Past Grant Recipients

Reading
$ 25,000

Improve reading proficiency by expanding libraries in K-3 classrooms in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.

New Home
$ 70,000

Expand the Peace Builders program to prevent bullying at three additional junior high schools.

SAFTY Worker with client
$ 75,000

Expand rapid mobile crisis weekend response for children and youth experiencing a mental health emergency.

Noah's Anchorage Shelter
$ 65,000

Upgrades in facilities and furnishings to meet new state accreditation requirements.

Old Play Structure
$ 55,000

Replace old playground equipment with a safe, inviting play system for children fleeing domestic violence.

2016 PEAC Team
$ 75,000

Increase college readiness and acceptance rates for low-income students by expanding the program to all secondary schools. 

Computer Lab
$ 60,000

Establish onsite learning centers, providing bilingual tutoring and coaching, at two new low-income housing projects. 

Graduation
$ 60,000

Address legal problems and expand parenting education for single mothers transitioning to jobs and permanent housing.

Academy for Success class enjoying a round of ice hockey
$ 60,000

Expand the mental health program that reduces the number of high school dropouts to all three high schools.

Doctors Without Walls Street Team
$ 65,000

Provide funds for a fully outfitted mobile medical clinic for examining and treating homeless individuals.

Easy Lift Los Ninos Head Start
$ 55,000

Provide support for the Children’s Accessible Transportation program to increase the number of rides.

Artist rendering of Gardens on Hope
$ 100,000

Provide capital funds to build “Gardens on Hope,” a new low-income senior housing and services facility.

Friends in Children's Park
$ 65,000

Provide funds to build a permanent covered outdoor center at Children’s Park.

Teacher with Children
$ 75,000

Provide child care for low-income families by funding the Children’s Center purchase.

A Tiny House
$ 50,000

Provide building materials, appliances and the transportation trailer for three “tiny houses.”

CRR - Story time
$ 80,000

Increase the number of new child care spaces in new Family Child Care businesses.

CAC - Seniors at lunch
$ 80,000

Provide hot, nutritious lunches to low-income seniors.

Conflict Solutions Center - workshop circle
$ 60,000

Launch a restorative justice model as an alternative to juvenile incarceration.

Mental Wellness Center - Ramona and her son, Bobby
$ 60,000

Create support groups for families of teens, newly diagnosed with mental illness.

Safe Parking Program - young woman and her car
$ 80,000

Assist individual and families living in their vehicles.

Sarah House - birthday celebration
$ 50,000

Deliver hospice care to low-income individuals suffering terminal illnesses.

Transition House dining room
$ 50,000

Install air conditioning and sound proofing in the family homeless shelter.

Casa Esperanza Counselor and Client
$ 50,000

Shelter and support to transition women out of homelessness.

Domestic Violence Solutions: playground construction in progress
$ 50,000

Security systems upgrade and safe playground surface.

Legal Aid Foundation: two women walking
$ 75,000

Domestic violence attorney for women and children.

Youth Interactive: young artist painting sunburst on floor
$ 60,000

Entrepreneurial and job skills programs for underserved youth.

People's Self-Help Housing: tutor working with young student
$ 50,000

After-school/summer educational enhancement programs for children of low-income families.

Posse Program: Opening Doors to College: "thumbs up" from two students
$ 75,000

Tutorial and mentoring partnerships for high-achieving, low-income students.

Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center: counselor on phone
$ 50,000

Crisis intervention and long-term counseling services.

SBCC Single Parent Achievement Program: graduate with her daughter in her arms
$ 90,000

Child care support for low-income single mothers allowing them to attend college.

Storyteller Children's Center: little boy with milk "mustache"
$ 50,000

Food program for low-income preschool children.

Catholic Charities: food pantry with little girl customer
$ 50,000

Emergency supplemental food and case management to aid low-income families in crisis.

Doctors without Walls: the team working in a clinic
$ 50,000

Medical care and essential services at the Women's Free Homeless Clinic to unsheltered and marginally sheltered women in a safe, female-only environment.

Future Leaders of America: the group with the banner
$ 65,000

Training and academic support to promote responsible leadership development for community youth.

Girl's Inc. of Carpinteria: members of the Eureka! Program
$ 50,000

Support for the Eureka! Program to prepare young girls to attend college and to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Isla Vista Youth Project: playground with slide
$ 50,000

Capital funds to improve the Isla Vista Family Resource Center infrastructure and playground.

Westside Boys and Girls Club: class in session
$ 75,000

Renovation and expansion of its clubhouse to create an educational resource center.

Womens Economic Ventures: a new veterinarian practice with a four-legged patient
$ 100,000

Support for a micro-loan fund that assists low-income south Santa Barbara County women in starting or expanding their own businesses.

Youth Violence Prevention Project: the group together
$ 85,000

Female outreach worker to reduce gang-related conflict and violence among at-risk girls in Santa Barbara secondary schools.

CASA Woman with child in playground swing
$ 60,000

Case supervisor to work with trained volunteers who act as court-appointed advocates for foster children.

EasyLift: a new van with yellow-dressed children
$ 65,000

Van purchase and associated expenses to expand transportation services for low-income children participating in youth-serving programs.

Family Services Agency: two women with jewelry
$ 80,000

Case management supervision to support vulnerable seniors with a comprehensive care system that provides independence and dignity.

Friends of the Santa Barbara Public Library: little boy at the computer (photo: Natalie Thomson, Photography)
$ 65,000

Literacy learning stations serving young children in all south Santa Barbara County libraries.

Palabra: car wash
$ 50,000

Program support, expansion and evaluation of an intervention and prevention program to address local youth-on-youth violence and gang involvement.

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics: doctor with electronic files on computer
$ 100,000

Lead gift to implement an Electronic Health Record system to improve the quality and coordination of health care for low-income patients.

The Cecilia Fund: dentist with patient
$ 50,000

Funding to meet the critical dental needs of the low-income, uninsured residents of south Santa Barbara County.

Parent Project: parents in classroom
$ 50,000

Parent education and mentoring classes utilizing a research-based curriculum in ten Santa Barbara Unified School District schools.

2010 Carpinteria Children's Project at Main costume group of kids
$ 135,000

Staff, computers, literacy software, books and learning materials to outfit the Early Childhood Literacy Lab.

2010 Channel Islands YFS girl in red sweater in kitchenette
$ 100,000

Support services for Transitional-age Youth Housing Program at Artisan Court that serves young adults aged 18-21, many of whom have aged out of the foster care system.

Childrens Academy graduates happily hugging
$ 75,000

Detailed architectural plans for a residential charter school for foster youth in grades 7-12.

$ 95,000

Support for a school readiness program that trains parents of at-risk children to become their children's first teacher.

Mobile Waterford: Boy with headphones pointing at computer screen
$ 95,000

Kindergarten readiness and English-language instruction engaging four-year-olds in neighborhoods where they live

$ 65,000

Permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless mentally ill adults and homeless women at risk of becoming victims of violent crime.

Casa Esperanza: man putting on a shoe with assistance
$ 90,000

Case management and volunteer training staff to provide homeless individuals and families with services that lead to stable housing and employment.

Catholic Charities: food pantry with customers
$ 85,000

Installation of solar panels on the agency's food pantry in order to lower energy costs and increase the Foodbank budget to feed low-income families.

Domestic Violence Solutions: Son kissing happy mother
$ 75,000

Volunteer coordinator, salary support and program costs to assist victims of domestic violence living in the DVS Santa Barbara shelter and in Second Stage housing to achieve stability and self-sufficiency.

Sarah House: Party with ladies in hats
$ 40,000

Sustain staff levels and expand holistic end-of-life residential care for low-income and homeless individuals and those with HIV/AIDS.

St. Vincent's of Santa Barbara:Graduate mother with two toddlers
$ 75,000

Case management staff to provide low-income and homeless mothers and their children the Program of Affordable Transitional Housing and Services (PATHS) that works to build independence and self-sufficiency.

2008 AllforOne Youth and Mentoring in action - at the computer with student and mentor
$ 65,000

Program director to help high-risk youth make healthy choices and avoid gang involvement.

2008 Breast Cancer Resource Center two women in the pink
$ 30,000

Computer system to aid in providing peer support and information to cancer patients and their families.

2008 Casa Serena one-on-one personal counseling
$ 75,000

Resident scholarship fund to help women (with their children) complete a safe path to recovery from alcoholism.

CORE at Santa Barbara Junior High School particiapants on board
$ 70,000

Individualized intervention program designed to explore productive choices for at-risk 7th and 8th graders.

2008 Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy 3 student speakers
$ 150,000

Funding for new building to expand hands-on science and engineering program for high school students.

2008 Future Leaders of America group with banner
$ 65,000

Latino youth leadership and education program designed to create college-educated, civic-minded role models who give back to their communities. 

2008 PathPoint student making presentation
$ 75,000

Rehabilitation specialist providing eviction prevention, crisis prevention, and recovery stabilization services for mentally ill adults impacted by government budget cuts

2008 SB Neighborhood Clinics nurse with a little patient
$ 80,000

Computer health tracking system designed to increase prevention exams and tests for women and to avoid emergency room visits for routine illnesses for women and their families.

2008 Parent Project father with certificate
$ 35,000

Parent-adolescent communication training to help strengthen relationships between elementary/junior high students and their families.

2008 United Boys & Girls Club goup with boy in white t-shirt
$ 80,000

Funds to expand after-school programs for at-risk teens in areas vulnerable to gangs in Goleta, Carpinteria and Santa Barbara's Westside.

Angels Foster Care of Santa Barbara: blue-eyed baby
$ 85,000

Salary for a licensed social worker to recruit and support 20 additional foster families, doubling the number of infants and toddlers placed in 2007.

2007 Casa Pacifica case-workers and their cars
$ 55,000

Three cars for caseworkers and mental health professionals to deliver 24/7 crisis response and wrap-around services.

2007 Family Services Agency answering Human Services Helpline
$ 95,000

Funds to support the 211 Human Services Helpline and fill the gap when government funding expires in June 2008.

2007 Girls, Inc. happy girls in their red tee-shirts
$ 55,000

Support for a mentoring program focused on girls aged 13 to 18.

2007 Isla Vista Youth Project counselor
$ 60,000

Salaries for a family advocate and a counselor for one year, to replace state funds eliminated in 2007.

2007 Peoples' Self-Help Housing kids posing for the camera
$ 50,000

Salary for a third educator in the year-round mentoring program for school-aged children of low-income families from Goleta to Carpinteria

2007 Storytellers Children's Center - the front porch
$ 150,000

Lead grant in a $2.5 million expansion campaign to provide early childhood education for at-risk children at a second facility.

2007 Transition House - in the middle of an interview
$ 50,000

Salary of one case manager for one year to assist at-risk families in jeopardy of becoming homeless.

CADA Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse: counselor with student
$ 105,000

Youth Service System (YSS) program restructure to provide three licensed therapists in Santa Barbara secondary schools.

CALM Child Abuse Listening and Mediation: Mother and toddler sucking fingers
$ 100,000

Support for Great Beginnings, a program helping teen-led families.

CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates: little girl with white teddy bear
$ 180,000

Renovation and equipment for new, permanent headquarters.

2006_SB_Rape_Crisis_Center_counseling_safe_space
$ 100,000

Support to remodel interior and furnish equipment for reception area and counseling rooms.

Noah's Anchorage: one of the new vans
$ 20,000

New van and two computers to help teens in crisis.

Domestic Violence Solutions: SHARe program teen participents
$ 50,000

Complete funding for SHARe, teen peer education program.

Planned Parenthood Adelamigos: four girls and their mentor
$ 40,000

Support for New Adelante Amigo(as) group that mentors six Carpinteria girls from 8th grade through one year post high school.

Twelve35 Teen Center: Address sign on Chapala Street
$ 90,000

Equipment, furnishings for new teen center.

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics: Dr. Ramirez at work at the Dental Clinic
$ 105,000

Capped capital campaign for Eastside Family Dental Clinic.

St. Vincent's of Santa Barbara: Mother and daughter reading together
$ 35,000

Housing and services for three moms and their children for one year.