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A Field of Interest Fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation.
The Women's Fund responds to critical community needs of women, children and families.
The Women's Fund of Santa Barbara is an volunteer-led collective donor group that enables women to combine our charitable dollars, providing significant grants focused on the critical needs of women, children and families in south Santa Barbara County.
The Women's Fund is committed to building a large community of educated, strategic givers who are inspired to make lasting change in our community through the impact of collective giving.
Since 2004, the Women's Fund of Santa Barbara has awarded 86 grants totaling almost $6.1 million to local nonprofit agencies that benefit thousands of women, children and families within the greater Santa Barbara area.
Women's Fund: 13-years-at-a-glance
- More than $6 million donated to 86 nonprofits in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria since 2004.
- 747 individual and group members in 2016 - up from 68 members in 2004.
- Santa Barbara Foundation - partner and fiscal home for the Women's Fund since 2004.
Wildlife Sanctuary Award, April 2013
Santa Barbara Education Foundation's HOPE Award, October 2012
Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County "Heroes for Justice" Award, May 2011
Light of Hope Award from Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), September 2008
|Founded||Carol Palladini, Chair; Perri Harcourt, Shirley Ann Hurley, Jean Kaplan, Dale Kern, Joanne Rapp, Elna Scheinfeld, Meredith Scott, Kay Stern, Ann Smith Towb|