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.

2021 Donors

Anonymous (1)
Teresa Barth
Joanne Berg
Bill Harman
Michael Kalichman & Linda Roux
Bob Kent
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 2021 Grants

The American Academy of Pediatrics  for Reach Out and Read. 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.

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito to support financial assistance and mentoring for after school programs and ensures that no youth is turned away from the program.

Community Resource Center for social services and assistance to low-income seniors in Encinitas

Nature Collective for habitat restoration on Lake Drive

2020 Grantees:

Alzheimer’s San Diego

American Academy of Pediatrics

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, Griset Branch

Meals on Wheels

2019 Grant Photos

Click on the link below to view pictures from the 2019 grant ceremony.