Expand the Peace Builders program to prevent bullying at three additional junior high schools.
Past Grant Recipients
Program director to help high-risk youth make healthy choices and avoid gang involvement.
Purchase a wheelchair accessible van for clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate in off-campus community activities.
Salary for a licensed social worker to recruit and support 20 additional foster families, doubling the number of infants and toddlers placed in 2007.
Computer system to aid in providing peer support and information to cancer patients and their families.
Youth Service System (YSS) program restructure to provide three licensed therapists in Santa Barbara secondary schools.
Provide mental health support to help prevent possible reoffending and incarceration of Teen Court youth.
Support for Great Beginnings, a program helping teen-led families.
Provide onsite counseling to low-income Carpinteria families and their children having Adverse Early Childhood Experiences.
Staff, computers, literacy software, books and learning materials to outfit the Early Childhood Literacy Lab.
Renovation and equipment for new, permanent headquarters.
Case supervisor to work with trained volunteers who act as court-appointed advocates for foster children.
Three cars for caseworkers and mental health professionals to deliver 24/7 crisis response and wrap-around services.
Expand rapid mobile crisis weekend response for children and youth experiencing a mental health emergency.
Resident scholarship fund to help women (with their children) complete a safe path to recovery from alcoholism.
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.
Emergency supplemental food and case management to aid low-income families in crisis.
Replace a fifty-year-old, leaking Thrift Store roof to protect income-producing inventory that supports programs for low-income clients.
Funding to meet the critical dental needs of the low-income, uninsured residents of south Santa Barbara County.
Noah's Anchorage - Purchase a new van and two computers to help teens in crisis.
My Home at Artisan Court - 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.
Noah's Anchorage - Upgrades in facilities and furnishings to meet new state accreditation requirements.
Detailed architectural plans for a residential charter school for foster youth in grades 7-12.
Increase the number of new child care spaces in new Family Child Care businesses.
Provide quality child care and business development training for in-home Family Child Care providers
Healthy Senior Lunch Program - Provide hot, nutritious lunches to low-income seniors.
Launch a restorative justice model as an alternative to juvenile incarceration.
Medical care and essential services at the Women's Free Homeless Clinic to unsheltered and marginally sheltered women in a safe, female-only environment.
Provide funds for a fully outfitted mobile medical clinic for examining and treating homeless individuals.
Complete funding for SHARe, teen peer education program.
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.
Security systems upgrade and safe playground surface.
Replace old playground equipment with a safe, inviting play system for children fleeing domestic violence.
Funding for new building to expand hands-on science and engineering program for high school students.
Children's Accessible Transport Van purchase and associated expenses to expand transportation services for low-income children participating in youth-serving programs.
Provide support for the Children’s Accessible Transport program to increase the number of rides.
Funds to support the 211 Human Services Helpline and fill the gap when government funding expires in June 2008.
Case management to support vulnerable seniors with a comprehensive care system that provides independence and dignity.
Expand the Holistic Defense Program in the Santa Barbara Public Defenders office to help women stabilize their lives and reduce reoffending.
Partially fund a refrigerated truck to collect, store and distribute fresh food.
Literacy learning stations serving young children in all south Santa Barbara County libraries.
Latino youth leadership and education program designed to create college-educated, civic-minded role models who give back to their communities.
Training and academic support to promote responsible leadership development for community youth.
Provide capital funds to build “Gardens on Hope,” a new low-income senior housing and services facility.
Support for the Eureka! Program to prepare young girls to attend college and to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Support for a mentoring program focused on girls aged 13 to 18.
Expand an early childhood classroom behavior intervention program that responds to disruptive behavior for 3-5 year olds in the Goleta Union School District.
Provide funds to build a permanent covered outdoor center at Children’s Park.
Salaries for a family advocate and a counselor for one year, to replace state funds eliminated in 2007.
Capital funds to improve the Isla Vista Family Resource Center infrastructure and playground.
Provide child care for low-income families by funding the Children’s Center purchase.
Expand Family Advocate program in Goleta Union School District to help low-income parents receive services for basic needs for their family.
Domestic violence attorney for women and children.
Entrepreneurial and job skills programs for underserved youth.
Create support groups for families of teens, newly diagnosed with mental illness.
Assist individual and families living in their vehicles.
Program support, expansion and evaluation of an intervention and prevention program to address local youth-on-youth violence and gang involvement.
Fund case management and volunteer training staff to provide homeless individuals and families with services that lead to stable housing and employment.
Provide shelter and support to transition women out of homelessness.
Replace 50 shelter beds with new metal beds and bug resistant mattresses for the women’s quarters at the interim-housing shelter.
Rehabilitation specialist providing eviction prevention, crisis prevention, and recovery stabilization services for mentally ill adults impacted by government budget cuts
Education Enhancement ProgramSalary for a third educator in the year-round mentoring program for school-aged children of low-income families from Goleta to Carpinteria
Youth Education Enhancement Program After-school/summer educational enhancement programs for children of low-income families.
Establish onsite learning centers, providing bilingual tutoring and coaching, at two new low-income housing projects.
Support for New Adelante Amigo(as) group that mentors six Carpinteria girls from 8th grade through one year post high school.
CORE at Santa Barbara Junior High School. Individualized intervention program designed to explore productive choices for at-risk 7th and 8th graders.
Parent Project Parent-adolescent communication training to help strengthen relationships between elementary/junior high students and their families.
HIPPY - Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters. Support for a school readiness program that trains parents of at-risk children to become their children's first teacher.
Mobile Waterford. Kindergarten readiness and English-language instruction engaging four-year-olds in neighborhoods where they live
Parent Project. Parent education and mentoring classes utilizing a research-based curriculum in ten Santa Barbara Unified School District schools.
Youth Violence Prevention Program Female outreach worker hired to reduce gang-related conflict and violence among at-risk girls in Santa Barbara highschools.
PEAC - Program for Effective Access to College. Tutorial and mentoring partnerships for high-achieving, low-income students.
Acadeny for Success. Expand the mental health program that reduces the number of high school dropouts to all three Santa Barbara high schools.
Accelerated Reader Program. Improve reading proficiency by expanding libraries in K-3 classrooms in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.
PEAC - Program for Effective Access to College. Increase college readiness and acceptance rates for low-income students by expanding the program to all secondary schools.
Dyslexia Intervention Expansion. Expands a pilot program to remediate the effects of dyslexia in K-3 students in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.
Capped capital campaign for Eastside Family Dental Clinic.
Computer health tracking system upgrade designed to increase prevention exams and tests for women and to avoid emergency room visits for routine illnesses for women and their families.
Lead gift to implement an Electronic Health Record system to improve the quality and coordination of health care for low-income patients.
Purchase two compact wheelchair platforms to provide Dental Access for low-income special-needs patients at the Dental Clinics.
Furnishing a Safe Haven Capital Project Support to remodel interior and furnish equipment for reception area and counseling rooms.
Crisis intervention and long-term counseling services.
Renovation of Facilities for Homeless Women Increase the number of beds and build bathroom facilities for women needing emergency shelter.
Hospice Care Expansion Sustain staff levels and expand holistic end-of-life residential care for low-income and homeless individuals and those with HIV/AIDS.
Resident Assistant Caregiver Support Deliver hospice care to low-income individuals suffering terminal illnesses.
Renovate their kitchen including new appliances, plumbing, cabinets and flooring for hospice home for homeless and low-income individuals with terminal illnesses.
Child care support for low-income single mothers allowing them to attend college.
Housing and Childcare of Low-income Mothers Housing and services for three moms and their children for one year.
Case Management for Homeless Mothers and their Children 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.
Family Strengthening Program Address legal problems and expand parenting education for single mothers transitioning to jobs and permanent housing.
Capital Campaign Lead Gift to Purchase a Second Location Lead grant in a $2.5 million expansion campaign to provide early childhood education for at-risk children at a second facility.
Food program for low-income preschool children.
Provide building materials, appliances and the transportation trailer for three “tiny houses.”
Homelessness Prevention Program Salary of one case manager for one year to assist at-risk families in jeopardy of becoming homeless.
Family Homeless Shelter Improvements Install air conditioning and sound proofing in the family homeless shelter.
Provide bridge funding for emergency shelter operations for homeless families with children while agency seeks to replace recently cut government funding.
Equipment, furnishings for new teen center.
Funds to expand after-school programs for at-risk teens in areas vulnerable to gangs in Goleta, Carpinteria and Santa Barbara's Westside.
Renovation and expansion of its clubhouse to create an educational resource center.
Replace and rebuild sections of leaking roof for a clubhouse that serves low-income youth in Carpinteria.
Permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless mentally ill adults and homeless women at risk of becoming victims of violent crime.
Support for a micro-loan fund that assists low-income south Santa Barbara County women in starting or expanding their own businesses.