2022 Grantees

Spring 2022 Grant Recipients: $212,310 Cumulative Amount Awarded

Growing Together: An LGBTQ Fund Grants: $19,110

KCBX RadioTo support the increase of public education and awareness of local issues affecting Queer and Trans People of Color$5,000
Lumina AllianceTo support outreach efforts for LGBTQ+ Survivors of Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence Survivors$5,000
Planned Parenthood California Central CoastTo support Gender Affirming Care services$5,000
San Luis Obispo Children’s MuseumTo support My Time, a space for LGBTQ+ families of young children to gather, meet, play, and support one another$4,110

Robert H. Janssen Youth & Youth Sports Fund: $77,200

Atascadero Education FoundationTo support the Atascadero High School Greybots Robotics team$5,000
Boys & Girls Club South San Luis Obispo CountyTo support the Tripple Play Nine Week All Day Summer Care Camp Program$2,200
Camp Fire Central Coast of CaliforniaTo support Camp Fire THRIVE After School and Camp Programs For Low Income and At Risk Youth$5,000
City Farm San Luis ObispoTo support the City Farm SLO’ s School Project, aimed to improve health outcomes for San Luis Obispo County youth$5,000
Community Foundation of Estero BayTo support Estero Bay youths’ involvement in various recreational activities by providing financial assistance$5,000
Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo CountyTo support the distribtion of Children’s Breakfast Bags$5,000
Friends of Camp Natoma, Inc. To support Camp Natoma$5,000
Jack’s Helping HandTo support the Little Swimmers and Water Warriors program$5,000
One Cool EarthTo support the Earth Genius program$5,000
Pacific Coast Youth Football League To support scholarships for local youth whose families are unable to pay the registration fees$5,000
Paso Robles Youth Art FoundationTo support the Paso Robles Youth Arts Center’s Free Dance Program$5,000
San Luis Obispo Children’s MuseumTo support the expansion of the Adventure Playscape$5,000
San Luis Obispo YMCATo support the Financial Assistance Program to ensure all San Luis Obispo youth have the opportunity to participate in the City of San Luis Obispo Basketball Program$5,000
San Luis Obispo Museum of ArtTo support the continuation of Second Saturdays Art Activity Kits for Kids in San Luis Obispo County$5,000
San Luis Obispo Repertory TheatreTo support scholarships for the Academy of Creative Theatre$5,000
SLO Wind Orchestra, Inc.To support the 2022 Children’s Concert$5,000
The First Tee Central Coast To support outreach efforts aimed to increase youth involvement$5,000

Senior Dance Program: $40,000

Basin Street RegularsTo support senior dancing$20,000
Friends of San Luis Obispo Botanical GardenTo support senior dances at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden$20,000

Women’s Legacy Fund: $76,000

Boys & Girls Club Mid Central CoastTo support SMART Girls, a small group health, fitness,  prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of young girls in SLO County.$16,000
Center For Family StrengtheningTo support the Promotoras Latina Fiscal Literacy program$40,000
Peoples’ Self Help Housing To support the Camino Scholars Education program$20,000

2021 Grantees

Fall 2021 Grant Recipients: $272,000 Cumulative Amount Awarded

BUILD (Operating Budgets less than $500,000) Grants: $73,000 Awarded

Andrew Holland FoundationTo support the merger of The Andrew Holland Foundation and National Alliance on Mental Illness (San Luis Obispo) to better support and advocate for San Luis Obispo County residents struggling with mental illness.$9,000
Atascadero Greyhound FoundationTo support the purchase of software that will help better manage and communicate with members of the foundation.$10,000
Cal Poly CorporationTo support DEI efforts initiated by the San Luis Obispo County Food System Coalition.$7,610
City Farm San Luis ObispoTo support capital improvements for youth education.$10,000
Immigrant Hope – Santa BarbaraTo support the staffing of the Immigrant Hope extension site located in Arroyo Grande to continue to provide low-cost immigrant legal services for members of San Luis Obispo County.$8,880
One Cool EarthTo support the Garden-Based Education Program for students in San Luis Obispo County.$10,000
Paso Robles Youth Arts FoundationTo support technology updates for video production & audio recording programming.$9,900
SLO Children’s MuseumTo support staffing efforts to reopen and and offer extended hours for Moonlight Hours and Sensory Nights.$8,810

BUILD (Operating Budgets over than $500,000) Grants: $70,000 Awarded

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo CountyTo support the hiring of an AmeriCorps VIP Fellow who will work to recruit volunteers and members.$10,000
Center for Family StrengtheningTo support strategic planning and further cultivating partnerships with the LINK.$10,000
Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo CountyTo support the implementation of a grant management platform.$10,000
Friends of Camp Natoma, Inc.To support facility upgrades at Camp Natoma to prepare for Summer 2022 programs.$10,000
Hospice of San Luis Obispo CountyTo support the continuation of outreach efforts in order to raise awareness throughout San Luis Obispo County. $5,000
KCBX, Inc. To support the technology upgrades needed to continue serving the Central Coast. $10,000
San Luis Obispo County of YMCATo support technology improvements to increase efficiency and communication between staff, participants, donors, and members.$5,000
San Luis Obispo Repertory TheatreTo support light fixture improvements that are environmentally-friendly and more sustainable.$5,000
San Luis Obispo SymphonyTo support the purchase of a music library storage cabinet to protect and preserve music sheets, while also creating a more inviting environment.$10,000

Health & Wellness Grants: $109,000 Awarded

5 Cities Homeless CoalitionTo support vulnerable individuals of San Luis Obispo County by increasing access to healthcare and public benefits in order to secure permanent housing.$19,000
Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo CountyTo support the Teen Wellness Program, which provides comprehensive health education to high school students.$22,933
Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo CountyTo support the purchase of culturally-appropriate foods for Latino populations who rely on SLO Food Bank’s agency partners for food support.$10,067
Jack’s Helping Hand.To support the Jack’s Assistance Program, which provides financial assistance to families with children with illness and special needs.$10,000
Lumina Alliance (formerly RISE)To support survivors of sexual assault/abuse and intimate partner violence by providing emergency shelter, basic necessities, and case management services.$8,500
Peoples’ Self-Help HousingTo support residents of Peoples’ Self Help Housing by providing services that promote equitable health outcomes and long-term resiliency.$15,000
Tolosa Children’s Dental ClinicTo support under and uninsured children throughout San Luis Obispo County by providing preventative visits.$15,000
Transitions-Mental Health AssociationTo support the Central Coast Hotline Texting Service, which will provide support for texting services for individuals struggling with mental health.$8,500

Senior Dances Grants: $20,000 Awarded

San Luis Obispo Wind OrchestraTo support San Luis Obispo County seniors by providing dances aimed at improving their physical movement and uplifting their emotional health.$10,000
Santa Maria Valley Senior Citizens ClubTo support the addition of musicians and vocalists to the dance program. $10,000

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