news Grant Recipients

$585,000 from funds collected from membership donations made during 2018. This was the largest amount awarded solely from members’ donations since the founding of the Women’s Fund in 2004 and brings the total grants awarded to nonprofits to more than $7.2 million..>

Supported by Women’s Fund grants, these remarkable organizations will provide counseling for Carpinteria families dealing with chronic adversity, expand a proven program to help Isla Vista families meet basic needs, counsel mothers who have committed low-level offenses to help prevent reoffending and separation from their children, and provide emergency shelter for families with children. Five capital grants will renovate a kitchen in a hospice home for low-income and homeless neighbors, provide a wheelchair accessible van to transport people with disabilities into the community, replace 50 beds for women in a local homeless shelter, provide wheelchair platforms to enable dental care for low-income special needs patients, and replace a leaking roof for a Thrift Shop that funds programs for low-income families.

Click on the photos below for a deeper dive into the grant purpose and to link to the agency.