2011 Community Investments


Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

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 2011.

Arts and Cultural Expression Grants

  • Children’s Creative Project - $75,000
  • Ensemble Theatre Project Inc. -$40,000
  • Lobero Theatre Foundation -$40,000
  • Notes For Notes Incorporated - $15,000
  • Opera Santa Barbara - $57,600
  • PCPA Foundation - $31,200
  • Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation - $25,000
  • Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation - $10,000
  • Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association - $60,000
  • ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! (Santa Barbara Community Youth Performing Arts Center) - $50,000

Living and Dying with Dignity Grants

  • Bringing Our Community Home Collaborative (Casa Esperanza) - $50,000
  • Carrillo Counseling Services, Inc. – New Beginnings - $25,000
  • Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. (Santa Barbara region) - $75,000
  • Easy Lift Transportation Inc. - $50,000
  • Foodbank of Santa Barbara County - $75,000
  • Good Samaritan Shelter - $75,000
  • Marian Medical Center Foundation - $75,000
  • Pacific Pride Foundation, Inc. - $40,000
  • Promotores de Salud (Doorway to Health) - $75,000
  • Santa Barbara Children’s Oral Health Collaborative (Santa Barbara –Ventura County Dental Care Foundation) - $75,000
  • Santa Barbara Village (Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara) - $50,000
  • Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People - $75,000
  • Transition House - $60,000
  • Transitions – Mental Health Association - $30,000
  • Unity Shoppe -$25,000
  • Valley Haven - $20,180

Lifelong Learning Grants

  • Academy of Healing Arts for Teens, AHA Inc. - $30,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Santa Maria Valley Inc. - $60,000
  • Central Coast Literacy Council - $30,000
  • Channel Islands YMCA (Lompoc Facility) - $75,000
  • Children’s Museum of Santa Barbara - $25,000
  • Foundation for Santa Barbara City College - $75,000
  • Girls Incorporated of Carpinteria - $22,000
  • Isla Vista Youth Projects - $35,000
  • Regents of the University of California, Santa Barbara - $75,000
  • Storyteller Children’s Center, Inc. - $75,000
  • Santa Barbara Police Activities League - $55,720
  • Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum - $45,000

Safety Grants

  • Angels Foster Care of Santa Barbara - $40,000
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Barbara County - $40,000
  • Cuyama Valley Family Resource Center - $72,797
  • Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County - $75,000
  • Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara - $75,000

Civic Engagement Grants

  • C.A.R.E.4Paws - $28,500
  • La Casa de Maria (Immaculate Heart Community) - $25,000
  • La Purísima Concepción Parish - $50,000
  • Parent Institute for Quality Education - $70,000
  • Santa Barbara Partners in Education - $75,000

Sustainable Economic Growth Grants

  • Carpinteria’s Education Foundation - $50,000
  • Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization - $48,400
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital - $25,000

Protection of Our Environmental and Historic Places Grants

  • Community Environmental Council, Inc. - $40,000
  • Environmental Defense Center/OPEN Project - $45,000
  • Los Padres ForestWatch, Inc. – 30,000
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Inc. - $60,000
  • Santa Barbara Channelkeeper - $25,000
  • Santa Barbara Zoological Foundation -$25,000
  • Trust for Public Land - $35,000

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