Improve reading proficiency by expanding libraries in K-3 classrooms in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.
Current Grant Recipients
On May 8, 2017 the Women’s Fund awarded grants to eight local nonprofits totaling $485,000 from funds collected from membership donations made during 2016. 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 establish onsite learning centers at two new low-income housing projects, expand K-3 classroom libraries, help prevent high school bullying, and increase college readiness and acceptance rates for low-income students. They will also expand rapid mobile crisis weekend response for children experiencing a mental health emergency, expand legal services and parenting education for single mothers transitioning to jobs and permanent housing, provide a safe inviting play system for children fleeing domestic violence and provide facility improvements so a residential group home and drop-in center can obtain accreditation.
Expand the Peace Builders program to prevent bullying at three additional junior high schools.
Expand rapid mobile crisis weekend response for children and youth experiencing a mental health emergency.
Upgrades in facilities and furnishings to meet new state accreditation requirements.
Replace old playground equipment with a safe, inviting play system for children fleeing domestic violence.
Increase college readiness and acceptance rates for low-income students by expanding the program to all secondary schools.
Establish onsite learning centers, providing bilingual tutoring and coaching, at two new low-income housing projects.
Address legal problems and expand parenting education for single mothers transitioning to jobs and permanent housing.