DEL MAR FOUNDATION

Rating: 5 stars   1 review

Issues: Arts & Culture, Environment, Philanthropy

Location: PO Box 2913 Del Mar CA 92014 USA

Mission: The mission of the Del Mar Foundation is to promote civic pride and cohesiveness, acquire and preserve open space, improve beaches and parklands, raise and grant funds, and sponsor diverse cultural programs and community events in Del Mar.
Results: The Del Mar Foundation is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2012. Since 2005, the Foundation has funded over $200,000 in community grants, and brought together community volunteers and board members for more than 20,000 volunteer hours. As Del Mar’s oldest 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Del Mar Foundation sponsors programs, makes grants, and manages over $1,000,000 in endowment funds to benefit the community and the San Dieguito Lagoon. The community endowment provides long-term funding stability for community needs. Best known for our Summer Twilight concerts, First Thursdays cultural arts series, and children’s events such as the Easter Egg Hunt and 4th of July Parade, the Foundation sponsors a wide array of community programs. The Foundation also provides financial support to community organizations and projects such as the Del Mar Library, Lifeguards and the Beach Safety Center, the Del Mar Garden Club, Del Mar Community Connections, and the Shores acquisition. Over the years, the Foundation has also served as an incubator or fiscal sponsor for many of the present day non-profits that so greatly enrich our community.
Programs: As Del Mar’s oldest 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Del Mar Foundation sponsors programs, makes grants, and manages over $1,000,000 in endowment funds to benefit the community and the San Dieguito Lagoon. The community endowment provides long-term funding stability for community needs. Best known for our Summer Twilight concerts, First Thursdays cultural arts series, and children’s events such as the Easter Egg Hunt and 4th of July Parade, the Foundation sponsors a wide array of community programs. The Foundation also provides financial support to community organizations and projects such as the Del Mar Library, Lifeguards and the Beach Safety Center, the Del Mar Garden Club, Del Mar Community Connections, and the Shores acquisition. Over the years, the Foundation has also served as an incubator or fiscal sponsor for many of the present day non-profits that so greatly enrich our community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Del Mar Foundation is a great asset to the Del Mar community, an organization I am delighted to have helped to support as a donor and a volunteer for more than six years. I first became involved because of my interest in cultural arts programs for Del Mar. The Foundation is a key sponsor and producer of a wide array of cultural arts events and other programs, ranging from the popular First Thursdays and Summer Twilight Concerts series, to children's events, special "bluegrass and beyond" performances, and much more. I soon learned that the Foundation accomplishes a lot in addition to its excellent programs: making grants to support worthy projects in our community; serving as fiscal sponsor and providing technical support to other community nonprofits and projects; managing a lagoon endowment fund for the long-term environmental well-being of the San Dieguito Lagoon; and successfully launching a Community Endowment to help ensure funding for key community needs in perpetuity. If you live in 92014, the Del Mar Foundation is for you, and I hope you will join me and many others in giving of your time, expertise and money to support the Del Mar Foundation.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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