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2017 Community Investments


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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 2017.

Capital Grants

  • 2nd Story Associates - $7,200
  • Adventures in Caring - $8,600
  • American Dance and Music - $10,000
  • Angels Foster Care of Santa Barbara
  • Blue Sky Center - $10,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Santa Maria Valley - $10,000
  • Carpinteria Education Foundation - $6,200
  • Casa del Herrero - $10,000
  • Community Action Commission - $10,000
  • Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - $10,000
  • Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health - $10,000
  • Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine - $10,000
  • Environmental Defense Center - $10,000
  • Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County - $10,000
  • Foundation for Girsh Park - $10,000
  • Gaviota Coast Conservancy - $5,000
  • Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara - $10,000
  • Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center - $6,800
  • Hillside House - $10,000
  • Hospice of Santa Barbara - $10,000
  • Immaculate Heart Community, on behalf of La Casa de Maria - $9,000
  • Isla Vista Youth Projects, Inc. - $10,000
  • Jessie Hopkins Hinchee Foundation - $10,000
  • Land Trust for Santa Barbara County - $10,000
  • Los Padres ForestWatch - $10,000
  • Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building Foundation - $10,000
  • Media4Good - Youth Interactive - $10,000
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara - $10,000
  • North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center - $9,000
  • Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara - $5,500
  • Pacific Pride Foundation - $5,500
  • Phoenix of Santa Barbara, Inc. - $9,700
  • Planned Parenthood California Central Coast - $10,000
  • San Ramon Chapel Preservation Committee - $10,000
  • Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition - $10,000
  • Santa Barbara County Education Office "Welcome Every Baby" - $9,600
  • Santa Barbara Education Foundation - $10,000
  • Santa Barbara Historical Museum - $10,000
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History - $10,000
  • Santa Barbara New House - $6,200
  • Santa Barbara Police Foundation - $5,700
  • Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra - $5,000
  • Santa Ynez Valley Senior Advisory Council - $6,600
  • Santa Ynez Valley Senior Foundation 0- $6,000
  • Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program - $10,000
  • Solvang Friendship House - $10,000
  • Solvang Theaterfest dba Solvang Festival Theater - $10,000
  • Storyteller Children's Center - $10,000
  • The Salvation Army - Santa Barbara Hospitality House - $10,000
  • Transition House - $10,000
  • Transitions - Mental Health Association - $10,000
  • United Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara - $10,000
  • Valley Haven - $10,000
  • Veggie Rescue aka Santa Ynez Valley Fruit and Vegetable Rescue - $10,000
  • Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Santa Barbara - $10,000
  • Willam Sansum Diabetes Center - $9,500

Core Support for Basic Needs Grants

  • Channel Islands YMCA, Youth and Family Services - $35,000
  • Child Abuse Listening Mediation (CALM) - $50,000
  • Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County - $50,000
  • Cuyama Valley Family Resource Center - $20,000
  • 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
  • New Beginnings Counseling Center - $50,000
  • Planned Parenthood California Central Coast - $50,000
  • Peoples’ Self-Help Housing - $25,000
  • Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara, Inc. - $50,000
  • Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics - $50,000
  • Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center - $35,000
  • Santa Barbara Rescue Mission - $35,000
  • Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People - $50,000
  • Sarah House Sana Barbara - $12,500
  • The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - $50,000
  • Transition House - $50,000
  • Transitions-Mental Health Association - $35,000

Early Childhood Education Grants

  • Carpinteria Children's Project - $20,000
  • Child Abuse Listening Meditation (CALM) - $17,000
  • Children's Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County (SBFCC) - $16,000
  • Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley/Santa Maria Bonita School District - $20,000
  • Guadalupe Kids Come First Foundation/THRIVE Guadalupe - $20,000
  • Isla Vista Youth Projects, Inc. (IVYP) - $18,000
  • Santa Barbara County Education Office/Santa Barbara County Child Care Planning Council - $20,000
  • Santa Barbara Family Care Center/Children's Resource & Referral (R&R) - $16,000
  • Santa Maria Valley YMCA - $20,000
  • Transition House - $15,000
  • UCSB Early Child Care and Education Services - $12,000
  • Zaca Preschool - $12,000

LEAF Grants

  • Allan Hancock College Foundation - $20,000
  • Blue Sky Sustainable Living Center - $20,000
  • Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens - $20,000
  • Earth Island Institute - $15,000
  • Explore Ecology - $20,000
  • Foundation for Santa Barbara City College - $20,000
  • Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization - $20,000
  • Santa Ynez Valley Fruit & Veggie Rescue - $14,000
  • Santa Ynez Valley Senior Citizen Foundation dba Buellton Senior Center - $15,000
  • The Trust for Public Land - $20,000
  • William Sansum Diabetes Center - $20,000

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