Carlsbad Rotaries...

We Invest. We Lead. We Serve. We Inspire.

Last year the Carlsbad Rotary Clubs netted nearly $50,000 to donate to local charities, and over the years have donated over $1million to worthy charitable organizations. This year we are proud to be sponsoring the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation and Solutions for Change. Both organizations exemplify the Rotary spirit of "serving others" by giving and building our community.

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation
2015 Celebrating our Foundation's 25th Year

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation, a non-profit 501c3, operates the Discovery Center, an extraordinaire collection of hands on nature activities that allow visitors to “taste nature” experiencing both the lagoon and the ecological reserve that resides in Carlsbad. We are located on Eastern end of the lagoon, and operate this amazing teaching hub for all of North County open six days a week.  This beautiful community nature center hosts an award-winning Environmental Education School Program, as well as, lectures, bird walks, festivals and events through out the year.  We are the only body of water that successfully eradicated Caulerpa Taxifolia, a killer alga, from the lagoon.  It threatened to close the lagoon and creep into the coastline changing the entire bottom of the ocean. Educating the public about this and other eco systems associated with the lagoon while still allowing recreation is what we promote and value. As a non-profit, the lagoon foundation relies on support of the community through membership, fundraising and private donations to keep this watershed healthy for future lagoon stewards to cherish.  


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Solutions for Change

Solutions for Change transforms lives and communities by permanently solving family homelessness. Our approach is unique, providing a complete and sustainable solution driven by accountability. 


Solutions for Change has worked since 1999 to solve family homelessness in North County San Diego. In that time, we have saved taxpayers more than $39 million by helping families permanently solve their homelessness. Our 1,000-day Solutions University program gives individuals access to the skills, knowledge and resources they need to become and stay self-sufficient.

For more information got to: or call 760.941.6545.

We are Proud to Support



8th Grade Leadership Program

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

Assistance League of North Coast

AVID Youth Program

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad

Carlsbad Christmas Bureau

Carlsbad Education Foundation

Carlsbad Music Festival

Carlsbad Police & Fire Explorer

Centella St. Community Garden

Clean Water Project (Fiji)

Dictionary for 3rd Graders

Four-Way Test Speech Contest

Hospice of the North Coast

Jefferson Elementary Book Faire

Jefferson School Holiday Party

La Posada / Catholic Charities

Meals on Wheels

Mexico House Project

Mitchell Thorpe Foundation

Polio Eradication Program

Rotary Youth Leadership Award

Raising Readers Book Fair

Senior Helping Hands


Solutions for Change

Youth & Marine Scholarships

Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation



Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

Army-Navy Academy Day

Assistance League

Boy Scout Troop 748

Brother Benno’s

Caring Residents of Carlsbad

Carlsbad Fire Relief Fund

Carlsbad Library

Carlsbad Police & Fire Explorer 

Carlsbad Senior Landscaping

Disabled Child Walking Device

High School LEAD Program

High School Speech Contest

Kids Christmas Party

La Posada de Guadalupe

Local Eagle Scout Projects

MiraCosta Scholarships

New Village Arts

North County Health Services

Orphan Relief Africa

Polio Eradication Program

Philippine Typhoons Relief

Rotary Youth Leadership Award

Thousand Smiles and Smiles International

US Marines Outreach

Veterans Day Remembrance

Youth Scholarships