Featured below are the competitive grant programs of Coastal Community Foundation. Additionally, grants are made throughout the year from the Foundation’s many donor advised funds.
Support for Education and the Arts
Betty Scalice Foundation
The Betty Scalice Foundation supports non-profit and school-based music programs serving North Coastal San Diego County. Grants range from $1,000-5,000. 2019 and 2020 grant recipients include:
EdVentures is a grant program that supports hands-on, creative educational experiences for students in North San Diego County schools with an emphasis on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math).
In response to school closures due to COVID-19, grants in 2020 were directed to support for distance learning. The following organized received grants:
During the 2019-2020 academic year, grants were made in support of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) at Carlsbad Unified and San Dieguito Union High School Districts. High School and Middle School teachers in the districts submitted proposals for hands-on, creative classroom projects. Over $45,000 was awarded to 38 classrooms.
Support for Health and Human Services
Mental Health Fund
Funding is provided for prevention or early intervention mental health services or mental health counseling for youth ages 21 and under in North Coastal San Diego County. Grants range from $2,500-6,000. Recent grant recipients from the past three years include:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad Mental health support for Club Youth for K-12 students in Carlsbad
Casa de Amparo Counseling services for foster youth, ages 12 to 18, living in Casa de Amparo Residential Center
Community Resource Center Counseling and art therapy for children and teens in domestic violence survivor families
North Coastal Council of PTAs Support for network to access mental health services for youth in North County Coastal schools
North County LGBTQ Resource Center Individual and group therapy for youth that identify as LGBTQ
Open Heart Leaders Mental health counseling, coaching and mentoring for youth of color
San Dieguito Alliance for Drug Free Youth Mentoring and support for youth who are identified as experiencing social emotional difficulties
Trauma Intervention Program Training program for youth to assist with serving other youth impacted by traumatic events
TransFamily Support Services Counseling and mentoring for transgender youth
Women’s Resource Center Counseling and activities for children in domestic violence shelters
Fund for Supportive Housing & Homeless Recovery
Grants address housing needs in North San Diego County for homelessness, recovery from homelessness and continuum of care for transitional or chronic homelessness. Recent grantees include:
For additional grant recipients, see Coastal Community Foundation Giving Circles: