Altrusa Club of the Central Coast Foundation Inc is accepting grant applications for the provision of human services to nonprofit organizations in the Lompoc and Santa Maria valleys now through March 15.

“Interested applicants can find the application online at,” said Noe Mahelona, foundation president.

“To be eligible, the applicant must be a nonprofit organization registered with the California Secretary of State and currently providing human services in either of the two geographic areas,” Mahelona said.

“The foundation, together with the Altrusa Club of the Central Coast, a service organization that focuses on literacy and other needed services throughout our community, host the annual Festival of Trees, in the Santa Maria Valley,” Mahelona said.

“Funds raised during this event have allowed the foundation to award thousands of dollars in grants to a diverse group of other local nonprofit organizations and to pay for minimal administrative costs,” she said.

The 2021 grant recipients included: Alliance for Pharmaceutical Access, Boys & Girls club of Santa Maria Valley, CASA, Central Coast Literacy Council, Life Steps Foundation, Orcutt Library, Santa Barbara County Action Network, and Veggie Rescue Program.

To make a donation to help with administrative costs, become a 2022 tree sponsor, or if you have questions regarding the grant application, contact Mahelona, 805-478-3330 or or visit the website.