Wine company announces local applicants of new Brighter Future Initiative
January 8, 2024
An investment with Must! Charities to strategically support and invest back into the hearts, hands, and minds of the greater Paso Robles community.
Must! Charities launches Youth Arts Leadership Development Project
October 10, 2023
Must! Charities recently announced the Youth Arts Leadership Development Project, an investment in the people and potential of Paso Robles Youth Arts Center (Youth Arts).
The initiative comes as Youth Arts reaches a key juncture in its 25-year commitment to helping children thrive through no-cost arts education. During a time of exponential growth, increased demand for services, and ambitious vision for serving county youth, the center receives a profound boost toward next-level success and sustainability from Must! Charities’ investment.
Must! Charities Rolls Out Leadership Initiative for Paso Robles Youth Art Center
September 24, 2023
Must! Charities’ Youth Arts Leadership Development Project will invest in professional development and training for Paso Robles Youth Arts Center (Youth Arts) staff and governing board during a time of exponential growth and demand for services. For over 25 years, Youth Arts has offered free after-school classes in the visual and performing arts to youth of all ages in a safe and nurturing environment. Over 700 students benefit annually from the center’s fifty weekly classes.
Must! Charities fundraiser brings in close to $2 Million
September 2, 2023
Wine industry and business leaders from across the country once again came together at Must! Charities’ Purpose event with a shared passion to give back and raised nearly $2 million, generating over $5.5 million in its three years.
Must Charities investing in Paso Robles Youth Arts Center development
September 2, 2023
Must Charities’ Youth Arts Leadership Development Project will invest in professional development and training for Paso Robles Youth Arts Center staff and governing board during a time of increased growth and demand for services. For over 25 years, the youth arts center has offered free after-school classes in the visual and performing arts to youth of all ages in a safe and nurturing environment. Over 700 students benefit annually from the center’s fifty weekly classes.
Boys & Girls Clubs at Creston Elementary School helping underserved kids thrive
September 2, 2023
It’s back to school time in the rural community of Creston in North San Luis Obispo County, and for the second year, children at Creston Elementary School will benefit from an after-school program right on their campus, provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast. Since early 2022, the organization established a school-based site to help with the urgent need for childcare in that community. Through a financial partnership with Must! Charities — a local convener of financial resources that helps focus philanthropy on meeting urgent needs in the San Luis Obispo region — the clubs and all operating costs are covered by Must!
Investing in the People and Potential of Paso Youth Arts Center
August 28, 2023
Must! Charities is investing in the leadership at Youth Arts to increase those served while identifying opportunities to generate internal value.
Must! Charities Raises Upwards of $2 Million at Wine Industry Party with a Purpose
August 24, 2023
Wine and Business Industry Leaders Gather to Invest in the Greater Paso Robles Wine Region, Ranking It one of the Country’s Top Grossing Wine and Lifestyle Auctions.
Enrollment opens with expanded programming at Paso Robles Youth Arts Center
August 7, 2023
In response to popular demand, the program is welcoming back the ever-popular classes such as AP Band, Urban Dance, and Hip Hop. Due to high interest, additional classes in Guitar and Culinary Arts have been scheduled. Notably, the talented student filmmakers enrolled in the Video Production class will once again showcase their work at the Estreno Youth Film Festival, thanks to the support of Must! Charities.
$58,000 Awarded to Children of Vineyard Farmworkers
July 13, 2023
Higher education is important to many students but paying for college can be challenging. This year, the Vineyard Team’s Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship awarded $58,000 in higher education scholarships to 18 students whose parents work in California vineyards.
July 13, 2023
Thanks to a partnership with Must! Charities, this unique program makes multi-year investments in higher education. 12 students received scholarship funding as a return recipient. Plus, scholarships were awarded to six recent high school graduates from Healdsburg High School (1), Paso Robles High School (2), Pioneer Valley High School (1), Soledad High School (2).
Must! Charities Youth Board supports Tom Maas Clubhouse with generous donation
July 9, 2023
Must! Charities Youth Board members have showcased their dedication to community service by actively volunteering and raising funds for multiple nonprofit organizations throughout the year. Three students from the board recently lent their time and effort to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Cost Tom Maas Clubhouse in Paso Robles, where they engaged with staff and students in a positive and impactful manner.
Tee-Riffic record at The Austin Hope Golf Tournament: $120,000 raised for Must! Charities
July 2, 2023
In an “it’s ball or nothing” attitude, Austin Hope and the team at Hope Family Wines came together to host another record-breaking golf tournament, leveraging regional wine industry partnerships to raise over $120,000 for Must! Charities. The ever-popular and always colorful tournament brings together interests from across the wine industry for an action-packed day focused on giving back to the region.
Golf Tournament Raises $120,000 for Local Charity
June 25, 2023
Austin Hope and the team at Hope Family Wines came together to host another record-breaking golf tournament, leveraging regional wine industry partnerships to raise over $120,000 for Must! Charities. The popular and colorful tournament brings together interests from across the wine industry for an action-packed day focused on giving back to the region.
Youth Arts Center Receives $10,000 Contribution from Must! Charities
June 12, 2023
Must Charities recently contributed $10,000 to the Paso Robles Youth Arts Center to enhance the center’s arts program for aspiring young filmmakers. The contribution will add updated industry-standard software and computers plus programmatic support to the existing video production program.
Must Charities invests $100,000 into community
May 16, 2023
Twelve local non-profits selected for grant funds
Must! Charities invests $100,000 into progressive initiatives with local organizations
May 16, 2023
Organization increases partnerships and communities impacted while building nonprofit awareness
Must! Charities invests $100,000 into local non-profits
May 12, 2023
“The project reaffirmed what we already know about our region – that great people are doing great things in our community,” said Randy Gray, Community Projects Manager at Must! Charities. “So many organizations in our region share the same passion. What is exciting to us is the opportunity to pursue collaborations with them, with each other and ultimately increase those served in SLO County.”