Since our inception in 1928, the Santa Barbara Foundation has partnered with local nonprofits to provide a vast array of services throughout Santa Barbara County. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we offer grant opportunities that strengthen our nonprofit sector. The foundation seeks to fund a diverse group of nonprofits to help bring about the vision of making Santa Barbara County a more vibrant community. Our Nonprofit Excellence program strengthens the organizational capacity of nonprofits through educational seminars and programs. The foundation is also a catalyst in community change through our initiatives. We invite you to explore or website and also welcome you to contact a member of our Community Investments team.
- Building Impact
- Santa Barbara is defined by nonprofits, which are the blood-line to the community. They enrich the lives of everyone, bringing vibrancy to the entire county. Watch this three minute video to see highlights of how the foundation is partnering with these organizations.
Pacific Pride Foundation Remains Foremost Resource for People Living with HIV/AIDS
For those growing up as part of the millennial generation, a conscious understanding of AIDS has always been a reality. Reaching epidemic proportions in the 1980s and throughout the early 1990s, education became a crucial form of prevention while researchers continued examining the disease. Over 30 years later, AIDS is still to this day a pandemic with no known cure, and education remains the first part of AIDS policy throughout the nation. In Santa Barbara County, estimated to have between 1,500-2,500 people positively diagnosed, the Pacific Pride Foundation is the foremost resource for people living with HIV/AIDS, helping those who are suffering, and those who are most marginalized, receive compassionate health care and social service programs not available through any other organization in the county. Read More...
Previous Nonprofit Spotlights - read stories of previously featured nonprofits and nonprofit causes.
- Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Information
Monday, June 3: Monthly Express Grants Deadline
Express Grants support nonprofit organizations with up to $5,000 for organizational development, defined projects, to leverage community resources/matching funds, and emergencies. This grant is offered monthly, with deadlines the first Monday of every month. Download instructions and application here.
Friday, July 12: Strategy Grants Deadline
2013 Strategy Grant applications are now available online. The three components the foundation is looking to fund are Core Support, Capital, and Innovation. Find out more information on eligibility, criteria, and priorities by visiting the Strategy Grants page.
Nonprofit Job Board
Noozhawk hosts a free job board for Santa Barbara County nonprofits. Visit the job board.