2021 Annual Report

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Coastal Community Foundation

Oceanside Museum of Art Establishes OMA Capacity Building Fund

Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) is poised to celebrate our 25th Anniversary in 2022. That journey began in the early 1990s. Propelled by the vision of our founders, those early years hailed many exciting milestones. It was in 1997 that OMA opened our first official exhibition in the then newly-renovated City Hall designed by historic architect Irving J. Gill.

OMA has emerged as a vital gathering place for creativity and art since that landmark moment 25 years ago—providing a much-needed platform for artists in Southern California to share their voice with community members and art lovers along the cultural corridor from Los Angeles to Tijuana. Our arts education programs address critical needs for youth in our communities. The entirety of OMA’s programming, both for youth and adults, represent a powerful style of community building that can only happen through the arts.

Through a recent bequest we were able to establish the OMA Capacity Building Fund that will fuel OMA’s future including the proposed expansion to the historic Fire Station #1 adjacent to our current campus.  Over the coming years the museum will continue to grow its scope of services for wider community participation.

Join us to toast OMA’s past and future success. https://oma-online.org/

Funding Emergency Needs

Coastal Community Foundation is responding to the needs of North County nonprofits as a result of COVID-19. The Foundation’s Fund for Housing and Homeless Recovery granted $82,500 to help address pressing needs for North County residents, helping people stay sheltered and providing support services..

John Kelting, CCF Board President in 2021, stated that, “I am proud that our donors are able to help address our local community’s pressing needs during this health and economic crisis.” He further explained that, “Since 1987, the Foundation has been facilitating philanthropy in North San Diego County by identifying and supporting many worthwhile causes.”