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 giving circle a person, family or business can make one donation, and through pooled philanthropy, make a boarder impact in Encinitas through grants to numerous nonprofits and community projects.

Established in 2018, the Fund is part of Coastal Community Foundation that has been serving the North Coast for over 31 years. The mission of Coastal Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the San Diego North County area by directing philanthropic efforts toward community needs.

A grant committee of Encinitas residents who have contributed to the fund and the Foundation will provide oversight to ensure that grants from the Encinitas Fund are distributed for charitable purposes in the community and administered in accordance with established standards and best practices for community foundations.

Donate today  for the 2021 grant program in August.  Your gift will make a difference in the community!

Member Levels

 __________    Friends                       $    50 –   99

__________    Community Partner    $   100 – 249

__________    Bronze Partner            $   250 – 499

__________    Silver Partner              $   500 – 749

__________    Gold Partner                $ 750 – 999

__________   Diamond Partner         $ 1,000

To donate to the Encinitas Fund complete the download the donation form on this page and send in a check.  Donations also may be made by credit card online by clicking on Donate Now.

2020 Donors

Anonymous (2)
Teresa Barth
Joanne Berg
Amie Brown
Steve Brownell
Carolyn Cope
Karen Duncan Bonner
Susan Fairbrother
James Graham
Gary Kloehn
Bill Harman
RL Houk Construction
Michael Kalichman & Linda Roux
Bob Kent
Helmut Kiffmann Fund
The Lowery Family
Susan MacGillivray
Mim Michelove
Andra Moran-Bacon
Jim Mosher & Sharon Omahen
Jeanne & Victor Orphan
Carol & Vann Parker
Janet Placido
Dr. Lisa Shaffer
Jill Treadwell Svendsen & Bob Svendsen
Dr. Debbie Zmarzly

Encinitas Fund Awards 2020 Grants

Alzheimer’s San Diego offers a dementia support program to local families whose loved ones have dementia. Through personalized counsel, local families will receive free expert dementia care, support and assistance. Alzheimer’s San Diego dementia experts are skilled in tailoring resources and support to the individual needs of each family. Additionally, materials are provided to families specific to their situation or stage of disease progression.  One Encinitas Support and Discussion Group commented, “There is a sense of camaraderie as we laugh and cry together while we work through this difficult time of our lives”.

The American Academy of Pediatrics provides Reach Out and Read, The Program goal is to give vulnerable young children a better start to life. During regularly, scheduled well-child visits, RORSD-trained providers teach parents how to use daily reading and engagement to support their children’s continuous learning and build strong family bonds. The parent-child-book interaction promotes bonding and responsive parenting, helping to curb problem behaviors resulting from trauma and stress, which are disproportionately prevalent among families experiencing financial and emotional hardships and exacerbated by the current COVID-19 crisis.

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito offers financial assistance for after school programs ensures that no youth is turned away from the program.  In addition, for parents who are working onsite at businesses they are providing safe spaces for children at the clubs to do distance learning, supervised by club staff.  “Throughout the school year, into summer, during times of uncertainty and now with this pandemic, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito has been a resource we could rely on. I know I can drop my kids off and not have to worry because I know they are not just in capable hands but with staff that sincerely care.” ~Tamara Rey, Encinitas Parent

Meals on Wheels provides meal service for seniors in the community.  Due to COVID-19 there has been an increase in the need for meal delivery.   “Thanks to the generosity of The Encinitas Fund, Meals on Wheels San Diego County is able to commit to serving 65 unduplicated home-bound seniors with 6,672 meals. We will also be able to serve an additional 15 unduplicated Encinitas seniors with 1.440 meals through our free COVID-19 meal program. The Encinitas Fund completely covers the food and packaging costs of 2,222 meals, making our reach more impactful in a time of greatest need. We couldn’t deliver a tasty meal and a warm smile without you. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of seniors in the community!” stated President Brent Wakefield

Encinitas Fund Grant Ceremony 2019

The Encinitas Fund held a ceremony to award grants to three nonprofits:  American Academy of Pediatrics, Community Resource Center and George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Centers.  Click the link below to read more…

Click on the link below to view pictures from the fall grant ceremony.