Improve reading proficiency by expanding libraries in K-3 classrooms in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.
Past Grant Recipients
Expand the Peace Builders program to prevent bullying at three additional junior high schools.
Expand rapid mobile crisis weekend response for children and youth experiencing a mental health emergency.
Upgrades in facilities and furnishings to meet new state accreditation requirements.
Replace old playground equipment with a safe, inviting play system for children fleeing domestic violence.
Increase college readiness and acceptance rates for low-income students by expanding the program to all secondary schools.
Establish onsite learning centers, providing bilingual tutoring and coaching, at two new low-income housing projects.
Address legal problems and expand parenting education for single mothers transitioning to jobs and permanent housing.
Expand the mental health program that reduces the number of high school dropouts to all three high schools.
Provide funds for a fully outfitted mobile medical clinic for examining and treating homeless individuals.
Provide support for the Children’s Accessible Transportation program to increase the number of rides.
Provide capital funds to build “Gardens on Hope,” a new low-income senior housing and services facility.
Provide funds to build a permanent covered outdoor center at Children’s Park.
Provide child care for low-income families by funding the Children’s Center purchase.
Provide building materials, appliances and the transportation trailer for three “tiny houses.”
Increase the number of new child care spaces in new Family Child Care businesses.
Provide hot, nutritious lunches to low-income seniors.
Launch a restorative justice model as an alternative to juvenile incarceration.
Create support groups for families of teens, newly diagnosed with mental illness.
Assist individual and families living in their vehicles.
Deliver hospice care to low-income individuals suffering terminal illnesses.
Install air conditioning and sound proofing in the family homeless shelter.
Shelter and support to transition women out of homelessness.
Security systems upgrade and safe playground surface.
Domestic violence attorney for women and children.
Entrepreneurial and job skills programs for underserved youth.
After-school/summer educational enhancement programs for children of low-income families.
Tutorial and mentoring partnerships for high-achieving, low-income students.
Crisis intervention and long-term counseling services.
Child care support for low-income single mothers allowing them to attend college.
Food program for low-income preschool children.
Emergency supplemental food and case management to aid low-income families in crisis.
Medical care and essential services at the Women's Free Homeless Clinic to unsheltered and marginally sheltered women in a safe, female-only environment.
Training and academic support to promote responsible leadership development for community youth.
Support for the Eureka! Program to prepare young girls to attend college and to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Capital funds to improve the Isla Vista Family Resource Center infrastructure and playground.
Renovation and expansion of its clubhouse to create an educational resource center.
Support for a micro-loan fund that assists low-income south Santa Barbara County women in starting or expanding their own businesses.
Female outreach worker to reduce gang-related conflict and violence among at-risk girls in Santa Barbara secondary schools.
Case supervisor to work with trained volunteers who act as court-appointed advocates for foster children.
Van purchase and associated expenses to expand transportation services for low-income children participating in youth-serving programs.
Case management supervision to support vulnerable seniors with a comprehensive care system that provides independence and dignity.
Literacy learning stations serving young children in all south Santa Barbara County libraries.
Program support, expansion and evaluation of an intervention and prevention program to address local youth-on-youth violence and gang involvement.
Lead gift to implement an Electronic Health Record system to improve the quality and coordination of health care for low-income patients.
Funding to meet the critical dental needs of the low-income, uninsured residents of south Santa Barbara County.
Parent education and mentoring classes utilizing a research-based curriculum in ten Santa Barbara Unified School District schools.
Staff, computers, literacy software, books and learning materials to outfit the Early Childhood Literacy Lab.
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.
Detailed architectural plans for a residential charter school for foster youth in grades 7-12.
Support for a school readiness program that trains parents of at-risk children to become their children's first teacher.
Kindergarten readiness and English-language instruction engaging four-year-olds in neighborhoods where they live
Permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless mentally ill adults and homeless women at risk of becoming victims of violent crime.
Case management and volunteer training staff to provide homeless individuals and families with services that lead to stable housing and employment.
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.
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.
Sustain staff levels and expand holistic end-of-life residential care for low-income and homeless individuals and those with HIV/AIDS.
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.
Program director to help high-risk youth make healthy choices and avoid gang involvement.
Computer system to aid in providing peer support and information to cancer patients and their families.
Resident scholarship fund to help women (with their children) complete a safe path to recovery from alcoholism.
Individualized intervention program designed to explore productive choices for at-risk 7th and 8th graders.
Funding for new building to expand hands-on science and engineering program for high school students.
Latino youth leadership and education program designed to create college-educated, civic-minded role models who give back to their communities.
Rehabilitation specialist providing eviction prevention, crisis prevention, and recovery stabilization services for mentally ill adults impacted by government budget cuts
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.
Parent-adolescent communication training to help strengthen relationships between elementary/junior high students and their families.
Funds to expand after-school programs for at-risk teens in areas vulnerable to gangs in Goleta, Carpinteria and Santa Barbara's Westside.
Salary for a licensed social worker to recruit and support 20 additional foster families, doubling the number of infants and toddlers placed in 2007.
Three cars for caseworkers and mental health professionals to deliver 24/7 crisis response and wrap-around services.
Funds to support the 211 Human Services Helpline and fill the gap when government funding expires in June 2008.
Support for a mentoring program focused on girls aged 13 to 18.
Salaries for a family advocate and a counselor for one year, to replace state funds eliminated in 2007.
Salary for a third educator in the year-round mentoring program for school-aged children of low-income families from Goleta to Carpinteria
Lead grant in a $2.5 million expansion campaign to provide early childhood education for at-risk children at a second facility.
Salary of one case manager for one year to assist at-risk families in jeopardy of becoming homeless.
Youth Service System (YSS) program restructure to provide three licensed therapists in Santa Barbara secondary schools.
Support for Great Beginnings, a program helping teen-led families.
Renovation and equipment for new, permanent headquarters.
Support to remodel interior and furnish equipment for reception area and counseling rooms.
New van and two computers to help teens in crisis.
Complete funding for SHARe, teen peer education program.
Support for New Adelante Amigo(as) group that mentors six Carpinteria girls from 8th grade through one year post high school.
Equipment, furnishings for new teen center.
Capped capital campaign for Eastside Family Dental Clinic.
Housing and services for three moms and their children for one year.