The Fund for Santa Barbara



Fund Documents

Financial Statements

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

Tax Filings (Form 990)

The following Form 990 Tax Filings are available here in pdf format:
For 2013 Form 990 click here.
For 2012 Form 990 click here.
For 2011 Form 990 click here.

501(c)(3) Nonprofit Determination Letter

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

Other Key Documents

Conflict of Interest Policy
Investment Policy
Policy on Indirect Costs

Grant Making Summaries

The annual grants summary lists are available here in pdf format:
For 2014 click here.
For 2013 click here.
For 2012 click here.
For 2011 click here.

Technical Assistance Summaries

For 2014 click here.



The Latest News...

Youth Making Change Looking For New Teen Board Members
Application Deadline THIS FRIDAY!

Each teen board gives out $15,000 in grants to youth- led projects impacting young people. Get all the details and download and application HERE.

Applications are DUE by Friday, May 22, 2015.

For more information contact Cristina Gonzalez at 805-922-1707 or


Marcos Vargas
named as new
Executive Director

It’s with great excitement that we announce that Marcos Vargas will be our new Executive Director, after a fourth-month search by the Fund's Board of Directors.  Marcos’ deep passion for social, economic, political and environmental justice and longtime experience in community organizing and with grant-making foundations is a perfect match with our needs.

Learn more about Marcos in our press release and his complete bio.

Spring Grant Awards Party!

Please join us to celebrate some of the most innovative grassroots work happening in Santa Barbara County. You and your family, friends and neighbors are invited to attend!

Thursday, June 4th 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Music & Appetizers 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. / Program at 5:45 p.m.
Lobero Courtyard, 33 East Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara


Questions? Please call or email 962-9164 / TDD TTY via 711 / or

Please RSVP by clicking here. We hope to see you there!




October 3rd

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

QAD Inc, 100 Innovation Place
Santa Barbara



More News...

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Nov 4th Election Results

THANK YOU to all who excercised their right to vote. Election results may be found here:

Santa Barbara County Results
California Statewide Results
National Results


A Quarter Century of
Change not Charity

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

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