Members of Friends of East County Arts, Inc.  raise money each year by  hosting fundraising events such as the December Holiday Tea, Blarney Bunco Party and special gala or fashion show events and through donations. The money raised enables Friends of East County Arts, Inc. to provide grants to schools, community organizations and programs that support and provide all forms of art in the greater East San Diego County.




Grants are awarded based on review of applications received by the deadline date, are considered on a year-to-year basis and are subject to funds available.  Funding is based on adherence to stated application criteria and how the proposed use of the grant supports the Mission of Friends of East County Arts, Inc. 


Due to the pandemic and not being able to hold fundraisers, Grants  will not be offered this Fall.   Thank you for your understanding.  We look forward to more events and grant opportunities in the future.

Mail the completed application to: TBA, c/o Friends of East County Arts, Inc. 

P.O. Box 12785, El Cajon, CA 92022

Would you like to become a member? Go to the MEMBERSHIP page for more information.

  • East County Youth Symphony

  • St. Madeline Sophies Training Center

  • California Music Educators Association

  • International Academy of Jazz, S.D.

  • Olaf Wieghorst Museum Foundation

  • Peter Pan Junior Theater - La Mesa

  • Chris Rubio Productions Junior Crew 

  • San Diego Museum of Art, East County Chapter

  • Camp Oliver

  • Heritage of the Americas Museum

  • El Cajon Historical Society


2017 Grant Recipients:

  • Jamacha Elementary School

  • San Miguel Elementary School

  • Los Coches Creek Middle School

  • El Capitan High School Theater

  • La Mesa Arts Academy, Piano

  • Valhalla High School Theater Arts and Dance

  • GUHSD Arts Council

  • Hillsdale Middle School Music

  • Grossmont Community College Theater Arts Department

  • Grossmont High School Art

  • Flying Hills Elementary School

  • Steele Canyon High School Theater and Band

  • Helix Charter High School Choir

  • Pickwick Players/Carlton Oaks School Partnership