The Community Foundation is the catalyst and connector, serving generous people like you to make a difference in our community and beyond.

We work with hundreds of individuals, families, and businesses who have chosen to create charitable funds during their lifetimes or through estate plans. We are a permanent source of philanthropic support for the entirety of San Luis Obispo County.

  • We provide personalized and specialized services tailored to your charitable goals.
  • Our experience spans more than 20 years of impact, with more than 300 charitable funds, and awarding more than $35 million of charitable grants and scholarships in support of important charitable work throughout our region.
  • We accept a variety of assets, and steward charitable gifts by making grants and scholarships.

When you become a part of The Community Foundation family, we make an impact together.

Make an Impact


Create a Legacy Fund


Charitable Giving

IRA Rollover

What is a Community Foundation

How We Can Serve You

As a service to our donors, we are pleased to offer unique “In Our Backyard” education series. Each presentation is different and features interactive and engaging speakers talking about issues in our community. Here are examples of some of the past Donor Education events hosted by the Foundation.

Every Girl Has A Voice

Children’s Farmers Market

Meet a Sea Star & Pacific Wildlife

In Our Backyard



Connect With Us
Cecelia Mazelin (805) 543-2323