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The Women's Fund of Santa Barbara is honored to mark its 20th Anniversary by awarding grants totaling $1,125,000 to ten local nonprofits. This year's grantees contribute to our community in critical ways; providing services for the unsheltered, mental health care, affordable child care, and more.

We thank each of our 1,300 members for their generosity in contributing to Change Lives Together.

Click on the photos or titles below to learn more about the purpose of the grants.

CADA - Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Purchases vehicles to provide dependable transportation for participants in substance use disorder programs

$ 100,000

Casa Pacifica

Increases staffing for hotline responding to children and youth experiencing a mental health crisis

$ 90,000

City Net

Provides mobile services to address immediate and long-term needs of unsheltered women

$ 100,000


Covers costs for a modular Child-Care Center at the village for unsheltered families

$ 125,000

Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine

Hires a social worker to help address the persistent, non-medical needs of homeless clients

$ 100,000

LEAP: Learn. Engage. Advocate. Partner

Sustains stability and quality of child care for low-income families by covering a temporary budget shortfall

$ 120,000


Improves safety and independence by installing walk-in showers in residences for people with developmental or mental health challenges

$ 105,000

Santa Barbara Police Activities League

Helps renovate the SBPAL teen center which provides after-school programs for youth, ages 11-18

$ 110,000

SB ACT - Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transformation

Provides supplies and staffing for a permanent daytime navigation center for unsheltered people

$ 200,000

Unity Shoppe

Purchases refrigeration equipment and stocks it with a six-month supply of chicken and eggs

$ 75,000