City of Encinitas 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, supports 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.


2019-20 Recipients

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


Grant Recipient Documents

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


2019-2020 Grant Program

The City of Encinitas is very grateful to the Ecke Family for their generous financial support for the FY 2019-20 Community Grant Program which will help local nonprofit organizations in the coming year to carryout their projects and programs for the benefit of Encinitas residents.

The application process for FY 2019-2020 is now closed.  


Important Dates

  • Monday, March 2, 2020 - The grant application for FY 2020/2021 will be available on this webpage. 


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.