2022 Grantees

Fall 2022 Grant Recipients

General Grants for the Arts: $91,031

Cal Poly Arts  Unrestricted  $14,919
KCBX Inc. Unrestricted  $15,000
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art Unrestricted  $17,112
San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra Unrestricted  $14,000
San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum Unrestricted  $15,000

BUILD: $38,393

Atascadero Loaves and Fishes To support the installation of new technology $3,500
Atascadero Printery Foundation To support equipment upgrades $5,000
Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum (CCVMM) To support the installation of interactive learning kiosks $5,000
Creston Activities Town Center Helping Hand To support building upgrades $2,600
Ecologistics To support the Multi-Media Project which aims to further their missions by establishing a social media presence $4,800
SLO Climate Coalition To support the development of a Communications Strategy $5,000
HomeShareSLO To support the Clean, Green & Grow project $4,993
TalentDreams To support TalentDreams’ mentor program $5,000
The Diversity Coalition of San Luis Obispo County To support DEI curriculum and training $2,500

General Grants for the Environment: $79,480

City Farm SLO Unrestricted  $15,000
Friends of Camp Natoma Unrestricted  $20,000
One Cool Earth Unrestricted  $20,000
Pacific Wildlife Care Unrestricted  $9,480
Surfrider Foundation Unrestricted  $15,000

General Grants for Health and Human Services: $138,000

5Cities Homeless Coalition Unrestricted $15,000
Boys & Girls Club Mid Central Coast Unrestricted $20,000
Child Development Resource Center of the Central Coast Unrestricted $25,000
Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County Unrestricted $15,000
Lumina Alliance Unrestricted $15,000
SLO CASA Unrestricted $15,000
SLO County UndocuSupport Unrestricted $20,000
SLO Noor Foundation Unrestricted $13,500
THMA Unrestricted $13,000

General Grants for Seniors and People with Disabilities: $83,000

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County Unrestricted $7,000
Hospice of San Luis Obispo County Unrestricted $24,000
PathPoint Unrestricted $12,000
Senior Nutrition Program Unrestricted $25,000
Senior Volunteer Services, Inc. Unrestricted $15,000

Opportunity to Thrive: $55,000

5Cities Homeless Coalition To support homeless or at-risk individuals while they overcome housing instability $8,000
Casa Solana To support  $3,000
Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County To support the Homeless Prevention/Stable Housing Program $8,000
El Camino Homeless Organization To support the ECHO Client Assistance Program $8,000
Family Care Network, Inc. To support the transition of unhoused individuals and families into homes $9,000
Lumina Alliance To support sexual assault and intimate partner violence survivors by providing transitional assistance $5,000
Restorative Partners To support individuals who are rebuilding their lives following incarceration $6,000
Womenade Estero Bay, a program of Los Osos Cares To support at risk women by providing them with necessary resources to gain employment $8,000

Spring 2022 Grant Recipients

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

KCBX Radio To support the increase of public education and awareness of local issues affecting Queer and Trans People of Color $5,000
Lumina Alliance To support outreach efforts for LGBTQ+ Survivors of Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence Survivors $5,000
Planned Parenthood California Central Coast To support Gender Affirming Care services $5,000
San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum To 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 Foundation To support the Atascadero High School Greybots Robotics team $5,000
Boys & Girls Club South San Luis Obispo County To support the Tripple Play Nine Week All Day Summer Care Camp Program $2,200
Camp Fire Central Coast of California To support Camp Fire THRIVE After School and Camp Programs For Low Income and At Risk Youth $5,000
City Farm San Luis Obispo To 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 Bay To support Estero Bay youths’ involvement in various recreational activities by providing financial assistance $5,000
Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County To support the distribution of Children’s Breakfast Bags $5,000
Friends of Camp Natoma, Inc. To support Camp Natoma $5,000
Jack’s Helping Hand To support the Little Swimmers and Water Warriors program $5,000
One Cool Earth To 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 Foundation To support the Paso Robles Youth Arts Center’s Free Dance Program $5,000
San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum To support the expansion of the Adventure Playscape $5,000
San Luis Obispo YMCA To 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 Art To support the continuation of Second Saturdays Art Activity Kits for Kids in San Luis Obispo County $5,000
San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre To 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 Regulars To support senior dancing $20,000
Friends of San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden To support senior dances at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden $20,000

Women’s Legacy Fund: $76,000

Boys & Girls Club Mid Central Coast To 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 Strengthening To support the Promotoras Latina Fiscal Literacy program $40,000
Peoples’ Self Help Housing To support the Camino Scholars Education program $20,000

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