Current Grant Recipients

On May 8, 2017 the Women’s Fund awarded grants to eight local nonprofits totaling $485,000 from funds collected from membership donations made during 2016. 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 establish onsite learning centers at two new low-income housing projects, expand K-3 classroom libraries, help prevent high school bullying, and increase college readiness and acceptance rates for low-income students. They will also expand rapid mobile crisis weekend response for children experiencing a mental health emergency, expand legal services and parenting education for single mothers transitioning to jobs and permanent housing, provide a safe inviting play system for children fleeing domestic violence and provide facility improvements so a residential group home and drop-in center can obtain accreditation.

Reading
$ 25,000

Improve reading proficiency by expanding libraries in K-3 classrooms in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.

New Home
$ 70,000

Expand the Peace Builders program to prevent bullying at three additional junior high schools.

SAFTY Worker with client
$ 75,000

Expand rapid mobile crisis weekend response for children and youth experiencing a mental health emergency.

Noah's Anchorage Shelter
$ 65,000

Upgrades in facilities and furnishings to meet new state accreditation requirements.

Old Play Structure
$ 55,000

Replace old playground equipment with a safe, inviting play system for children fleeing domestic violence.

2016 PEAC Team
$ 75,000

Increase college readiness and acceptance rates for low-income students by expanding the program to all secondary schools. 

Computer Lab
$ 60,000

Establish onsite learning centers, providing bilingual tutoring and coaching, at two new low-income housing projects. 

Graduation
$ 60,000

Address legal problems and expand parenting education for single mothers transitioning to jobs and permanent housing.