Join The Community Foundation Team

We are currently looking for a dedicated and hard-working individual to join The Community Foundation Team as a Program Associate. For more information and details, click here.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to by Friday, January 15, 2021. No phone calls please.

Women’s Legacy Fund Annual Luncheon – Sept. 30, 2021

Image of the audience at the 2019 Women's Legacy Fund Luncheon

The 19th annual Women’s Legacy Fund Luncheon will be held at noon on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Each year approximately 700 community members come together to celebrate the impact of the Women’s Legacy Fund grantmaking and learn about the challenging issues that the women and girls of our community are facing each day. There will also be a keynote speaker that will inspire our audience to make a positive impact in our community. Attendees come away from this luncheon understanding the power and active role you can play in supporting and empowering women and girls in San Luis Obispo County and beyond.

Tickets for the luncheon may be purchased online at after June 15, 2021. For more information about the Women’s Legacy Fund click here.

Professional Advisors Luncheon – May 13, 2021

The Professional Advisors Luncheon is important annual educational and networking opportunity will place on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Embassy Suites Hotel in San Luis Obispo. This luncheon is open to local professional advisors to keep abreast of topics related to the fields of philanthropy and community leadership. Each year, this event brings together more than 150 attendees at which keynote speakers share their experiences in the fields of both finance and charitable giving.

For information about sponsorship opportunities click here or contact Cecelia Mazelin at 805-543-2323 or Tickets to the 2021 Professional Advisors Luncheon will be available for purchase at $75 per ticket on in early September.

Women of Distinction Awards Event

Women of Distinction logo
Women of Distinction logo

The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County Women’s Legacy Fund and Cuesta College partner each March to celebrate the recipients of the Women of Distinction awards. The awards honor four Central Coast women for their professional and civic contributions. The honorees are nominated by their peers and chosen by a selection committee. The ceremony and awards celebrate Women’s History Month (March) and recognize the contribution that women have made in the areas of volunteering in the community and in their professions across San Luis Obispo County. To read more about the awards and past recipients, please go to

The event will be held in Spring 2021. Tickets are $25 each and food, tea and coffee will be served. Tickets must be purchased online in advance at To read more about the awards and past recipients, please go to

2021 General Grant Cycle Opens November 16, 2020

The Foundation’s grants program provides a diverse range of opportunities for nonprofit organizations that directly address community needs identified by local needs assessments. Nonprofits may submit proposals for a number of funding opportunities. The grant program consists of three grant cycles: Community Needs, Community Focus and Community Strength. Each of these focus on various program and interest areas. Our 2021 General Grant Cycle will become available on November 16, 2020 and will close on January 15, 2021 at 5:00pm. For more information go to our Nonprofits webpage.