Organization Description Additional Information
Atascadero Unified School District Atascadero Unified School District is dedicated to student success, staff collaboration, community partnership. One of the unique strengths of AUSD is the talent and teamwork that is exemplified by our students and staff. Through this talent and teamwork we aim to produce the top students in the nation who are college, career, and citizenship ready. In addition to our world class graduate profile, we also set high expectations for our students, staff, and parents through our core values: Respect, integrity, teamwork, and excellence. Learn more on the Atascadero Unified School District website
Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO County

Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO County is dedicated to creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters partners with parents, guardians, volunteers, and others in the community and hold themselves accountable for each child in their program achieving:

- Higher aspirations

- Greater confidence

- Better relationships

- Avoidance of risky behaviors

- Educational success.

Learn more on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO County website
CAPSLO: 40 Prado

The 40 Prado Homeless Services Center is a 365 days per year facility that helps individuals and families improve their health and stability and move them towards self-sufficiency.  Services available to all participants include:

- Overnight shelter
- Meals
- Showers
- Laundry
- Mail/phone services
- Access to case management
- Primary medical care
- Animal kennels

Learn more on the CAPSLO: 40 Prado website
Cuesta College Children's Center

The Cuesta College Children’s Center programs are laboratory schools that support students in many fields of study and offer hands-on experience in early learning classrooms. Cuesta College Children's Center and Lab Schools have two programs: One at the San Luis Obispo campus, and another at the North County campus in Paso Robles. These programs are licensed, planned, facilitated, and operated by Early Childhood Education professionals.  

We enroll children from age 18 months to 5 years. Our programs are based on the educational philosophies taught in Cuesta's Child Development and Family Studies degree program.  Within the context of the program we meet the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and language developmental needs as well as early literacy, math, science, discovery and creative interests of each child enrolled.   

Learn more on the Cuesta Children's Center website
Downtown SLO Downtown SLO serves San Luis Obispo as the voice for Downtown business. Established as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization, our mission is to foster an economically vibrant Downtown. Our organization is made up of the fee-paying businesses within the predefined Business Improvement Area, voluntary members, and our civic collaborators, including nonprofit organizations, residents, and visitors to our Downtown. We have a robust partnership with the City of San Luis Obispo. We advocate on behalf of our membership as well as participate in City processes to ensure our Downtown is positioned as vital to our City, County, and regional economy and identity. Learn more on the Downtown SLO website
ECOSLO In November1971, ECOSLO opened their first recycling center in SLO County.  In February 1972, ECOSLO officially became recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated to protecting and preserving SLO County's natural resources. Today, ECOSLO is dedicated to protecting and preserving San Luis Obispo County’s natural resources through education, advocacy, and action. Learn more on the ECOSLO website
First Fruits Farm First Fruits Farm's mission is to care for the earth and our neighbors by organically farming and freely giving fruits and vegetables to people experiencing food insecurity in San Luis Obispo County, California. Learn more on the Fresh Fruits Farm website
Los Osos Middle School

Los Osos Middle School is a high achieving neighborhood school serving Los Osos and Morro Bay communities. We offer a comprehensive academic program with a wide variety of STEAM electives and exploratory classes. Los Osos Middle School is recognized as a National Forum School to Watch.

Los Osos Middle School is a school where all students are valued and encouraged to participate in the LOMS Lions Communities. We value all members of our Lion Pride: students, parents and faculty. 

Learn more on the Los Osos Middle School website
People’s Self Help Housing

Founded in 1970, PSHH is the longest-serving nonprofit affordable housing organization on the Central Coast. With a mission of building homes and providing services to strengthen communities and change lives, PSHH serves low-income households, families, farmworkers, seniors, and veterans. It also provides welcoming environments for those living with disabilities, youth transitioning out of foster care, and the formerly homeless. Along with building and managing beautiful and accessible neighborhoods, we offer a wide range of services to promote health, well-being, and career success. Homeownership opportunities through a self-help, “sweat-equity” program have created over 1,200 homes and with a presence in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Monterey counties, PSHH manages over 2,000 rental units, and employs over 200 members of staff.

Learn more at the People's Self Help Housing website
San Luis Coastal Unified School District San Luis Coastal Unified School District represents the communities of Avila, Edna Valley, Los Osos, Morro Bay, North Pismo Beach, and San Luis Obispo and currently has an enrollment of approximately 7,500 students. Small neighborhood schools are a hallmark of the District where students are educated from preschool through twelfth grade and a world-class adult school program offers unique, life-improving courses to thousands of community members. Learn more at the San Luis Coastal Unified School District website
SLO Botanical Garden The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is exclusively devoted to the plants of the five mediterranean climate regions of the world. As a non-profit botanical garden, our mission is to honor and preserve our connection with nature. Learn more at the SLO Botanical Garden website

SLO NOOR provides free medical, dental and vision care to uninsured adults in San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County, regardless of race, ethnicity, immigration status, religion, sexual orientation, or gender.

We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion by helping ensure that all people across our communities feel valued and have equal access to resources, services, and opportunities provided by SLO Noor Foundation.

Learn more at the SLO NOOR website
The Ranch of UCP

The Ranch is a community gathering location for recreation and education, providing outdoor employment opportunities for area residents with developmental disabilities and a unique experience for volunteers and visitors.

The Ranch operates as a day program, accommodating the special needs population, and providing good for the general public.

Learn more at The Ranch of UCP's