Legacy Endowment...the Community Foundation

Legacy Endowment is North County’s resource for improving communities and quality of life through giving plans that benefit our donors, their beloved charities, and by awarding generous scholarships.  We invite you to learn more about how we support the compassionate, humanitarian work being done to sustain a vibrant, thriving community. Legacy is a trusted partner in establishing endowed funds, agency funds, and donor-advised funds as well as offering Charitable Remainder Trusts and Charitable Gift Annuities. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Legacy Endowment is uniquely positioned to maximize an individual's top interests, deliver tax advantages, and extend philanthropic reach into the future. We welcome the opportunity to explain our highly personalized approach to planning your charitable intentions to help create a lasting LEGACY in your name, customized to your wishes.


Legacy Endowment Community Foundation is proud to support funds that directly impact our community here in Fallbrook and the broader San Diego area. Make a difference in your community by establishing your fund today!
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Several of our donors have a big heart for youth and have directed that their funds be used to further educational opportunities. Each year Legacy provides thousands of dollars of scholarships to local students.
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Our non-profit partners are the reason we exist. We support their missions and support them to be effective in fulfilling them so the communities they serve can thrive.

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Your Funds Making a Difference in Your Community

We are pleased to feature heartwarming stories from these wonderful organizations. Their stories are truly inspirational!

You can help!

Every dollar donated at Legacy Endowment Community Foundation helps uplift the lives of others in a variety of meaningful ways. Make a difference in your community by clicking the button below.


Our Charitable Partners and Beneficiaries

Here are the dozens of organizations that we support. Click on their logos to learn more about their missions. 

Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating 

Legacy Endowment has received Charity Navigator's highest four-star rating for 2023. Our 99% score is calculated from multiple beacon scores, weighted as follows: 80% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, 10% Culture & Community. With nearly 200,000 charities rated, Charity Navigator's comprehensive ratings highlight the cost-effectiveness and overall health of a charity’s programs, including measures of stability, efficiency, and sustainability.


Candid (Guidestar) Gold Transparency 2023

Legacy is proud of its 2023 Gold Status with Candid (formerly known as Guidestar), demonstrating our commitment to accountability and best practices. As a community foundation dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations thrive, we are honored to call a variety of organizations who also demonstrate Candid transparency our Charitable Partners. Even if one of your favorite charities does not appear on this list, please know that you can designate funds/grants to any local, state, or national nonprofit identified by the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization.