Mission and Purpose
The San Marcos Community Foundation (SMCF) serves to enrich the quality of life for the community of San Marcos and has been doing so since 1988. The Foundation continually strives to seek opportunities to strengthen our community, and the non-profit organizations serving it. The SMCF is a nonprofit public benefit corporation providing financial assistance for the purpose of 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
|Board Membership:||Seven members appointed by the City Council|
Third Tuesday of February, May, August and November at 6:00 pm
City Hall – San Marcos Room.
In addition to the SMCF Board meetings, the Grant Funding Committee (GFC) meets on the second Wednesday of January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November at 6pm at City Hall in the San Marcos Room. The GFC does not meet in March, June, September and December. Grant Funding Committee membership rotates between SMCF Board Members.
|Length of Term:||Two years|
|Responsible Department:||City Manager's Office
Applicant must reside in or have a business in the City of San Marcos to serve on the SMCF Board.
|Financial Disclosure:||Must submit Conflict of Interest statements (FPPC Form 700)|
|Training:||Staff provides an initial orientation and ethics training in accordance with state law|
SMCF CONTACT: Julie Magee | (760) 744-1050 x3137 |firstname.lastname@example.org
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