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In 2021 the Women's Fund of Santa Barbara awarded grants to 10 local nonprofits totaling $750,000 – our largest grants pool ever. This came from the contributions of our members collected during the previous year.

These dedicated grantees work in areas from mental and medical health care, to child care, to services for those experiencing homelessness.

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

CALM - Child Abuse Listening Mediation

Help sustain school-based mental health services for students, families and educators.

$ 75,000

Carpinteria Children's Project

Sustain operations of the Carpinteria preschool serving low-wage working families.

$ 90,000

Casa Pacifica

Fund a SAFTY mobile crisis counselor to respond to youth experiencing mental health emergencies.

$ 80,000

Cecilia Fund, The

Expand coverage of medical and dental costs for patients who have no other way to pay for needed care.  

$ 50,000

Children and Family Resource Services

Provide training and support for volunteer Promotores to become certified Family Health Navigators. 

$ 100,000

Children's Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County

Expand child care capacity by supporting more women to become licensed child care providers. 

$ 100,000

Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine

Sustain the daytime outreach specialist providing medical and mental health services to the homeless. 

$ 60,000

New Beginnings Counseling Center

Expand the Safe Parking program providing protected space and support for vehicular homeless while seeking stable housing. 

$ 75,000

PATH Santa Barbara -People Assisting the Homeless

Replace the cargo van used for collecting and distributing donated food to agencies that feed the homeless. 

$ 50,000

United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County

Provide scholarships for low-income youth to attend educational summer camp.

$ 70,000