The San Marcos Community Foundation (SMCF) provides grants to a wide variety of nonprofit groups serving local residents each year. The foundation awards four types of grants: arts and cultural, mini endowment, regular endowment, and wildlife. This year’s grant application period ends on April 5.
SMCF was established by the San Marcos City Council in 1987. Today the foundation works to enrich the quality of life for the San Marcos community by serving as a nonprofit public benefit corporation providing financial and other assistance programs benefiting the City or its residents. Grants have been awarded to a diverse group of nonprofit organizations serving different purposes, including arts and culture, health and well-being, children and youth, seniors, civic life, wildlife, and education. For more information about eligibility requirements and to view the grant application go to