The Avila Beach Community Foundation recently awarded $4,000 to the Avila Beach Junior Lifeguard Program. The matching grant was used to help cover the costs of new paddleboards and charter bus transportation to competitions.
“The program educates over 200 participants ages 10 to 17 each year in ocean safety, stewardship and sportsmanship,” said Rick Cohen, executive director of the foundation. “Our mission is to financially support programs and projects that help enhance the quality of life in Avila Beach for all ages and this grant is a great example.”
The foundation said grants, totaling $52,950, were awarded to 13 organizations in the 2016 calendar year.
For information about grant applications, visit www.avilabeachfoundation.org.
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has awarded a $20,000 single-year matching grant to Partnership for the Children of San Luis Obispo County, which supports Tolosa Children’s Dental Center.
The center ensures access to dental care and overall oral health to underserved children in SLO County, offering dental treatment, prevention and education.