No need to be “stuck” at home – even if you can’t go out to your favorite activities, you can enjoy some terrific programs that will inform and inspire you.

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On May 7th, The Del Mar Foundation presented a virtual workshop hosted by Natalie Sery Cruz in honor of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. The session focused on inspiring children to create art in the name of gratitude.

Since we were unable to be together this year for our annual Independence Day Parade, we invited everyone to share photos of July 4th memories from years past, as well as pictures showing how they celebrated this year. Among the photos is one of Denmark’s Tivoli Gardens sent in by Larry Brooks along with this note:

“My unique Fourth of July was the Bicentennial in 1976. I was on a business trip to Denmark and feeling really left out of the festivities at home. I went to Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen for a late dessert, and as the park closed, hundreds of Danes walked out singing ‘Happy Birthday America.’ Just about brought a tear to my eye.”

Who We Are

Founded in 1982, the Del Mar Foundation is Del Mar’s community foundation and its oldest 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We sponsor a wide range of programs and events, make community grants, and manage over $5 million in endowment funds to benefit Del Mar and the San Dieguito Lagoon. Our mission: to promote civic pride and cohesiveness, acquire and preserve open space, improve beaches and parklands, raise and grant funds, and sponsor diverse cultural programs and community events in Del Mar. As we work to inform and inspire the Del Mar community, we welcome your participation and support.