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.

 

News from the Women's Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County...

Women’s Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County Announces 2015 Grant Recipients

The Women's Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County recently held its 7th annual grants reception at the Santa Maria Country Club. This dedicated group of philanthropists awarded a total of $75,450 to three nonprofit organizations to support and expand their current services. With more than 160 members, the Women's Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County collectively raises funds through member dues as well as support from the Eagle Foundation. The funds are distributed as grants to organizations in Santa Maria, Cuyama, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Guadalupe and Lompoc. Read more...

 

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For more information about the Women's Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County, please visit nsbwomensfund.com.

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