The Carlsbad Educational Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1983, to raise private support for public education and contribute to the enrichment of nearly 11,000 students in the Carlsbad Unified School District.

Since its inception, the foundation has contributed more than $13 million in funds to Carlsbad public schools, primarily for science, technology, and music – programs that would not be possible in California’s current school funding environment.

100% of donations go directly to support the Carlsbad Unified School District because operating expenses are covered by student enrichment programs and Kids Care, a comprehensive before and after-school K-5 childcare program.



Music education has a profound effect on student achievement – especially in core academic areas, including math, reading, and language development.

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STEAM subjects develop student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. Students learn to take thoughtful risks, problem-solve, embrace collaboration, and work creatively.



Innovative programs teach global perspectives, career readiness, and life-long leadership skills that prepare our students for successful futures.

You Make It Happen

Your support invests more than $1 million each year to Carlsbad public schools, providing enriching experiences for our students.

Superintendent Dr. Ben Churchill explains how your support is vital.


Your support keeps critical and relevant academic programs safe from budget cuts. Learn how your impact benefited our students in previous school years. Then watch the video where Superintendent Churchill explains why your investment is critical.

Stay Educated.

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Location: 5650 El Camino Real, Suite 101

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Telephone: (760) 929-1555

Email: info@carlsbaded.org

Hours: M-F: 9am – 4pm