Current Grantees

On May 5, 2021, the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara awarded grants to 10 local nonprofits totaling $750,000 from membership donations collected during 2020. These grants bring the total awarded to local organizations to more than $8.6 million since the Women’s Fund was founded in 2004.

Supported by Women's Fund grants, the remarkable organizations described below will:
• Provide mental health support in schools and to youth in crisis.
• Expand the reach of medical services for families, low-income and homeless people.
• Sustain a successful preschool and expand child care capacity for working families.
• Distribute food to people experiencing homelessness.
• Provide educational support to close the achievement gap.
• Support homeless people living in their cars.

Click on the photos below for a deeper dive into the grant purpose and to link to the agency.

CALM - Child Abuse Listening Mediation

$ 75,000

Help sustain school-based mental health services for students, families and educators.

Carpinteria Children's Project

$ 90,000

Sustain operations of the Carpinteria preschool serving low-wage working families.

Casa Pacifica

$ 80,000

SAFTY mobile crisis counselor to respond to youth experiencing mental health emergencies.

Cecilia Fund, The

$ 50,000

Expand coverage of medical and dental costs for patients who have no other way to pay for needed care.  

Children and Family Resource Services

$ 100,000

Provide training and support for volunteer Promotores to become certified Family Health Navigators. 

Children's Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County

$ 100,000

Expand child care capacity by supporting more women to become licensed child care providers. 

Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine

$ 60,000

Sustain the daytime outreach specialist providing medical and mental health services to the homeless. 

New Beginnings Counseling Center

$ 75,000

Expand the Safe Parking program providing protected space and support for vehicular homeless while seeking stable housing. 

PATH Santa Barbara -People Assisting the Homeless

$ 50,000

Replace the cargo van used for collecting and distributing donated food to agencies that feed the homeless. 

United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County

$ 70,000

Provide scholarships for low-income youth to attend educational summer camp.