The City of San Luis Obispo’s Human Relations Commission Human Services Grant program provides financial support to non-profit organizations that promote the economic and social well-being of the citizens of San Luis Obispo.
Donor Name: City of San Luis Obispo
City: San Luis Obispo
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $10,000 to $100,000
Grant Duration: Grant Duration Not Mentioned
Priority Funding Areas
The main funding priority for the 2024-25 Human Services Grant program is: Homeless prevention including affordable and alternative housing, supportive services, and transitional housing.
The following additional priority funding areas are not listed in order of importance
- Hunger and malnutrition prevention
- Supportive physical and mental health services for those in need
- Services for seniors, veterans and/or people with disabilities in need
- Supportive, developmental, and care services for children and youth in need
- Services encouraging diversity, equity, and inclusion in marginalized communities, including access to language services.
Grants are made only to non-profit organizations. Applicants’ minimum request must be of $5,000 and a maximum of $20,000.
Special consideration given to programs that:
- Have matching grants secured.
- Ongoing fundraising and services were severely impacted by COVID-19 and not recouped by other means.
- Train or support service providers to expand scope of services and/or increase the numbers of clients.
- Initiates a new, ongoing funding source for the organization.
- Directs services efficiently to needy residents with low overhead and administrative costs.
- Organizations that received the Human Service Grant during the 2023 -24 funding cycle who have not complied with all reporting requirements will not be considered for the 2024-25 grant cycle.
- Grants are primarily made to organizations serving residents in the City of San Luis Obispo. Agencies serving residents in neighboring communities, also serving a significant number of City residents will be considered.
- Organizations must comply with the HRC Bylaws which are to create an environment within the City in which all persons can enjoy equal rights and opportunities regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical, mental, or economic status.
- Non-profit organizations must enter into a contract with the City prior to receipt of HSG funds.
- Applicants must submit a complete application package and within the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For more information, visit City of San Luis Obispo.