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How to Apply

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the foundation's endowment, we offer numerous grant opportunities designed to help strengthen Santa Barbara County's diverse nonprofit sector and address our community's most pressing challenges.

To apply for a grant, please follow these steps:

  1. Review the available Grant Opportunities.
  2. Determine the program/s or initiative/s for which you are eligible and to which you would like to apply.
  3. Carefully review the grant guidelines and read through the Eligibility Criteria and FAQs.
  4. Contact the community investments team member listed with the relevant grant program if you still have questions or would like to discuss your specific project.
  5. Review and follow the grant Application & Submittal Procedures.
  6. FOR EXPRESS & WILLIAM AND DANIEL FUND GRANTS ONLY: Read and review the Online Application & Submittal Procedures.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Please read through the foundation's current grant programs to see if there is an opportunity suitable for your organization at this time.
Eligibility Criteria
& FAQs
To help you through the application process, the foundation has compiled a list of frequently asked questions regarding its grant opportunities.
Application & Submittal Procedures
Please follow these instructions on accessing, completing and submitting your electronic application.
North County Headquarters:  (805) 346-6123  |   2625 S. Miller Street, Suite 101, Santa Maria, CA 93455
South County Headquarters:  (805) 963-1873  |  1111 Chapala Street, Suite 200, Santa Barbara, CA 93101