City of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program

Since June 1998, the Encinitas City Council has recognized the value of an ongoing program whereby not-for-profit organizations have a means of requesting funding from the City to accomplish arts and civic projects or programs. The establishment of the Community Grant Program (CGP), with an annual General Fund allocation, has provided $965,064 in City funds to support numerous projects and programs that have enriched the five communities of Encinitas.

The CGP provides funding in two categories: Civic: Social, recreation, education, health and environment; and, Arts: Visual arts, performing arts, arts education and literary arts. Requests for funding are considered through an application process. Organizations must be legally established with non-profit or tax-exempt status, be based in Encinitas, or provide direct service to Encinitas residents.


Pictured above: representatives from organizations which received funding in FY 2018-2019.


Grant Recipient Document

Click here for a list of organizations which received funding in FY 2018-2019. 


2019-2020 Grant Program

The City of Encinitas is very grateful to the Mizel Family Foundation for their financial contribution over many years to the Community Grant Program. The foundation has determined that FY 2018-2019 will be the last year of their involvement in the grant program and we wish them well. For FY 2019-2020, the City is seeking other funding partners. 

The application process 2019-2020 is now closed. The application for the 2020-2021 grant cycle will be available on this page on March 2, 2020. 

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:00pm - City Council Meeting for Funding Allocations
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019 - Allocation results will be e-mailed to Grant Applicants
  • Monday, July 22, 2019, 4:00-5:00pm - Grant Recipient Workshop & contract distribution (mandatory for all grant recipients) City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Avenue.


For more information, please contact City staff via email or call (760) 633-2740.  

City of Encinitas, 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024. (760) 633-2600.