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2014 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 2014.

Basic Needs Grants

  • American Indian Health and Services Corp. - $35,000
  • Carrillo Counseling Center, dba New Beginnings - $25,000
  • Casa Esperanza - $30,000
  • Casa Serena, Inc. - $30,000
  • Child Abuse Listening Mediation, Inc. - $45,000
  • Community Action Commission Guadalupe Family Service Center - $30,000
  • Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - $40,000
  • Cuyama Valley Family Resource Center - $15,000
  • Good Samaritan Shelter, Inc. - $60,000
  • Foodbank of Santa Barbara County - $45,000
  • Mental Health Association in Santa Barbara County - $45,000
  • New House Santa Barbara - $20,000
  • Peoples' Self-Help Housing Corporation - $45,000
  • Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties - $45,000
  • Salvation Army - $45,000
  • Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center - $35,000
  • Santa Barbara Region Catholic Charities of Los Angeles - $25,000
  • Santa Barbara Rescue Mission - $45,000
  • Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People - $45,000
  • Sarah House - $15,000
  • Transition House - $45,000
  • Transitions- Mental Health Association - $45,000

Caregiver Innovation Grants

  • Marian Medical Center Foundation - $50,000

Creative Communities Grants

  • Allan Hancock Foundation - $20,000
  • Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center - $40,000
  • Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization - $30,000
  • Parks and Recreation Community Foundation - $75,000
  • Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts - $35,000

Economic Development Grants

  • Regents of the University of California, Santa Barbara - $2,750
  • Women's Economic Ventures of Santa Barbara - $52,000

Education Grants

  • Boys and Girls Club of Santa Maria Valley Inc. - $20,000
  • Central Coast Future Leaders, Inc. - $5,000
  • Child Abuse Listening Mediation, Inc. - $12,600
  • Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County - $25,000
  • The Foundation for Santa Barbara City College - $38,000
  • Just Communities Central Coast - $31,000
  • Lompoc School District Community Education Foundation - $5,000
  • Santa Barbara Athletic Roundtable - $5,000
  • Santa Barbara Family Care Center - $55,120
  • Santa Barbara County Education Office - $150,000
  • Santa Barbara County Education Office - $117,500
  • Santa Barbara County Education Office - $5,000

Health and Safety Net Grants

  • Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association - $15,000
  • American Federation for Aging Research, Inc. - $41,000
  • Casa Esperanza Homeless Center - $10,000

Leadership and Development Grants

  • Antioch University - $20,000
  • Fielding Graduate University - $15,000

LEAF Grants

  • California Association of Resource Conservation Districts - $15,000
  • Community Environmental Council - $25,000
  • Environmental Defense Center - $100,000
  • Environmental Defense Center/OPEN - $10,000
  • Food Bank of Santa Barbara County - $25,000
  • The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County - $50,000
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - $10,000

Other Grants

  • Church for Life - $10,000
  • Goleta Entrepreneurial Magnet - $25,000

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