How to Apply Online

Applying for a grant through the Santa Barbara Foundation can be done in 5 steps:

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Application Deadlines

For instructions on how to apply online, please review our application and submittal procedures.

Program/Initiative Deadline Date
Small Capacity Building Grant Program FEBRUARY – NOVEMBER 2019 First Monday of each month (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday)
Blood Research and Education Grant Program August 23, 2019
Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts Grant Program September 16, 2019
Food Grant Program CLOSED
Shelter & Safety Grant Program CLOSED

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View frequently asked questions regarding the Santa Barbara Foundation grant programs.

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Community Disaster Relief Fund

With both natural and human-caused disasters occurring more frequently and with greater severity, the need for financial resources to support nonprofit and government response and recovery efforts is growing rapidly. The Community Disaster Relief Fund at the Santa Barbara Foundation is built to address this need and is activated in the aftermath of an emergency to support nonprofit organizations in short-term and long-term recovery.

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Endowment Fund

Nonprofit organizations may establish an Agency Endowment Fund for their organization at the Santa Barbara Foundation. By entrusting funds to the foundation and investing in one of our investment portfolios, charities can benefit from our comprehensive investment process, strong fiduciary oversight, and our expertise in investment management and administration.

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