16 Years of Celebrating Carlsbad

Over $1.4 million granted to over 55 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.

Carlsbad Charitable Foundation Logo

Our mission is to celebrate and invest in Carlsbad.

Carlsbad Charitable Foundation 2024-2025 Grant Cycle

At our 2024 grants celebration on June 12, CCF awarded $90,500 in total to seven organizations, including Kids for Peace, Boys to Men Mentoring, and Assistance League of North Coast. The focus area for this grant cycle was projects that promote civility, unity, community building and concern for the common good.

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

  • JR Phillips

  • Carl Pinkard

Corporate Members

At our 2024 grants celebration on June 12, CCF awarded $90,500 in total to seven nonprofit organizations.

2024 - 2025 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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