photos courtesy of The San Diego Foundation

8th Annual Grants Celebration Awards $102,200 to Local Organizations

The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation (CCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, recently held its 8th Annual Grant Awards Celebration providing six nonprofit organizations with a total of $102,200 in funding. The 2015 grants focused on programs which promote healthy lifestyles and connect, protect, or increase access to nature in Carlsbad. CCF Committee Grants Chair Dale Isaacs explained, “Carlsbad is a rich community that prides itself on its active residents and numerous outdoor spaces. Our goal was to prioritize these core tenets of the region by supporting programs that encourage and promote healthy and active lifestyles while increasing awareness and access to the outdoors.”

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The programs funded include: Adopt a Stairway with Friends of Cardiff and South Carlsbad State Beaches ($7,500); Science in a Satchel Program with Carlsbad Educational Foundation ($17,900); Kids and Conservation in the Great Outdoors with I Love a Clean San Diego County, Inc. ($13,500); Pickleball in the Village with St. Michael’s By the Sea Episcopal Church ($23,400); Recycling Education & Infrastructure Program with Carlsbad Educational Foundation and CUSD Grant Writing Collaborative ($29,900); and Reptile Researchers with the Zoological Society of San Diego ($10,000).

“Thanks to the support of our resident and corporate members, the CCF has granted over $635,000 to nonprofits serving Carlsbad,” Chair of CCF Ray Pearson. “From investing in education to curbing homelessness, we are proud to tackle issues and support programs that make this community a more vibrant place to live for all ages. Our past grantees are the perfect proof point for this success.” For more information visit www.sdfoundation.org.