15 Years of Celebrating Carlsbad

Over $1.3 million granted to 50 organizations

When you become a member of the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, you give together with others who are passionate about this special community through collective grantmaking and endowment building.

Our Purpose

We serve as the most effective funding force in supporting, strengthening and growing nonprofits in our community.

We improve our quality of life and meet emerging needs through responsible philanthropy, our community endowment, annual grantmaking, and legacy planning that will benefit Carlsbad, now and forever.

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Our mission is to celebrate and invest in Carlsbad.

Carlsbad Charitable Foundation 2024-2025 Grant Cycle

For the 2024-2025 CCF grant cycle, grant requests from a minimum of $5,000 up to $25,000 in funding may be awarded. CCF will be accepting Letters of Intent for projects that promote civility, unity and community building.

The grant application window is now closed. Grants will be awarded in June for the 2024-25 grant cycle.

Please subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when the awards celebration will take place.

Hear the Inside Story of the Foundation

Listen to Membership Chair Justin Peek speak about how Carlsbad Charitable Foundation celebrates and invests in the people and programs dedicated to improving the Carlsbad community.

Justin Peek

Meet Our Members

* Founder

Board of Directors

  • Bret Schanzenbach


  • *Karen Pearson

    Vice Chair

  • *Justin Peek

    Membership Chair

  • *Stefan Prvanov


  • Renee Cohen

    Events Chair

  • Matthew Anderson

    Grants Chair

  • *Hollyce Phillips

    Legacy Chair

  • *Carlton Lund

    Special Projects Chair

  • Polly Williams

    Governance Chair

  • *Jim Brubaker


  • Justin Frank

  • Dale Isaacs

  • *Sandy Lund

  • *Ray Pearson

  • JR Phillips

  • Carl Pinkard

  • Chris Ryan

Corporate Members

Carlsbad Charitable Foundation (CCF) awarded $86,482 in funding to seven nonprofit organizations.

2023 - 2024 Grant Cycle

CCF focused on projects that will improve and preserve the quality of life for those who live, work and play in Carlsbad for generations to come.


Contact Us

For more information or to join today, contact us at hello@celebratecarlsbad.org or (619) 791-1773.

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