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

Women's Legacy Fund

This fund was established to support programs of local organizations t
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This fund was established to support programs of local organizations t
This fund was established to support programs of local organizations that improve the lives of women and girls in SLO county. Donations may be made to one of the following:
  • The Endowment, a permanent fund which sustains grant making over many years.
  • Operations, to support the work of volunteers and staff in administration, education, and outreach for the current year.
  • Next year’s grants, which will be gifted in full to award recipients of the next annual grant cycle.
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The Community Foundation Health Programs Fund

SLO County UndocuSupport Fund

The purpose of SLO County UndocuSupport Fund is to provide financial r
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The purpose of SLO County UndocuSupport Fund is to provide financial r

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

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Fire Relief Fund

The Fire Relief Fund will enable local donors to make gifts to support
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The Fire Relief Fund will enable local donors to make gifts to support
Green firetruck with firefighters standing on top looking at hillside covered in flames.

The Fire Relief Fund will enable local donors to make gifts to support those 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.

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People's Self-Help Housing Corporation Endowment Fund

This is an agency fund to support the activities of the Peoples' Self-
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This is an agency fund to support the activities of the Peoples' Self-
This is an agency fund to support the activities of the Peoples' Self-Help Housing Corporation.
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Preventive Health Care Endowment Fund

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

Supports the purchase of heart rate monitors for the Cambria Community
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Supports the purchase of heart rate monitors for the Cambria Community
Supports the purchase of heart rate monitors for the Cambria Community Healthcare District. For more information about Project Heartbeat, please visit the Cambria Community Healtcare District website.
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Roy N. Wolf Memory Fund

Grants from this fund will support human services and environmental ne
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Grants from this fund will support human services and environmental ne
Grants from this fund will support human services and environmental needs.
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SLO County Feed the Hungry Endowment Fund

This fund was established by the SLO County Board of Supervisors from
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This fund was established by the SLO County Board of Supervisors from
This fund was established by the SLO County Board of Supervisors from monies 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
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End Kids Cancer

Formally - Kids’ Cancer Research Foundation We provide a cancer g
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Formally - Kids’ Cancer Research Foundation We provide a cancer g
Formally - Kids’ Cancer Research Foundation
  • We provide a cancer guide 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.
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Marion M. Sinsheimer Fund for Teens

This fund will provide grants to local organizations which provide ser
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This fund will provide grants to local organizations which provide ser
This fund will provide grants to local organizations which provide services, activities and programs for teenagers in SLO County.
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Parents Helping Parents Endowment Fund

Supports a family resource center providing support, resources, referr
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Supports a family resource center providing support, resources, referr
Supports a family resource center providing support, resources, referrals, and information to families of children with special needs.
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Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL SLO)

The Foundation works with HEAL SLO to combat the problem of obesity. O
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The Foundation works with HEAL SLO to combat the problem of obesity. O
The Foundation works with HEAL SLO to combat the problem of obesity. Over $60,000 has been granted to address recommendations of the plan developed by the Childhood Obesity Prevention Task Force.
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Helen and Ronald Dunin Memorial Endowment Fund

This fund was created to help people who are attempting to help themse
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This fund was created to help people who are attempting to help themse
This fund was created to help people who are attempting to help themselves. Funds will be disbursed in the form of loans, grants, stipends and scholarships.
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Transitions-Mental Health Association Youth Mental Health Fund

This fund assists youth (ages 12-17) served by Transitions-Mental Heal
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This fund assists youth (ages 12-17) served by Transitions-Mental Heal
This fund assists youth (ages 12-17) served by Transitions-Mental Health 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.
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Access for All Fund

A Fund that supports access and equal opportunities for individuals wi
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A Fund that supports access and equal opportunities for individuals wi
A Fund that supports access and equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities across SLO County.
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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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AIDS Support Network Endowment Fund

To support the AIDS Support Network in carrying out its role and missi
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To support the AIDS Support Network in carrying out its role and missi
To support the AIDS Support Network in carrying out its role and mission as described in its governing documents.
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ALPHA Endowment Fund

Pregnancy & Parenting Support of San Luis Obispo (also known as San Lu
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Pregnancy & Parenting Support of San Luis Obispo (also known as San Lu
Pregnancy & Parenting Support of San Luis Obispo (also known as San Luis 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.
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Alva, Ernest & William Righetti Fund for Seniors and People with Disabilities

This fund was established by the Righetti family to assist organizatio
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This fund was established by the Righetti family to assist organizatio
This fund was established by the Righetti family to assist organizations that help disabled and/or elderly citizens of the County of San Luis Obispo.
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Amy L. Arsenio Endowment Fund

This fund will be used to make grants to organizations which assure ac
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This fund will be used to make grants to organizations which assure ac
This fund will be used to make grants to organizations which assure access to health care for persons in SLO County.
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Atascadero Loaves & Fishes Endowment Fund

This fund will support the role and mission of Atascadero Loaves and F
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This fund will support the role and mission of Atascadero Loaves and F
This fund will support the role and mission of Atascadero Loaves and Fishes.
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Chris Jespersen Memorial Society Endowment Fund

This is an agency fund to support the activities of the Chris Jesperse
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This is an agency fund to support the activities of the Chris Jesperse
This is an agency fund to support the activities of the Chris Jespersen Memorial Society.
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Community Action Partnership Endowment Fund

This agency endowment will provide support to the Community Action Pro
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This agency endowment will provide support to the Community Action Pro
This agency endowment will provide support to the Community Action Program to carry out its role and mission as described in their governing documents.
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Community Counseling Center of SLO County Endowment Fund

This is an agency endowment to hold the endowment of the Community Cou
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This is an agency endowment to hold the endowment of the Community Cou
This is an agency endowment to hold the endowment of the Community Counseling Center.
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Community Needs Fund

This unrestricted endowment fund supports ongoing discretionary grantm
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This unrestricted endowment fund supports ongoing discretionary grantm
This unrestricted endowment fund supports ongoing discretionary grantmaking that responds to the most pressing issues facing people in our community.
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Disaster Support Fund

The Community Foundation has a Disaster Support Fund to assist communi
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The Community Foundation has a Disaster Support Fund to assist communi
The Community Foundation has a Disaster Support Fund to assist communities 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).
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Emergency Medical Services Fund

Fund purposes: Support the appropriate use of 911, CPR, AED, and First
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Fund purposes: Support the appropriate use of 911, CPR, AED, and First
Fund purposes: Support the appropriate use of 911, CPR, AED, and First Aid through public education; Foster growth, continuous improvement, and personnel development of members of the Emergency Medical Services community; Support education of individuals
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Foster Parents Association Endowment Fund

This is an endowment fund to support the operations and activities of
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This is an endowment fund to support the operations and activities of
This is an endowment fund to support the operations and activities of the Foster Parent Association.
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Friends of Senior Nutrition Program Endowment Fund

To support the Senior Nutrition Program in carrying out its role and m
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To support the Senior Nutrition Program in carrying out its role and m
To support the Senior Nutrition Program in carrying out its role and mission as described in its governing documents.
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Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers

Brian & Johnine Talley established this endowed fund to provide grants
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Brian & Johnine Talley established this endowed fund to provide grants
Brian & Johnine Talley established this endowed fund to provide grants to 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.
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Goodwill Industries Endowment Fund

Goodwill Industries established a fund at the Foundation to help carry
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Goodwill Industries established a fund at the Foundation to help carry
Goodwill Industries established a fund at the Foundation to help carry out its mission of helping people find employment, housing and education.
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Growing Together Fund

A fund that addresses issues and service needs of SLO County's lesbian
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A fund that addresses issues and service needs of SLO County's lesbian
A fund that addresses issues and service needs of SLO County's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
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United Way of San Luis Obispo County Endowment Fund

This fund was established by the United Way to support their charitabl
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This fund was established by the United Way to support their charitabl
This fund was established by the United Way to support their charitable activities.
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Heidi H. McPherson Chief Executive Officer (805) 543-2323