Funds that support access to basic needs such as food, health care, housing, mental health and other human services.

Access for All Fund

A Fund that supports access and equal opportunities for individuals wi.. Show moreh disabilities across SLO County. Show less

ACTION for Healthy Communities Designated Fund

This fund supports the administrative efforts for the ACTION for Healt.. Show morey Communities collaborative. The collaborative produces a countywide Vital Signs data report with a focus on San Luis Obispo County. Show less

AIDS Support Network Endowment Fund

To support the AIDS Support Network in carrying out its role and missi.. Show moren as described in its governing documents. Show less

ALPHA Endowment Fund

Pregnancy & Parenting Support of San Luis Obispo (also known as San Lu.. Show mores Obispo ALPHA) Fund was established to support the mission of Pregnancy & Parenting Support of San Luis Obispo in providing San Luis Obispo County families with emotional support, practical assistance and connections to community resources from pregnancy through a child's second year. Show less

Alva, Ernest & William Righetti Fund for Seniors and People with Disabilities

This fund was established by the Righetti family to assist organizatio.. Show mores that help disabled and/or elderly citizens of the County of San Luis Obispo. Show less

Amy L. Arsenio Endowment Fund

This fund will be used to make grants to organizations which assure ac.. Show moreess to health care for persons in SLO County. Show less

Atascadero Loaves & Fishes Endowment Fund

This fund will support the role and mission of Atascadero Loaves and F.. Show moreshes. Show less

Chris Jespersen Memorial Society Endowment Fund

This is an agency fund to support the activities of the Chris Jesperse.. Show more Memorial Society. Show less

Community Action Partnership Endowment Fund

This agency endowment will provide support to the Community Action Pro.. Show moreram to carry out its role and mission as described in their governing documents. Show less

Community Counseling Center of SLO County Endowment Fund

This is an agency endowment to hold the endowment of the Community Cou.. Show moreseling Center. Show less

Community Needs Fund

This unrestricted endowment fund supports ongoing discretionary grantm.. Show moreking that responds to the most pressing issues facing people in our community. Show less

Disaster Support Fund

The Community Foundation has a Disaster Support Fund to assist communi.. Show moreies affected by natural disasters or pandemics. Donations to the fund will provide both immediate relief and support rebuilding and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the recent devastation. 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. In March 2020 the Fund was opened to support nonprofits serving populations impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Show less

Emergency Medical Services Fund

Fund purposes: Support the appropriate use of 911, CPR, AED, and First.. Show moreAid through public education; Foster growth, continuous improvement, and personnel development of members of the Emergency Medical Services community; Support education of individuals Show less

End Kids Cancer

Formally - Kids’ Cancer Research Foundation We provide a cancer g.. Show moreide to help families whose children are fighting cancer from being misdiagnosed and thus receive wrong or inferior treatments. And provide a roadmap for families to find much-needed resources, if needed, to overcome financial and emotional barriers. We provide families with small grants to cover incidentals while they fight cancer. We disseminate critical information, helping families reduce their child's exposure to toxins that cause cancer and other non-communicable diseases. We have been supporting the most advanced cancer research focused on harnessing the immune system to fight cancer. FDA and NCI multi-million-dollar funding has followed our support of early phase cancer research. Some of the country’s leading pediatric cancer researchers guide our efforts. Show less

Fire Relief Fund

The Fire Relief Fund will enable local donors to make gifts to support.. Show morethose impacted by the wildfires throughout California. The Foundation will redistribute funding to the closest community foundations near the disaster to direct to local agencies who are on the ground in their communities providing immediate support to those most in need. The Community Foundation has waived all administrative fees so 100% of donations will be used for grantmaking. Show less

Foster Parents Association Endowment Fund

This is an endowment fund to support the operations and activities of .. Show morehe Foster Parent Association. Show less

Friends of Senior Nutrition Program Endowment Fund

To support the Senior Nutrition Program in carrying out its role and m.. Show moression as described in its governing documents. Show less

Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers

Brian & Johnine Talley established this endowed fund to provide grants.. Show moreto organizations that improve the lives of vineyard and farm workers in SLO County. They hope to build this fund with support from other wineries and agricultural organizations in the County. Show less

Goodwill Industries Endowment Fund

Goodwill Industries established a fund at the Foundation to help carry.. Show moreout its mission of helping people find employment, housing and education. Show less

Growing Together Fund

A fund that addresses issues and service needs of SLO County's lesbian.. Show more gay, bisexual and transgender community. Show less

Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL SLO)

The Foundation works with HEAL SLO to combat the problem of obesity. O.. Show moreer $60,000 has been granted to address recommendations of the plan developed by the Childhood Obesity Prevention Task Force. Show less

Helen and Ronald Dunin Memorial Endowment Fund

This fund was created to help people who are attempting to help themse.. Show moreves. Funds will be disbursed in the form of loans, grants, stipends and scholarships. Show less

Marion M. Sinsheimer Fund for Teens

This fund will provide grants to local organizations which provide ser.. Show moreices, activities and programs for teenagers in SLO County. Show less

Parents Helping Parents Endowment Fund

Supports a family resource center providing support, resources, referr.. Show morels, and information to families of children with special needs. Show less

People's Self-Help Housing Corporation Endowment Fund

This is an agency fund to support the activities of the Peoples' Self-.. Show moreelp Housing Corporation. Show less

Preventive Health Care Endowment Fund

This fund supports programs that promote the health and well-being of .. Show morehe community, encourages behaviors that focus on preventing disease, and enables county residents to reach and maintain optimal health stability and independence. Show less

Project Heartbeat

Supports the purchase of heart rate monitors for the Cambria Community.. Show moreHealthcare District. For more information about Project Heartbeat, please visit the Cambria Community Healtcare District website. Show less

Roy N. Wolf Memory Fund

Grants from this fund will support human services and environmental ne.. Show moreds. Show less

SLO County Feed the Hungry Endowment Fund

This fund was established by the SLO County Board of Supervisors from .. Show moreonies received in a settlement concerning overcharging customers at the Albertson's food store chain. The fund will be used to support the programs of the Food Bank or other food distribution nonprofits Show less

SLO County UndocuSupport Fund

The purpose of SLO County UndocuSupport Fund is to provide financial r.. Show morelief to meet immediate needs of San Luis Obispo County immigrants and their families that have been excluded from federal COVID-19 relief assistance.  Show less

The Community Foundation Health Programs Fund

Transitions-Mental Health Association Youth Mental Health Fund

This fund assists youth (ages 12-17) served by Transitions-Mental Heal.. Show moreh Association and the agency’s Youth Treatment Program. Services provide mental health treatment within a residential setting for young people in the foster care system who need help to recover, stabilize, and transition into adulthood. Show less

United Way of San Luis Obispo County Endowment Fund

This fund was established by the United Way to support their charitabl.. Show more activities. Show less

Women's Legacy Endowment Fund

This fund was established as a permanent endowment to support programs.. Show moreand projects of local organizations that address the issues and needs of women and girls. Show less

Women's Legacy Non-Endowed Fund

A fund that supports the operations and ongoing work of the Women's Le.. Show moreacy Fund and Advisory Committee. Show less

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