Women's Legacy Fund
About the Women's Legacy Fund
Established in 2003, The Women's Legacy Fund is a permanent endowment held at The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County. It is the only endowment fund in the County that targets the needs of women and girls alone. Only the earnings will be spent each year, allowing the Legacy to contribute to the community over time.
In just a short amount of time, the Women's Legacy Fund has been embraced by the community with support from more than 280 Legacy Leaders each contributing a minimum of $1,000 to the fund. Legacy Leaders all have a voice in determining the focus of grants that are distributed each year.
Why a Women's Legacy Fund?
Based on compelling data both nationwide as well as in California, the need for a fund in San Luis Obispo County focusing on the needs of women is apparent.
Grants from the fund support organizations that assist women and girls to strengthen their physical, emotional, intellectual and financial well-being. Each year the Fund's Advisory Committee identifies a focus area for grant making from the broad fields of economic independence, basic needs, safety, reproductive health, education and mental health.
Legacy Leaders participate in establishing priority issues within the focus area for that year and have the opportunity to review and evaluate grant proposals.