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.

Members Only Event – See the impact of your contributions at the United Boys & Girls Clubs' Summer Spectacular Camps!

Wednesday, July 28

Afternoon - 1:00 pm PT  – UBGC Santa Barbara Westside Clubhouse

Thursday, July 29

Morning - 10:00 am OR afternoon - 1:00 pm PT  – UBGC Carpinteria Clubhouse


Women's Fund in the News

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

1,100-Member Organization Focused on Greatest Needs in Pandemic Times

At its May 5 virtual Celebration of Grants event, the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara awarded a record $750,000 to 10 local nonprofits. Members tuned in to see which of the organizations on the ballots they cast received... Read More

Ten local nonprofit agencies were awarded grants totaling $750,000 from a record-breaking pool of member donations collected by the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara during 2020. The recipients were announced at the Annual Women’s Fund Celebration of Grants event held virtually on May 5.

The... Read More