San Marcos Community Foundation to celebrate its silver anniversary and more than $1 million in giving

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San Marcos Community Foundation to celebrate its silver anniversary and more than $1 million in giving

Community members are invited to a special celebration for the San Marcos Community Foundation (Foundation) as it celebrates its silver anniversary and more than $1 million in giving. The free event is slated for Thursday, May 16 from 5 to 7 pm at Heritage Park in Walnut Grove Park, 1952 Sycamore Drive in San Marcos.

“This event will celebrate our past, but will also focus on our exciting plans for the future,” explained San Marcos Community Foundation President Colleen Lukoff. “We will also highlight some of the amazing projects we’ve helped fund over the past two-and-a-half decades.”

The event is free; however, RSVPs are requested by Friday, May 10. Guests wishing to attend may RSVP with Melinda Cogle at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3145 or via email at mcogle@san-marcos.net.

The Foundation acts as a non-profit public benefits corporation to provide financial and other assistance to programs that benefit the City of San Marcos. Foundation board members are appointed by the San Marcos City Council.

Since making its first grants in 1988, the Foundation has provided more than $1 million to non-profit organizations serving the residents of San Marcos. Grants ranging up to $10,000 are given in the following categories: arts and culture, children and youth, civic life, education, health and well-being, military, seniors, and wildlife.

The Foundation was established by the San Marcos City Council in 1987 when they set aside a $1 million contribution from the builders of the North County Energy and Resource Recovery Center.

Applications from non-profit organizations serving San Marcos are always welcome. Grant requests of $1,500 or less (mini-grants) are accepted and decided monthly by the grants committee. Requests up to $10,000 (regular grants) are accepted and decided quarterly by the board of directors after review by the grants committee.

For more detailed information about the San Marcos Community Foundation, please visit www.sanmarcoscommunityfoundation.org

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