Funds that support musical, visual, and performing arts and promote the cultural history of San Luis Obispo County. Contributions made to endowment funds support the growth of the fund and are not immediately accessible. If you would like the donation to be made immediately available to award please make note when making a donation.

John S. Renner Memorial Genius Award

The Award will support LGBTQ+ individuals who have demonstrated, or sh
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The Award will support LGBTQ+ individuals who have demonstrated, or sh
The Award will support LGBTQ+ individuals who have demonstrated, or show the potential to demonstrate, excellence in visual, performing or graphic arts. Examples include but are not limited to subjects such as photography, sculpture, graphic design, graphic arts, music, and dance, including acrobatic performance.
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Impact Media Fund

The Impact Media Fund was established to support local journalism. In
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The Impact Media Fund was established to support local journalism. In

The Impact Media Fund was established to support local journalism. In a fast changing world, local journalism is at the heart of our community, informing the community of pressing needs - to celebrate, champion and sometimes criticize with true understanding of the issues at hand. Specifically, this fund will initially focus on issues related to affordable housing and may be expanded to other local public benefit journalism efforts. Annual grants will be issued to Journalism Funding Partners, a nonprofit supporting independent journalism.

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San Luis Obispo Children's Museum Endowment Fund

An endowed fund to support the operations of the SLO Children's Museum
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An endowed fund to support the operations of the SLO Children's Museum
An endowed fund to support the operations of the SLO Children's Museum created by the Children's Museum Board of Directors.
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San Luis Obispo Symphony Endowment Fund

Awards scholarships to support music education programs in the local s
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Awards scholarships to support music education programs in the local s
Awards scholarships to support music education programs in the local schools.
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SLO County Youth Symphony Endowment Fund

Supports operations of the SLO County Youth Symphony

SLO Wind Orchestra Endowment Fund

Established by the SLO Wind Orchestra through a previous bequest.

South County Performing Arts Foundation Endowment Fund

Supports the South County Performing Arts Foundation in carrying out i
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Supports the South County Performing Arts Foundation in carrying out i
Supports the South County Performing Arts Foundation in carrying out its role and mission.
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STUDIOS on the Park Fund

Studios on the Park is located in downtown Paso Robles. It provides wo
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Studios on the Park is located in downtown Paso Robles. It provides wo
Studios on the Park is located in downtown Paso Robles. It provides work space for local artiists and educational classes, workshops, and exhibitions that are open to the public. The primary purpose of the Studios on the Park Fund is to support the activities of this nonprofit arts organization.
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William Randolph Hearst Fund for the Arts

This fund will be used to support local arts organizations in SLO Coun
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This fund will be used to support local arts organizations in SLO Coun
This fund will be used to support local arts organizations in SLO County and to provide a mechanism for local donors who care about the arts to support them through endowed giving.
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Jack House Endowment Fund

The Fund shall preserve the existing building known as the Jack House,
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The Fund shall preserve the existing building known as the Jack House,
The Fund shall preserve the existing building known as the Jack House, located at 536 Marsh Street in San Luis Obispo.
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Jennifer Thoma Memorial Ballet Scholarship

To honor the memory of Jennifer Thoma, this scholarsip fund was establ
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To honor the memory of Jennifer Thoma, this scholarsip fund was establ
To honor the memory of Jennifer Thoma, this scholarsip fund was established because she was a devotee of the arts who dabbled with the cello and loved dance, a passion she shared with her daughter Jessica, an accomplished ballerina.
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Opera San Luis Obispo Endowment Fund

This is an agency fund to support the activities of Opera San Luis Obi
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This is an agency fund to support the activities of Opera San Luis Obi
This is an agency fund to support the activities of Opera San Luis Obispo.
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Holser Educational Fund for the Performing Arts

This endowed fund supports young people involved in the performing art
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This endowed fund supports young people involved in the performing art
This endowed fund supports young people involved in the performing arts who live in the San Luis Obispo area.
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Irene H. Broadbent Music Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund, in honor of Irene H Broadbent, is designed to p
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This scholarship fund, in honor of Irene H Broadbent, is designed to p
This scholarship fund, in honor of Irene H Broadbent, is designed to provide scholarships for San Luis Obispo youth (6-18) to receive musical education and training.
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ACTION for Healthy Communities Designated Fund

This fund supports the administrative efforts for the ACTION for Healt
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This fund supports the administrative efforts for the ACTION for Healt
This fund supports the administrative efforts for the ACTION for Healthy Communities collaborative. The collaborative produces a countywide Vital Signs data report with a focus on San Luis Obispo County.
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Art Inspires Endowment Fund

Established with a gift from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation to
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Established with a gift from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation to
Established with a gift from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation to ensure that community arts programs continue to inspire local residents creatively, spiritually, and communally.
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Cayucos Lost at Sea Memorial Fund

This fund supports operations of the Cayucos Lost at Sea committee and
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This fund supports operations of the Cayucos Lost at Sea committee and
This fund supports operations of the Cayucos Lost at Sea committee and the planning, construction and maintenance of the Cayucos Lost at Sea Memorial structure in Cayucos
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Foundation for San Luis Obispo County Libraries Endowment Fund

This fund was established to provide support to the Foundation for San
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This fund was established to provide support to the Foundation for San
This fund was established to provide support to the Foundation for San Luis Obispo County Public Libraries to carry out its role, mission and charitable work as described by its governing documents.
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Foundation for the Performing Arts Center Fund

The Fund is a Designated Endowment for the purpose of supporting the F
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The Fund is a Designated Endowment for the purpose of supporting the F
The Fund is a Designated Endowment for the purpose of supporting the Foundation For The Performing Arts Center.
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Friends of the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Endowment

Designated endowment fund to support the maintenance, operations and e
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Designated endowment fund to support the maintenance, operations and e
Designated endowment fund to support the maintenance, operations and educational activities of the proposed and completed educational building at the SLO Botanical Garden. The mission of the SLO Botanical Garden is to display the diverse plant life of the Mediterranean climate zones, and to provide opportunities for education, recreation, conservation and research.
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Gerry and Peggy Peterson Performing Arts Fund

The primary purpose of the Fund shall be to support excellence and inn
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The primary purpose of the Fund shall be to support excellence and inn
The primary purpose of the Fund shall be to support excellence and innovation in the performing arts in San Luis Obispo County.
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Grover Beach Community Library Endowment Fund

An endowment that will support the needs of the Grover Beach library.

Libbie Agran & Richard Sauret Endowment Fund

This endowed fund was established to support The Land Conservancy of S
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This endowed fund was established to support The Land Conservancy of S
This endowed fund was established to support The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County and the Morro Coast Audubon Society.
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