The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization primarily serving the North Coastal 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
  • 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: Karen Duncan Bonner
Alice Jacobson, President Pete Iverson
Eric Hall, Vice President  Gabe Koff
John Kelting, Secretary Alexandra Kwoka
Sherry Mesman Treasurer John Osborne
Ed Blodgett John Runager
Marion Dodson
Nancy Giberson

Advisory Board Members:

Richard Allison
Bill Berrier
Bill Cox
Mark Dowling
Sean Gildea
John Harelson
Helmut Kiffmann
Joe Kellejian
Eric Lodge

Sharon Omahen, Executive Director

Laura Fleming, Program Officer