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...

THANK YOU for helping us celebrate progressive social change with all our supporters and sponsors!


$30,000 Available for Youth-Led Projects!

Apply for a Youth Making Change Grant and get up to $3,000 for your project!

For application details visit Youth Making Change.

Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2015

The Fund welcomes Marcos Vargas as Executive Director

From left to right: Javier Moreno, Elena Richardson, Cristina Gonzalez, Marcos Vargas, Nancy Weiss, Gary Clark, Jennifer Ye

It’s with great excitement that we welcome Marcos Vargas to our staff as our Executive Director.  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.

And the Grant Awards go to...

The Fund is excited to announce over $160,000 in grants for our Spring Cycle.

Read our press release or for a complete list visit:

Thanks to all who celebrated with us at our our Spring Grant Awards Party!

See event photos here.




More News...

Isla Vista Governance Options Financial Analysis Study

Executive Summary in English
Executive Summary en Español
Full Report in English

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

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

The Fund has signed on to
Vote with Your Mission

Learn more here.

A Quarter Century of
Change not Charity

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

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