Since June 1998, the Encinitas City Council has recognized the value of an ongoing program whereby nonprofit organizations have a means of requesting funding from the City to accomplish arts and civic projects and programs. The establishment of the Community Grant Program (CGP), with an annual General Fund allocation, has supported 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 art, performing arts, arts education, literary arts, etc. Requests for funding are considered through an application process. Organizations must be legally established with nonprofit or tax-exempt status, be based in Encinitas, or provide direct service to Encinitas residents. 

The City of Encinitas is very grateful to the Ecke Family for their generous financial support for the 2019-2020 Community Grant Program which will help local nonprofit organizations this year to carryout projects and programs for the benefit of Encinitas residents.

2019-20 Recipients

Pictured above: representatives from organizations that received funding in 2019-2020. 

Grant Recipient Documents

Click here for a list of organizations that received funding in 2019-2020.  Click here for reimbursement documents (fillable PDF).  

2020-2021 Grant Program

CLICK HERE For a copy of the 2020/2021 Community Grant Program application.   

The application is a fillable PDF form. Save it to your computer and fill it out. Hard copies of the application will be available in the lobby at City Hall. Completed applications must be received at the City by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020. Please review the instructions carefully. Late or incomplete application package submissions will not be considered.

Application packages must be emailed or mailed to City Hall.  Hand delivery is not allowed as City Hall is closed to the public due to the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage all applicants to email a completed PDF application with attachments to: [email protected]

Important Dates

  • Monday, March 2, 2020 - Grant application for 2020/2021 are now available. 
  • Thursday, April 9, 2020, 3:00pm - Grant Application Deadline.  
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 6:00pm - City Council meeting for funding allocations.
  • Thursday, June 11, 2020 - Allocation results will be e-mailed to all applicants.
  • Monday, July 20, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm - Grant Recipient Workshop & contract distribution (mandatory for all grant recipients), City Hall.

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

City of Encinitas, 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024.