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HOW WE WORK

BUILT ON WOMEN WORKING TOGETHER

We are committed to building a large community of educated, strategic givers who are inspired to make lasting change in our community through the impact of collective giving. 

We combine our charitable dollars into significant grants addressing the critical needs of women, children, and families in south Santa Barbara County. We hope you'll join us!

 

 

HOW THE WOMAN'S FUND WORKS

1
JOIN TOGETHER

Women join our Giving Circle and pool their annual contributions.

2
RESEARCH

We identify nonprofits addressing critical community needs.

3
FUND PROJECTS

We vote together and award grants that make an impact.

There are hundreds of nonprofits in south Santa Barbara County. Do you have time to research them all?

It's hard to know where to put your charitable dollars. The Women's Fund has earned a stellar reputation for researching the needs in the community and vetting the nonprofits that address those needs.  

Once a shortlist of potential projects is drawn up, our members vote on which projects to support. This process allows us to work with substantial organizations that put our contributions to great use.  

Please note: The Women's Fund of Santa Barbara does not award grants directly to individuals. We support local nonprofits that address the needs of women, children, and families in south Santa Barbara County from Isla Vista to Carpinteria.

Nonprofit agencies must be invited to submit an application for funding.