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 Scalice Fund underwrote Encinitas Art Nights sponsored by Encinitas Friends of the Arts

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:

Banding Together

Carlsbad Music Festival

City of Solana Beach Concerts at the Cove

Classical Academies

Classics 4 Kids

Encinitas Friends of the Arts

New Village Arts

Oceanside Museum of Art

One World Children’s Foundation

Opera NEO

Resounding Joy

San Diego North Coast Singers

San Onofre Elementary School PTA (Fallbrook)

Solana Beach Presbyterian Pre-School

EdVentures Fund

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:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside

Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos

Boys & Girls Clubs of Vista

Hope Through Housing

CTE Engineering at Canyon Crest Academy.

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.

Carlsbad Union High School District Visual and Performing Arts

San Dieguito Union High School District Career and Technical Education

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:

Lifespring center for youth at North County Lifeline.

Brother Benno Foundation

Community Resource Center

Interfaith Community Services

Jewish Family Service of San Diego

North County Lifeline

Solutions for Change

Giving Circles

For additional grant recipients, see Coastal Community Foundation Giving Circles:

Encinitas Fund

Hand to Hand

Solana Beach Fund