Fund for Santa Barbara

Fund for Santa Barbara is a nonprofit community foundation dedicated to addressing the root causes of social, economic, environmental and political challenges in Santa Barbara County.

The fund raises money through donations of all sizes in order to provide grants and technical assistance to local grassroots efforts. It supports community-based projects working for “Change, Not Charity” through a variety of strategies including community organizing, direct action, popular education, legislative advocacy and the arts.

For nearly thirty years, the Fund for Santa Barbara has been at the forefront of responsive and progressive philanthropy in our community, distributing nearly $4 million to more than 800 grassroots projects working for social justice, fair and affordable housing, accessible education, economic renewal, and a clean and healthy environment for all.

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