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 2013 click here.
For 2012 click here.
For 2011 click here.



The Latest News...

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.

Help us serve you better.
Take our Technical Assistance Survey.

Our Technical Assistance (T.A.) Program offers accessible workshops and consulting services to ensure grassroots organizers’ success in promoting progressive social change. Please share your feedback by completing our short survey before April 24th.

Take our T.A. Survey by clicking here.


Census Data for
Grant Writers
with the
US Census Bureau

In Santa Barbara

Wednesday, April 29th ~ 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Orfalea Downtown Center, 1221 Chapala St, Santa Barbara
COST: $10 (includes afternoon snacks)
Limited space, register at:

In Santa Maria

Thursday, April 30th ~ 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cornerstone Community Rm, 705 South McClelland St, Santa Maria
COST: $10 (includes continental breakfast)
Space is limited so register now at:


Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Youth Making Change celebrations!

If you couldn't make it and want to learn about all the 2014/2015 YMC grant recipients visit:




More News...

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

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