TFPA Grant Guidelines

2019 Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts Grant Guidelines


The Santa Barbara Foundation is committed to strengthening nonprofit organizations and building the capacity of the arts social sector through the support of Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts. Grants will be available to nonprofit organizations seeking to further their missions of providing quality performances and art opportunities. Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts seeks to invest in, nurture, and grow the arts sector by offering support for  quality performing arts organizations. As well as access to artistic, music, and dance programs in Santa Barbara County.


Priority will be given to organizations that:


Types of Support

Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts Grants are available for a variety of activities in the following areas:


Funding Amounts and Duration

The maximum award for the Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts is $15,000. The grant review committee may reduce or increase award amounts at its discretion. The grant period is up to one year from the award date. A final report is required and is due within 13 months of the grant award, preferably no later than 30 days following the project completion.

Grant Limitations

Towbes Fund for Performing Arts Grants are not for:

Please visit the Eligibility Criteria & FAQs for a complete list of what the foundation does not fund.


Eligibility Requirements


Important Dates
September 16, 2019  Application Deadline
October 31, 2019  Funds Awarded


Contact Information

For questions about the Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts Grants program and funding eligibility, or technical assistance, please contact Jessica Sanchez, Director of Donor Relations, at (805) 963-1873