Women's Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County
The Women's Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County responds to the community’s most urgent needs by making substantial gifts in Northern Santa Barbara County. From its beginnings as a giving circle of 16 local women in 2007, the Women’s Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County has grown to over 160 members, awarding more than $700,000 to nonprofits in North County.
Jill Bolster-White, Gayle Pratt and Frank Ricceri.
Photo courtesy of the Women's Fund.
Members and supporters of the fund translate their values into action to serve as a catalyst for change on behalf of women, children and families. The Women's Fund educates and inspires women to become leaders in philanthropy, emphasizing the power of collective giving and the rewarding personal experience that active philanthropy provides.
The Women's Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County, with its slogan "Power of the Purse" and familiar W logo, asks foundations, service clubs and businesses, as well as its members, to support its activities. In particular, the Roy and Ida Eagle Foundation and the Orfalea Foundation have generously supported the group. Since 2009, the Santa Barbara Foundation has been the fiscal home for the Women's Fund.
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Ann McCarty, Amy Curti, Kim Davis. Photo courtesy fo the Women's Fund.
The Power of the Purse is Evident for the Women’s Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County
The Women’s Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County held its annual awards event on Thursday evening, October 13, at Trattoria Uliveto in Orcutt. Incoming president, Amy Curti, explained how this unique and inspiring group of women contributes to a “giving circle” of both small and large contributions to, in turn, be able to gift substantial amounts of money to local organizations that address concerns voted on by members.
For more information about the Women's Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County, please visit wfnsbc.org.