Purchase a wheelchair accessible van for clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate in off-campus community activities.
Current Grant Recipients
On May 1, 2019 the Women’s Fund awarded grants to nine local nonprofits totaling $585,000 from funds collected from membership donations made during 2018. This was largest amount awarded solely from members’ donations since the founding of the Women’s Fund.
Supported by Women's Fund grants, these remarkable organizations will provide counseling for Carpinteria families dealing with chronic adversity, expand a proven program to help Isla Vista families meet basic needs, counsel mothers who have committed low-level offenses to help prevent reoffending and separation from their children, and provide emergency shelter for families with children. Five capital grants will renovate a kitchen in a hospice home for low-income and homeless neighbors, provide a wheelchair accessible van to transport people with disabilities into the community, replace 50 beds for women in a local homeless shelter, provide wheelchair platforms to enable dental care for low-income special needs patients, and replace a leaking roof for a Thrift Shop that funds programs for low-income families.
Click on the photos below for a deeper dive into the grant purpose and to link to the agency.
Provide onsite counseling to low-income Carpinteria families and their children having Adverse Early Childhood Experiences.
Catholic Charities of Santa Barbara
Replace a fifty-year-old, leaking Thrift Store roof to protect income-producing inventory that supports programs for low-income clients.
Family Service Agency
Expand the Holistic Defense Program in the Santa Barbara Public Defenders office to help women stabilize their lives and reduce reoffending.
Isla Vista Youth Projects
Expand Family Advocate program in Goleta Union School District to help low-income parents receive services for basic needs for their family.
PATH Santa Barbara
Replace 50 bed-bug infested beds with new metal beds and bug resistant mattresses for the women’s quarters at the interim-housing shelter.
Renovate their kitchen including new appliances, plumbing, cabinets and flooring for hospice home for homeless and low-income individuals with terminal illnesses.
Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
Purchase two compact wheelchair platforms to provide Dental Access for low-income special-needs patients at the Dental Clinics.