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2015 Community Investments


Organic Soup Kitchen

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 2015.

Capital Grants

  • Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara - $25,000
  • Direct Relief - $25,000
  • Isla Vista Youth Projects - $25,000
  • Music Academy of the West - $25,000
  • Peoples' Self-Help Housing - $25,000
  • Regents of the University of California, Santa Barbara - $25,000
  • Santa Barbara Education Foundation - $25,000
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art - $25,000
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History - $25,000
  • Santa Barbara Rescue Mission - $25,000
  • Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation - $25,000
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - $25,000

Core Support for Basic Needs Grants

  • Alliance for Pharmaceutical Access - $30,000
  • Channel Islands YMCA, Youth & Family Services - $40,000
  • Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County - $40,000
  • Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County - $20,000
  • Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara - $40,000
  • Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County - $40,000
  • Organic Soup Kitchen - $20,000
  • Pacific Pride Foundation, Inc. - $20,000
  • PathPoint - $15,000
  • Rescue Mission Alliance - $15,000
  • Sanctuary House of Santa Barbara - $40,000
  • Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics - $40,000
  • Santa Barbara Ventura Counties Dental Care Foundation - $15,000
  • Santa Ynez Valley Senior Citizens Foundation - $25,000
  • Surgical Eye Expeditions International - $25,000
  • Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara / Freedom Warming Centers - $18,000
  • Unity Shoppe Inc. - $17,000
  • Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Foundation - $40,000

LEAF Restoration, Conservation and Best Practices Grants

  • California Institute of Environmental Studies - $10,000
  • Elings Park Foundation - $20,000
  • The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County - $15,000
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - $20,000
  • Trust for Public Land - $15,000
  • Your Children's Trees - $10,000

Blood Research and Education Grants (Tri-Counties Blood Bank Fund)

  • Blood Systems, Inc. - $7,235
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - $7,370
  • National Blood Foundation - $10,168
  • Pacific Pride Foundation - $35,500
  • Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties - $10,000
  • Regents of the University of California (UCSB) - $70,000
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Foundation - $20,242
  • Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics - $42,790

William and Lottie Daniel Fund Childcare Scholarships

  • Carpinteria Unified School District - $58,000
  • Girls Incorporated of Carpinteria - $14,000
  • Girls Incorporated of Greater Santa Barbara - $14,000
  • Hope Community Church - $19,000
  • Isla Vista Youth Projects, Inc. – $63,000
  • Santa Maria Valley Young Men's Christian Association - $42,000
  • St. Mary of the Assumption - $33,000
  • St. Vincent's Institution - $24,000
  • United Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Santa Barbara County - $28,000

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