Leichtag Foundation offers to match new members fees

CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation has received a $25,000 matching grant from the Carlsbad-based Leichtag Family Foundation as an incentive for memberships and to support the the foundation’s continued philanthropic activities in the Carlsbad community.
The grant-matching deadline is Dec. 31. Businesses and individuals making a five-year commitment, at $1,000 per year to the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, by that date will see their impact on the community doubled as their first-year contribution is matched by the Leichtag Family Foundation.
“The Leichtag Family Foundation’s generous matching grant will help us meet our goal of welcoming at least 25 new members to the CCF,” Yvonne Murchison Finocchiaro, board chairwoman of the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, said. “The LFF has garnered an exemplary history of visionary philanthropy in Carlsbad, throughout the San Diego region and internationally. We are delighted to partner with it in making an impact on causes that are important to Carlsbad residents.”
Each year, the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation focuses on a specific issue, with members voting to determine appropriate recipients. In 2009, the CFF granted nearly $54,000 to three area nonprofits focusing on senior issues. San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine received $28,400 to design and implement a long-term care education project in Carlsbad. Interfaith Community Services received $12,500 to provide emergency food cards and transportation services to Carlsbad citizens 55 years of age and older. North County Community Services received $12,500 to expand its North County Food Bank provisions and sites to ensure that qualified Carlsbad seniors get the nourishment they need.
The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation is a community-specific initiative operating in affiliation with The San Diego Foundation to provide support for causes in Carlsbad and to enhance residents’ quality of life, now and for generations to come. Information is at www.carlsbadcharitablefoundation.org.
The Leichtag Family Foundation (which does not accept unsolicited grant proposals) strives to alleviate human hardship, advance self-sufficiency and promote tolerance and understanding. Visit www.leichtag.org for more information.

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