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Does the Women's Fund have an endowment?


The Endowment was created in 2012 to support our mission and provide financial sustainability for the organization longer term. The Endowment gives members and friends a vehicle to help secure the Women's Fund by donating cash or appreciated assets, leaving a bequest in an estate plan, or honoring someone with a memorial gift. 

The Women’s Fund Agency Endowment is held at the Santa Barbara Foundation and managed by professional investment managers. If you have any questions, please contact us at

May I designate a specific use for my bequest or other endowment gift to the Women’s Fund?


All bequests and other gifts to the Women’s Fund endowment provide a source of funding to support our mission: improving the lives of women, children, and families in south Santa Barbara County. The Women’s Fund may accept a bequest or other endowment gift designated for a specific purpose, provided the gift is not overly difficult to administer. Restricted gifts that are more specific than “Endowment Fund” will require a written gift agreement specifying the nature of the restriction. Please ask us for details at

What language do I use to name the Women’s Fund as a beneficiary?


Below is sample wording that might be used to designate the Women’s Fund as a beneficiary of your estate. To determine what works best for you, talk with your financial advisor, attorney, or accountant.

“I/we give to the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara, 133 East De La Guerra Street #15 in Santa Barbara, California 93101, a nonprofit corporation (Federal Tax ID 82-5169678) the amount of $__________________or _________% of my/our estate.”

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