The Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara members contribute annually, creating a pool of dollars that fund our grants each spring.
We make grants to nonprofit programs and capital projects impacting women, children, and families in southern Santa Barbara County.
Our volunteer Research Committee thoroughly evaluates proposals and creates a ballot of potential nonprofit projects eligible to receive a grant.
Our member contributors then vote on which projects will receive large, transformational grants. Our minimum grant amount is $50,000 and our largest grant to date was for $180,000. More than half of our grants have been $65,000 or more.