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:
2015 Grants Summary
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...

The Fall 2016 Funding Cycle is now open!

Applications are available in English and Spanish. For funding guidelines, key dates and application materials, please click here. Application Deadline is Friday, September 9th, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline for Proposal Review: Tuesday, September 6th at 5:00 p.m. (please see application for details)

Free Grant Application Workshops:

  • Santa Barbara: Tues, Aug 9th @ Orfalea Downtown Center (1221 Chapala Street)
  • Carpinteria: Wed, Aug 17th @ Carpinteria Library Multipurpose Room (5141 Carpinteria Avenue)
  • Santa Maria: Thurs, Aug 25th @ Community Cornerstone Room (120 East Jones Street)
  • Lompoc: Tues, Aug 30th @ Dick DeWees Community Center (1120 W Ocean Avenue)Santa Barbara: Feb 4th 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Orfalea Downtown Center (1221 Chapala Street)

Please RSVP for one of our workshops by visiting, calling (805) 962-9164 or emailing


We're Hiring!

South County YMC Program Coordinator

We're excited to announce we're adding a part-time staff member to coordinate Youth Making Change, our innovative teen-led philanthropy program in Southern Santa Barbara County. If you or someone in your networks might be interested in applying, please refer to the full job posting on our Youth Making Change page.

Please note applications will be accepted through Monday, August 22nd or until the position is filled.


with Kay Sohl
Consulting & Training

Presented by:
Fund for Santa Barbara & Santa Barbara Foundation

New Opportunities to Fund the Full Costs of Providing Your Services

Learn how to analyze and explain what it really costs your nonprofit to provide each of its programs and services. Explore new opportunities to recover your real administrative and overhead costs in grants and contracts. Get practical help choosing the best strategy for your nonprofit.

Tuesday, September 27th
- 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Space is limited:

Wednesday, September 28th
- 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Space is limited:

NOTE: Spanish language interpretation will be provided.


Financial Literacy w/ Andy Robinson
October 20 & 21


More News...

In collaboration with the Office of Sup. Salud Carbajal, the Fund hosted a breakfast that brought together generations of our local, diverse South County Latino leaders for the ongoing development of leadership and effective public service in teh region. Our speaker, Dr. Manuel Pastor, brilliantly connected the dots around the prospects of growing a vibrant Central Coast Latino civic community.

Dr. Manuel Pastor's presentation slides are available by clicking here.

Click here for Dr. Pastor's latest article in Dissent Magazine : "Latinos and the New American Majority"



Watch our new video!

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

The Fund has signed on to
Vote with Your Mission

Learn more here.

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.


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