Help sustain school-based mental health services for students, families and educators.
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.
Carpinteria Children's Project
Sustain operations of the Carpinteria preschool serving low-wage working families.
SAFTY mobile crisis counselor to respond to youth experiencing mental health emergencies.
Cecilia Fund, The
Expand coverage of medical and dental costs for patients who have no other way to pay for needed care.
Children and Family Resource Services
Provide training and support for volunteer Promotores to become certified Family Health Navigators.
Children's Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County
Expand child care capacity by supporting more women to become licensed child care providers.
Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine
Sustain the daytime outreach specialist providing medical and mental health services to the homeless.
New Beginnings Counseling Center
Expand the Safe Parking program providing protected space and support for vehicular homeless while seeking stable housing.
PATH Santa Barbara -People Assisting the Homeless
Replace the cargo van used for collecting and distributing donated food to agencies that feed the homeless.