Provide an on-site case management and health support team for low-income seniors.
On May 6, 2020, the Women’s Fund awarded grants to nine local nonprofits totaling $685,000 from membership donations collected during 2019. These grants bring the total awarded to local nonprofits to nearly $7.9 million since the Women’s Fund was founded in 2004.
Supported by Women's Fund grants, the remarkable organizations described below will increase the number of underserved neighbors who have access to sight-restoring eye care and provide a state-of-the-art STEAM lab to inspire elementary school children. These grants will expand the reach of medical services and the healing power of a shower for our homeless population. They will provide services that enable seniors to live safely in their homes and have access to timely transportation services when they need them. They will provide legal services to help keep immigrant families together and bring the wonder of a library to children and families in local parks, community centers and neighborhoods.
Click on the photos below for a deeper dive into the grant purpose and to link to the agency.
Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine
Fund a daytime outreach specialist to expand the reach of medical volunteers helping homeless people.
Easy Lift Transportation
Enable same-day transportation services for eligible seniors and disabled people.
Goleta Education Foundation
Fund a state-of-the-art STEAM Lab at El Camino Elementary School.
Santa Barbara County Immigrant Legal Defense Center - ILDC
Partially fund an immigration attorney supporting volunteer lawyers representing families facing deportation.
Santa Barbara Education Foundation
Bring suicide prevention program “Sources of Strength” to 6,000 students and teachers at Santa Barbara High Schools.
Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation
Fund a Library-on-the-Go mobile van to provide information, training and library services for those with limited access
Update optometric equipment at the Santa Barbara Vision Care Program and Clinic, expanding free eye care for low-income patients.