Our Mission

The Women's Fund of Santa Barbara is a volunteer-led collective donor organization that enables women to combine our charitable dollars into significant grants addressing the critical needs of women, children and families in south Santa Barbara County.

The Women’s Fund educates and inspires women to engage in making lasting change in our community.

Our Structure

The Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara is an independent tax-exempt nonprofit organization that makes significant, well-researched, grants to local nonprofits from a pool of funds created each year by Women’s Fund member donations. 

In 2002, after reading an article in the Los Angeles Times about the Everychild Foundation, Carol Palladini and Meredith Scott invited its founder Jacqueline Caster to speak at a Santa Barbara Foundation's Women in Philanthropy program.