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Racial Equity Fund of The County of Santa Barbara Grant Application Workshop

January 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The Racial Equity Fund of The County of Santa Barbara (REFCSB) is an initiative that came directly from grassroots organizing by Black Female leaders in Santa Barbara County who demanded that the County of Santa Barbara invest in the Black community in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the ongoing racial justice movement. The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors (the “County”) passed a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis, made a commitment to racial justice and pledged $500,000 to begin to address equity issues in the county. Roughly half of the funds were allocated to internal/institutional County equity development with the remaining funds were distributed through the Fund for Santa Barbara’s (“The FUND”) participatory grantmaking process in collaboration with The County of Santa Barbara. The FUND has a long history through its grant-making program of supporting historically marginalized communities to be full participants in our community’s social, civic and economic life. This funding program aims to build capacity, expand, and/or stabilize historically marginalized organizations in Santa Barbara County. In 2022, the County Board of Supervisors allocated an additional $275,000 to fund a second cycle of the program.

To learn more visit our Grantee Portal and review our Funding Guidelines and Priorities.



  1. Must be a historically marginalized organization in Santa Barbara County
  2. Must include as a core mission the goal of addressing systemic racism 
  3. Must support community members directly harmed by the racist policies and marginalized by systemic racism in Santa Barbara County 
  4. Have a Tax ID Number, Employer Identification Number (EIN), or a fiscal sponsor
  5. Have an organizational bank account (or a fiscal sponsor)

Request for Proposals opens on December 13th and will be accepted through January 23rd. 


Join us at this free grant application workshop for a walk-through of how to apply.


January 5
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Fund for Santa Barbara
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