COAST CITIES — During the week of Nov. 12 through Nov. 18, Coastal Community Foundation will join more than 700 community foundations across America for Community Foundation Week activities.
The Community Foundation Week is aimed at raising awareness about the important role of community-based philanthropic organizations. By fostering local collaboration and innovation, participating foundations address persistent civic and economic challenges pertinent to most communities.
On Nov. 16, Hand to Hand, the women’s fund at the Coastal Community Foundation, will host the second annual grant awards ceremony in Solana Beach. Hand to Hand is a fund representing more than 40 women who have come together to make a difference through their joint philanthropy. They will grant $30,000 to four nonprofits in the county who provide programs that promote economic self-sufficiency and positive change in the lives of women and girls.
The Philanthropy Club Foundation, another fund of the Coastal Community Foundation, is taking an innovative approach to educating the next generation of philanthropists. Steve Knight and David Baker, Encinitas residents and local real-estate brokers are helping children learn about “the art of giving” by supporting local nonprofit organizations that provide important services to the community. Each classroom that participates in the program is given funds to donate to one or more local nonprofit organizations in the community.
“Through the Philanthropy Club young people learn the basics of donating time, treasure and talent and “promoting the cycle of giving in our community,” Knight said.
For more information about Coastal Community Foundation and how to become more involved in your community, visit www.coastalfoundation.org or call (760) 942-9245.