We help your clients realize their charitable dreams. We collaborate with attorneys, estate planners, financial advisors, CPAs, trust officers, insurance agents and other professionals as valued partners in charitable giving.

We offer flexible philanthropic services to share with your clients. We have worked with professional advisors throughout San Luis Obispo County for more than 20 years – we are here to help you help your clients make an impact.

We ensure your clients’ legacy of philanthropy – for generations to come.

Contact us to Begin the Legacy

The 2023 Professional Advisors Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, November 10 at the Octagon Barn in San Luis Obispo. This year’s event will focus on the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary of serving San Luis Obispo and the collective local impact of $66 million in Foundation grants and scholarships. We will reach out with program details once finalized.

You or your firm can become a sponsor of the event! Click here for more information. 

If you are interested in attending, please contact donorservices@cfsloco.org.

Thank you to our sponsors of the 2023
Professional Advisors Luncheon!


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Professional Advisors Toolkit:

How to work with The Community Foundation to serve your clients

 Fast Facts on Donor Advised Funds

Why set up a Donor Advised Fund rather than a Private Foundation

How to name The Community Foundation in a will or trust

The Benefits of a Donor Advised Fund

Resources for Professional Advisors

Real Estate Foundation

Although, real estate comprises a significant portion of the net worth of many individuals on the Central Coast, many charities are reluctant to accept land and real estate due to the legal complexities and risks involved. To address this, The Community Foundation has created the Real Estate Foundation of San Luis Obispo County, a separate public benefit corporation, to facilitate the sale of donated real estate in order to pass the net proceeds of that sale on to charities designated by the donor. These gifts may include real property, an ownership portion of real property or potentially a loan investment secured by real property. Click here to learn more about how you can donate real estate to charity.

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Cecelia Mazelin (805) 543-2323