Express Grants are awards of up to $5,000 to support nonprofit organizations serving Santa Barbara County. These grants are meant to support organizations by funding projects that improve organizational efficiencies and effectiveness. The Foundation may also consider funding new or innovative projects, joint/collaborative efforts that leverage community resources, and emergencies.
Express Grants can be used for the following:
To find out how to apply for an Express Grant, click below.
Express Grant Instructions and Application
Santa Barbara Office
1111 Chapala Street, Suite 200
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Telephone - (805) 963-1873
Santa Maria Office
120 East Jones Street, Suite 110
Santa Maria CA 93454
Telephone - (805) 346-6123
Express Grant applications are due the first Monday of each month. Exceptions are noted by an asterisk.
Click to view and/or download the forms below.
Express Grant Instructions
Express Grant Application
Santa Barbara Foundation | 1111 Chapala Street, Suite 200, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Main: (805) 963-1873 | firstname.lastname@example.org