Community Foundation Celebrates 25 Years Serving San Luis Obispo County

$66 million in grants and scholarships awarded since 1998 

This year, The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County celebrates their 25th anniversary of making a difference across the county through philanthropic leadership. As part of the 25th-anniversary activities, CFSLOCO is developing a year-long series of events and communication strategies to showcase its historic work.

For decades, the Foundation has been connecting passionate community members to causes they care about. Thanks to continued contributions from SLO County supporters, $66 million has been reinvested back into the community via grants and scholarships.

“This anniversary and the programs that accompany it are a celebration of all of those who’ve given their time, talent, and financial resources to make our community a better place,” says Heidi McPherson, CEO of The Foundation. “We look forward to the prospects that lay ahead and know that we will continue building a better San Luis Obispo County by giving and growing — together.”

Established in 1998, The Foundation has been helping residents and nonprofits develop, grow, thrive, and succeed. It has accomplished this by acting as a catalyst for local philanthropy, connecting donors with nonprofit agencies working to address community needs.

Members of the community are invited to celebrate CFSLOCO by attending events, engaging with media campaigns, and supporting their work by making a donation.

The Foundation will be announcing a variety of events and activities throughout the year and will share more information on its social media pages and on its website in the weeks and months to come.“We look forward to sharing the stories of some of the organizations and leaders in our community that have been integral building blocks for all that we have accomplished,” says McPherson. Subscribe to their newsletter to learn more.

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will present a proclamation to acknowledge the anniversary on February 28. For more information, please contact Make a donation to the Foundation at