Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad

The Club has served well over 90,000 youth since opening its doors in 1952 - the same year that the City of Carlsbad was incorporated.- as the Carlsbad Boys Club.

Our programs promote and enhance the development of Carlsbad's youth by instilling a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness, and influence.


To inspire our community's young people to BE GREAT by offering educational, enriching and fun experiences in a safe environment.

Grantee Updates

Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad: Empowering Carlsbad’s Next Generation

We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Chad Nelson, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad, to discuss the organization’s impact on the community and the importance of the support they receive from the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation. Since 1952, the Boys & Girls Club…

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We are 99% funded by donations and community support. Every dollar matters. It uniquely impacts each child’s life in Carlsbad.

Chad Nelson
Chief Executive Officer, Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad

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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.

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