CARLSBAD–Since 2006, The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, has raised nearly $350,000 in endowment to benefit the community of Carlsbad.
The Foundation continues its commitment to Carlsbad with the release of its 2012 grant guidelines. In its fifth cycle of grant making, The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation will focus on arts and culture and invites nonprofit organizations to submit project proposals specifically for Carlsbad that demonstrate the power of arts and culture to build more vibrant and civically engaged communities.
A forum for grant-seekers is scheduled on Thursday, October 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at National University’s Carlsbad Campus, 705 Palomar Airport Rd. in Carlsbad. The minimum grant to be awarded is $10,000; The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation expects to award approximately $65,000 in total grants.
“The goal of the Arts and Culture grant cycle,” said Hollyce Phillips, Chair of The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, “is to support programs that make Carlsbad a great place in which to live, work and play. Projects will utilize art and culture to increase cultural participation, inspire philanthropy and build a stronger case for support of the arts.”
Through the Foundation’s fund-building efforts, half of its donations go immediately into grant making, producing nearly $200,000 for grants in its short history. The other half of donations are placed in a permanent endowment to support Carlsbad in perpetuity. Through the next three years, The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation will benefit from the generous gift from Matt McLaughlin. The Live Here, Give Here: Matt McLaughlin Matching Program will match 1:1 the grantmaking portion of each member of The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation.
RSVP by Tuesday, October 11 to John Duca at email@example.com. The deadline for grant applications is January 9, 2012.
The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation now counts 150 members. These members represent a variety of charitable leaders from across the spectrum of local business, philanthropy and public service.