2016 Community Investments


Team building with the Wilderness Youth Project Inc.

The Santa Barbara Foundation awards grants throughout the year to address our community's most critical challenges and compelling needs. All funding is awarded based on a rigorous process of research, due diligence, planning and evaluation.

The following is a list of nonprofit organizations that received community investment grants in 2016.

Capital Grants

  • Allan Hancock College Auxiliary Programs Corporation on behalf of PCPA- $8,000
  • Animal Shelter Assistance Program of Santa Barbara - $9,180
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley - $10,000
  • Channel Islands YMCA - $10,000
  • Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County (CAC) - $10,000
  • Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse - $10,000
  • Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County - $10,000
  • Elings Park Foundation - $10,000
  • Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara - $6,500
  • Foundation for Girsh Park - $10,000
  • Future Leaders of America - $5,000
  • Ganna Walska Lotusland - $9,745
  • GenSpan Foundation - $5,000
  • Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara - $10,000
  • Happy Endings Animal Rescue Sanctuary - $5,000
  • Hillside House - $6,000
  • Immaculate Heart Community, on behalf of La Casa de Maria - $10,000
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara - $10,000
  • Lompoc Hospital District Foundation - $8,000
  • Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization - $5,000
  • Organic Soup Kitchen - $5,500
  • Pacific Pride Foundation - $6,000
  • PATH Santa Barbara - $8,000
  • PathPoint - $10,000
  • San Marcos Parent-Child Workshop - $10,000
  • Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition - $7,000
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Inc. - $10,000
  • Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation - $10,000
  • Santa Barbara Channelkeeper - $10,000
  • Santa Barbara County Arts Fund - $8,000
  • Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation - $10,000
  • Santa Barbara Education Foundation - $2,500
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum - $10,000
  • Santa Barbara New House - $10,000
  • Santa Barbara Police Activities League - $5,000
  • Santa Maria Public Library Foundation - $7,000
  • Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara - $10,000
  • Solvang Theaterfest - $10,000
  • The Oaks Parent-Child Workshop - $8,000
  • Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation - $9,500
  • Transition House - $10,000
  • Transitions-Mental Health Association - $10,000
  • United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County - $10,000
  • Valley Haven - $10,000
  • Wilderness Youth Project Inc. - $10,000
  • Wildling Museum - $5,000
  • Women's Economic Ventures - $5,000

Core Support for Basic Needs Grants

  • Carrillo Counseling Services, Inc. - $50,000
  • Channel Islands YMCA (Youth and Family Services) - $35,000
  • Child Abuse Listening Mediation (CALM) - $50,000
  • Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse - $35,000
  • Cuyama Valley Family Resource Center - $16,820
  • Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County - $50,000
  • Foodbank of Santa Barbara County - $50,000
  • Good Samaritan Shelter - $50,000
  • Mental Wellness Center - $50,000
  • Peoples’ Self-Help Housing - $50,000
  • Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics - $50,000
  • Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center - $45,000
  • Santa Barbara Rescue Mission - $50,000
  • Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People - $50,000
  • St. Vincent’s Institute - $20,000
  • The Salvation Army (Santa Barbara County) - $50,000
  • Transition House - $50,000
  • Transitions-Mental Health Association - $50,000

Early Childhood Education Grants

  • Carpinteria Education Foundation/Carpinteria Children's Project - $14,000
  • Child Abuse Listening Mediation (CALM) - $15,000
  • Community Action Commission (CAC) - $14,000
  • Guadalupe Kids Come First Foundation/THRIVE Guadalupe - $15,000
  • Isla Vista Youth Projects, Inc. (IVYP) - $8,000
  • Santa Barbara County Education Office/Santa Barbara County Child Care Planning Council - $12,000
  • Santa Barbara Family Care Center/Children's Resource & Referral (R&R) - $14,500
  • St. Vincent's - $9,000
  • Storyteller Children's Center - $11,500
  • Transition House - $15,000
  • UCSB Early Child Care and Education Services - $8,000

Invest in Youth Grants

  • AHA! - $30,000
  • Arts Mentorship Program - $10,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara - $30,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Santa Maria Valley - $30,000
  • California 4-H Foundation - $25,000
  • Central Coast Future Leaders - $15,000
  • Central Coast Junior Golf (The First Tee Central Coast) - $8,000
  • County of Santa Barbara Arts Fund - $20,000
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Barbara - $30,000
  • Future Leaders of America - $$25,000
  • Girls Inc. of Carpinteria - $25,000
  • Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara - $20,000
  • Girls Rock Santa Barbara - $20,000
  • Just Communities Central Coast - $25,000
  • Media 4Good (Youth Interactive) - $30,000
  • Notes for Notes - $30,000
  • Reins of H.O.P.E. - $17,000
  • Santa Barbara Police Activities League - $15,000
  • Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program - $15,000
  • Wilderness Youth Project Incorporated - $25,000

LEAF Grants

  • Environmental Defense Center - $15,000
  • Santa Barbara Channelkeeper - $15,000
  • Santa Ynez Botanic Garden - $10,000
  • Your Children's Trees - $10,000
  • California Rangeland Trust - $6,500
  • Community Environmental Council - $19,500
  • Friends of Wallar Park - $10,000
  • Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization - $18,000
  • South Coast Habitat Restoration (project of Earth Island Institute) - $15,000
  • Trust for Public Land - $15,000
  • UCSB Natural Reserve System (Sedgwick Reserve) - $16,000

Community Caregiving Grants

  • Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation - $40,000
  • Family Service Agency - $70,000
  • Foundation of the Santa Barbara Regional Health Authority - $40,000
  • Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization - $68,411
  • Marian Regional Center Foundation - $75,000

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