The Women's Fund of Santa Barbara is a Giving Circle that enables women to combine their charitable dollars into significant grants. We focus on the critical needs of women, children and families in south Santa Barbara County. We hope you'll join us! 

  • We've distributed $8.6 million in grants since 2004.
  • Members have a voice in how to distribute funds.
  • We conduct our own rigorous research into community needs and the nonprofits that meet those needs.

We welcome all women who may join as individual members or as part of a group.

All donations are tax-deductible, to the full extent of the law.

Women's Fund in the News

The Santa Barbara Public Library is reintroducing its book mobile, now called Library on the Go, for the avid readers who have not been able to visit the library in person, largely due to the pandemic.

“With public health concerns over large gatherings likely to continue for some time,... Read More

Nearly 50 Hope Ranch women are members of the Women's Fund of Santa Barbara, a volunteer-led, collective donor organization that enables women to combine their donations into significant grants addressing the critical needs of women, children and families in south Santa Barbara County. 

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Santa Barbara Library Services Manager Molly Wetta watches patrons walk up to the doors Sunday and Monday, unaware that the central and eastside branches are closed, and press their faces to the glass, disappointed.

Santa Barbara library staff were faced with a tough decision this spring... Read More