Become a Partner in Philanthropy

 Join us as a Partner in Philanthropy.  Your gift allows the Foundation to respond to community needs through grantmaking programs, provide technical assistance to nonprofits, and support our work in building community philanthropy.  Partners are recognized on our website and annual publication.

As a Partner in Philanthropy you also help us undertake new programs and initiatives that promote giving locally – today and tomorrow.  Tax identification number 33-0216692

Join Hand to Hand- a women’s giving circle

Hand to Hand is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of women and girls in San Diego County.  It’s a way to take an active and powerful role in philanthropy while having the freedom to be involved as much as you choose. Grant funds are made possible through membership donations. By investing $500, you become a voting member. As a member, you will help select the grant recipients and attend the grant award ceremony.

Donate to the Encinitas Fund

The mission of the Encinitas Fund is to address local needs and to build philanthropy for the benefit of the community today and through legacy gifts.  An individual, family or business can make one donation and through pooled philanthropy make a broader impact in Encinitas through grants to numerous nonprofits and community projects.  To donate today, click on the donate button and write Encinitas Fund in the purpose line.

Donate to the Solana Beach Fund

The Solana Beach Fund is an opportunity to make a difference in the community.  The mission of the Solana Beach Fund is to address and fund community needs and to build local philanthropy through ongoing and legacy gifts  To donate today, click on the donate button.   For more information email”

Donate to Giving with Impact

Giving with Impact facilitates philanthropic-minded individuals and businesses to collectively pool funding and resources for charitable causes.  

Donate to an Area of Interest

Or, your contribution today can support a community fund that assists a variety of charitable areas:

Arts & Culture, Community Benefit and Education

  • Community Fund – for support of existing and changing community needs and projects
  • Community Environmental Fund, in memory of Gemma Parks , for environmental projects in Solana Beach and Encinitas
  • EdVentures, an Education Fund – to support creative programs and STEAM education in North County schools.
  • Encinitas Garden Festival Fund – for community garden programs and school gardens in Encinitas
  • Fritz Muhlethaler Memorial Foundation – for wrestling & football programs at La Costa Canyon High School

Health and Human Services

  • Fund for Mental Health – for mental health prevention and intervention programs for youth
  • Housing and Homeless Recovery Fund – to support programs in North County

Support Local Nonprofit Endowments