Stoke the World, LLC is a 501(c)(3) CA non-profit organization founded on the beautiful Central Coast of California, operating out of its headquarters in scenic San Luis Obispo.  

Our Mission Statement is simple:  “Inspiring creative change in ourselves, our communities, and the world”.

What does this mean? In a nutshell, we focus on local volunteerism, artistic creativity, community building, and empowering others, so that our actions will create ripples in a “little pond” with the potential to widen into global impact.

 Whether partnering with other non-profits to staff events, sponsoring beach cleanups to help protect the environment, enabling our “Conspiracy of Joy” program by performing random acts of kindness throughout our community, or organizing art, music and instructional workshops – Stoke the World strives to “embiggnify” opportunities for others, and our Core Values reflect this!


Empower others.

Think big.  Be open-minded.  Make a positive and lasting impact.

Act with empathy, integrity, and passion.

Ask hard questions, and challenge ourselves.

Sugarcoat everything in fun!

Cultivate connection.


Our Directory of Stoke is working to design and build a publicly-available platform to connect local volunteers with opportunities of outreach in our community where their skills might be utilized the most.

Our Conspiracy of Joy volunteers plot practical yet fun “joy bombs” to execute around town – for example, an artist providing a colorful bench at a rural bus stop, or random acts of kindness like a bag of necessities delivered to a person in need.  

The STW volunteer base has helped raise thousands of dollars for local charities including the Cancer Support Community of the California Central Coast and RISE with their colorful and selfless participation working at SLO Tease burlesque shows.  

Our next big event is the Stoke The World Gathering, an annual event where artists and performers can share their passions; where skilled and knowledgable members of the community are provided a platform to share their knowledge while gaining new experience in turn, and people from all over can come together to learn and grow in an environment of mutual respect, community building and – most importantly – FUN.  

Are you interested in being a part of the “Think Global, Act Local” movement? Does Stoke the World sound like the sort of organization and community you’d like to be a part of?

Join us! We would love to hear your ideas for helping us make a difference in this world – together.