The Women's Fund of Santa Barbara is a collective donor group 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 nearly $8 million in grants since 2004.
  • Members have a voice in how to distribute funds.
  • We conduct our own rigorous research into community needs & 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.

With so many worthy candidates, who should the we support this year?

Learn about all the nonprofits under consideration at two virtual meetings open to Women's Fund members. Your invitation has the registration link. 

Be sure to attend both Zoom sessions to learn about all the candidates. Unfortunately we aren't able to record them due to confidentiality concerns. 

We hope you'll join us this week!   Learn more   

Women's Fund in the News

In March, nearly 1,100 members of the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara will vote to distribute $750,000 to local nonprofits; awarding its largest annual grants pool since the organization began 17 years ago.

Every year, Women’s Fund members combine their charitable dollars into significant... Read More

We are excited to announce that next month our 2020 Women’s Fund members will vote to award the largest grants pool in our 17-year history – an amazing $750,000!

That’s three quarters of a million dollars from us—from you—to help local women, children and families as the... Read More

On the evening of January 28, more than 230 people attended the Women’s Fund's fourth virtual forum in its Grants in Action educational series. The forum focused on the topic of immigration and the work of the Santa Barbara County Immigrant... Read More

2020 is not likely to make it onto anyone’s “My Favorite Year” list. But 2020 will make it onto the Women’s Fund list of most generous years. During this extraordinarily disruptive year of extraordinary need, Women’s Fund members—you—showed extraordinary generosity... Read More