CCF 2022 Annual Report

In 2022 Coastal Community Foundation granted over $1.1 million to local, regional and national nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. Residents established new funds to support a wide variety of charitable programs and services.
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2022 Annual Report

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When making your charitable giving plans through the Foundation, you can choose from many types of funds and create a giving plan that is right for you. We can assist you meet your personal charitable goals.

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Support Local Nonprofit Programs

The Foundation builds philanthropy in San Diego North Coastal communities by offering donors a wide variety of options for giving - establishing permanent endowments, donating to existing funds or creating new funds to meet community needs. Learn about programs at local nonprofits and how they are making a difference.
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Connecting Donors to Community Needs

The Foundation helps local residents with their charitable giving by connecting them to nonprofit organizations and programs that match their interests.

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About Coastal Community Foundation

The mission of the Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in North San Diego County by directing philanthropic efforts toward community needs.

We fulfill our Mission by…

  • Providing A Flexible Way

    Providing a flexible way for donors with varied philanthropic desires to make a positive difference in areas of interest

  • Working

    Working with individuals, families, and businesses as partners to fulfill their charitable goals and address community needs

  • Making Grants

    Making grants to support nonprofit programs and community projects

  • Serving

    Serving as a resource for philanthropy

  • Helping

    Helping professional advisors serve their clients

How to Start Your Donor Advised Fund At CCF

Establish A Fund

A Donor Advised Fund at Coastal Community Foundation makes it easy to support the nonprofits and causes you care about most.


No members of the families of the Scholarship Committee, or employees of the Foundation, shall be eligible for any scholarship.

Grant Programs

As of 2024, CCF’s grant programs will be managed through a new, streamlined grantmaking platform. To apply for a grant, applicants must create an account.

Professional Advisors

Find services to help your clients with their charitable goals. Coastal Community Foundation is your partner in charitable giving. You know your clients.

Become a Donor

Behind each fund at Coastal Community Foundation is a story about individuals and families who are making a difference.

Become a Partner in Philanthropy At Coastal Community Foundation

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.

Join the Legacy Society at Coastal Community Foundation

CCF’s Legacy Society is a special group of individuals and families who have named Coastal Community Foundation as a beneficiary through a planned gift for the community. Membership is open to anyone who informs the Foundation that he or she has left a planned gift to CCF to establish an endowment fund or contribute to an existing fund. Gifts also may be designated for a specific organization, area of interest or for the general benefit of the community.

When you become a member of CCF’s Legacy Society you join a group of individuals who want to give back to the community for years to come. The Foundation will acknowledge you today or you can remain anonymous.

Coastal Community Foundation is here to help. We will invest your bequest to meet your charitable goals or the nonprofits you care about most.

Coastal Community Foundation Giving Circles

Encinitas Fund

The mission of the Encinitas Fund is to address local needs and to encourage philanthropy for the benefit of Encinitas and its communities. Through this

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Hand to Hand

Hand to Hand is a group of women who grant funds to local non-profits which promote economic self-sufficiency and positive change in the lives of

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Solana Beach Fund

The mission of the Solana Beach Fund is to address and fund community needs and to build local philanthropy through ongoing and legacy gifts.  The

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Get In Touch With CCF

Coastal Community Foundation is here to help. We will invest your bequest to meet your charitable goals or the nonprofits you care about most.

By planning your estate, you can take care of the people and causes that are most important to you. For more information contact us!

  • Email:

  • Cell Phone: (760) 942-9245

  • Address: 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA 92024


CCF’s started in 1987, around a small table wedged into a tiny office at the Community Resource Center in Encinitas. A handful of citizens had an idea: they wanted to create a way to support social service, education and environmental issues and more in an area undergoing extraordinary change.

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  • Cell Phone: (760) 942-9245

  • Address: 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA 92024

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