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.

Alpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara

Alpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara

$ 65,000

Purchase a wheelchair accessible van for clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate in off-campus community activities.

CALM - Child Abuse Listening Mediation

CALM

$ 55,000

Provide onsite counseling to low-income Carpinteria families and their children having Adverse Early Childhood Experiences.

Catholic Charities of Santa Barbara

Catholic Charities of Santa Barbara

$ 50,000

Replace a fifty-year-old, leaking Thrift Store roof to protect income-producing inventory that supports programs for low-income clients.

FSA

Family Service Agency

$ 65,000

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

Isla Vista Youth Projects

$ 55,000

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

PATH Santa Barbara

$ 50,000

Replace 50 bed-bug infested beds with new metal beds and bug resistant mattresses for the women’s quarters at the interim-housing shelter.

Sarah House

Sarah House

$ 95,000

Renovate their kitchen including new appliances, plumbing, cabinets and flooring for hospice home for homeless and low-income individuals with terminal illnesses.

SBNC Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

SBNC Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

$ 70,000

Purchase two compact wheelchair platforms to provide Dental Access for low-income special-needs patients at the Dental Clinics.

Transition House

Transition House

$ 80,000

Provide bridge funding for emergency shelter operations for homeless families with children while agency seeks to replace recently cut government funding.