Grants totaling $500,000 were given to 40  Local Nonprofits.
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Grants totaling $500,000 were given to 40 Local Nonprofits

Grants totaling $500,000 were given to 40  Local Nonprofits. The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County releases the recipients of its general grants program for 2022. The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County will provide grants totalling nearly $500,000 to more than 40 neighborhood nonprofit organizations (CFSLOCO).

The grants will help community-based organizations advance their efforts on behalf of elderly, people with disabilities, the environment, the arts, and human services.
Tuesday, the CFSLOCO Board of Directors made the following decisions:

According to Heidi McPherson, CEO of The Community Foundation, “The General Grants Program’s purpose has always been to offer support for organizations that directly address community needs.” We are appreciative of the chance to fund these initiatives and anticipate the significant effect they will continue to have on our neighborhood.

Grants were awarded to the following 40 community organizations.

• Cal Poly Corporation
• KCBX Inc.
• San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
• San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum
• Studios on the Park
• Atascadero Loaves and Fishes
• Atascadero Printery Foundation
• Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum (CCVMM)
• Creston Activities Town Center Helping Hand
• Ecologistics
• SLO Climate Coalition
• HomeShareSLO
• TalentDreams
• The Diversity Coalition of San Luis Obispo County
• City Farm SLO
• Friends of Camp Natoma
• One Cool Earth
• Pacific Wildlife Care
• Surfrider Foundation
• 5Cities Homeless Coalition
• Boys & Girls Club Mid Central Coast
• Child Development Resource Center of the Central Coast
• Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County
• Lumina Alliance
• SLO County UndocuSupport
• SLO Noor Foundation
• THMA Unrestricted
• Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County
• Hospice of San Luis Obispo County
• PathPoint
• Senior Nutrition Program
• Senior Volunteer Services, Inc.
• 5Cities Homeless Coalition
• Casa Solana
• Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County
• El Camino Homeless Organization
• Family Care Network, Inc.
• Lumina Alliance
• Restorative Partners
• Womenade Estero Bay, a program of Los Osos Cares


More than 70% of grants awarded will support nonprofits for the next two years, providing a sense of funding stability for grantees. The average award amount totaled over $16,000.

“Our grant will support the high level of meal production and services, which help maintain the good health, safety, and independence of all our seniors,” said Elias Nimeh, executive director of Meals that Connect, who received $25,000 in funding. “We are deeply grateful for this opportunity to further our services and improve the lives of many.”

Michelle Jenkins from the SLO Children’s Museum, who was awarded $15,000 says: “I one-hundred percent believe that the Children’s Museum would have suffered financially and in our inability to deliver services to our community without the grants [CFSLOCO] invested in us.”


For a detailed list of grantees, click here.

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