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Grants to San Luis Obispo County, California Nonprofits for Education,
Health, Financial Stability, and Community Strengthening

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United Way of San Luis Obispo (SLO) County - Community Impact Fund

Deadline Date:

10/11/19 11:59 PM PST


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Grants of up to $10,000 to San Luis Obispo County, California nonprofit organizations for programs that will make a positive and measurable impact on local communities. Funding is intended for projects in the impact areas of education, health, financial stability, and community strengthening.

Proposals for Community Impact Fund grant awards will be evaluated specifically on the following criteria:

  • Addresses at least one of United Way’s impact areas, Education, Health, Financial Stability, or Community Strengthening
  • Components of structural change
  • Has a positive impact on the community, producing clearly identified outcomes that contribute to the quality of life for SLO County residents
  • Represents a clearly-defined and integral part of an organization’s overall, coherent strategy for meeting a community need
  • Leverages other resources from inside or outside the community – that is, uses current resources to generate or facilitate the generation of additional resources in the form of matching grants, in-kind donations, volunteers, etc.

Focus Area Details:

Education: Childhood and youth success is the cornerstone of individual and community success. These programs promote a well-rounded education and provide necessary tools for youth to reach their potential and develop the skills needed to become active participants in the community.

Financial Stability: Improved economic mobility helps families, individuals and youth with limited resources achieve and maintain their independence and supporting services that foster self-sufficiency and long-term stability. 

Health: Programs advocating for healthy lifestyle choices and ensuring access for community residents to primary and preventive health care, education and services to attain physical and mental well-being.

Community Strengthening: By increasing the quantity, quality, or efficiency of the services, operations or capacity of a nonprofit organization, enhancing collaborations in which two or more agencies achieve shared positive outcomes, or encouraging community volunteerism, United Way builds capacity to advance the Common Good.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 141647

Estimated Size of Grant:

Proposals may be made for any amount up to a maximum of $10,000 per program.

Term of Contract:

Grants are made for a period of twelve months, beginning January 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Through the Community Impact Fund, United Way of San Luis Obispo County supports programs, projects and activities in San Luis Obispo County offered by charitable organizations that have a current tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) and that have held this status for at least three years. Organizations that do not meet this criterion may seek a collaborative partner to serve as the lead agency or fiscal agent for a joint application.

Applicants must verify and demonstrate sound financial management, fiscal accountability, and managerial and/or administrative competence.

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Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST

Upon request, United Way staff will confirm submission of a complete application submitted prior to 4:00 PM on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

Notification of funding will be made on or around December 9, 2019.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For information about grant narrative and logic models contact Linda Wingert at

If you have additional questions about the application process, funding criteria and eligibility, or which impact area your program would be best suited, please contact United Way of San Luis Obispo County staff at (805) 541-1234.

United Way of San Luis Obispo County
PO Box 14309
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: San Luis Obispo County

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