The Fund for Santa Barbara

Granting History

Below you will find a brief description of the Fund for Santa Barbara's most recent grant recipients (listed in alphabetical order by grant cycle beginning with the most recent):

2014 Fall Grants / Becas de Otoños


Active Alumni Academia
/ Creating a College Going Culture - $5,800

Funding for Santa Maria High School alumni to hold events to encourage SMHS students to pursue higher education
Fondos para graduados de la Escuela Preparatoria de Santa María para organizar eventos que motiven a estudiantes de SMHS a continuar con su educación superior

Alternatives to Violence Project / All Valuable People Workshop - $5,900
Funding for peer-facilitated workshops teaching life skills and nonviolence to youth involved with Santa Barbara Juvenile Probation, Palabra, and YStrive
Fondos para talleres asistidos por personas de su entorno que enseñan habilidades de vida y de no violencia a jóvenes involucrados en Libertad Condicional en Santa Bárbara, Palabra, y YStrive

CAUSE / Building Leadership and Organizing in our Neighborhood for Immigrant Rights - $10,000
Continued support for grassroots community organizing for immigrant rights in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and Guadalupe
Continuación de apoyo a la organización comunitaria de base para derechos de los inmigrantes en Santa Bárbara, Santa María y Guadalupe

Central Coast Future Leaders / CCFL Family & Youth Leadership Development - $10,000
Continued support for leadership camps in Santa Maria, Guadalupe and Cuyama teaching advocacy skills to youth & families
Continuación de apoyo para campamentos de liderazgo en Santa María, Guadalupe y Cuyama que enseñan habilidades para la autodefensa a jóvenes y familias

Community Action Commission / Guadalupe Senior Mobilization - Voices - $5,000
Seed funding for a seniors’ advocacy group in Guadalupe
Apoyo inicial para grupo de defensa de personas de la tercera edad en Guadalupe

Conflict Solutions Center of Santa Barbara County / Restorative Justice Partnership Initiative - $10,000
Continued support for alternatives to incarceration by bringing together youth perpetrators with the victims of their crimes in Santa Maria
Continuación de apoyo a alternativas al encarcelamiento mediante la reunión de delincuentes jóvenes con víctimas de sus crímenes en Santa Maria

Ernest Righetti Visual Art Students / Visual Peace - An Anti-Bullying Campaign - $2,000
Support for high school students in Santa Maria to create a community poster campaign addressing racism, sexism, homophobia, bullying, and gang-related issues
Apoyo a estudiantes de preparatoria en Santa María para crear una campaña comunitaria de carteles que se enfoquen al racism, el sexismo, la homophobia, la intimidación, y temas relacionados a las pandillas

UCSB IDEAS / IDEAS Youth Conference - $5,000
Support for a conference for undocumented students and their families to learn about resources to pursue higher education
Apoyo a una conferencia para estudiantes indocumentados y sus familias para enterarse de recursos para seguir una educación superior

ILRC / Disability Capitol Action Day - $1,400
Funding to send twelve disability rights activists to Sacramento
Fondos para enviar doce activistas en discapacidades a Sacramento

La Hermandad / Engaging the Mixteco Immigrant Community in Santa Maria - $10,000
Continued support for language classes and immigration services for the Mixtec population in Santa Maria
Continuación de apoyo para clases de idioma y servicios de inmigración para la población mixteca en Santa María

Legal Aid Foundation / Tenant Empowerment Project - $9,400
Support for organizing low income, immigrant tenants of uninhabitable apartment complexes in Santa Maria
Apoyo para organizar rentistas inmigrantes de bajo ingreso in complejos de departamentos inhabitables en Santa María

Lompoc Valley Beekeepers Association / Save the Bees - $4,000
Seed funding for Lompoc area beekeepers to support environmental education in the Lompoc Valley
Apoyo inicial a apicultores del área de Lompoc para apoyar la educación ambiental en el Valle de Lompoc

Organizacion en California de Lideres Campesinas, Inc. / Farmworker Women Leaders Advocating for Health and Safety in their Workplace - $10,000
Seed funding to strengthen women farmworkers’ advocacy in Northern Santa Barbara County
Apoyo inicial para fortalecer la defensa de mujeres que trabajan en los campos en el Norte del Condado de Santa Bárbara

SB CAN / Isla Vista Self-Government Initiative - $10,000
Start-up funding to support self-governance in Isla Vista through the creation of a Community Service District
Fondos iniciales para apoyar el autogobierno en Isla Vista a través de la creación de un Distrito de Servicio a la Comunidad

2014 Spring Grants / Becas de Primavera


American GI Forum Education Foundation of Santa Maria / Voter Registration and Get Out the Vote - $5,000

Funding to support voter registration and Get Out The Vote efforts in Santa Maria and Guadalupe
Fondos para apoyar el registro de votantes y los esfuerzos para “Sacar el Voto” en Santa Maria y Guadalupe

CAUSE Action Fund / Voter Engagement - $7,500
Funding to support renewed electoral organizing efforts in Southern Santa Barbara County and to continue voter education and engagement activities in Northern Santa Barbara County
Fondos para apoyar esfuerzos renovados de organización electoral en el Sur del Condado de Santa Barbara y para continuar la educación y las actividades para involucrar a los electores

City at Peace / Restorative Justice Initiative and Clinic - $5,000
Continued funding for a law school-based restorative justice program promoting an alternative to incarceration
Continuación de fondos para un programa de justicia restauradora basada en una escuela de leyes que promueve una alternativa al encarcelamiento

Cuyama Valley Family Resource Center / Cuyama Planning for the Future - $10,000
Funding to support a community leadership program in the Cuyama Valley
Fondos para apoyar un programa de liderazgo en la comunidad en el Valle de Cuyama

Foundation for SBCC / Transitions Program - $7,000
Continued funding for a peer-run program teaching formerly incarcerated students the skills to succeed in college and develop their careers
Continuación de fondos para un programa conducido por compañeros que enseña a estudiantes previamente encarcelados habilidades para triunfar en el colegio y para desarrollar sus carreras

Freedom4Youth / Leadership Program - $9,014
Funding to create a new program to teach critical life skills to incarcerated young women at Santa Maria Juvenile Hall
Fondos para un programa que enseña habilidades críticas de vida a mujeres jóvenes en la cárcel juvenil de Santa Maria

Future Leaders of America / Latino Youth Civic Engagement and Policy Advocacy for Social Change - $6,700
Funding to support leadership and community organizing training for Latino high school students in Southern Santa Barbara County
Fondos para apoyar el entrenamiento para el liderazgo y la organización comunitaria para estudiantes de preparatoria Latinos en el Sur del Condado de Santa Barbara

Guadalupe Union School District / Third Annual Guadalupe Reading Festival and Parent Leadership Development Program - $10,000
Continued funding to promote the love of reading, parents’ leadership in their children’s education, cultural tolerance and awareness
Fondos continuados para promover el amor por la lectura, el liderazgo de los padres en la educación de sus hijos, la tolerancia y la conciencia cultural

Lompoc Unified School District / Dual Immersion Magnet Program - $5,000
Support for reading materials for the dual immersion program in the Lompoc Unified School District
Apoyo para materiales de lectura para el programa de inmersión en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Lompoc

Right to Write Santa Barbara County / End the Mail Ban - $3,000
Support for a grassroots campaign to end the policy prohibiting personal letters from being sent to and from inmates in in the Santa Barbara County Jail
Apoyo a una campaña de base para terminar con la política que prohibe el envío de cartas personales de presos en la Cárcel del Condado de Santa Barbara

Santa Maria High School / Que Padre Parent Group - $10,000
Continued support for increased parental involvement and voice at Santa Maria High School
Apoyo continuado para aumentar la participación y la voz de los padres en la Escuela Preparatoria de Santa Maria

SB CAN / General Operating Support - $7,500
Continued funding for SB CAN’s work focusing on housing, open space, and public transportation
Apoyo continuado al trabajo de SB CAN que se enfoca en la vivienda, los espacios abiertos, y el transporte público


2014 Multi-Year Grants / Becas Multi-Anuales


Association of Mexican American Educactors / Plaza Comunitaria Educational Center United Nations (ECUN) - $9,000 per year for 3 years

Support for a program that enables Spanish-speaking community members to complete their 9th grade level education in Santa Maria
Apoyo para un programa que permite a miembros hispano parlantes de la comunidad completar su educación al nivel del 9grado en Santa Maria

Just Communities Central Coast / Language Justice Initiative - $8,100 per year for 3 years
Multi-year funding to improve access to inclusive, effective multilingual spaces in school and community environments
Fondos multi-anuales para mejorar el acceso a espacios incluyentes efectivos en ambientes escolares y comunitarios

SB CAN / The Mobile Home Owners Project - $7,900 per year for 3 years
Multi-year funding to organize, mobilize and empower people who live in mobile home parks to defend their affordable housing and have a voice in shaping housing policies
Fondos para organizar, movilizar, y dar poder a personas que viven en parques de hogares móviles para que defiendan su vivienda costeable y que tengan una voz en la formación de políticas sobre la vivienda

2013 Fall Grants / Becas de Otoños


Allan Hancock College Dream Club
/ General Support for AB540 Advocacy and Scholarships - $1,350
Funding to support advocacy workshops and scholarships for AB540 students in Santa Maria
Fondos para apoyar talleres de auto-abogacía y becas para estudiantes AB540 en Santa Maria


Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) / Building Leadership and Organizing in Our Neighborhoods - $10,000
Continued support for grassroots community organizing around transit equity, immigrant rights, educational access and youth empowerment in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and Guadalupe
Continuación de apoyo para organizar a la comunidad alrededor de la igualdad en el tránsito, los derechos de los inmigrantes, el acceso a la educación y darle poder a la juventud en Santa Barbara, Santa Maria y Guadalupe

Coast Valley Substance Abuse Treatment Center / Recovery Day in the Park - $3,840
Funding to bring substance abuse treatment and prevention agencies in recognition of National Recovery Month in Lompoc
Fondos para traer agencias de prevención y tratamiento de abuso de substancias observando el Mes Nacional de la Recuperación en Lompoc

Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation / Education Program Cultural Outreach - $6,300
Funding to support membership revitalization and cultural education for the Coastal Band of the Chumash NationFondos para apoyar la revitalización de la membresía y la educación cultural para la Banda Costera de la Nación Chumash

Conflict Solutions Center / Restorative Justice Partnership Initiative - $10,000
Continued support for alternatives to incarceration by bringing together youth perpetrators with the victims of their crimes in Santa Maria
Continuación de apoyo a alternativas al encarcelamiento mediante la reunión de delincuentes jóvenes con víctimas de sus crímenes en Santa Maria

Dual Immersion Alliance / Dual Immersion Foundational Exploration - $1,740
Continued support to achieve an increase in academic success and cultural awareness through the adoption of a Dual Language Immersion Program by the Santa Maria School Board
Continuación de apoyo para lograr el aumento en el éxito académico y la conciencia cultural mediante la adopción de un Programa de Inmersión en Idioma Dual por parte de la Mesa Directiva de Escuelas en Santa Maria


Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) / Pushy Shovels - $6,996
Continued support for a gardening group which brings together individuals in recovery to produce organic vegetables to share with seniors and those who are homeless in Santa Barbara
Continuación de apoyo a un grupo de jardinería que reúne a individuos en recuperación para producir verduras orgánicas para compartirlas con personas de la tercera edad y con individuos sin hogar en Santa Barbara

Just Communities / North County Language Access Initiative - $7,842
Funding to expand the Language Justice Network in Northern Santa Barbara County, increasing inclusive multilingual spaces
Fondos para extender la Red de Justicia en el Idioma en el norte del Condado de Santa Barbara, aumentando los espacios multiling
ües incluyentes

La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth & Family Center / Engaging the Mixtec Immigrant Community in Santa Maria - $6,000
Funding for the work of La Hermandad's new Santa Maria office, including language classes and immigration services for the Mixtec population
Fondos para las actividades de la nueva oficina de La Hermandad en Santa Maria, incluyendo clases de idioma y servicios de inmigración para la población mixteca

Las Abuelitas of Santa Barbara / Las Abuelitas - $7,020
Seed funding for a multilingual, multicultural group of female elders to mentor underserved high-risk Latino youth in Santa Barbara
Fondo seminal para un grupo multiling
üe y multicultural de mujeres en la tercera edad para dar mentoría a jóvenes desfavorecidos de alto riesgo

Lompoc Unified School District AVID
/ Lompoc AVID United in Dedication to Education (LAUDE) - $5,000
Funding for events to promote parent participation and advocacy in the Lompoc Unified School District
Fondos para eventos que promuevan la participación de los padres de familia y la auto-abogacía en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Lompoc

Los Alamos Action Committee / Los Alamos Community Center - $5,470
Funding to support parents organizing to create a Family Resource Center in Los Alamos
Fondos para apoyar la organización de padres de familia para crear un Centro de Recursos para la Familia en Los Alamos

Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara / "Lift Every Voice" - $3,000
Support for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration and for community forums
Apoyo para la Celebración Anual del Día de Martin Luther King, Jr y para foros comunitarios

Pacific Pride Foundation / Gay Rights Advocates for Change and Equality (GRACE) General Support - $3,000
Ongoing support for LGBTQ advocacy, organizing and community-building in northern Santa Barbara County
Continuación de apoyo para la defensa, organización y construcción de la comunidad LGBT en el Condado de Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN) / Restrictions on Fossil Fuel Production in Santa Maria - $9,222
Funding for legal review, community education and organizing to prohibit and/or increase regulation of oil production within city limits
Fondos para la revisión legal, la educación comunitaria y la organización para prohibir y/o aumentar la regulación de la producción de petróleo dentro de los límites de la ciudad

Vandenberg Village Park & Playground Coalition / Vandenberg Village Park & Playground - $3,280
Seed funding to bring a central, accessible neighborhood park and playground to Vandenberg Village
Apoyo seminal para traer un campo de juegos del vecindario central y accesible a Vandenberg Village

Wilderness Youth Project (WYP)
/ Paths to Inclusion - $5,120
Continued support for the implementation of an accessible outdoor youth program for children with disabilities
Continuación de apoyo para la implementación de un programa de actividades en el exterior accesible para niños con discapacidades

2013 Spring Grants / Becas de  Primavera


Academy of Healing Arts for Teens (AHA)
/ Leadership Council Circle Summer Workshop - $7,000
Funding to support this innovative restorative justice program for youth - focused on social consciousness, character, imagination, and empathy
Fondos para apoyar este innovador programa de justicia restaurativa para jóvenes – enfocado en la conciencia social, el carácter, la imaginación y la empatía

California Center for Cooperative Development / Lompoc Worker Development & Expansion - $7,000
Continued support to expand a successful worker-owned cooperative business model in Lompoc
Continuación de apoyo para ampliar un exitoso modelo de negocios pertenecientes a trabajadores en Lompoc

California Independent Provider Training Center (CAIPTC) / The Time is Now Project - Proyecto Ya Es Ahora - $10,000
Funding to offer accessible citizenship classes and develop progressive leadership amongst low income Santa Maria residents
Fondos para ofrecer clases de ciudadanía accesibles y para desarrollar liderazgo entre residentes de bajos ingresos en Santa María

CAUSE Action Fund / General Support - $7,000
Funding to support renewed electoral organizing efforts in Southern Santa Barbara County and to continue voter education and engagement activities in Northern Santa Barbara County
Fondos para apoyar esfuerzos renovados para organizar electores en el sur del Condado de Santa Bárbara y para continuar la educación de votantes y actividades atractivas en el norte del Condado de Santa Bárbara

Central Coast Green Team / Edible Landscaping Demonstration Garden - $4,800
Seed funding to support the development of a community garden in Santa Maria
Fondos iniciales para apoyar el desarrollo de un jardín comunitario en Santa María

Cuyama Valley Family Resource Center / Cuyama Youth4Change Project - $4,400
Continued funding for the development of youth leaders as catalysts for change in Cuyama Valley
Continuación de fondos para el desarrollo de líderes juveniles como catalistas para el cambio comunitario en el Valle Cuyama

Dual Immersion Alliance / Dual Immersion Foundation Exploration - $2,500
Seed funding to support the research and design of a dual language immersion program in Santa Maria
Fondos iniciales para apoyar la investigación y el diseño de un programa de lenguaje de inmersión en Santa María

Environmental Defense Center / Santa Barbara County Environmental Coalition - $6,000
Continued support for legal review, community education and organizing against oil production in Santa Barbara County
Apoyo continuado para revision legal, educación de la comunidad y organización en contra de la producción de petróleo en el Condado de Santa Bárbara

Foundation for Santa Barbara City College / The Transitions Program - $10,000
Continued funding for a peer-run program teaching formerly incarcerated students the skills to succeed in college and develop their careers
Continuación de fondos para un program conducido por compañeros que enseñan a estudiantes anteriormente encarcelados las habilidades para triunfar en el colegio y para desarrollar sus carreras

Future Leaders of America (FLA) / Immigrant and Latino Youth Civic Engagement and Policy Advocacy for Social Change - $7,000
Funding to support leadership and community organizing training for Latino high school students in Southern Santa Barbara County
Fondos para apoyar el entrenamiento en liderazgo y organización comunitaria para estudiantes Latinos de preparatoria en el sur del Condado de Santa Bárbara

Guadalupe - Nipomo Dunes Center / Environmental Creative Writing Class for Elementary School Students - $6,946
Seed funding to support a children’s creative writing summer program to develop the next generation of environmental stewards in Guadalupe
Fondos iniciales para apoyar un programa de verano en escritura creativa para niños para desarrollar la próxima generación de custodios del ambiente en Guadalupe

Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN) / Lompoc Valley Preservation Coalition - $8,720
Funding for legal review, community education and organizing to protect farmland and the riparian habitat surrounding Lompoc
Fondos para revision legal, educación comunitaria y organización para proteger las tierras agrícolas y el ambiente de las riberas que rodean a Lompoc

Santa Maria High School Que Padre Parent Group / Que Padre - $10,000
Continued support for increased parental involvement and voice at Santa Maria High School
Apoyo continuado para aumentar la participación y la voz de los padres en la Escuela Preparatoria de Santa María

ySTRIVE for Youth, Inc. / For Real Employment Achievement Learning (4Real) - $5,000
Funding to support job training for high-risk youth at La Cuesta Continuation High School
Fondos para apoyar el entrenamiento laboral para jóvenes de alto riesgo en la Escuela  Preparatoria La Cuesta


2013 Multi-Year Grants / Becas Multi-Anuales


Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County / Common Ground Santa Barbara County Homeless Advocacy Project (CGSBC-HAP) - $10,000 per year for 3 years
Multi-Year funding to support the Peer Navigator program for the Santa Barbara Countywide Homelessness Advocacy Project
Fondos por varios años para apoyar el programa Peer Navigator (Compañero Navegante) para el Proyecto de Defensa de las Personas Sin Hogar en el Condado de Santa Bárbara

Santa Barbara Beekeepers Association / SBBA Capacity Building - $5,000 per year for 3 years
Continued support for SBBA’s work to increase public awareness of environmental concerns affecting honeybees, including pesticides
Continuación de apoyo a la Asociación de Apicultores de Santa Barbara para aumentar la conciencia de problemas ambientales que afectan a las abejas, incluyendo los pesticidas

William James Association / Poetic Justice Project (PJP) - $10,000 per year for 3 years
Continued support for formerly incarcerated writers, artists, musicians and actors to create original theatre examining crime, punishment and redemption
Continuación de apoyo a escritores, artistas, músicos y actores anteriormente encarcelados para crear teatro original que examine el crimen, el castigo, y la redención

Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST) / Pedestrian and Transit Organizing - $5,000 per year for 3 years (year 2)
Multi-year support for organizing residents of Santa Barbara and Goleta to improve pedestrian safety and bus service
Apoyo multianual para organizar a residentes de Santa Barbara y Goleta para mejorar la seguridad de los peatones y el servicio de transporte

Just Communities Central Coast / Language Justice Project - $5,000 for year 1, $2,500 for year 2 and $2,500 for year 3 (year 2)
Multi-year funding to improve access to inclusive, effective multilingual spaces in school and community environments
Apoyo multianual para mejorar el acceso a espacios multilingües incluyentes y efectivos en ambientes escolares y comunitarios

Pacific Pride Foundation / Safe Schools Project - $10,000 per year for 3 years (year 2)
Continued multi-year support for gay-straight alliances at high schools throughout Santa Barbara County high school - increasing safety and support for LGBTQ students
Continuación de apoyo multianual para alianzas gay-heterosexuales en escuelas preparatorias a través del Condado de Santa Barbara aumentando la seguridad y el apoyo a estudiantes LGBTQ

Santa Barbara County Education Office / Promotores de Salud Community Education & Involvement - $10,000 per year for 3 years (year 2)
Continued support for educating and empowering disenfranchised communities on health, nutrition and wellness
Continuación de apoyo para educar y dar poder a comunidades marginadas en salud, nutrición y bienestar

Santa Barbara County Action Network (SB CAN) / General Operational Support - $10,000 per year for 3 years (Year 3)
Continued funding for advocacy on housing, open space, public transportation, redistricting, and Guadalupe programs


2013
Emerging Need Grants

American GI Forum / Parents for Community Involvement Committee - $3,000
Funding to support parents organizing for policy change at Santa Maria High School

Central Coast Alliance United For a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) / Citizenship Fair, May 5th - $3,000
Funding for a Citizenship Fair in Northern Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara Beekeepers Association / Pesticide Awareness Program (PAP) - $3,000
Funding for lobbying, outreach and education in response to pesticide spraying in Santa Barbara County

Youth Making Change 2012-2013 Grants

— YMC North —

Central Coast Future Leaders / Spring Forward Conference - $1,600
Support for this day-long leadership camps and year round follow up empowering youth to make a difference in their community in Guadalupe and Cuyama

Ernest Righetti High School Latinos Unidos Club / College Promotion Conference - $3,000
Funding for a College Promotion Conference at Ernest Righetti High School

Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley Youth Involvement Group / Respecting Me, Respecting You Conferences - $3,081
Funding for a two-day project for junior high students that addresses the issues of peer violence, racism, stereotypes, bullying and prejudices

Freedom4Youth Leadership Program / Los Prietos Boys Camp Anti-Bullying Project - $3,190
Support for an anti-bullying video and skit that will be performed at local junior high schools in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara and Lompoc

Lompoc High School SAVE Club (Students Against Violent Experiences) / Peace Week - $1,180
Funding for Peace Week activities to bring awareness of violence prevention to Lompoc High School students

LULAC Youth Council of Santa Maria / Educational Workshops & Pool Party - $2,149
Support for a series of workshops and a pool party that will educate teens about drug use and gang violence and the prevention of both

Santa Maria High School Las Comadres Club - $800
Support for teenage girls dealing with issues such as bullying, drugs, alcohol, rape, depression, eating disorder and relationships

— YMC South —

Next Chapter Book Club - $1,600
Support for community-based book clubs to promote literacy and social connectedness for teens and young adults with intellectual disabilities

Santa Barbara High School Ready2Move Club / 3rd Annual SBHS Week of Wellness and the Brain Breaks Project - $1,280
Funding for a weeklong celebration of health and wellness highlighting nutrition, exercise and body image

Santa Barbara PAL's Youth Leadership Council / 3rd Annual Big & Little PAL Spring Break Mentoring Camp - $2,500
Continuing support for this youth camp which aims to instill a sense of civic pride and responsibility, develop leadership skills, and enhance self-esteem

"SB Aces" Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons Youth Mentors / Summer Mentorship Camp - $1,060
Funding for this camp intended to expose underserved youth to tennis, and teach sportsmanship and discipline

UCSB IDEAS (Improving Dreams Equality Access and Success) / IDEAS Youth Conference - $3,735
Support for an all day youth conference to empower and inform undocumented students and allies in high schools throughout the Santa Barbara area

Youth to Youth Santa Barbara / SB Youth Artisan Entrepreneurs - $1,900
Funding for this project teaching talented lower income youth artisan and entrepreneurial skills to help support them through school and mentor other youth to do the same

ySTRIVE for Youth, Inc / 4REAL Project (Real Employment Achievement Learning) - $2,925
On-going support for connecting youth advocates, area professionals, business owners, teachers and other community-based organizations to youth employment as a deterrent to youth on youth violence

2013 Donor Supported Grants

Children’s Creative Project / Michael Katz Storyteller Residency Program - $1,500
Support for a series of residencies at local schools for storyteller Michael Katz to work with youth of all ages in area schools

Committee for Social Justice / The Jail Ride Program - $2,000
Ongoing support for this critical service providing transportation to a safe place  for people released by the Santa Barbara County jail in the middle of the night

Santa Barbara County Action Network (SB CAN) / General Support - $5,000
Support for SB CAN's on-going work in support of fair and affordable housing, open space preservation and effective public transportation

Santa Barbara Permaculture Network / Santa Barbara Food Policy Council Start-Up - $2,500
Seed funding for grassroots coalition advocating for policies which create a more sustainable and food secure community

Sarah House / General Support - $2,000
Funding for Sarah House's nationally recognized "social model" of end-of-life care and HIV/AIDS support for low-income individuals

True Nature Society / Quail Springs General Support - $2,000
General support for the work of this experiential permaculture learning site

2013 Central Coast Human Rights Fund Grants

KCLU / Acquisition of Radio Station in Santa Maria - $30,000
Funding to support the purchase of a radio station and its conversion to a public radio station serving northern Santa Barbara County

Importa / General Support - $30,000
Continued support for the development of legal, advocacy and organizing resources for immigrant communities in Santa Barbara County

Legal Aid Foundation / U-Visa Project - $30,000
Continued support a program to secure U Visas for undocumented immigrants who are survivors of domestic violence

Media4Good / Youth Interactive General Support - $35,000
Funding to support Youth Interactive’s growing programs which empower youth to have a voice in their community and become economically self-sufficient

Primo Boxing Club / General Support - $27,500
Continued support to assist Primo Boxing in building the capacity to become financially sustainable

Future Leaders of America / Strategic Planning Effort - $4,000
Matching funding for FLA’s strategic planning effort focused on building a sustainable growth plan for the next three years

Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition / Support for Youth Bike Summit Participation - $1,400
Funding to support two young leaders’ participation in the 2014 Youth Bike Summit

Santa Barbara Foundation / Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics / 100 Day Plan - $30,000
Collaborative donor effort to support the Clinics to rebuild their infrastructure and reestablish their fiscal health

Other 2013 Grants

Santa Barbara International Film Festival / Social Justice Award for Documentary Film - $10,000
Support for the 15th Annual Social Justice Award – highlighting films that address critical social justice issues

2012 Fall Grants / Becas de Otoños


CAUSE
/ PUEBLO Regional Immigrant Rights & Integration Project - $10,000

Funding to help re-establish a Southern SB County community organizer to work on immigrant rights and empowerment

Central Coast Future Leaders / Family Leadership Camp & Guadalupe Expansion - $10,000

Support to strengthen youth and families to advocate for their interests in Santa Maria, Guadalupe and New Cuyama

Central Coast Green Team - $9,000
Funding to promote North County environmental stewardship through events, networking and multi-media broadcasting

Palabra / Central Coast Response Network’s North County Expansion - $7,200
Seed funding to establish a locally trained response team for traumatic incidents of suicide and homicide

Conflict Solutions Center of Santa Barbara County / Restorative Justice Partnership Initiative - $6,000
Continuing support for alternatives to incarceration by bringing together youth perpetrators with the victims of their crimes

Eucalyptus / Intervening as an Ally - $8,000
Funding to train community members to intervene when LGBTQ hate crimes and bias occur at UCSB and IV

Freedom 4Youth Leadership Program - $4,000
Support to create a new program to teach critical life skills to incarcerated young women at juvenile hall

Guadalupe Union School District / Second Annual Guadalupe Reading Festival - $6,185

Funding to promote the love of reading, parents’ leadership in their children’s education, cultural tolerance and awareness

Mesa Harmony Garden / Achieving Self-Sustainability - $3,500
Support for a productive food forest, benefiting the Food Bank and demonstrating sustainable approaches to urban food production

Santa Barbara Beekeepers Association / Sweet Start - $2,500
Seed funding to provide coaching and job training for students at La Cuesta High School in the art of beekeeping

SBCAN / North County Oil Coalition - $8,000
Funding for legal review, community education and organizing on the Santa Maria Energy Project’s development proposal

SBCAN / The Mobile Home Owners Project - $7,500
Funding for community organizing to press for public policies that protect mobile homeowners’ rights

Santa Maria - Lompoc NAACP / Town Hall Meetings on Diversity, Tolerance and the Affordable Care Act - $8,000
Support for town hall meetings focused on removing all barriers of racial discrimination and educating the community on the Affordable Care Act

William James Association / Poetic Justice Project - $10,000
Continued funding for arts education, mentoring and theater production with formerly incarcerated youth and adults

2012 Spring Grants / Becas de Primavera


American GI Forum Education Foundation of Santa Maria / Steps to College
- $6,000

Funding to support a conference for undocumented students on scholarships, financial aid and the California Dream Act
Fondos para apoyar una conferencia para estudiantes indocumentados acerca de becas, ayuda financiera y el Acta del Sueño de California

Association of Mexican American Educators / Plaza Comunitaria - (CENU) Centro Educacional Naciones Unidas (Educational Center United Nations) - $5,000
Support for a program that enables Spanish-speaking community members to complete their 9th grade level education in Santa Maria
Apoyo para un programa que capacita a miembros de la comunidad para completar su nivel educacional del  grado en Santa Maria

Black Women for Community Empowerment / Unity Summit & African American Festival - $5,000
Ongoing support for networking, planning and advocacy work within the local African-American community
Apoyo continuado para red de contactos, planeación y trabajo de defensa dentro de la comunidad afro-americana local

California Center for Cooperative Development / Lompoc Co-Op Development Project - $10,000
Seed funding to develop a worker-owned green cleaning business cooperative
Fondos de inicio para desarrollar una cooperativa de negocios de limpieza verdes que pertenecen a sus trabajadores

City at Peace - Santa Barbara / Restorative Justice Education and Practice Initiative - $10,000
Seed funding for a law school-based restorative justice program promoting an alternative to incarceration
Fondos de inicio para un programa de justicia restaurativa en una escuela de leyes para promover una alternativa al encarcelamiento

Cuyama Valley Family Resource Center / Cuyama Youth4Change - $8,000
Funding for the development of youth leaders as catalysts for change within their community
Fondos para el desarrollo de líderes juveniles como catalizadores del cambio dentro de su comunidad

Foundation for Santa Barbara City College / The Transitions Program - $10,000
Continued support for students on probation or parole to pursue a college education and reduce recidivism
Continuación de apoyo para estudiantes en periodo de prueba o libertad condicional para seguir una educación universitaria y reducir la reincidencia

Gay Rights Advocates for Change and Equality (GRACE) / General Support - $3,000
Ongoing support for LGBTQ advocacy, organizing and community-building in northern Santa Barbara County
Apoyo continuado para la defensa, organización y la construcción de comunidad LGBTQ en el norte del Condado de Santa Barbara

Goodland Coalition / Goleta Heritage Farmlands Initiative - $10,000
Funding for this campaign to empower citizens to control agricultural rezoning decisions in the City of Goleta
Fondos para esta campaña que dará poder a la ciudadanía para controlar las decisiones de redistribución de zonas agrícolas

North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center / SAVE Club - Green Dot Project - $7,500
Support for a youth-led violence prevention program at Lompoc High School
Apoyo para un programa dirigido por jóvenes para la prevención de la violencia en la Escuela Preparatoria de Lompoc

PUEBLO / Neighborhood-based Organizing and Leadership Development - $5,000
Continuing support for working-class advocacy and activism in Santa Maria
Continuación de apoyo a la defensa y el activismo de la clase trabajadora en Santa Maria

Santa Maria Que Padre Parent Group / Que Padre – $10,000
Support for increased parental involvement and voice at Santa Maria High School
Apoyo para el aumento de la participación y la voz de los padres en la Escuela Preparatoria de Santa Maria

Santa Ynez Valley Fruit and Vegetable Rescue / Veggie Rescue - $5,400
Funding for this program which harvests and donates excess fruits and vegetables from local farms, farmers markets, home gardens, and orchards
Fondos para este programa que cosecha y dona frutas y verduras excedentes de granjas locales, mercados de granjeros, jardines residenciales, y huertos

Teachers for the Study of Educational Institutions / The New Multiculturalism: A Sustainable Future for All Californians – $5,000
Support for local efforts to design curriculum and teacher training to comply with the FAIR Education Act
Apoyo a esfuerzos locales para diseñar curriculum y entrenar a maestros para cumplir con el Acta de Educación FAIR

Ventura County Superior Courts / Legal Training for Indigenous Language Interpreters - $2,500
Funding to offer training to Spanish/indigenous language interpreters on legal systems in Santa Barbara County
Fondos para ofrecer entrenamiento a intérpretes Español/idiomas indígenas en los sistemas legales del Condado de Santa Barbara

Wilderness Youth Project / Disabilities Inclusion Planning Grant - $3,000
Support for the creation of an inclusive outdoor education program for youth with and without disabilities
Apoyo para la creación de un programa de educación al aire libre incluyente para jóvenes con y sin discapacidades

2012 Multi-Year Grants / Becas Multi-Anuales


Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST)
/ Pedestrian & Transit Organizing - $5,000 per year for 3 years

Multi-year support for organizing residents of Santa Barbara and Goleta to improve pedestrian safety and bus service
Apoyo multianual para organizar a residentes de Santa Barbara y Goleta para mejorar la seguridad de los peatones y el servicio de transporte

Just Communities Central Coast / Language Justice Project - $5,000 for year 1, $2,500 for year 2 and $2,500 for year 3
Multi-year funding to improve access to inclusive, effective multilingual spaces in school and community environments
Apoyo multianual para mejorar el acceso a espacios multilingües incluyentes y efectivos en ambientes escolares y comunitarios

Pacific Pride Foundation / Safe Schools Project - $10,000 per year for 3 years
Continued multi-year support for gay-straight alliances at high schools throughout Santa Barbara County high school - increasing safety and support for LGBTQ students
Continuación de apoyo multianual para alianzas gay-heterosexuales en escuelas preparatorias a través del Condado de Santa Barbara aumentando la seguridad y el apoyo a estudiantes LGBTQ

Santa Barbara County Education Office / Promotores de Salud Community Education & Involvement - $10,000 per year for 3 years
Continued support for educating and empowering disenfranchised communities on health, nutrition and wellness
Continuación de apoyo para educar y dar poder a comunidades marginadas en salud, nutrición y bienestar

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper / Clean Water Advocacy and Enforcement Program - $8,000 per year for 2 years (Year 2)
Support to lobby for updating sewage infrastructure in the City of Santa Barbara and reducing plastic bag use county-wide

Santa Barbara County Action Network (SB CAN) / General Operational Support - $10,000 per year for 3 years (Year 2)
Continued funding for advocacy on housing, open space, public transportation, redistricting, and Guadalupe programs

University Park Homeowners Association / Mobile Homeowners Project - $7,800 for Year 1 and $7,200 for Year 2 (Year 2)
Continued support for community organizing to protect affordable housing for mobile home residents

PUEBLO Action Fund / Identifying, empowering and inspiring new leadership in Santa Maria - $10,000 per year for 3 years (year 3)
Multi-year support for this Santa Maria-based effort to develop voter empowerment strategies and build progressive political leadership

2012 Emerging Need Grants


Allan Hancock College Associated Student Body Government / Voter Registration & Prop 1522 Campaign - $2,000

American GI Forum Education Foundation of Santa Maria / Latin@ Youth Conference 2012 - $3,000

California Right to Know / Santa Barbara County “Yes on Prop 37” Campaign - $3,000

Committee to Preserve Veronica Meadows (AKA "No On Y 2012 Save Our Parkland") - $3,000

Fielding Graduate University / Event featuring Brock Hunter Advocating for a Veteran’s Treatment Court in Santa Barbara County - $2,000

Guadalupe Family Service Center / "Deferred Action" (DACA) Resources - $1,760

Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) / Consumer Advocacy Coalition (CAC) Organizing in Opposition of Santa Barbara County Human Service Budget Cuts - $2,600

Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County for the Homeless Education & Legal Project / Homeless Coalition - $2,635

Not For Sale Santa Barbara / "Yes on Prop 35" Walk/Rally on October 6th - $945

UCLA Program in Global Health for the UC Haiti Initiative / Lawyer's Earthquake Response Network (LEARN) Delegation to El Salvador & Follow-Up Programming in Santa Barbara - $1,500

Santa Barbara County Education Foundation “Yes on Measures A & B” Campaign - $3,000

 

Youth Making Change 2011-2012 Grants

— YMC South —

Palabra / Sports Day - $929

Funding for youth to be involved sports that would be otherwise unavailable

Peer Buddy Volunteers / Peer Buddies - $1,680
Scholarships and program materials for special needs low-income youth to participate in PeerBuddies

Santa Barbara High School Ready2Move Club / 2nd Annual Week of Wellness & Nourishing Nights of Food and Film - $1,500
A weeklong celebration of health and wellness for Santa Barbara High School students

Santa Barbara City College IDEAS / Alternative and Effective Pathways to Higher Education - $614
Workshops for SBCC AB 540 students on SBCC, higher education, and the admissions process

San Marcos High School Sergio's Guitar Club - $1,877
Guitars and accessories for this San Marcos High School music club

UCSB Global Awareness Club / Global Awareness Program - $1,000
A workshop series on world communities, world culture fairs and student-to-student mentoring at local high schools and junior high schools

ySTRIVE for Youth, Inc. / Unity in Our Community - $2,400
A three-day, leadership, communication and community service retreat for 30 youth from Santa Barbara and Goleta neighborhoods

— YMC North —

CE'ENI Santa Maria High School / Youth and Community Empowerment through Education Project - $1,250
Funding to spread awareness of indigenous culture amongst Mixtec teens to understand and maintain their culture, keep traditions alive and build self-esteem

Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley Youth Involvement Group / Respecting You, Respecting Me - $1,850
An all-day bullying and violence prevention event for junior high school students

Future Leaders of America / Take the Lead - $1,200
A leadership conference empowering underprivileged junior high school students to excel in high school and contribute to their community

Lompoc Youth Commission / Teen Dive-In Theater Pool Parties - $1,800
A program offering three pool parties for teens in the Lompoc Valley where they can have fun in a safe space and learn about job opportunities

Pioneer Valley High School Link Crew - $1,350
A year-long freshman orientation program where juniors and seniors help freshman transition into high school

PROUD People Respecting Others United by Diversity / The Impact of Our Words - $1,050
A campaign to teach people the impact of hateful and insensitive speech including trainings and a video campaign

PUEBLO Santa Maria High School / Campus to Community Leadership - $1,500
A program that inspires students to get involved in the community, learn about college, register to vote, and talk to other students about how to stop racism and classism at school

2012 Donor Supported Grants


Academy of Healing Arts (AHA!)
- General Support - $2,500
General support for this innovative program for youth - focused on social consciousness, character, imagination, and emotional intelligence

Children's Creative Project / Michael Katz Storyteller Residencies - $2,500
Support for a series of residencies at local schools for storyteller Michael Katz to work with youth of all ages in area schools

Christian Associates International / Common Ground Santa Barbara & Bringing Our Community Home Collaboration Efforts - $2,500
Support for building a better and more efficient partnership between the region's homeless service efforts

Committee for Social Justice / The People’s Institute at Casa Esperanza - $1,000
Ongoing support for courses taught by, with and for residents of Casa Esperanza Homeless Center

Committee for Social Justice / Night Time Jail Ride Program - $4,000
Ongoing support for this critical sefvice for people released by the Santa Barbara County jail in the middle of the night - frequently stranding released individuals without any access to transportation

Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties / Truth Told Project - $2,000
Support for this art exhibit during Sexual Assault Awareness Month to bring attendtion to sexual assault at home and arounf the world and what communities can do to respond and prevent it

PUEBLO / General Operations - $2,500
General support for PUEBLO's ongoing community organizing work

Santa Barbara County Action Network / General Operations - $5,000
Support for SB CAN's on-going work in support of fair and affordable housing, open space preservation and effective public transportation

Santa Barbara Friends Meeting / Alternatives to Violence Project - AVP Workshops - $4,000
Funding for a series of AVP workshops in Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center / Jeans For Justice Campaign - $3,000
Support for this campaign during Sexual Assault Awareness Month that debunks myths about sexual assault

Santa Barbara NewSource - $30,000
Planning grant to support the creation of a regional media infrastructure that supports long-form investigative journalism on critical community issues

Sarah House / General Support - $2,500
Funding for Sarah House's nationally recognized "social model" of end-of-life care and HIV/AIDS support for low-income individuals

True Nature Society / Quail Springs Learning Oasis & Permaculture Farm / General Operations - $1,500
General support for the work of this experiential permaculture learning site

2012 Central Coast Human Rights Fund Grants


Adsum Education Foundation
/ General Support - $25,000
Continued support for scholarships for AB 540 students

Importa / Immigrant Rights Work - $30,000
Continued support for the development of legal, advocacy and organizing resources for immigrant communities in Santa Barbara County

Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County / U Visa Project - $25,000
Seed funding for the creation of a program to secure U Visas for undocumented immigrants who are survivors of domestic violence

Primo Boxing - Say Yes to Kids / General Support- $5,000
Continued support to assist Primo Boxing in building the capacity to become financially sustainable

Youth Cinemedia / SBC Probation / ICE Video Project - $5,000
Support for the creation of a video documenting the experience og youth who have been incarcerated and subsequently turned over to ICE

Westside Boys & Girls Club / General Support - $20,000
General support for the program work of this critical community resource for marginalized youth and their families on Santa Barbara's west side

2011 Fall Grants / Becas de Otoños


2nd Story Associates
/ Rental Housing Mediation Task Force - $5,000

To support the continuation of the Rental Housing Mediation Task Force (established out of a grassroots effort in 1976) in its mission to resolve rental housing disputes out of court, help to maintain housing, and to prevent homelessness by mediating between landlords and tenants

AB 540 Coalition of Santa Barbara - $5,720
Continued support for the AB 540 Coalition’s empowerment of AB 540 students, parents and allies with the information and tools necessary to access higher education in the wake of the passage of the California DREAM Act

Adsum Education Foundation, Inc. / General Support - $5,000

Funding to help expand fund development and student outreach strategies as well as cover operating expenses

Carpinteria Valley Foundation / Hydraulic Fracturing Coalition - $10,000
Funding to: 1) ensure enforcement of and consider improvements to current County fracking regulations; 2) enhance state and federal regulatory oversight of fracking and 3) raise public awareness, understanding and engagement

Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) / Santa Maria Civic Engagement Project - $7,000
Funding for CAUSE to support Future Leaders of America (FLA) in building a non-partisan civic engagement program in 2012 in Santa Maria, thereby strengthening voter participation in Santa Maria’s Latino community

Conflict Solutions Center / Restorative Justice Partnership Initiative - $9,000
Support for the Restorative Justice Partnership Initiative’s goals, including 1) to bring peace and restoration to the victim and community, 2) to hold youth accountable for their actions, and 3) to provide an alternative to incarceration

Alliance with Mexican Immigrant Labor / MILPA (Mexican Immigrant Labor and Producer’s Association) - $10,000
Continued funding for Mexican Immigrant Labor and Producers' Association (MILPA) to address economic and social inequalities resulting from relationships established between disenfranchised family farmers and powerful transnational corporations

Mental Health Association in Santa Barara County / Pushy Shovel Community Peace and Freedom Garden - $3,543
Pushy Shovel Community Peace and Freedom Garden Group started growing in February of 2011. The Garden Group will supply organic vegetables to the Santa Barbara Mental Health Association's Fellowship Club, which provides free lunches to members with mental health challenges five days a week.

Orcutt Area Seniors In Service, Inc. / Celebrate Our World - $8,000
Continued support for The Luis Oasis Senior Center’s “Celebrate Our World” program which aims to bring about a change in society by first giving people the resources for which they can begin to understand a new culture, then later adapt to new ways of thinking to lessen racial prejudice and promote a society with less tension and better harmony

Pacific Pride Foundation / Santa Barbara Lavender Elders - $5,000
Funding for the continuation of efforts to create a climate in Santa Barbara in which LGBT elders feel safe and supported by the agencies that serve them; become more empowered to speak on their own behalf; and experience less isolation by developing a sense of community with other LGBT elders

PALABRA (collaborative effort with Esperanza and ySTRIVE) / One Community, One Voice, One Power - $10,000
One Community, One Voice, One Power joined together to take a positive position against Santa Barbara’s proposed gang injunction by researching the effects of other similar suppression tactics on other cities and advocate for their alternative vision by promoting peace and unity with a healthier use of community organizations, local businesses, schools, parks and other non-monetary resources

Project Gutpile / Educational Video: “The Non-Lead Hunter” - $7,000
Continued funding to educate Spanish and English speaking hunters about the poisonous effects of lead ammunition for humans and wildlife

Santa Ynez Valley Alliance / Valley Blueprint Evaluation Project - $2,500
Funding for The Santa Ynez Valley Alliance to create a “progress report” on the 1998 Valley Blueprint to evaluate what progress has been made towards the goals set forth in the Blueprint, highlight areas where the community has made very little progress, such as the provision of affordable housing, and refocus the community’s efforts to achieve such goals

William James Association / Poetic Justice Project - $10,000
Funding for this collaboration of formerly incarcerated writers, artists, musicians and actors to create original theatre examining crime, punishment and redemption

2011 Spring Grants / Becas de Primavera


Santa Barbara
County Education Office / SB County Network of Promotores de Salud - $8,000
Funding for a lead Promotora to educate and empower disenfranchised communities on health, nutrition and wellness

Asociacion de Traductores de Idiomas Indigenas / Indigenous Languages Translators Association - $6,000
Seed funding to organize translators in Santa Maria’s Mixtec communities to address communication needs at social and medical service sites

Casa Esperanza - Bringing Our Community Home / Homeless Inmate Discharge Planning Project - $3,000
Continued funding to reduce the revolving door of homeless individuals in and out of jail

Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST) / Pedestrian and Transit Organizing - $10,000
Support for education and advocacy for safer walking routes and better transit service on Santa Barbara’s Eastside

Community Counseling and Education Center / Speak Out - $2,000
Start up funds to create an online forum for LGBTQ youth to combat isolation and cultivate self confidence

Families ACT! / Wake-Up Coalition - $5,000
Support for a coalition of mental health advocates to reform service delivery and criminal justice systems

The Foundation for SBCC / Transitions Program - $9,500
Funding for a peer-run program teaching formerly incarcerated students the skills to succeed in college and develop their careers

Good Samaritan Shelter / Faces of Homelessness - $5,000
Funding for an art exhibit to educate and engage the public about the needs of homeless families in North County

Jodi House, Inc. / Club Diversity - $1,300
Funding for a safe, accessible downtown “nightclub” as a vibrant social opportunity for people of all abilities

People for a Green Community / Green Community Television - $9,300
Start up funding for a community television program and website to create a strong environmental voice in the North County

Mission & State (Formerly Santa Barbara NewSource) - $9,500
Pilot funding for a local, in-depth print and online media outlet to foster a more informed, engaged and democratic community

Santa Maria Valley Future Search Collaborative / Familias Unidas Buscando Esperanza - $10,000
Support for a coalition of youth, parents and service providers in finding solutions to youth violence

Village Farmers’ Market Association / Vandenberg Village Farmers’ Market - $3,092
Start up funds for a farmers’ market to educate local consumers about responsible and sustainable food practices

2011 Multi-Year Grants / Becas Multi-Anuales


Santa Barbara
Channelkeeper / Clean Water Advocacy and Enforcement Program - $8,000 per year for 2 years (Year 1)
Support to lobby for updating sewage infrastructure in the City of Santa Barbara and reducing plastic bag use county-wide

Santa Barbara County Action Network (SB CAN) / General Operational Support - $10,000 per year for 3 years (Year 1)
Continued funding for advocacy on housing, open space, public transportation, redistricting, and Guadalupe programs

University Park Homeowners Association / Mobile Homeowners Project - $7,800 for Year 1 and $7,200 for Year 2
Continued support for community organizing to protect affordable housing for mobile home residents

Just Communities Central Coast / Youth and Family Organizing for Education Justice - $10,000 per year for 2 years (year 2)
*With support from the Atterbury Foundation
Multi-year support for this innovative program providing tools for youth and their families to address issues of oppression in schools & communities

Pacific Pride Foundation / Strategic Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) - $10,000 per year for 2 years (year 2)
*With support from the Atterbury Foundation

Multi-year support for the on-going struggle for LGBT civil rights, equality and the campaign to re-gain marriage equality in California

PUEBLO Action Fund / Identifying, empowering and inspiring new leadership in Santa Maria - $10,000 per year for 3 years (year 2)
Multi-year support for this Santa Maria-based effort to develop voter empowerment strategies and build progressive political leadership

Pacific Pride Foundation / Safe Schools Initiative - $10,000 per year for 3 years (year 3)
Funding for increased efforts in S.B. County High Schools to create more gay & straight alliances and education for faculty to create greater safety and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students

2011 Emerging Need Grants


Alternative U.S. at UCSB / SOA Watch Conference and Action - $3,000

American GI Forum Santa Maria Chapter / Tour de Dreams - $1,031

Casa Espeanza Homeless Center / Gap Funding in advance of Bringing Our Community Home (BOCH) & Common Ground Consolidation - $3,000

Coalition for Global Dialogue / “Our House Divided” Forum on Immigration - $2,900


Environmental Education Group / Voices From The Gulf - $3,000


Freedom Warming Centers / Survival Santa Barbara - $3,000


Just Communities Central Coast / Multilingual Capacity-Building & Training - $1,000


Pacific Pride Foundation - LGBTQ Training for the Santa Barbara Police Department - $3,000

Santa Barbara Foundation / Recidivism Reduction in the County Jail - $2,500

2011 Donor Supported Grants


Children's Creative Project
/ Michael Katz Storyteller Residencies - $2,500
Support for a series of residencies at local schools for storyteller Michael Katz to work with youth of all ages in area schools

Family Therapy Institute / Academy of Healing Arts (AHA!) - General Support - $2,500
General support for this innovative program for youth - focused on social consciousness, character, imagination, and emotional intelligence

Santa Barbara County Action Network / General Operations - $5,000
Support for SB CAN's on-going work in support of fair and affordable housing, open space preservation and effective public transportation

Sarah House / General Support - $2,500
Funding for Sarah House's nationally recognized "social model" of end-of-life care and HIV/AIDS support for low-income individuals

Youth Cinemedia / General Support - $10,000
Funding to support the ongoing work of empowering youth on the use of media tools to address challenges in their communities

Committee for Social Justice / The People’s Institute at Casa Esperanza - $800
Ongoing support for courses taught by, with and for residents of Casa Esperanza Homeless Center

Freedom Warming Centers / General Operations - $15,000
General support for this campaign to make emergency shelters available on nights when temperatures are life-threatening across Santa Barbara County

Gay Rights Advocates for Change & Equality (GRACE) / General Operations - $1,000
General support for this LGBTQ advocacy organization based in Santa Maria

2011 Central Coast Human Rights Fund Grants


Adsum Education Foundation
/ General Support - $20,000

Importa / Non-Partisan Voter Registration Campaign - $30,000

Primo Boxing / Say Yes to Kids - $10,000

PUEBLO / Youth Violence Programming in Resonse to the Gang Injunction - $10,000

Youth Cinemedia / Media Classes at Los Prietos Boys Camp - $10,000

Youth Making Change 2010-2011 Grants

— YMC South —

The ACE Academy / ACE Tennis - $723
Funding for a sports program for underserved youth in the community to learn basic tennis skills

The Business Club Youth Outreach Program / Isla Vista Elementary Business Club – $800
Funding to teach business concepts and financial responsibility to elementary schools students

Friendship Club of San Marcos High School / Learn 2 Live Project - $1,500

Funding for teens to provide life skills training to Special Education students at San Marcos High School

Isla Vista Teen Alliance / Teen Wellness Program - $2,505
Funding to provide teens with ideas and practical advice on implementing a healthy lifestyle

Ready2Move / Club Development and Santa Barbara High School Wellness Week - $500
Funding for peer education on the importance of physical, emotional and social health at Santa Barbara High School

Santa Barbara Police Activities League (PAL) Youth Leadership Council / 1st Annual Big & Little PAL Break Camp - $2,022
Funding for teens to mentor youth from five elementary schools in Santa Barbara

What is Love Group – PSA on Teen Dating Violence - $1,950
Funding to develop Public Service Announcements about recognizing and intervening in teen dating violence

— YMC North —

Future Leaders of America / “Take the Lead” Project - $1,025
Funding for a leadership conference to empower youth to pursue higher education

Gay Straight Alliance of Santa Maria High School - $1,600
Funding for a four-hour event to raise awareness of homophobia and heterosexism and begin projects for change

Girls for Change (G4C) / G4C in the 21st Century - $3,375
Funding for a conference addressing key issues facing girls today: bullying, eating disorders, cutting, depression, healthy relationships and communication skills

Pioneer Valley High School Link Crew - $600
Funding for a mentoring program where High School juniors & seniors aid freshmen in transitioning successfully into high school

The Good Life / Junior High Mentoring Program - $1,400
Funding for a mentoring program where the life experience of Junior High School youth will be used to create plays to present to the community.

Youth Action Advisory Council to the Santa Ynez Valley Coalition to Promote Drug Free Youth / Healthy Alternatives for Youth - $2,000
Funding for alternative activities for youth to help reduce the use of alcohol and drugs

2010 Fall Grants / Becas de Otoños


Cesar Chavez Dual Language Immersion Schools, Inc. / Adelante Charter School Translation Project
- $3,000

Support to translate key school documents into Spanish including meeting minutes, new Charter & Parent Handbook

Citizens Against Walmart Expansion / Stop Walmart Expansion 2010 - $3,000
Continued support for community organizing to prevent the proposed Lompoc Walmart expansion

Conflict Solutions Center / Restorative Justice Partnership Initiative - $8,200
Continued funding to support the use of Restorative Justice principles and practices in the juvenile justice system

Families ACT! / The Santa Barbara Homeless Blog - $5,000
Support for a blog representing the voices of and issues about Santa Barbara County’s homeless

GRACE (Gay Rights Advocates for Change and Equality) / Start-up - $3,000
*With support from the Atterbury Foundation

Start-up funding to support the LGBT community and its allies through social networking, advocacy, and community coalition-building in the Santa Maria Valley

League of Women Voters of Santa Maria Valley / “Know Your Town” - $2,810
Funding to print and place on websites this bilingual (Spanish / English) guide to government in Santa Maria

Pacific Pride Foundation / LGBT Elders, Santa Barbara - $5,000
StartUp funding to create a sensitivity training program for agencies serving LGBT elders

Palabra / Community-Based, Socio-Culturally Sound Program for At-Risk Youth - $10,000
*With support from the Atterbury Foundation

Funding to implement community-based and culturally sensitive outreach programs for youth and their community in order to reduce youth violence

PUEBLO / Building Capacity to Carry Out the “Insecurity of S-Comm Campaign”: A Movement Effort to Undo Racial Profiling - $3,000
*With support from the Atterbury Foundation

Support to develop fundraising and outreach materials to help PUEBLO attract a wide array of supporters for their programs

San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace / Mothers in Defense of Downwind Communities - $7,000
Funding for their legal case to force the NRC to meet the legal requirements & regulations designed to protect the health and safety of communities downwind of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

Santa Barbara Teen Legal Clinic (SBTLC) / Street Law Program - $3,000
Funding to teach teens about their legal rights and the legal process and to teach law school students the value of providing pro bono services to our community

University Park Mobile Homeowners Association / The Mobile Homeowners Alliance - $7,200
Continued support to organize and empower mobile home owners in Southern Santa Barbara County and build coalitions state-wide to preserve and protect affordable mobile home units

Wilderness Youth Project / Adventure Leadership Program - $5,000
Funding to teach inclusive leadership techniques to teens of all backgrounds, including those with diverse physical & cognitive abilities

William James Association / Poetic Justice Project - $5,000
*With support from the Atterbury Foundation

Funding to support performances of the play “Off the Hook” to help educate audiences about issues surrounding incarceration, rehabilitation and re-entry in Santa Maria

2010 Spring Grants / Becas de Primavera


AB 540 Coalition of Santa Barbara
/ Making Higher Education Accessible to Undocumented Students -$5,000
Support to organize existing resources, conduct trainings, advocate and develop tools to make higher education more accessible to AB 540 students

Barbareño Chumash Council / United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (DRIP) Campaign - $5,000
For a series of workshops and forums throughout the region on the UN DRIP and promote self-determination, democracy, and human & civil rights

Carpinteria Valley Foundation / Ongoing organizing of opposition to Venoco’s Paredon Project - $7,000
Support for organizing the opposition to Venoco’s proposed oil drilling project (Paredon) in Carpinteria

Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine / Wrap-Around Care & Women’s Free Homeless Clinic - $7,800
Funding for the creation of manuals to be used to recruit and train volunteers for street medicine teams

Environmental Defense Center / Mission Creek: Rediscovering Connections in Nature and Community - $6,000
For bilingual (Spanish/English) presentations on Mission Creek and steelhead restoration in order to educate and create greater community involvement

Project Gutpile / Educating hunters and ranchers on alternatives to lead ammunition - $2,400
Educating hunters and ranchers on alternatives to lead ammunition and the health and environmental effects of lead toxicity

Santa Barbara County Action Network / Lompoc Livable Communities & Civic Engagement Program - $8,000
Support for a series of town hall meetings training and other engagement opportunities for low-income families in Lompoc

Veterans for Peace, Chapter 54 / SBCC Teen Memorial: Peace is Inevitable - $7,500
Supplies and materials for a memorial to the 900+ deaths of U.S. military personnel aged 18 & 19 in Afghanistan and to educate about the humans costs of war as well as U.S. foreign policy

SBCEO Health Linkages Program / Promotores de Salud Parent Education Project - $7,500
Ongoing support for this innovative health education program for Latino community members

Transitions-Mental Health Associations / Santa Barbara Community Grown Agriculture (SB-CGA) -$5,460
Seed funding for this community-based agriculture pilot project in Santa Maria

2010 Multi-Year Grants / Becas Multi-Anuales


Just Communities Central Coast
/ Youth and Family Organizing for Education Justice - $10,000 per year for 2 years (year 1)

*With support from the Atterbury Foundation
Multi-year support for this innovative program providing tools for youth and their families to address issues of oppression in schools & communities

Pacific Pride Foundation / Strategic Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) - $10,000 per year for 2 years (year 1)
*With support from the Atterbury Foundation

Multi-year support for the on-going struggle for LGBT civil rights, equality and the campaign to re-gain marriage equality in California

PUEBLO Action Fund / Identifying, empowering and inspiring new leadership in Santa Maria - $10,000 per year for 3 years (year 1)
Multi-year support for this Santa Maria-based effort to develop voter empowerment strategies and build progressive political leadership

Bici Centro & Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition / Outreach, Education and Empowerment for Underserved Cyclist - $5,000 per year for 2 years (year 2)
Continuing support for the merger of the Bicycle Coalition's advocacy work and Bici Centro's repair shop and education center to empower South Coast bicyclists

Families ACT! / Collaborative Community Organization and Education Campaign - $5,000 per year for 2 years (year 2)
Funding to promote dialogues amongst criminal justice and mental health service providers and to launch an education and outreach campaign to deliver the message that public safety requires treatment and prevention

Pacific Pride Foundation / Safe Schools Initiative - $10,000 per year for 3 years (year 2)
Funding for increased efforts in S.B. County High Schools to create more gay & straight alliances and education for faculty to create greater safety and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students

Conflict Solutions Center – Community Mediation Program / Restorative Justice Partnership Initiative - $8,320 in Year 1 and $5,000 in Years 2 & 3 (Year 3)
Multi-year support to continue promoting & implementing restorative justice practices with youth in the court system in Santa Barbara County

2010 Emerging Need Grants


Pacific Pride Foundation
/ 2010 County-Wide LGBT Summit - $3,000
Support for this one-day (Saturday, February 6, 2010), county-wide strategy summit organized by the LGBT Community Collaborative of the Central Coast and focusing on LGBT community strengths, needs and next steps in Santa Barbara County

Environmental Education Group / A Dialogue For Peace - $3,000
Support for this pilot project which opened a direct line of communication between the American and Iraqi people (students at University of California, Santa Barbara and Islamic University, Baghdad) via a webcast  and allowed for unscripted communication between the two groups

"Stand In The Sand" / A Gathering for the Gulf - $3,000
Seed funding for this community-wide grassroots effort to make a statement of support, sympathy, and solidarity with the communities of the Gulf Coast who are being devastated by the BP Oil Disaster and to raise funds for relief and recovery

PUEBLO / Shared Prosperity Forum - $2,000
Funding for transportation of community members to participate in this regional day-long activist conference, training, and discussion focused on progressive policy and values.

American Indian Movement SB Chapter / Legal Fees - $1,000
Funding to file legal challenges to the portrayal of Native Americans on MTV’s “The Dudesons in America: Cowboys and Findians

University Park Mobile Homeowners Association / The Mobile Homeowners Alliance - $2,660
Continued support to organize and empower mobile home owners in Southern Santa Barbara County and build coalitions state-wide to preserve and protect affordable mobile home units

Families ACT! / 2010 Election Cycle Community Mobilization - $3,000
Funding for this 3-month campaign to educate and mobilize the community around the intersection of drug laws, alcohol/drug/mental health treatment services and crowded jails

No On T, 2010 - $3,000
Funding to oppose this measure which would have eliminated access to medical cannabis in the City of Santa Barbara

Committee For A Safer Santa Barbara County / Yes On Measure S Anti-Recidivism Messaging - $3,000
Support for the campaign effort highlighting the $5 million allocation in Measure S to mental health services, drug & alcohol counseling, education and other critical services in the jail

Youth Making Change 2009-2010 Grants

— YMC South —

Environmental Education for the Next Generation, (EENG) - 1st and 2nd Grade Teaching Program - $2,320
Funding to train and place college students in 1st and 2nd grade Santa Barbara Elementary School classrooms in order to foster critical thinking about the environment

Everybody Dance Now! - Hip Hop Dance Classes - $1,000
Funding to support free dance classes for youth at Harding, McKinley and Franklin Schools plus select Housing Authority sites

Manauia - Youth Legal Awareness Project - $2,900
Funding to provide legal awareness to youth in Santa Barbara’s Westside and Eastside neighborhoods and address perceptions of youth based on appearance, race and class

Project Excel - Youth Tutoring Center - $2,200
Funding for a center for youth in grades 5 to 12 providing tutoring and educational assistance

Santa Barbara Youth Council – Teens: Know Your Rights Project - $950
Funding for educational forums and trainings on youth/teen rights, how to defend them and becoming a peer advocate for other teens

UCSB RHA & NRHH Community Service Team - I want to be Barbie / I want to be Ken - $630
Funding for an eating disorder educational awareness event for Junior High School youth and their parents

— YMC North —

Future Leaders of America – Take the Lead - $750
Funding for a youth-led one-day leadership conference for junior high students that will help promote Latinos moving on to higher education

Pioneer Valley High School Link Crew - $800
Funding for a year-long student-led freshman mentor program linking juniors and seniors with incoming freshman to increase graduation rates, freshman involvement at PVHS, and to decrease suspensions, violence and drop out rates

CE’ENI (Colectivo Educativo Estudiantil de Naciones Indigenas) – Lente Cultural - $1,200
Funding for a multicultural art and music event organized by Mexican Indigenous youth that will be documented and shared with the Santa Maria community (translation: Educational Collective of Students of Indigenous Nations - in Mixteco “ce’eni” means: sus hijos / their children)

CHANGE (Committed 2 Helping A New Generation Excel) – Teen Mentorship Project - $2,000
Funding for a mentorship project where homeless and foster teens mentor younger youth dealing with homelessness and the foster system

Rayo de Esperanza – Guadalupe Youth Soccer League - $2,250
Funding for a Guadalupe teen-led soccer league for youth ages 10-13. ( translation: Ray of Hope)

Young Artists Unlimited – Youth Intervention Project - $3,000
Funding for a Lompoc-based teen-led community event focusing on youth ages 10-16 that includes a mural, speakers on youth violence and drug abuse, and cultural dance groups

2010 Other General Fund Grants


Santa Barbara International Film Festival
/ 2010 Social Justice Award for Documentary Film - $10,000
Annual funding for this (11th Annual) award organized and juried by the Fund for Santa Barbara in order to recognize the contribution that documentary film can make to the advancesment of social economic justice

Yes On Measure S Anti-Recidivism Messaging - $5,000
Support for the campaign effort highlighting the $5 million allocation in Measure S to mental health services, drug & alcohol counseling, education and other critical services in the jail

Citizens Committee Against Paredon / General Support - $2,000
Support for this successful campaign to defeat Measure J in Carpinteria

2010 Donor Supported Grants


Children's Creative Project
/ Michael Katz Storyteller Residencies - $2,500

Support for a series of residencies at local schools for storyteller Michael Katz to work with youth of all ages in Santa Barbara

Citizens Committee Against Paredon / General Support - $2,000
Support for the Carpinteria community's successful organizing campaign against Venoco's drilling proposal

Family Therapy Institute / Academy of Healing Arts (AHA!) General Support - $2,500
General support for this innovative program for youth - focused on social consciousness, character, imagination, and emotional intelligence

Nonprofit Support Center of Santa Barbara County / Future Search Conference - $3,000
Seed funding for this Santa Maria Valley conference addressing youth violence

Santa Barbara County Action Network / General Operations - $5,000
Support for SB CAN's on-going work in support of fair and affordable housing, open space preservation and effective public transportation

Sarah House / General Support - $2,500
Funding for Sarah House's nationally recognized "social model" of end-of-life care and HIV/AIDS support for low-income individuals

Vineyard Valley Theatre Company / General Support - $5,000
Funding for this innovative theatre group to bring Latino arts & culture to the region and to build bridges among Anglo & Latino community members in the Santa Ynez Valley, paving the way for honest discussions of race, culture and history

Committee for A Safer Santa Barbara County / Yes On Measure S Anti-Recidivism Messaging - $3,000
Support for the campaign effort highlighting the $5 million allocation in Measure S to mental health services, drug & alcohol counseling, education and other critical services in the jail

ySTRIVE / Sponsorship of “An American Tract” Performance at the Marjorie Luke - $3,000
Support for this special theatre presentation tackling issues of race and class in modern American communities

Seigel-Boettner Productions / “With My Own Two Wheels” Film - $6,000
Production support for this film tying the local work of BiciCentro to bicycling in Rwanda, Zambia, Ghana, India, and Guatemala as a means of access to education, health care, and economic opportunity

Pacific Pride Foundation / Just Communities Central Coast Response to Goleta Valley Junior High Program Challenge - $3,000
Emergency support for Just Communities staff to respond to attacks on GVJH’s anti-discrimination and bullying programming

 

2009 Fall Grants / Becas de Otoños


Alliance with Mexican Immigrant Labor / Mexican Immigrant Association of Farmers - $7,200

Seed funding for the organization of an association of Mexican immigrant family farmers in the Santa Maria Valley to work for economic justice
Fondos initiales para la organización de una asociación de familias de agricultores inmigrante mexicanos en el Valle de Santa María para trabajar por la justicia económica

Black Women for Community Empowerment / Black Unity Summit - $3,000
Support for a summit to discuss and build a coalition In support of improved education, job services programs, tutoring and social services for the Black community
Apoyo a una reunión cumbre para discutir y construir una coalición en apoyo al mejoramiento de la educación, programs de servicios para el empleo, tutoría y servicios sociales para la comunidad negra

Bringing Our Community Home / Transportation from Jail to Shelter - $5,000
(umbrella: Casa Esperanza)
Funding for homeless inmates to have transportation to permanent or transitional housing to end the "revolving door" at the County Jail
Fondo para reclusos sin hogar para tener transporte a alojamiento permanente o transitorio para poner fin a la "puerta giratoria" en la Cárcel del Condado

Citizens Against Walmart Expansion (CAWE) / Stop Walmart Expansion 2010 - $3,000
Support for community organizing to prevent the proposed Lompoc Walmart expansion
Apoyo a la organización de la comunidad para prevenir la expansión de Walmart en Lompoc

Esperanza, La Voz de Nuestra / Building Community Connections - $8,000
Funding for organizing to unite isolated groups working to prevent youth violence and propose systemic changes within our school system and the City of Santa Barbara
Fondos para organizar y unir a grupos aislados que trabajan para prevenir la violencia juvenil y para proponer cambios en el sistema escolar y en la Ciudad de Santa Bárbara

Guadalupe Cultural Arts & Education Center / Women's Conference - $6,050
Honoring the 100th Year of International Women's Day (1910 - 2010), funding for the organization of a North County Women's Conference to share women's needs with community agencies
En honor al 100o Año del Día Internacional de la Mujer (1910 - 2010), los fondos apoyarán la organización de una Conferencia para Mujeres en el Norte del Condado para compartir necesidades de las mujeres con agencias de la comunidad

Naples Coalition / Public Access Project - $5,000
Support for the ongoing community organizing to enhance and ensure permanent public coastal access to the eastern Gaviota Coast, including the Naples property
Apoyo a la organización continuada de la comunidad para promover y asegurar el acceso público a la costa del este de Gaviota, incluyendo la propiedad de Naples

Santa Barbara Birth Center / Start-Up Funding - $10,000
Support for a bilingual/bicultural birth center offering a medically-equipped, comfortable, home-like setting for prenatal care, labor, and birth with midwifery support
Apoyo inicial para dar fondos a un centro de nacimientos bilingue/bicultural que ofrezca un lugar para nacimientos con equipo médico, cómodo, y similar al hogar para atención prenatal, partos, y nacimientos con el apoyo de parteras

University Park Mobile Homeowners Project - $7,500 (umbrella: SBCAN)
Funding to organize, mobilize and empower people who live in mobile home parks to defend their affordable housing and have a voice in shaping housing policies
Fondos para organizar, movilizar, y dar poder a personas que viven en parques de casas móviles para defender su alojamiento costeable y para tener una voz en la formulación de políticas para el alojamiento

Wilderness Youth Project / La Cuesta Program & Youth Leadership Council - $5,750
Support for nature-based mentoring at La Cuesta Continuation High School and a retreat with the Youth Leadership Council at the SB Police Activities League to teach life and leadership skills
Apoyo para mentoría basada en la naturaleza en la Escuela Preparatoria de Continuación La Cuesta, y un retiro con el Consejo Juvenil de Líderes en la Liga de Actividades de la Policía de Santa Bárbara para comunicar habilidades para la vida y el liderazgo

2009 Media Grants


Santa Barbara International Film Festival
/ 10th Annual Social Justice Award for Documentary Film - $10,000

Funding for this annual competition featuring documentary films on critical social justice issues, which includes an independently juried cash award to the winning documentary filmmaker.

Studio 8 / Prop 8 Film Project - $9,500
Seed funding for this documentary film which explores the personal and political lanscape of the marriage equality debate in California pre- and post- Proposition 8, as well as current organizing around the issue

2009 Spring Grants / Becas de Primavera


American Indian Movement Santa Barbara / AIM TV - $3,050
Support for an alternative public access television show on current issues, inter-tribal education about traditions, songs and languages and contemporary achievements of native peoples

Carpinteria Valley Foundation / Opposition to Venoco's Paredon Project - $10,000
Funding for legal advocacy to oppose Venoco's slant drilling proposal in Carpinteria

Consumer Advocacy Coalition / Raising Community "Mental Health" Awareness - $8,450
Continuing support for advocacy, community outreach and marketing to help better conditions for people with mental health challenges

Lompoc Housing and Development Corporation / Lompoc Community Gardens - $5,500
Support for the creation of community gardens in West Lompoc to build knowledge about health, nutrition, and use of local fresh foods during these current hard economic times

Pacific Pride Foundation / Strategic Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME) - $5,000
Seed funding to promote local activism to achieve marriage equality at the local, state and national level in the wake of the passage, and California Supreme Court upholding of, Proposition 8

PUEBLO / General Support - $10,000
Continuing support for building power and leadership amongst low income Santa Barbara County residents on economic and environmental justice issues

Rental Housing Roundtable / Justice for Renters! - $6,250
Seed funding for a group of community organizations and individuals to address the lack of legal rental protections, protect and increase the number of rental units and advocate for cooperative ownership

Santa Ynez Valley Alliance / Outreach Project - $10,000
Funding to support grassroots involvement in key issues affecting local sustainability, including affordable housing, transit, trails and recreation, urban growth boundaries, job housing balance and more

Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People / Mujeres Unidas - $7,092
Funding for a women's educational support group in Los Alamos to address issues of unmet social service needs, Latino students retention rates, rise in drug use and pregnancy rates

Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara / UP-2-US - $5,000
Funding to help Eastside young men organize themselves to keep youth of the streets and engage them in educational and vocational/employment training and internships

Women of Color Revolutionary Dialogues (WORD) - $3,060
Seed funding for performance art workshops that represent and analyze the lives and struggles of immigrant and working-class women and queer people of color

2009 Multi-Year Grants / Becas Multi-Anuales


Bici Centro
& Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition / Outreach, Education and Empowerment for Underserved Cyclist - $5,000 per year for 2 years (year 1)

Continuing support for the merger of the Bicycle Coalition's advocacy work and Bici Centro's repair shop and education center to empower South Coast bicyclists

Families ACT! / Collaborative Community Organization and Education Campaign - $5,000 per year for 2 years (year 1)
Funding to promote dialogues amongst criminal justice and mental health service providers and to launch an education and outreach campaign to deliver the message that public safety requires treatment and prevention

Pacific Pride Foundation / Safe Schools Initiative - $10,000 per year for 3 years (year 1)
Funding for increased efforts in S.B. County High Schools to create more gay & straight alliances and education for faculty to create greater safety and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students

Just Communities / Building Just & Inclusive Communities Initiative - $2,000 (Year 3 of 3)
Multi-year support for county-wide bilingual workshops to engage people in discussions of multiple forms of oppression and ways to take action

Youth Making Change 2008-2009 Grants


Carpinteria Youth Leadership Council’s “Dare to be Different” Program - $1,040

For the creation of a day long camp to instill self-esteem, respect for others, and positive decision-making for the youth in Carpinteria

Notes for Notes / MusicBox Concert Series - $1,500
To provide a live music performance venue for youth throughout 2009

Torch Club & Keystone Club Leadership Groups / Teen Center @ "The Club" - $2,000
To create a Teen Center @ "the Club" by aesthetically and structurally remodeling an existing 2,250 square foot room at the Westside SB Boys & Girls Clubhouse

Future Leaders of America Master Achievers / Finding the Leader Within You - $2,500
For a day camp where youth help 5th & 6th graders from Cesar Chavez Charter School make good decisions in life by helping to improve self-esteem and stop youth violence

SBPAL Youth Leadership Council / Junior High Basketball and Soccer Tournament - $2,950
To create a venue where youth who cannot afford to participate in league sports will have an opportunity to showcase their talent

2009 Emerging Need Grants

2009 African Heritage Film Series / Little Rock High - 50 Years Later- $1,500
Support for a film screening and lecture by Dr. Terrance Roberts, one of the Little Rock Nine

American Indian Movement (AIM) Santa Barbara / Public Transit Ad Campaign - $3,000
Funding for a month-long campaign to educate the Carpinteria community on Native American history with advertising on the local transit system

Black Women For Community Empowerment / 1st Annual Santa Barbara Black Family Reunion - $2,560
Start-up funding and supplies for this inaugural gathering of Black families from the Santa Barbara region

Consumer Advocacy Coalition / No On Measure 1D & 1E Campaigns - $3,000
Support for the successful effort to defeat these two May 19th Ballot measures that would have decimated critical mental health and early childhood development programs

Environmental Defense Center / Expert Witness in Goleta Beach Protection Hearing - $1,500
Funding to allow a key researcher in coastal protection testify in the on-going struggle to better protect Goleta Beach Park from erosion

Santa Barbara County Action Network / University Mobile Home Park Organizing - $3,000
Support for the effort to challenge the use of condo conversion law to allow the conversion and sale of some our community's critical affordable housing

2009 Donor Supported Grants


Casa Esperanza Homeless Shelter
/ 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness - $8,000

General support for the on-going efforts to implement Santa Barbara County's 10 Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness

Children's Creative Project / Michael Katz Storyteller Residencies - $5,000
Support for a series of residencies at local schools for storyteller Michael Katz to work with youth of all ages in Santa Barbara

Center for Successful Aging / General Support - $10,000
General support for this recently independent organization advancing local seniors' quality of life

El Congresso de UCSB / "El Plan de Santa Barbara" 40th Anniversary Conference - $3,000
Sponsorship of a statewide multi-generational gathering of Chicano Studies faculty, staff, and students to celebrate the history of and plan for the future of Chicano Studies

Families ACT! / General Support - $1,500
Funding to support on-going organizing of criminal justice and mental health services by this group of clients and familie

Family Therapy Institute / Academy of Healing Arts (AHA!) General Support - $5,000
General support for this innovative program for youth - focused on social consciousness, character, imagination, and emotional intelligenc

Just Communities Central Coast / Institute for Equity in Education - $6,000
Support for this residential training for educational leaders on issues of race and difference, and to explore ways to address institutional racism and educational inequality in schools

Just Communities Central Coast / Youth Violence Service Providers Retreat - $5,000 + $15,000 (site)
Support for long-time leaders in youth violence and gang intervention work to address issues that have historically prevented collaboration & sustainability

Just Communities Central Coast / Emergency Response Funding - $3,000
Emergency funding to respond to attacks on tolerance and ant-bullying training by a parent at Goleta Valley Junior High School

NoozHawk / GreenHawk Sustainable Living On-Line Media Project - $5,000
Start-up funding for this online daily news site focusing on sustainable living, energy and environmental issues in the Santa Barbara region

Quail Springs Learning Oasis & Permaculture Farm / General Operations - $2,500
General support for the work of this experiential permaculture learning site

Santa Barbara County Action Network / General Operations - $5,000
Support for SB CAN's on-going work in support of fair and affordable housing, open space preservation and effective public transportation

Sarah House / General Support - $5,000
Funding for Sarah House's nationally recognized "social model" of end-of-life care and HIV/AIDS support for low-income individuals

Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center / 2009 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Programming - $3,000
Support for a month-long series of workshops, arts projects, community gatherings and trainings focused on addressing, responding to and preventing sexual assault in the the LGBT community

The People's Institute at Casa Esperanza Homeless Shelter / Winter 2008-2009 Program - $800
Funding to support classes and seminars at Casa Esperanza Homeless Shelter organized independently by volunteer teachers, activists, and homeless residents

Toastmasters International / Youth Leadership at Los Prietos Boys Camp & Academy - $5,000
Seed funding for this program teaching public speaking and self expression skills to incarcerated youth