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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 Applications Deadlines for 2014
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:   City Manager’s Department / Administration 
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: Wendy Kaserman | (760) 744-1050 x3118 | wkaserman@san-marcos.net

Name Appointed Expiration
Lionel Burton 1/11/00 12/31/15
Donald Hall 1/25/11 12/31/15
Colleen Lukoff 1/24/06 12/31/15
Benedict Mical 1/23/07 12/31/14
Crystal Najera 1/08/13 12/31/14
Michael Wasco 1/25/11 12/31/14
Terri Williams 1/12/10 12/31/14

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View Past Meetings
MeetingDate/TimeAgenda
San Marcos Community Foundation Meeting5/28/2014 6:00 PM Not Available
San Marcos Community Foundation Meeting8/19/2014 6:00 PM Not Available
San Marcos Community Foundation Meeting11/18/2014 6:00 PM Not Available