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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. In 2022 Friends of East County Arts, Inc. was able to award 30 grants to various programs that totaled $23,600.00.




The deadline for submitting a grant application for Fall 2023 has closed. Anyone who submitted an application will be notified by November 17, 2023, and will also be acknowledged at the annual Holiday Tea on  December 9, 2023. Grant applications for 2024 will be available in September 2024.

2022 Philanthropy Grant Awards:

  • Arm Wide Open

  • St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center

  • Young Actors Theater

  • Grossmont College

  • El Capitan High School

  • Granite Hills High School

  • Grossmont High School

  • Mt. Miguel High School

  • Flying Hills Elementary

  • Hill Creek Elementary

  • Jamacha Elementary

  • Rolando Elementary

  • Steele Canyon High School

  • Greenfield Middle School

  • Lakeside Middle School

  • La Mesa Arts Academy

  • Lemon Grove Academy

  • Los Coches Creek Middle School

  • Tierra Del Sol Middle School

  • Carlton Oaks Elementary

  • Crest Elementary

  • Lindo Park Elementary

  • Mosaic Supplies

  • Student Scholarships

  • Screen Printing Unit

  • Photography

  • Glazes

  • String Quartet Visitation

  • Pottery Wheel

  • Music Rights and Amps

  • Hispanic Art

  • Snow Cradle

  • Screen Projector

  • Communication Headsets

  • Winter and Spring Performances

  • Violins

  • Ink Paper Supplies

  • Junk Instruments

  • Stage Lighting

  • Fairytale Follies

  • Screen Printing

  • Instruments

  • Art Supplies for Teachers

  • Building Mural

  • Recycling Art

  • Glass Art Supplies

  • Brazilian Instruments

  • 3D Art

  • Keyboard

  • Kiln Supplies and Clay

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