Grantmaking Overview

During 2017, the Foundation granted over $533,000 for community projects, scholarships and nonprofits programs and services.  “Our donor advisors, who recommend grants for causes important to them, have continued to expand the Foundation’s grantmaking“ stated President Alice Jacobson. “These local residents are truly making an impact in people’s lives through their grants to a wide variety of nonprofits locally, regionally and nationally.”

Philanthropy in Action

The Solana Beach Fund provided grants for various community programs that make Solana Beach a thriving community.  Casa de Amistad pre-school program  Casa de Amistad pre-school program.



Philanthropy in Action Hospice of North Coast

Hospice of the North Coast




Coastal Community Foundation’s Mental Health Program granted to Hospice of the North Coast to support specialized counseling for children and teens that help them understand grief and learn lifelong coping skills. For more information visit their website at





Mental Health Community Resource Center 2

Community Resource Center



The Community Resource Center received a grant from the Mental Health Program for a Therapeutic Children’s Center. The center provides comprehensive mental health services for children domestic violence victims. Additional information can be found on their website at





Philanthropy in Action Lux Art 2

Lux Art Institute Valise Project

Rlementary schools received grants to bring the Valise project from the Lux Art to local schools. The Valise Project is provided through the Ed Ventures grant program, which provides art and science education to students in grades 4 through 8. For more information on programs at the Lux Art Institute please visit their website at