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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 2023 Friends of East County Arts, Inc. was able to award 26 grants to various programs that totaled $24,002.93.




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.

2023 Philanthropy Grant Awards:

  • PRIDE Academy

  • Avocado Elementary

  • Rancho San Diego Elementary

  • Johnson Elementary

  • Flying Hills Elementary

  • Los Coches Creek Middle School

  • Lakeside Middle School

  • Cajon Valley Middle School

  • Chet F. Harritt STEAM

  • Hillsdale Middle School

  • Steele Canyon High School

  • Mt. Miguel High School

  • Grossmont High School

  • Grossmont College

  • German Theater Group

  • St. Madeleine Sophie's Center

  • Heritage of The America's Museum

  • Peter Pan Jr. Theater

  • Young Actors' Theater

  • Music Keyboards

  • Paint & Supplies for Outdoor Mural

  • Foil for Sculputres

  • Clay Art Supplies

  • Printing Plates, rubber, paper, inks

  • Glass Sheets for Snowman Plates

  • Wireless head mics & receivers

  • Radio System

  • Monitor Speaker

  • Garment bags for costumes

  • Composition drawing supplies

  • Electric Guitar, bass & drums

  • Paint supplies for butterfly mural

  • Musical instrument auxiliary cart

  • Potter's wheel

  • Music charts & books

  • Student scholarships

  • Easels

  • Materials for wood stage flats

  • Mosaic art materials

  • Transportation to Joan Kroc shows

  • Production costs

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