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.

The application period for FY 2023-24 will open in early 2023.

2019-20 Recipients

Pictured above: representatives from organizations which have received funding. 

Grant Recipient Information FY 2022/2023

Click here to review the grant recipient presentation with important dates and required documents. 


Important Dates 

  • Monday, July 25, 2022, 3:00pm: Insurance submittal deadline.
  • Friday, June 16, 2023, 4:30pm: FY 2022/2023 Grant reimbursement invoice and supporting documents submittal deadline. 
  • Email documents to [email protected] or deliver in person before 4:30pm.

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

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