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 grateful to the Ecke Family for their generous financial support for the CGP which helps local nonprofit organizations to carryout projects and programs for the benefit of Encinitas residents.

2019-20 Recipients

Pictured above: representatives from organizations which have received funding. 

Grant Recipient Documents

Click here for a list of organizations which received funding in FY 2021/2022.  Click here for reimbursement documents (fillable PDF).  

Grant Program Application

 Click here for a copy of the FY 2021/2022 Community Grant Program application.  Click here for the Instruction pages. 

The application is a fillable pdf form. Save it to your computer and fill it out. Completed applications must be received at the City by 3:00pm on Thursday, April 8, 2021. please review the Instruction pages carefully. late or incomplete application package submissions will not be accepted.

Application packages must be emailed to City Hall.  Email a completed PDF application with attachments to: [email protected] 

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - Grant application for FY 2021/2022 is available. 
  • Monday, March 15, 2021, 4:00-5:00pm - First-time Applicant Workshop via Zoom. Sign up here.
  • Thursday, April 8, 2021, 3:00pm - Grant application deadline.  
  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 6:00pm - City Council meeting for funding allocations.
  • Thursday, June 10, 2021 - Allocation results will be emailed to all applicants.
  • Monday, July 19, 2021, 4:00-5:00pm - Grant Recipient Workshop and contract review via Zoom. 
  • Friday, June 17, 2022 – Grant reimbursement invoice and supporting documents submittal deadline.  Email documents to [email protected] or deliver in person before 5:30 p.m.

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

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