Resources for Nonprofit Agencies

Agency Advisory Committee

United Way's Agency Advisory Committee, currently chaired by Aracely Aceves Lozano, Director of Community Relations at the Food Bank Coalition of SLO County, and Rick Gulino, Peoples' Self-Help Housing, meets monthly to learn and share information about issues and activities affecting health and human service organizations in SLO County and the community at large. It is open to all agency representatives, and grant recipients are highly encouraged to attend. For more information or to confirm specific meeting times, please call the United Way office.

Agency Advisory meetings are held quarterly (September, December, March and June) on the third Wednesday from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. at Peoples' Self-Help Housing (3533 Empleo Street, San Luis Obispo; please park on the street).

Update Your 2-1-1 Listing

2-1-1 is an easy to remember three-digit phone number that brings people and services together. It is a non-emergency telephone number that connects individuals and families with information and community resources, available to more than 90% of those living in the United States. Resource updates to the 2-1-1 SLO County database are made on an as discovered or requested basis. Representatives who wish to modify their public listing may do so by submitting a request from their own agency's Public Resource Directory page or by calling the United Way office at (805) 541-1234. Data must be formatted according to the 2-1-1 iCarol Style Guide.

Community Impact Fund Report Forms

Through the Community Impact Fund, United Way supports education, income and health programs of 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.

2015-2016 Community Impact Fund Report Form


Forms for 2016-2017 will be emailed to the grant contact for your agency.

Emergency Food and Shelter Program

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was created to supplement and expand the work of local social service agencies in an effort to help people with economic emergencies. The program is governed by a National Board that selects jurisdictions for funding, and Local Boards are convened to determine the highest need and best use of funds. United Way of San Luis Obispo County serves on the Local Board as the administrator for EFSP in SLO County, alongside other local representatives from the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, Department of Social Services and the faith community.

San Luis Obispo County was awarded $114,000 in EFSP funding for Phase 33 (February 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017).

Local Recipient Organizations (LRO) seeking forms or manuals should log in to their online account at

Nonprofit Jobs Board

Do you have job opening at your nonprofit agency?  United Way of San Luis Obispo County will post employment opportunities at other nonprofits on an as requested basis. If you would like to post an available opportunity at your organization, please email, and provide a complete job description and closing date.

Opportunity Exchange

The Opportunity Exchange is a space for local businesses to share items available for nonprofits. If you would like to post an item, please email

USA Patriot Act

United Way Worldwide is in compliance with the spirit and intent of the USA Patriot Act and other counter terrorism laws.  Affirmative action is taken to prevent technical, in-kind, or other resources from inadvertently being used for illegal acts and terrorist activities.  In accordance with USA Patriot Act regulations, nonprofit organizations that receive funds from United Way of San Luis Obispo County (including grants and donor designations) are required to have a current, signed copy of the Patriot Act Statement of Compliance on file; please follow the link to download a copy, or call the United Way office at (805) 541-1234 with questions.

Download the Patriot Act Statement of Compliance Form.


Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) promotes communication, cooperation, coordination, and collaboration among community organizations, faith-based groups, and government agencies with the goal of streamlining service delivery to people affected by disasters while eliminating unnecessary duplication of effort. Visit the SLO VOAD website.