The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County has recently awarded $186,298 to local nonprofit organizations impacting communities across the county. Forty-three grants were awarded to organizations and programs that support in arts and culture, the environment, and human services.

Since its inception in 1998, The Community Foundation has provided nearly $35 million in grants and scholarships. “The primary goal of the 2019 Spring Grants Program is to allocate funding for organizations and programs that directly impact the needs of the region,” said Heidi McPherson, The Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer.

In Spring 2019, grants were gifted from four Community Foundation programs. The BUILD (Building Unity, Infrastructure, Leadership, and Development) Grants were awarded to six programs, totaling $20,000. The Robert H. Janssen Youth and Youth Sports Fund Grants were awarded to 26 programs, totaling $86,148. The Women’s Legacy Fund Grants will fund six programs, totaling $60,000. Finally, the Growing Together Initiative Fund Grants will support five programs, totaling $20,150. Each of these programs highlights a particular area of interest; however, collaboratively they represent the comprehensive impact of the support throughout the county.

Specific organizations that received grants include: The Five Cities Diversity Coalition, Transitions Mental-Health Association, Five Cities Youth Baseball, Shower the People, Special Olympics, San Luis Obispo Symphony, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Central Coast Ag Network., The Land Conservancy, RISE and Operation School Bell, among many others.

To learn more about The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County, or to learn how you can give to the Foundation’s upcoming programs, please visit or call (805) 543-2323.

About The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County:

The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County is a grantmaking and education foundation supporting charitable work across our county. Since 1998, The Community Foundation has supported our county with grants and scholarships totaling almost $35 million. The Community Foundation’s charitable assets under management have grown to nearly $60 million and provide support to all aspects of our community in perpetuity. For more information, visit or call 805-543-2323.