Solana Beach appears to be in a giving mood.
Ten organizations have applied for this year’s round of community grants, their requests totaling $48,000 for initiatives ranging from citizenship training to children’s theater to an effort to digitize a cache of historical artifacts.
The city budgets $25,000 for its Community Grant Program and pulls $5,000 from its Public Arts Fund for art-related applications. The Rancho Christian School’s recent promise to contribute $10,000 brought the available funding to $40,000 when representatives from the 10 organizations made their case to the city council on Nov. 15.
The council was set to decide on Dec. 13 exactly how to dole...