Community Foundations are volunteer-driven, nonprofit, public charities serving thousands of people who share one common interest - improving the quality of life in their area.
Legacy Endowment Community Foundation is YOUR community foundation. Established in1994, we serve donors, award grants, and provide leadership to improve the quality of life in North San Diego County, forever. With a focus on the future, and an intrinsic knowledge of our community, the Foundation helps YOU increase YOUR impact on YOUR community. .Our mission is to be a dedicated steward of your gifts. We work closely with our investment advisers concerning investment of the funds entrusted to us - with the goal of enhancing a higher quality of life for our communities now and for the generations to come.
How Can You Make Your Impact?
YOU are unique. You have your own life experiences that have shaped you into the person you are today. They have shaped the things that are important to you. We are here to help you make an impact on your community.
Connecting People who Care with Causes that Matter: Legacy Endowment began in the name of philanthropy, in 1994, with the pledge of investing donors' funds and creating a "Living Legacy" to charities that are dear to donors' hearts
We are a tax-exempt charitable organization (organized as a non profit California public benefit corporation), recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) public charity. That status allows us to accept contributions, from donors, that are designated to go to their favorite charities, and also allows the donor tax deductions.
As Legacy Endowment grows, so do the charitable gifts to our community. In the years that we have been a part of your lives, we have grown to be the caretakers of over $12 million in funds. Each year, we distribute funds to various charitable organizations that, ultimately, affect each and every one of us.