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COVID-19 JOINT RESPONSE EFFORT FOR SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Community Disaster Relief Fund


The Santa Barbara Foundation, United Way of Santa Barbara County, and Hutton Parker Foundation are leading a countywide collaborative with members of the Foundation Roundtable to provide assistance to individuals and families as well as organizations actively engaged in assistance efforts for members of the community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

View COVID-19 Grant Recipients


FUNDING PRIORITIES

Individuals

  • Individual financial support helps struggling community members secure and maintain basic needs, cover unexpected child care and education expenses, and recover from loss of wages due to business closures and social distancing measures.

Organizations

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have greatly impacted our community and the nonprofit sector in Santa Barbara County. The rapid response grant program is a part of the COVID-19 Joint Response Effort.

The rapid response grant program will now be prioritizing grant applications that:

  • Focus on behavioral health needs, with an emphasis on addressing youth behavioral health.
  • Focus on housing loss prevention.
  • Maintain 0-5 child care capacity with an emphasis on communicating resources and connecting parents to them.
  • Address senior issues such as social isolation, nutritional needs, and delayed health care needs due to the continued vaccine rollout.

The COVID-19 Joint Response Effort is available for requests to support meeting emergency needs, adaptive services, and organizational operating support. If your organization applied to the COVID-19 Response Grant cycle in the past, you are still eligible to submit an application. With approval from organizations, we are sharing requests for funding for all three areas with funders of the COVID-19 Joint Response Effort to maximize funding opportunities for organizations.

Please view our COVID-19 Nonprofit Resource page for additional links and resources. As always, we encourage you to connect with program staff at communityengagement@sbfoundation.org prior to submitting an application.

We encourage you to review the grant guidelines carefully and prepare your information for the application. Please contact us with any questions.


ELIGIBILITY

Individuals

  • United Way of Santa Barbara County will be providing grants to individuals for those disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the pandemic.

Organizations

  • The COVID-19 Joint Response Effort, a countywide collaborative lead by the Santa Barbara Foundation, United Way of Santa Barbara County, and Hutton Parker Foundation, will provide grants up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations serving all regions of Santa Barbara County.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Individuals/Families:
    • Please complete the Application for Individual/Family Assistance. Upon submission, your application will be sent to Family Service Agency, United Way of Santa Barbara County’s contracted partner agency for case management services. A representative from Family Service Agency will contact you to set up an appointment to review your application. Please do not contact Family Service Agency; they will contact you.
    • Grants are processed on a rolling basis.
  • Nonprofit Organization:
    • Please visit our grants portal at grantsportal.sbfoundation.org where you can create an organization profile and submit an application.
    • Grants are processed on a rolling basis and funding decisions are made monthly.
    • Grants must be used as proposed in the grant application. Any changes to the use of the funds must be submitted in writing to the funding organization. If an agency recipient identifies an alternate funding source for projects identified in the proposal once the funds have been allocated, it is incumbent upon the recipient agency to notify the funder in writing in order to negotiate a reallocation of those funds to a project within the parameters of the fund.
    • A report from agencies on the use of COVID-19 Community Disaster Relief Fund will be due within 13 months of the grant award, and can be delivered 30 days following the project completion to confirm that needs have been met.

Members of the COVID-19 Joint Response Effort

We are deeply grateful to the generous individuals, businesses, and foundations who have stepped forward to help our neighbors in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to view the members of the COVID-19 Joint Response Effort for Santa Barbara County.

COVID-19 Response Grant Recipients

The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted our community and the nonprofit sector in Santa Barbara County. The COVID-19 response grant program is a part of the COVID-19 Joint Response Effort for Santa Barbara County and supports organizations that are actively engaging in COVID-19 assistance efforts.

Click here to view full list of COVID-19 Grant Recipients.