Sponsor Alumni

Carrizo Plain Conservancy

Carrizo Plain Conservancy is a non-profit corporation dedicated to protecting and conserving the Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County, CA. Its mission is “creating conservation initiatives and facilitating on-going conservation and restoration efforts on the Carrizo Plain.” Carrizo Plain Conservancy received its tax-exempt status from the IRS and now accepts donations directly.

Leadership SLO Class XXIV Legacy Project

Leadership San Luis Obispo is a countywide program designed to bring participants out of their “comfort zones,” to make friendships, explore personal biases, and learn new leadership styles and ways of handling diversity in opinions and people.

Leadership SLO Class XXIV’s legacy project is to create plans to re-landscape the grounds around San Luis Obispo’s City Hall by removing the lawn and replacing it with drought tolerant and native plants. Their project includes an educational component to encourage the public to consider incorporating similar landscaping in their own yards.


SLO350.org is part of the 350.org global movement to combat climate change. SLO350.org is building a grassroots campaign in San Luis Obispo, CA to bring awareness and inspire action on a local, statewide and national level to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to safe levels and get off fossil fuels.

Youth Philanthropy Connect

Youth Philanthropy Connect is a youth-led way for young people involved in philanthropic work to connect and learn through a peer network.

This program connects youth boards with their peers and colleagues, and provides educational programs and peer networks that advance youth involvement in philanthropy and develop the personal and professional skills of the next generation of philanthropic leaders.

Home Share SLO

HomeShare SLO is initiating a pilot program to test the concept and viability of a countywide homeshare program for San Luis Obispo County.

HomeShare SLO will help match people with an extra room in their homes with people who need a room. Homesharing provides affordable housing using existing home infrastructure, allows for aging in place, builds community and empowers community members.