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In 2023 the Women's Fund of Santa Barbara was pleased to award $925,000 in grants to ten local nonprofits. The current grantees work in vital areas from mental health, to services for the disabled, to legal help for those in crisis, and more.

The grants pool was built through the generosity of our 1,300 members who each contributed to change lives together.

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

2nd Story Associates

Provides furnishings for 28 apartments housing chronically homeless people

$ 50,000

Alpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara

Improves safety and access for clients with disabilities by installing air conditioning and automated doors

$ 140,000

Alzheimer’s Association California Central Coast Chapter

Increases understanding of Alzheimer’s and dementia within the Latino community

$ 30,000

Family Service Agency

Connects people with mental health needs to appropriate services

$ 100,000

Food From the Heart of Santa Barbara

Provides a truck to transport donated produce to people facing food insecurity

$ 75,000


Provides safe, efficient transportation for people with severe disabilities who depend on wheelchairs

$ 100,000

Santa Barbara County Immigrant Legal Defense Center - ILDC

Integrates social case management with legal services for unaccompanied, low-income immigrant children

$ 130,000

Independent Living Resource Center

Guides youth with disabilities to services supporting their transition to independent adulthood

$ 100,000

Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara

Expands access to free legal services for survivors of intimate partner violence

$ 100,000

St. Vincent's

Helps formerly homeless mothers adjust to and fully participate in the Family Strengthening Program

$ 100,000