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In 2022 the Women's Fund of Santa Barbara has awarded grants to local nonprofits totaling $900,000. This record-setting grants pool was built through the generosity of our members who contributed last year.

Our dedicated grantees awarded this year work in areas from education, to mental and medical healthcare, to services for those experiencing homelessness. We are proud to support their work in south Santa Barbara County.

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

Channel Islands YMCA

Expands access to confidential case management for youth by funding a drop-in center

$ 75,000


Provides on-site case management for homeless people in transitional housing

$ 75,000

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

Expands home delivery of food to impoverished older adults

$ 55,000

Freedom 4 Youth

Reduce recidivism for young females currently or formerly incarcerated or on probation

$ 100,000

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria

Eliminate barriers to mental health services for school-age girls

$ 100,000

People's Self-Help Housing

Expand college preparation and retention services program

$ 40,000

Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara, Inc.

Double the number of children and adolescents receiving psychiatric and counseling services

$ 100,000

Santa Barbara Education Foundation

Create an outdoor learning environment for students at Harding School to develop language skills and promote scientific curiosity.

$ 100,000

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

Expand access to free and affordable dental care for underserved children, adults, and seniors

$ 100,000

SB ACT - Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transformation

Assist individuals to move from street-level homelessness to permanent supportive housing

$ 100,000

Storyteller Children’s Center, Inc.

Deliver on-site support services to families of at-risk preschool children

$ 55,000