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Disaster Support Fund

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Disaster Support Fund

The Community Foundation has a Disaster Support Fund to assist communities affected by the fires and susequent floods in Southern California. Donations to the fund will provide both immediate relief and support rebuilding and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the fire. Through the Disaster Support Fund, The Community Foundation hopes to offer an avenue for San Luis Obispo County residents to unite and share in supporting the victims and heroes of the devestation. 

Grants from the fund will be distributed to nonprofit agencies and organizations directly assisting individuals to meet needs as they arise and to deploy resources where they are most needed.

The Community Foundation has waived all administrative fees so 100% of donations will be used for grantmaking. The funds will be used to make grants to agencies providing emergency assistance, health and human services, short term housing/rental assistance, reimbursement of equipment and supplies, and other immediate relief or long-term recovery support for affected residents.

The fund is a trusted repository for philanthropic assets to be directed specifically for this purpose and The Community Foundation is a key partner with the County of San Luis Obispo’s Office of Emergency Services. 


Those wishing to contribute to the fund can:

  • Donate securely online:
    Donate here or click the link at the bottom of the page
  • Mail a check:
    The Community Foundation
    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    “Attention: Disaster Support Fund”
  • Donate by Phone
    Call 1.805.543.2323 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

All donations to the Disaster Support Fund are tax deductible. Tax ID # 77-0496500


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