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 Program Application FY 2022/2023

Click here for the FY 2022/2023 Community Grant Program (CGP) application. Download a copy of the fillable application to your computer. Click here for the instruction pages. If this is the first time you are applying for the CGP, click here to RSVP for the First-Time Applicant Workshop (virtual) on March 15 at 4:00pm.

Important Dates For FY 2022/2023 Grant

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022: Grant application for FY 2022/2023 is available. 
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 4:00-5:00pm: First-Time Applicant Workshop (virtual). RSVP required.
  • Friday, April 8, 2022, 3:00pm: Grant application deadline.  
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 6:00pm: City Council meeting for funding allocations.
  • Thursday, June 16, 2022: Allocation results will be emailed to all applicants.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 4:00-5:00pm: Grant Recipient Workshop and contract review (virtual). RSVP required.
  • Monday, August 1, 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.


Grant Recipient Information FY 2021/2022

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

FY 2021/2022 Reimbursement Deadline: Friday, June 17, 2022, 4:30pm

Grant recipients for FY 2021/2022 must submit their Grant reimbursement invoice and supporting documents no later than Friday, June 17, 2022. Email documents to [email protected] or deliver in person to the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts front counter at City Hall (505 S. Vulcan Avenue) 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.