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.

We're at the Drawing Board! 


We are hard at work developing a new website for the Women's Fund with a fresh look and better functionality. We've also been busy creating a new logo to better represent the vibrancy of our organization and more clearly reflect our inclusiveness, collaboration, and purpose. We'll reveal both in the fall so stay tuned! 

Women's Fund in the News

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

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