SMCF Logo

Purpose 

The San Marcos Community Foundation (SMCF) serves to enrich the quality of life for the community of San Marcos by serving as a nonprofit public benefit corporation providing financial and other assistance programs benefiting the City or its residents.  The Foundation was established by the San Marcos City Council on October 27, 1987, creating an Endowment Fund originating from a one million dollar contribution by the builders of the North County Energy and Resource Recovery Center.   The Foundation provides grants to a wide variety of nonprofit groups serving San Marcos residents.  Grants have been awarded to a diverse group of nonprofit organizations serving different purposes:

- Arts & Culture         - Health & Well-being 
- Children & Youth     - Seniors 
- Civic Life                 - Wildlife 
- Education

Quick Links

Grant Application Deadlines for 2016 *City offices will be closed from December 25, 2015 through January 3, 2016
Donating to the Foundation - Be a Part of the San Marcos- Now and Forever Campaign
Grants (Types, Eligibility, and Frequently Asked Questions)
Grant Applications and Resources
Grant Recipients
What Grant Recipients Are Saying

Board Membership:     Seven members appointed by the City Council

Meeting Schedule*: 

Third Tuesday of February, May, August and November at 6:00 pm 

City Hall – Council Chamber  *In addition to the SMCF Board meetings, the Grant Funding Subcommittee meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6pm at City Hall in the San Marcos Room. The subcommittee does not meet in December. Grant Funding Subcommittee membership rotates between SMCF Board Members.

Length of Term:    Two years       
Responsible Department:   Finance
Qualifications/Conditions:    

 Applicant* must reside in or have a business in the City of San Marcos
* To serve on the SMCF Board

Compensation:      None
Financial Disclosure:   Must submit Conflict of Interest statements (FPPC Form 700)
Training:  City staff provides an initial orientation and ethics training in accordance with state law   

                                                                                                               
SMCF CONTACT: Michael Gordon | (760) 744-1050 x3116 | mgordon@san-marcos.net

Name Appointed Expiration
Lionel Burton 01/14/14 12/31/15
Donald Hall 01/14/14 12/31/15
Colleen Lukoff 01/14/14 12/31/15
Crystal Najera 12/09/14 12/31/16
Dave Nuttall 05/12/15 12/31/16
Michael Wasco 12/09/14 12/31/16
Terri Williams 12/09/14 12/31/16

 Like us on Facebook     facebook

View Past Meetings
MeetingDate/TimeAgenda
San Marcos Community Foundation2/10/2016 6:00 PM Not Available
San Marcos Community Foundation Board Meeting2/16/2016 6:00 PM Not Available
San Marcos Community Foundation3/9/2016 6:00 PM Not Available
San Marcos Community Foundation4/13/2016 6:00 PM Not Available
San Marcos Community Foundation5/11/2016 6:00 PM Not Available
San Marcos Community Foundation Board Meeting5/17/2016 6:00 PM Not Available
San Marcos Community Foundation6/8/2016 6:00 PM Not Available
San Marcos Community Foundation7/13/2016 6:00 PM Not Available
San Marcos Community Foundation8/10/2016 6:00 PM Not Available
San Marcos Community Foundation Board Meeting8/16/2016 6:00 PM Not Available
San Marcos Community Foundation9/14/2016 6:00 PM Not Available
San Marcos Community Foundation10/13/2016 6:00 PM Not Available
San Marcos Community Foundation11/9/2016 6:00 PM Not Available
San Marcos Community Foundation Board Meeting11/15/2016 6:00 PM Not Available