The Community Foundation
San Luis Obispo County




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AFA Benefit Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Honoring 2013 Paul Wolff Accessibility Advocacy Award Recipients

Friday, May 2, 2014

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Grant Applications

Family Resource Centers 

Grant applications are being accepted from member Family Resource Centers of the Partnership for Excellence in Family Support. 

Deadline for submission is May 5, 2014

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Women's Legacy Fund 2014 Grant Applications 

Deadline for submission is May 30, 2014

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Request for Proposals

Proposals are being accepted for Hugo and Erna Klaproad Fund Rapid Re-Housing grants. This RFP seeks to address the needs of individuals and households who are recently homeless in South County. 

Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2014 by 5:00 pm

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  • See a complete listing of available scholarships.
  • Visit Scholarships for a listing of our 2013 scholarship recipients!
  • SAVE THE DATE! College Night will be held November 3, 2014. see more 

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GTI Community Action Project proposals are accepted throughout the year until funds are no longer available.

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The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

Everyone has a passion. How can we help you turn your passion into action that benefits your community?

Welcome to The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County website. We work to enhance the quality of life of all residents of San Luis Obispo County, California by focusing on the needs of the residents. We do this by supporting local nonprofits, helping people donate money strategically, and building endowments for future generations of San Luis Obispo County residents.

Through the vision and guidance of the original founders in 1998, The Community Foundation has raised the impact of charitable giving to new heights in the local community. The Community Foundation has grown its endowment to more than $34 million, granted more than $26 million to the community, and awarded more than 660 scholarships, worth more than $1.2 million.

Our programs and services fill gaps between the programs of other non-profits, businesses, and government agencies. Some of our current programs are helping youth make positive choices and stay away from gang life; fostering literacy skills in children of low-income families; and helping coordinate services available to homeless people in the Five Cities region.

We have created supporting organizations and programs to help donors support the emerging needs in our communities: the Real Estate Foundation facilitates the sale of donated real estate to charities designated by the donor, and Charitable Gift Annuities enable donors to establish a legacy with as little as $10,000.

Please contact us to find out how we can work with you to make our community better.

Annual Reports

2012 Annual Report 

See reports for prior years

How We Work

The Community Foundation helps people turn their passion into community action in numerous ways:

Combined, all donors actively improve the quality of life for all residents of San Luis Obispo County.


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