What is your Mission?
Coastal Community Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in San Diego North County by directing philanthropic efforts toward community needs.
What do you benefit most from being a member of NCPC?
The Foundation appreciates the ability to network with nonprofit staff and to learn more about the nonprofits’ work in the community. CCF also appreciates the ability to share our grantmaking programs through NCPC announcements. We believe that NCPC is an important resource for the nonprofit community.
What do you offer to the community?
Coastal Community Foundation
- helps individuals and families fulfill their charitable needs and make an impact in the community through their funds. Grants support a wide variety of nonprofit programs, scholarships and community projects
- provides grants to nonprofit organizations – locally, regionally and nationally through donor advised funds or in North County through our competitive grant programs
- serves as a resource for philanthropy in North County – connecting donors to nonprofit programs in their areas of interest and providing assistance to nonprofits through workshops and resources
What was your organization/company’s biggest accomplishment in the past six months/one year?
In 2019, the Foundation’s grantmaking increased substantially to over $810,000. This year, we have already awarded grants and scholarship to 164 organizations from donor advised funds, competitive grant programs and our three giving circles (Hand to Hand, Encinitas Fund and Solana Beach Fund). The Housing and Homeless Recovery fund provided significant resources to North County nonprofits addressing homelessness and related issues. We are proud of our donors who continue to respond to needs in the community through their generous grants.
What event/program or campaign do you have coming up that you would like to share with our readers?
Due to COVID-19 and the impact it has had on residents in the community, many people are looking for ways to get involved and help others. One way is to join one of CCF’s giving circles where your donation is pooled with other gifts to make a broader impact through grants to numerous nonprofits. The Encinitas Fund, Hand to Hand, a women’s giving circle, and Solana Beach Fund support many nonprofits in the community through a competitive grant process. Donors may be involved on the grant committee to select grantees. To learn more about each giving circle visit: www.coastalfoundation.org
What changes have occurred due to COVID-19?
As a result of COVID-19, Coastal Community Foundation partnered with The Leichtag Foundation and Rancho Santa Fe Foundation to raise funds to address emergency needs in North County. Grantees have included nonprofits that are providing food, addressing loss of income and homelessness, domestic violence, medical vulnerability, mental health issues and the effects of school closures. The joint effort has enabled the collaborative to grant approximately $700,000 to nonprofits serving North County. The fund recently received a matching gift challenge to support the Foundations’ efforts in grantmaking. Gifts to the fund will be matched.