The Fund for Santa Barbara



Fund Documents

Financial Statements

The following Financial Statements are available in pdf format:
December 31, 2014
December 31, 2013
December 31, 2012
December 31, 2011

Tax Filings

The following Tax Filings are available in pdf format:
2014 Form 990
2013 Form 990
2012 Form 990
2011 Form 990
2010 Form 990

501(c)(3) Nonprofit Determination Letter

The FUND's Tax ID # (FEIN) is 77-0070742. To see a copy of our letter click here.

Other Key Documents

Conflict of Interest Policy
Investment Policy
Policy on Indirect Costs
Fossil Fuel Divestment

Grant Making Summaries

The following annual summary lists are available in pdf format:
2014 Grants Summary
2013 Grants Summary
2012 Grants Summary
2011 Grants Summary

Technical Assistance Summaries

The following annual Technical Assistance (TA) summaries are available in pdf format:
2014 TA Summary



The Latest News...

Our Spring 2016 Funding Cycle Is OPEN!

Applications Available Now

Deadline for Proposal Review: Tuesday, March 1st 5:00 p.m.
(please see application for details)

FREE Grant Application Workshops:

Santa Barbara: February 4th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Lompoc: February 9th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Santa Maria: February 16th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Carpinteria: February 25th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

RSVP at, by calling (805) 962-9164, or emailing

Application Deadline:
Friday, March 4th, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

The FUND Family wishes you a Happy New Year!

Fund Family








We invite you to join us in supporting the many grassroots, social justice efforts throughout Santa Barbara County. Here a few ways you can participate:

  1. Donate to support our grant making and technical assistance programs- every single dollar helps!
  2. "Like" the FUND and share with your social networks- like our facebook page, post about why you support the FUND, use the hashtag #FUNDforSB.
  3. Honor someone you love by making a donation in his or her name.
  4. Make a difference while you shop by purchasing holiday gifts through AmazonSmile. A percentage of your purchase will be donated to us. Click HERE to get started. Happy shopping!

We hope you will join us in embracing the holiday season spirit this year and celebrate social justice work with The FUND for Santa Barbara!

Youth Making Change receives the
Youth Philanthropist of the Year
award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals!

Learn more about Youth Making Change HERE!



More News...

Isla Vista Governance Options Financial Analysis Study

Executive Summary in English
Executive Summary en español
Full Written Report in English

Presentation in English
Q & A in English
Powerpoint Slides in English

Presentation en español
Q & A en español

Read the Press Release
Read the F.A.Q.

Santa Barbara County's online home for the nonprofit community.

The Fund has signed on to
Vote with Your Mission

Learn more here.

A Quarter Century of
Change not Charity

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In celebration of 25 years of social, environmental, economic and political change work, the Fund for Santa Barbara created this 16-minute documentary film...
View it here

Directed by Geoff Green
Produced by Candace Schermerhorn
Edited by Renee Bergan