COVID-19 Business Community Resources

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Santa Barbara County’s vibrant business community is vital to the strength of our community. The economic impact already felt by the entire business community, especially those who work in small business, tourism and hospitality does not go unnoticed.

Santa Barbara Foundation is listening and supporting the social sector through our many partnerships during this period of increased demand for services.

The Santa Barbara Foundation’s initial funding priorities are: individual financial need, meeting increased service demand in the social sector and operational and business continuity for organizations to carry out their ongoing missions.


We encourage all of our friends and neighbors to closely monitor updates and review important health and safety resources from the following government agencies:

 


OPEN: Santa Barbara Better Together Fund Small Business Grant Program (Santa Barbara)

The City of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Foundation partnership will support grants from the Santa Barbara Better Together Fund to small businesses located within the City of Santa Barbara as they reopen and adapt to operating under proper public health guidelines due to COVID-19.


OPEN: Santa Barbara Better Together Fund Small Business Grant Program (Santa Maria)

The City of Santa Maria and Santa Barbara Foundation partnership will support grants from the Santa Barbara Better Together Fund to small businesses located within the City of Santa Maria as they reopen and adapt to operating under proper public health guidelines due to COVID-19.


OPEN: Santa Barbara Better Together Fund Small Business Grant Program (Unincorporated SB County)

The County of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Foundation partnership will support grants from the Santa Barbara Better Together Fund to small businesses located within the unincorporated portions of Santa Barbara County as they reopen and adapt to operating under proper public health guidelines due to COVID-19.

 


CLOSED: Santa Barbara Better Together Fund Small Business Grant Program (Goleta)

The Santa Barbara Better Together Fund (SBBT) at the Santa Barbara Foundation, in partnership with the City of Goleta, and Deckers Brands, is providing grants for Goleta’s small businesses.

  • Application Deadline: August 7, 2020
  • Award Date: TBD
  • Contact: Jessica Sanchez

 

Below are resources intended to provide businesses with additional information regarding assistance and news related to the developing needs of the business community. We will be updating this section as we become aware of additional opportunities for assistance.

COVID-19 BUSINESS COMMUNITY RESOURCES