
John Kelting, President Linda Hall
Pete Iverson Vice President Gabe Koff
Ed Blodgett, Secretary Alexandra Kwoka
Sherry Mesman Treasurer Mike Lapadula
Bill Cox John Runager
Karen Duncan Bonner Rodger Smith
Bob Griswold Bob Zimmer

Advisory Board Members:

Richard Allison
Bill Berrier
Mark Dowling
Nancy Giberson
John Harelson
Alice Jacobson
Helmut Kiffmann
Joe Kellejian
Eric Lodge
John Osborne

Sharon Omahen, Executive Director

Laura Fleming, Program Officer