Grants In Action

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.

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. 

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 on September 29th
SEE International - Site Visit Video 


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


December 8th - Open to the Public   
Aging in Place in Santa Barbara: Obstacles & Opportunities      
Educational Forum featuring 2nd Story Associates & Easy Lift


January 28, 2021   New Date
Immigrant's Stories: America's Promise
Educational Forum featuring the Immigrant Legal Defense Center

Doctors Without Walls volunteersDoctors Without Walls - volunteers examine a client

2021 Pending Events  

Winter - The Power of Prevention: Supporting Positive Mental and Emotional Health in Youth
Educational Forum featuring: Santa Barbara Education Foundation & Santa Barbara School District


Summer - Santa Barbara Public Library
Site Visit to the "Library-on-the-Go" mobile van 


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