Did you know? SESLOC was formed in 1942 with just $500 in assets. Because of the support from our members and community, we have grown to more than a billion in assets over the last 80 years. To honor this achievement, we’re giving $500 to 80 local nonprofits by the end of 2022 — funds may help support programs or simply offer lunch or a little treat for all of the hard-working staff and volunteers.
We’ve asked our incredible staff to nominate their favorite 501-(c)(3)-designated organizations. Here are the eight groups we’ve selected for June:
Homeless Animal Rescue Team (H.A.R.T.)
H.A.R.T. is a Cambria-based nonprofit providing services for kittens and cats in need since 1983. They operate an animal shelter to rescue and care for animals while they search for their forever homes, and they reduce feline overpopulation through their spay/neuter program.
Morro Coast Audubon Society
Since 1966, the Morro Coast Audubon Society works to promote the appreciation, conservation, and restoration of our local ecosystems. Volunteers put on events and programs to educate and conduct research.
SLO Children’s Museum
The SLO Children’s Museum inspires learning through play accessible through a variety of vibrant exhibits and resources.
Senior Volunteer Services
Senior Volunteer Services is a hub for seniors looking to give back. SVS connects volunteers with opportunities that support other seniors — such as be delivering meals — as well as to help fulfill the mission of our other local nonprofits.
SLO Legal Assistance Fund
SLO Legal Assistance Fund is here to ensure our community has access to the legal services and resources they need. They provide free legal assistance on civil matters to eligible low-income residents of SLO county. They also have programs for at-risk and homeless veterans to help them navigate the transition to permanent housing, as well as programs to support victims navigating legal issues stemming from domestic violence.
The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County
The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County seeks to conserve the wildlands, farms, and ranches of the Central Coast through education, restoration, and advocacy.
Morning Star Youth Ranch
Morning Star Youth Ranch is a nonprofit that rescues horses and supports children and families in need through a connection and care for the animals.
SLO Noor Foundation
The SLO Noor Foundation supports access to health care for those in need, providing free, high-quality medical, vision, and dental care to those without insurance.
Please consider donating to these worthy organizations. You can check out the organizations we selected in May here, and stay tuned to learn about the next eight nonprofits nominated by our staff in honor of our 80th anniversary.