2022 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/
Safe & Stable Housing Fund Committee
Safe & Stable Housing Fund Committee (recently known as the Housing and Homelessness Recovery Fund) at Coastal Community Foundation responded to recent local and statewide studies verifying that persons over the age of 55 are the highest rising and significantly vulnerable population experiencing homelessness. This year, Coastal Community Foundation committee of informed community members awarded a $50,000 grant to the Gary and Mary West Senior Services Inc. (DBA Gary and Mary West PACE)
Program: PACE Shallow Subsidy Pilot – Homelessness Prevention Program for PACE Participants. The funds will allow PACE to test the efficacy of a $300-$500 monthly stipend to at least 15 PACE participants, at high risk of losing their housing due to a minimal gap between their income and monthly rent, as a homeless prevention intervention. Stipends will be provided over a max of 12-month period. The results will support advocating for the expansion of the Shallow Subsidy Program administered by SD County.
We would like to expand this program. We currently have a $100,000 challenge grant and have raised $12,500. Funds will be awarded in 2024. Please consider donating today! link here https://coastals.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create/fund?funit_id=1010