Applying for a grant through the Santa Barbara Foundation can be done in 5 steps:
Review available grant opportunities.
Determine which program(s) or initiative(s) you’d like to apply for.
Review guidelines and eligibility requirements for the program of choice.
Discuss your project or questions with a member of our community engagement team.
Review and submit your application, according to the program’s specific procedures.
View frequently asked questions regarding the Santa Barbara Foundation grant programs.Determine Eligibility
Through the Collaboration for Social Impact, Santa Barbara Foundation elevates our commitment to advancing the strength and capacity of the thousands of nonprofits in Santa Barbara County.
The Collaboration for Social Impact (CSI) draws on the expertise of a diverse and experienced group of executive leaders who have long worked on the front lines of nonprofits. The Collaboration facilitates workshops, seminars, coaching and mentoring, along with public and social sector advocacy. These are developed and implemented through an ongoing coordination with community leaders and partner organizations. The Collaboration supports capacity building in the areas of leadership development, technical assistance, financial management, technology, cross organizational collaboration, as well as personnel health and wellness.Learn More