Current Grant Recipients

On May 2, 2018 the Women’s Fund awarded grants to seven local nonprofits totaling $535,000 from funds collected from membership donations made during 2017. This was largest amount awarded solely from members’ donations since the founding of the Women’s Fund.

Supported by Women’s Fund grants, these remarkable organizations will provide mental health support to help prevent possible re offending and incarceration of Teen Court youth, remediate the effects of dyslexia in K-3 students, respond to disruptive classroom behavior for 3-5 year olds and provide quality child care and business development training for in-home Family Child Care providers. Three capital grants will also partially fund a refrigerated truck to collect, store and distribute fresh food, increase the number of beds and build bathroom facilities for women needing emergency shelter and replace and rebuild sections of a leaking roof for a clubhouse that serves low-income youth in Carpinteria.

CADA - Judge administering oath

CADA - Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

$ 75,000

Provide mental health support to help prevent possible reoffending and incarceration of Teen Court youth.

Little girl in blue playing with glue

Children's Resource & Referral

$ 65,000

Provide quality child care and business development training for in-home Family Child Care providers

Dyslexia Intervention Program - Teacher reading with 3 students

$ 50,000

Expand a pilot program to remediate the effects of dyslexia in K-3 students in the Santa Barbara School District.

Counselor and girl with arms raised to the sky

Early Childhood Classroom Behavior Intervention Program

$ 50,000

Expand a program to respond to disruptive classroom behavior for 3-5 year olds in the Goleta Union School District.

Unloading food from truck

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

$ 95,000

Partially fund a refrigerated truck to collect, store and distribute fresh food.

Rescue Mission - Outside with the clients

Santa Barbara Rescue Misson

$ 100,000

Increase the number of beds and build bathroom facilities for women needing emergency shelter.

Girls working on an art project

United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County

$ 100,000

Replace and rebuild sections of leaking roof for a clubhouse that serves low-income youth in Carpinteria.