COVID-19 Santa Barbara County Resources for Individuals

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The Santa Barbara Foundation does not provide direct service to individuals, however we have curated the following COVID-19 resource links as a courtesy to our community members looking for information during this difficult time. For information about COVID-19 assistance grants for individuals, please visit the United Way of Santa Barbara.

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

Below is a more detailed breakdown of information as it pertains to general COVID-19 resources for individuals.


Allan Hancock College: Student Emergency Fund

Santa Barbara City College: Emergency Grant Fund

UCSB: Basic Needs Resources

Links below have student eligibility:

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COVID-19 Joint Response Fund: Applications for Individuals and Families

Santa Ynez Valley Coronavirus Relief Fund 

Ventura County Rapid Response Fund: Applications for Individuals and Families

Community Action Commission: Senior Lunch Program

Organic Soup Kitchen: Sliding Scale Soup Delivery

Santa Barbara County Foodbank Picnic in the Park: Summer Meal Program

UCSB: Food Pantries and Groceries 

US Department of Agriculture: Summer Food Service Program

Ways to Help

Connecting needs and resources in Santa Barbara County.

The Ways to Help platform provides opportunities for community members to connect directly with nonprofit organizations in need of food, supplies, volunteers, and financial contributions. Click here to learn more.