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Grants in Action


The relationship between the Women's Fund and our grantees isn't over when a nonprofit receives a grant. The agencies we work with keep us posted on the progress of the projects we fund. 



Site Visits allow our members to witness the impact of the work we're supporting firsthand. 

Keeping members informed of our grantees’ progress is part of our grantmaking process. When possible we do this either through in-person or online visits.



Our forums allow us to fulfill an important part of our mission: to educate and inspire women to engage in making lasting change in our community. 

By learning more about the ongoing challenges facing our neighbors, we can learn how to better target our dollars.


See videos of the latest virtual Site Visits and Forums

Early Childcare Forum: Nurturing Strong Children, Building Strong Families

Learn from two Women's Fund grantees - Carpinteria Children's Project and Children's Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara County - about the positive impact of early childcare education in helping build strong families.  Our grantees also highlight the critical need to expand the number of available childcare spaces in our community.

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Site Visit: STEAM lab at El Camino Elementary School

In December 2021, Women’s Fund members visited the state-of-the-art STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Lab at El Camino Elementary School. This lab was funded by a $65,000 grant to the Goleta Education Foundation in 2020.

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Spotlight on Changing Lives: Library-on-the-Go Van

This virtual visit showcases the Library-on-the-Go Van, made possible by a $100,000 Women's Fund grant in 2020. See how much the library helps people in underserved neighborhoods.

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Spotlight on Changing Lives: United Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara

Our $70,000 grant in 2021 supported 103 campers at Summer Spectacular Camps at four UBGC south county clubs. Children enjoyed fun camp activities, educational programming, and healthy meals for nine weeks throughout the summer.

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Visit our Video Gallery to see prior Grants in Action presentations.