Grants In Action

Site Visits and Educational Forums allow our members to witness the work we are supporting firsthand. Because of the coronavirus, these interactions with our 2019-2020 grantees will be virtual.  We'll “go on scene” to speak with nonprofits and their clients and present a premiere of the broadcast on the dates below. 

The relationship between Women's Fund members and our grantees is not over when a nonprofit has been awarded a grant. Keeping members informed of our grantees’ progress is part of our rigorous grantmaking process.

Our Grants in Action events allow us to fulfill an important part of our mission: to educate and inspire women to engage in making lasting change in our community. By learning more about the ongoing challenges facing our neighbors, we can learn how to better target our dollars.


Site Visits & Educational Forums

All premieres will air on Zoom at 5:00 pm and last about 45 minutes. Videos will be posted after the event. 

Members and their guests are invited to register for the premiere events.


2020 / 2021 Grants in Action Events


Premiered September 29th
SEE International - Watch Site Visit Video 


Premiered October 20th 
Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine 
& Showers of Blessings
    Watch Site Visit Video


Premiered December 8th    
Aging in Place in Santa Barbara: Obstacles & Opportunities      
Featuring 2nd Story Associates & Easy Lift  Watch Forum Video


January 28, 2021    OPEN to the PUBLIC 
Immigrant's Stories: America's Promise
Educational Forum featuring the Immigrant Legal Defense Center

Clients of ILDCClients of ILDC

Grants in Action events for these grantees have been indefinitely delayed because of complications due to Covid. 

Late Summer/ Early Fall - Site Visit to "Library-on-the-Go" Mobile Van
Santa Barbara Public Library and Santa Barbara Library Foundation 

Late Fall - Site VIsit to STEAM Lab at El Camino School
Goleta School District & Goleta Education Foundation