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Spring General Cycle

Blue Sky Center Sustainable Living Center / Cuyama Valley Victory Gardens – $7,000
Supporting the work of local leaders engaging in food and environmental justice work through a mentorship program that provides workshops to community members on how to build gardens at home and collaborate on community recipes.

CAUSE Action Fund – $5,000
Funding to engage voters to build grassroots electoral power and achieve social, economic and environmental justice in the California Central Coast.

Corazón del Pueblo: The Cultural and Creative Arts Center of the Santa Maria Valley / Arts for the People: Santa Maria – $10,000
Continued support for Santa Maria’s hub for discovering and experiencing arts and culture by building lasting capacity for equity in the arts, through community workshops and linking grassroots efforts to opportunities for arts and leadership.

Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greater Los Angeles Area Office (CAIR-LA) / Empowering the AMEMSA Community of Santa Barbara – $5,000
Funding to support the protection civil liberties, promote justice, provide an enhanced understanding of Islam and empowering the AMEMSA community of Santa Barbara through increased civic engagement, legal aid services, education and training.

Food Not Bombs Isla Vista / Food Not Bombs Isla Vista Operational Relief – $3,000
Supporting the work of nonviolent social change through direct action by feeding houseless community members which is an essential role in the advocacy work, building trust, solidarity, collecting input and advocating on their behalf to local decision makers.

Freedom 4 Youth / Youth-led Justice Magazine: Freedom Philosophies – $9,000
Funding for a magazine that seeks to amplify the lived experiences of people who have been impacted by the criminal legal system, educate the public on national criminal legal system issues and mobilize community members to join or collaborate in efforts to directly challenge the systems that create and reinforce issues related to the criminal legal system.

Future Leaders of America / Padres Para La Justicia Educativa (Parents for Educational Equity) – $5,000
Funding to continue to mobilize youth leaders to advocate for policies that improve their lives and engage low-income latino/a parents to be involved in their youth’s education so they are able to guide, motivate and support their youth.

Healing Justice Santa Barbara (HJSB) / “We keep us safe” Advocating for Accountability and Transparency in Policing – $10,000
Funding to organize and advocate for community safety for people of color and ensure police accountability and transparency, by building on the success of the community formation commission, the organization will ensure that a fair and equitable civilian review system is achieved.

Latinx and Indigenous Migrant COVID-19 Response Task Force (LIMCR Task Force): Language Justice Team / Language Justice Team Support of LIMCR Task Force – $10,000
Support to strengthen new and existing community organizing efforts for Latinx and Indigenous communities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthening language justice practices for interpretation in meetings, including Farmworker and Wellness Working Groups, by incorporating Mixteco and other indigenous languages as part of it’s organizing and collaborative strategy.

NC FRESA / North County Food Resiliency Equity Sustainability and Action – $6,000
Funding to strengthen the food justice work to provide food access for low-income communities by engaging in community convenings, coalition meetings, and surveying interest amongst community members, farmers and vendors and conveying community needs and vendor interests to decision-makers, including City Council Members and Farmers Market management.

Santa Barbara Friends Meeting – Truth in Recruitment / Truth in Recruitment – $5,000
Continued general support to build capacity of the organization and continue engaging the community about the consequences of military careers, provide information on nonmilitary options so that students can make educated choices about their future, inform families of their children’s privacy rights, and advocate for policies regulating recruiter presence on campuses by creating advocacy teams of youth and families to meet with elected officials.

The Guadalupe Community Changers – Little House by the Park/FSA / Fair Housing Mobilization Project “Adelante Guadalupe!” – $10,000
Funding to increase the representative voices of the immigrant community of Guadalupe and of community members who have traditionally remained on the sidelines of important decision-making boards, committees, and in other government roles.

Emerging Need Grants

Valley of the Flowers UCC – CAHOOTS in Lompoc Project / CAHOOTS in Lompoc Project – $5,000
Funding to hire a community organizer to support the work of adapting an alternative to traditional policing and providing a 24/7 mobile unarmed crisis intervention unit, to help increase the public health and safety of the community of Lompoc.

Future Leaders of America / State of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Youth – $5,000
Funding to conduct surveys and establish focus groups that document assets and needs among high-school-age youth throughout the Central Coast, including Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties to more effectively advocacy for Black and Indigenous youth in a way that is more inclusive and responsive.

One Community Bridge Project / Ortega Park Mural Rescue Project – $4,074
Funding to organize and advocate for the preservation of the Chicano murals in Ortega park and stop the city of Santa Barbara from destroying them.

Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund / Santa Barbara County Redistricting Coalition – $4,074
Funding to convene a county-wide redistricting coalition to mobilize and advocate for a fair and transparent redistricting process in Santa Barbara County.

Youth Making Change – South

Diversify Our Narrative Carpinteria / Fundraising for BIPOC Authored Books in CUSD – $3,000
Funding to have BIPOC authored books that highlight the BIPOC experience in the K-12 system in the Carpinteria Unified School District.

Just Communities YLC / CAN DO! – $3,000
Funding for interpretation for a bilingual program to help plan and execute online virtual workshops around several social issues

Black Student Youth Santa Barbara – Black Student Union / Elevating Youth Voice of Color in the Airwaves – $3,000
Funding for getting youth voices of color on the airwaves that don’t usually get heard in order to help organizing campaigns that involve racial justice in SB county.

SB Pal Youth Leadership Council / Teen Agricultural Leadership – $3,000
Funding for a community garden mentorship program

World Healer’s Global Awareness Club at UCSB / Teen Global Awareness Program (GAC) – $3,000
Funding for a leadership and entrepreneurship program raising global awareness through interactive workshops taught in schools and after-school programs.

Youth Making Change – North

Santa Maria Youth Abolition / Journalist Collective / – $3,000
https://www.smyouthabolitionist.com/
Funding for a youth-led journalist collective uplifting the voices of youth that are not traditionally represented in traditional media.

ERHS Future Buisness Leaders of America / Education Nonprofit – $750
Funding for the creation of online education nonprofit helping marginalized communities learn about things often not taught in school such as finances, and taxes.

Santa Ynez Valley Progressives Coalition / Early Voter Registration – $715
Funding for an early voter registration campaign to help educate teens about the importance of civic engagement and how their votes can affect local, statewide and national policies.

Spring General Cycle

Allan Hancock College / Beyond Incarceration Greater Education (BIGE) Club – $10,000
Funding to support and outreach At Promise (at risk) youth to provide a support system to reduce recidivism and redirect youth to pursue college and a career.

Children and Family Resource Services / Positive Solutions for Families – $10,000
Funding will provide support for training as well as Spanish resource materials to support their mission: to empower families and individuals with respect, dignity and compassion, by enhancing the quality of all aspects of their lives through education and promoting healthy behaviors.

Cultural and Creative Arts Center of the Santa Maria Valley / Corazón del Pueblo/ ART-vocacy: Raising the Immigrant Latino Voice through the Arts – $10,000
Funding will support advocating for more resources from local schools and city recreation and parks departments to provide more arts education for youth.

Conflict Solutions Center of Santa Barbara / Restorative Justice Training and Expansion – $10,000
Funding will cover the cost of a two-day training as well as mentoring and coaching to develop a new cadre of restorative justice facilitators and practitioners.

Family Service Agency / Adelante Guadalupe! – $7,500
Funding will support training focused on learning and developing awareness about voting to increase parent/community representation in advisory committees, boards, and other decision-making positions critical to creating a more equitable community.

House of Pride and Equality (HOPE)/Casa de Orgullo e igualdad (ESPERANZA) / Hope/ESPERANZA Community Visibility and Awareness – $2,000
Funding will be used to support community events that will increase the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community in Santa Maria Valley.

INCLUSION SYV / Education Task Force – $9,000
Funding will support creating awareness in superintendents at local schools as well as staff using the research conducted in the previous year on comprehensive policies and protocols to respond to racial bullying.

Santa Barbara Alternatives to Violence Project (SBAVP) / SBAVP Referral System – $5,000
Funding will support efforts to establish relationships and sharing program information with other organizations in addition to developing materials for program implementation.

Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN) / Youth ARTS Alive – $10,000
Funding will support costs associated with expanding the Program Coordinator’s role to include advocacy for arts education in Santa Maria as well as support an Art Intern Program and website development.

Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN) / General Operating Support – $4,000
Funds will support continued education and advocacy in both North and South County including testimony at planning commissions, City Council and County Board of Supervisors meetings, and community action alerts.

Santa Barbara Friends Meeting / Truth in Recruitment (TIR) – $10,000
Funding will cover continued support to build awareness for TIR’s work including language interpretation, publicity and training.

Transitions-Mental Health Association / LEAD (Lived Experience Advocacy Development) – $7,500
Funding will help build capacity while helping create advocacy plans for mental health solutions with monolingual Spanish speaking communities.

Fall Multi-Year

Equalitech / General Operating Support – (2020 $10,000), (2021 $10,000), (2022 $10,000)
Continued funding to improve computer literacy in the community and provide learning skills critical for upward socioeconomic mobility and those working from home in today’s digital world.

Independent Living Resource Center / Rapid Response Committee – (2020 $8,763), (2021 $8,763), (2022 $8,763)
Continued funding to organize, mobilize, and train people to advocate for policy issues affecting people with disabilities.

Santa Barbara Alternatives to Violence / Alternatives to Violence leadership takes to the streets – (2020 $10,000), (2021 $10,000), (2022 $10,000)
Continued support to train youth to organize and hold workshops aimed at redirecting their peers from destructive behavior through alternatives to violence.

Emerging Need Grants

AHA! / Spanish Language Social-Emotional Learning Program – $5,000
Funding to support curriculum development, staffing, and outreach for AHA!’s Spanish language social-emotional learning (SEL) certification workshops.

Community Environmental Council / Community Ambassador Resilience and Equity Response (CARER) – $5,000
Funding to support a community ambassador with building relationships with community members to advocate and inform local government officals about gaps in COVID-19 response.

Cooperation Santa Barbara / Building Cooperation Santa Barbara – $5,000
Funding to support Cooperation Santa Barbara in researching the building of a solidarity economy, cooperative movement and developing specific coops.

Cultural and Creative Arts Center of the Santa Maria Valley / Somos Essenciales – $5,000
Funding to create a mural in downtown Santa Maria and advocate for farmworkers who deemed as essential workers but not being protected as such.

Equalitech / Digital and Language Literacy Program – $5,000
Funding to support the ongoing program for digital and language literacy that has become essential in the shift for many to work from home.

Future Housing Communities / Urgent Need for Effective Communication Strategies to Fight Two Crises – $5,000
Funding to support the strategizing of how to fight and advocate for those facing housing instability when COVID-19 threatens possible evictions for many without jobs.

Future Leaders of America / 805 UndocuFund – $5,000
Funding to support the administration of the 805 UndocuFund in providing cash assistant for undocumented families who are not eligible for state and federal assistance.

Girls inc. of Carpinteria / COVID 19 Emergency Response – $5,000
Funding to support the work of Girl’s inc. of Carpinteria as they transition their work online due to COVID 19.

House of Pride and Equality (HOPE) / Showing Up for Racial Justice – Santa Maria (SURJ-SM) – $5,000
Funding to help support the Santa Maria Chapter of SURJ in creating their website and host ongoing anti-racist topical community
dialogues.

La Casa de La Raza / Covid -19 Service Gaps to the Latina/Latino Community – $5,000
Funding to support the COVID 19 service gap in the Latino/Latina community as many seek relief assistance or need help in landlord advocating and eviction rights.

Lompoc-Vandenberg Branch, American Association University Women / Virtual Dual Language Candidate Forums – $2,640
Funding to support the ogranization in hosting a Virtual Dual Language Candidate Forums for the upcoming elections.

Lower Westside Community Center / ADA 30th Anniversary Committee – $1,174
Funding to hold an online celebration of the 30-year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation / Peace Literacy Community of Practice – $3,000
Funding to hold a series of online webinars on how to navigate this pandemic and its after math which will include nine lessons on different non-physical human needs.

Save Our Solvang / Save Our Solvang, Yes on Measure (Urban Growth Boundry) – $3,000
Funding to support the grassroots advocacy for a city initiative and ordinance to stop the urban growth in Solvang.

Donor Advised Grants

Future Leaders of America / 805 Undocufund – $12,000
Funding to support the administration of the 805 Undocufund in providing cash assistance for undocumented families who are not eligible for state and federal assistance.

Family Service Agency / Little House by the Park Census Outreach – $7,155
Funding to increase the representative voices of the immigrant community of Guadalupe and of community members who have traditionally remained on the sidelines of important decision-making boards as well as ensuring every person is counted for the Census.

League of Women Voters Santa Barbara / Schools and Communities First – $7,500
to educate voters via online forum and create a grassroots campaign advocating for Yes on Proposition 15 on the ballot in the 2020 Election which would have closed a corporate loophole and reclaimed revenue for schools and local government services.

Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN) / General Operating Support – $10,000
Funds will support continued education and advocacy in both North and South County including providing community action alerts and giving testimonies at planning commissions, city councils and County Board of Supervisors meetings.

Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA) / Ending Sexual Trafficking of Youth – $7,500
Funding to create and organize a youth awareness campaign about sexual trafficking that will provide them with the tools to safely intervene with their peers.

Youth Making Change – South

Everybody Dance Now! / Teen Leadership Program – $2,330
Funding for outreach at schools through dance, professional development sessions, and healing & empowerment workshops.

Hermanos Unidos & Sigma Alpha Zeta / The College Link Outreach Program – $1,500
Funding to hold a program for underrepresented high school students and provide them a college experience and to inspire them to pursue and learn more about higher education.

In Lak’ech Club / Siempre Unidos Conference – $3,000
Funding to hold a conference and provide resources to undocumented families and students, including legal services, financial aid information and college information.

ProgramHers / ProgramHers – $2,200
Funding for robot kits needed for ProgramHers high school students to continue educating young female students to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Voices of the Community / Her Festival – $3,000
Funding for a festival that celebrates and empowers women in the community

Youth Leadership Council / Big & Little Pal Spring Break Mentoring Camp – $3,000
Funding to build a long-lasting partnership between elementary school students and high school students through peer mentorship.

Youth Making Change – North

CAUSE Youth Committee / Taste the Change! – $1,400
Funding for a youth-led initiative to collect surveys and organize students to improve the quality of food at the local Santa Maria High Schools.

CE’ENI Club / International Women’s Day – A Celebration of Indigenous Women’s Resistance – $2,014
Funding to hold an event to celebrate, empower and provide representation of indigenous women’s resistance and create a safe space for indigenous women to question structures that keep them oppressed.

FLAMA / Educational Fair – $2,200
Funding for a youth-led workshop to inform students about A-G requirements and other information regarding education.

Full STEAM Ahead / The Amazing STEAM Race – $1,490
Funding to conduct a one-day event for sixth graders from various schools come together to accomplish, science, technology, arts, and math related challenges, while acquiring leadership skills.

PVHS Gender and Sexuality Alliance / Paris is Burning Fashion Show – $1,582
Funding to provide a space to showcase LGBT+ art and educate the community on LGBT+ history.

Fesler Jr. High Gender and Sexuality Alliance / Pride Week – $1,140
Funds to hold a pride week event at Fesler Jr. High School to help educate staff and students about the LGBTQ+ community, with pledges against homophobia and guest speakers.

Guadalupe Leo Ambassadors Club / Aprendiendo en Familia – $2,974
Funding for a youth-led “self-care” conference for migrant families where they will learn about health, nutrition and different ways to cope with stress.

Spanish Honors Society / Alivio al Estrés – $2,200
Funding to hold an Alivio al Estrés workshop that helps students obtain different strategies on how to deal with stress.

Immigrant Legal Defense Fund

Allan Hancock College / Building Immigration Legal Counseling and Assistance Capacity – $10,000
Funding for an assistant to help field calls, schedule appointments, work with students and community members, and build the capacity of the new legal aid program at the AIM to Dream Center of Allan Hancock College.

Santa Barbara Legal Defense Center / Santa Barbara Immigrant Removal Defense Project – $6,000
Funding to support the training of ILDC staff and volunteer attorneys to retain clients and provide full legal defense by representing immigrants in removal proceedings.

Spring General Cycle

Blue Sky Center / Cuyama Healthy Foods Initiative – $6,740
Funding for a workshop series that seeks to mitigate food desert conditions and increase food security by cultivating community knowledge, tools, and resources for Latinx cooks and parents

Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) / Building Leadership and Organizing in Our Neighborhoods – $5,000
Support for CAUSE’s mission of building grassroots power to invoke social, economic, and environmental justice for the people of California’s Central Coast Region through policy research, leadership development, organizing, and advocacy.

Community Environmental Council / Central Coast Climate Justice – $9,000
Support for an emerging grassroots network of social justice and environmental organizations and leaders committed to creating a broad, intersectional climate justice movement that advances the social, economic, and environmental well-being of Santa Barbara County.

Community Health Centers of the Central Coast / My Colorful Life LGBTQI – $9,000
Support for accessible, affordable, comprehensive and quality healthcare services for LGBTQI teens and young adults ages 18-25 including awareness and advocacy efforts by well-trained professional staff in strategically-located health centers.

Freedom4Youth / Day of Advocacy – $9,000
Funding to help support “at-promise” youth in the juvenile justice system and build community through transformative education, self-realization & trauma-informed wellness programs, mentorship, and policy advocacy.

House of Pride and Equality (HOPE) / HOPE/ESPERANZA Community Visibility and Awareness – $10,000
Funding for community visibility events in Santa Maria and Lompoc that aim at creating awareness of Latinx LGBTQ+ people, providing safe environments of inclusion, and educating through advocacy efforts and community outreach events.

Inclusion SYV / Inclusion SYV Education Task Force – $9,000
Funding to help develop comprehensive policies and protocols that respond to racial bullying and other forms of discrimination in Santa Ynez Valley schools.

Little House by the Park / Adelante Guadalupe (Onward Guadalupe) – $10,000
Funding to increase the representative voices of the immigrant community of Guadalupe and of community members who have traditionally remained on the sidelines of important decision-making boards, committees, and in other government roles.

Lompoc Empowerment Advocacy / Empower Lompoc Youth – $9,260
Funding to support youth leadership development in Lompoc. Youth will prioritize community concerns and identify strategies towards their solution.

Santa Barbara Alternatives to Violence Project / From Suspension to Success in School – $10,000
Funding for workshops that follow a peer-to-peer model to reduce client behaviors and truancies among students in junior high, high school and continuation schools.

Santa Barbara Friends Meeting / Truth in Recruitment – $9,000
Continued support for educational workshops for students, families, and the school administration to limit the presence of military recruiters in Santa Maria high schools and to provide students with alternative options to joining the military.

Fall Grants

Environmental Defense Center / Protecting Our Communities and Environment from Onshore Oil Threats Initiative – $10,000
Funding for strategic outreach and messaging support on legal and factual details needed to protect our communities from onshore oil threats as well as management of complex legal research.

Equalitech / Digital and Language Literacy Program – $10,000
Free classes to improve computer literacy in the community to provide learning skills critical for upward socioeconomic mobility in today’s digital world, and empower others by helping to hard-earned skills to new students.

Get Out Stay Out / Vamos Afuera – $10,000
Support for Get Out Stay Out’s mission to provide equitable and culturally sensitive, outdoor programming, for indigenous migrant youth on the Central Coast.

House of Pride and Equality / Women’s March of Santa Maria Valley – $6,000
Support for the March of Women of Santa Maria to continue uniting marginalized communities in the region as they focus on local, regional and national elections, encouraging participation in the democratic process.

Independent Living Resource Center / Santa Barbara Disability and Aging Action Day – $1,020
Funding for training for seniors and people with disabilities for the Santa Barbara Disability and Aging Action Day to educate elected officials to talk about issues that affect seniors and people with disabilities.

Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara Showers of Blessing / Dignity on Wheels! – $10,000
Continued support for a constituent-led program designed to reduce stigma and transform relationships between the residents of Goleta, Santa Barbara, Isla Vista, and the houseless community by providing warm showers and other programs.

Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County / Preventing Immigration Scams! – $10,000
Funding to provide community legal education about immigration assistance scams through Spanish media outreach and through partnerships with other nonprofits to help prevent scams.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee / Martin Luther King Celebration – $2,500
Funding for a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event to provide cultural and ethnic education as well as historical, civic and health information in Lompoc.

Planned Parenthood California Central Coast / Healthy Neighborhood Canvassing – $10,000
Support of the Healthy Neighborhood Canvassing project to enlist staff and train volunteers to canvas door-to-door in Santa Barbara County neighborhoods, describe the health care services available at Planned Parenthood, explain the know your Rights Campaign, and provide clarity about the Census.

Organización en California de Lideres Campesinas / Farmworker Women Addressing and Preventing Sexual Violence in the Workplace – $10,000
Continued support for the efforts of farmworker women to end sexual violence in their workplace.

Santa Barbara Lower Westside Community Center / Capacity Building – $10,000
Funding to support El Centro’s mission to unify communities that have been structurally disadvantaged by lifting them up through the arts, hiring a capacity building assistant to help strengthen their base building capacity, and provide internet access

True Nature Society Quail Spring Permaculture / Supporting Cuyama Valley’s Young Advocates – $5,480
Support for Quail Spring’s mission to empower students of all ages and backgrounds with knowledge and skills essential to cultivate ecological social health through research.

Multi-Year Grants

CAUSE / Building Leadership and Organizing in Our Neighborhoods – (2019 $10,000), (2020 $10,000), (2021 $10,000)
Continued support for community organizing on issues of tenants’ rights, youth empowerment, and immigrants’ rights

Cuyama Valley Family Resource Center / Community Organizing through the Cuyama Valley Community Association – (2019 $10,000), (2020 $10,000), (2021 $10,000)
Funding for sustained, grassroots, community-led action on behalf of all residents in the Cuyama Valley through the Cuyama Valley Community Association.

Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project / Building Leadership and Organizing in Our Neighborhoods – (2019 $10,000), (2020 $10,000), (2021 $10,000)
Funding to institute a system and mechanism to both provide language access to the indigenous migrant community in Santa Barbara County and build organizing capacity for the farm working community.

Emerging Need Grants

CAUSE / Bringing in Diverse Labor Unions for Climate Justice – $3,000
Support for CAUSE to engage with local labor allies in response to the climate crisis threat of the now California Democratic Chairman who signed a letter, on behalf of labor “opposing a move to ban a hazardous acid from refineries.”

Independent Living Resource Center / Public Safety Power Shutoff Response Actions – $3,000
Funding to provide information and education to individuals with disabilities in the community for the Medical Baseline program so they can receive notifications of impending power shut off events and conduct an in-person advocacy forum with representatives of SCE and PG&E.

Just Communities Central Coast / Lawsuit Emerging Needs – $3,000
Funding to support the work of staff in development and communications while Just Communities handles a lawsuit case. Financiamiento para apoyar el trabajo de Desarrollo y Comunicaciones, mientras que la organización se ocupa de un caso de demanda.

MICOP / Central Coast Delegation Attending Unconference for Interpreters of Indigenous Language in Oaxaca Mexico Justice – $3,000
Funding for MICOP, the delegation of Central Coast interpreters, and language justice advocates to attend the 2019 Unconference for Interpreters of Indigenous Languages in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Mobile Homeowners Project / Wayside Goleta Rent Stabilization 2019 – $3,000
Funding for legal advising as Wayside Village residents handle a difficult appeal response to park owners’ rent increase and fear tactics of further rent increases if they don’t drop the appeal.

People’s Justice Project / People’s Justice Project “Homeless Rights Litigation” – $3,000
Funding to provide legal representation to underrepresented, economically disadvantaged, and homeless community members that are confronted with civil rights violations by law enforcement as a response newly proposed city ordinances targeting the homeless population and their possessions.

Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund / Advocating for Reproductive Health Care Access 2019 – $3,000
Funding to engage supporters from the Central Coast to attend Capitol Day to lobby elected officials in supporting a $100 million investment in reproductive help and defend against attacks on birth control, Title X and progressive values.

Youth Making Change – South

Intern Training Program / College Preparatory 101 Series – $2,250
Funding for a series of workshops, college tours, and application assistance to inform and promote college education for youth living in low-income housing properties of the Housing Authority of Santa Barbara.

FeelGood, UCSB Chapter / Educational events and Social Enterprise for the end of Poverty – $1,550
Funding to provide education and discussions surrounding the issues of global poverty to the community and fundraise by selling grilled cheese sandwiches

FLAMA / Alcohol Free Campaign – $2,600
Funding to host a block party where they can give resources and information to the community regarding alcohol abuse.

Youth Leadership Council / Big and Little Pal Spring Break Camp – $3,000
Funding to build a long lasting partnership between elementary school students and high school through peer mentorship.

PeerBuddies / Social Skills Group – $3,000
Funding for Peer Buddies to pair kids with special needs with same-aged Peer Buddies to teach them social skills in the community

Youth Interactive, Group Creative Studio / Creative Studio – $3,000
Funding for youth interactive to provide a safe environment and resources essential to build business development, mentorship and life skills.

Youth Making Change – North

Big Brothers Big Sisters Site Based Mentoring Program/ Bigs and Littles Helping Our Lompoc Community -$1,000
Funding for a mural project in front of the Boys and Girl’s Club that combines visions of all the members of the organization by representing the Diversity of Lompoc community and the most conflicting problems of our society.

Fesler Builders Club / Odalys’ Closet Project (Drop Box Improvement) – $1,476
Funding to improve a donated clothes “drop box” bin at Fesler Jr. High to help keep clothes dry and safe.

Future Leaders of America / Community Forum – $2,450
Funds to host a community forum to request a new policy that aligns the A-G and High School graduation requirements to promote a college-going culture.

Guadalupe Leo Ambassadors / Mentoring Project – $2,050
Funding to provide a University of California field trip for low-income students who are in need of guidance towards higher education.

Lompoc Empowerment Advocacy and Diversity / Empower Lompoc Youth – $2,500
Seed funding to inspire change at Lompoc High School with the formation of a club to empower new leaders.

Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica / Alivio al Estrés – $2,310
Funding to hold an Alivio al Estrés workshop that helps students obtain different strategies on how to lead with stress.

SHPE Jr. / Exploring Science and Education – $2,400
Funding to provide latinx and low income students the opportunity to experience from hands on activities related to science and engineering through a museum trip.

Santa Maria High School French Honors Society / Mardi Gras – $700
Funds to hold a Mardi Gras celebration to promote culture at Santa Maria High School.

Immigrant Legal Defense Fund

Immigrant Legal Defense Center / Mission and Capacity Expansion of the Immigrant Legal Defense Center – $50,000
Continued support to provide legal defense services in Santa Barbara County for immigrants detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Funds will support continued recruitment and training of volunteer attorneys to assist immigrants in removal proceedings.

Immigrant Hope of Santa Barbara / Building Legal Capacity – $10,000
Funding to educate and train a staff member to become an accredited representative.

Spring General Cycle

Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Success / Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Success – $9,820
Support for UndocuAlly trainings and workshops in Santa Maria to help undocumented K-12 students achieve their personal and profesional goals.

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo / Teen Monologues – $7,023
Support for youth-led theatre programs in Santa Maria that seek to empower other youth in their community through shared experiences.

Cowboy Freedom, Inc / Cowboy Freedom – $4,412
Funding for workshops that will use horses to teach young people the tools they need to become confident leaders in their community.

Franklin Service Center / Eastside Diabetes Initiative – $9,000
Funding to bring awareness about the disproportionately high rates of diabetes in Santa Barbara’s Latino Community through community-led health educational events.
Apoyo para generar conciencia en la comunidad Latina en Santa Barbara sobre los grados desmesurados de diabetes in su comunidad a través de eventos educativos.

Independent Living Resource Center / Busting Barriers II North County – $1,844
Support for educational workshops around disabilities and ways to make events accesible for everyone.
Apoyo para talleres educativos sobre discapacidades y cómo hacer eventos accesibles para todos.

International Cesarean Awareness Network / ICAN-SB – $7,500
Funding to educate the community around maternal-child health to prevent unnecessary cesareans by promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).
Apoyo para educar a la comunidad sobre la salud materna-infantil para evitar cesáreas innecesarias promoviendo el parto vaginal después de una cesárea.

Kuya’mu Park Association / Kuya’mu Park – $10,000
Support for the Chumash coastal community and their efforts in gaining public coastal access in Santa Barbara.
Apoyo a la comunidad chumash de la costa y sus esfuerzos para obtener acceso público en las costas de Santa Bárbara.

Little House by the Park / Adelante Guadalupe/Onward Guadalupe – $10,000
Funding to increase the representative voices of the immigrant community of Guadalupe and of members in the community who have traditionally remained on the sidelines of important decision-making boards, committees, and government roles.
Financiamiento para aumentar las voces representativas de la comunidad inmigrante de Guadalupe y de los miembros de la comunidad que tradicionalmente han permanecido al margen de importantes juntas directivas, comités y roles gubernamentales.

Mixteco / Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP) / Strengthening Indigenous Immigrant Rights – $10,000
Funding to support the indigenous communities of Santa Maria and provide them with education around issues affecting their community.
Financiamiento para apoyar los esfuerzos de las comunidades indígenas de Santa María y proveerles con la educación sobre asuntos comunitarios con el apoyo de la comunidad Mixteca.

Pacific Pride Foundation / LGBTQ+ Youth Leadership Program – $10,000
Support for a Youth Advocate Leadership Program to help LGBTQ+ youth in becoming full participants and equal partners in the community.
Apoyo para un Programa de Liderazgo de Defensores Juveniles para ayudar a los jóvenes LGBTQ + a convertirse en participantes igualitarios, equiparados en su comunidad.

Quail Springs Permaculture / Inspiring Leadership for Cuyama Valley’s Regeneration – $7,401
Funding to empower Cuyama Valley youth to become active participants in their community through different events.
Financiamiento para empoderar a los jóvenes del Valle de Cuyama para que se conviertan en participantes activos de su comunidad a través de diferentes eventos.

Santa Barbara Friends Meeting / Truth in Recruitment – $10,000
Funding for educational workshops for students, families, and the school administration to limit the presence of military recruiters in Santa Maria High schools.
Financiamiento de talleres educativos para estudiantes, familias y administración escolar para limitar la presencia de reclutadores militares en las escuelas secundarias de Santa María.

Fall Grants

Californians for Pesticide Reform / Organizing to reduce the pesticide threat in SB County – $10,000
Funding to support the pesticide reform movement in Santa Barbara by educating residents about the hazards pesticides pose.

Cuyama Valley REC Fund / Cuyama Valley REC Fund (non-profit start up) – $5,400
Seed funding for the capacity to build an organization that will provide basic community programs in the Cuyama Valley.

Families ACT! / Jail Advocacy Project – $10,000
Funding for a community campaign that focuses on organizing and educating families that have someone behind bars so they can be better support for their loved ones.

Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara for Showers of Blessings / Radical Hospitality!
Transforming the way people experience homelessness are seen and served – $7,550
Support for volunteer recruitment and trainings that focus on compassionate care in an effort to shift the way the public views homelessness.

La Casa de la Raza / KZAA-LP Community Radio Project – $10,000
Continued support for a platform that gives a voice to the Latino community and other marginalized groups in Santa Barbara County.

NAACP, Santa Maria-Lompoc / Women’s March Santa Maria Valley – $7,350
Funding to pay for the mandatory fees required by the city of Santa Maria to hold a march that advocates for the rights of women.

Organización en California de Lideres Campesinas, Inc. / Farmworker Women Addressing and Preventing Sexual Violence in their Workplace – $10,000
Funding to support the efforts of farmworker women to end sexual violence in their workplace.

Multi-Year Grants

CAUSE Action Fund / SAME – (2018 $10,000), (2019 $10,000), (2020 $10,000)
Funding to engage voters to build grassroots electoral power and achieve social, economic and environmental justice in the California Central Coast.

Foundation for Santa Barbara Community College / Transitions Program – (2018 $10,000), (2019 $10,000), (2020 $10,000)
Continued funding for a peer-run program teaching formerly-incarcerated students the skills to succeed in college and develop their careers.

Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network / Lisa’s Place – (2018 $8,000), (2019 $8,000), (2020 $8,000)
Continued support for a transgender community center in Santa Barbara.

Emerging Need Grants

Just Communities / Language Justice Emergency Response during Thomas Fire – $3,000
This grant helped bring language access to our most vulnerable community members during the Thomas Fire that raged throughout the central coast.

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper / Post-fire, Flood and Mudslide Monitoring and Public Notification Program – $3,000
This grant helped produce scientifically sound data to improve water quality and aquatic habitats in our Santa Barbara community.

Future Leaders of America, Inc. / Youth-led Community Organizing Radicalizing Youth for the Purpose of Local Change – $3,000
This grant supports the Latinx youth voice in Santa Maria and helps create a safe and healthy community through youth organizing.

Coalition Against Gun Violence / Taskforce to Establish Policies for Gun Violence Prevention – $3,000
The funding of this grant supported the launch and coordination of a youth-led taskforce to demand elected officials to participate in the passing policies that will make our schools safer.

California Voting Rights Project / District Elections Committee: Special June Election Voter Engagement – $3,000
This grant was used to hold forums for candidates within the lower Westside and San Andres area and create a Spanish language visibility campaign to get Spanish speakers to vote.

Restorative Community Network with Comin Together SB / Racial Bias Awareness Implicit Bias Training and Small Group Discussions – $2,800
This grant was used to bring cultural competency and implicit bias awareness to the community by creating small group discussions with people of different backgrounds.

Coalition for Sustainable Transportation / Save SB 1 – No on Proposition 6 – $1,999
Funding to coordinate a bilingual campaign for no on proposition 6 that would repeal SB 1 support of diverse, accessible and affordable transportation in Santa Barbara County.

Community Environmental Council / Food Justice Capacity Building – $2,350
Funding of the Food Justice stakeholder engagement project will cultivate leadership in North Santa Barbara County and build the capacity of local organizations to tackle environmental justice, healthy food access, farmworker tights, and student hunger challenges.

Donor Advised Grants

Beekeepers Guild of Santa Barbara / Plant Bee Friendly – $5,000
Funding for continued programming, student outreach, and educational forums to promote pollinator-friendly planting to stem the decline of the bee population.

Just Communities / North County Youth Organizing Initiative – $10,000
Funding for a comprehensive set of programs and follow up support designed to develop youth activists and leaders in North Santa Barbara County who can bring youth voices and perspectives to solving their communities’ most pressing challenges.

League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara: Education Fund / New Voter Outreach – $5,000
Support for community forums to help reduce the barriers that exist when registering to vote.

Los Padres Forest Watch / Latino and Youth Outreach Program – $10,000
Funding to hire a Director of Youth and Outreach to engage underserved communities on the importance of protecting public lands like Los Padres National Forest.

SBCAN / General Support – $5,000
General support to resist the anti-environment, anti-immigrant agenda the current Administration is advancing, including supporting renters’ rights, and the rights of farmworkers.

Youth Making Change – South

Edible Campus Program / Edible Campus Program Campus Farm – $3,000
Funding to for a youth-led farm to create connections to the food system while simultaneously fighting food insecurity.

Everybody Dance Now! / “Inspiring a thousand SB County Youth Through Dance Culture – $2,000
Funding to organize professionally-led hip-hop dance workshops at various schools/detention centers across the county.

Housing Authority of SB / HACSB College Preparatory Series – $900
Funding for college preparatory workshops / informational sessions, college tours, and application assistance for high school students in HACSB properties.

Kids Helping Kids / Lexia Learning Initiative – $1,600
Support to the Village Learning Center for software to aid in increasing the reading level of participating low-income students.

MUJER / Mujercitas Conference – $3,000
Funding for a conference focused on recruiting, empowering, and educating young women about access to higher education and academic success.

Peer Buddies / Peer Buddy Volunteers – $2,000
Funding to pair low-income teens with special needs with teen Peer Buddy volunteers who teach them social skills in the community.

SB Police Activities League / 8th Annual Big & Little Pal Spring Break Camp – $1,000
Support for the 8th Annual Big and Little Pal Camp where students will learn about peer mentorship and exposure to new experiences.

Youth Wellness Connection / You Matter Campaign & Self Care Day – $1,500
Funding for a self-care day for HS teens to promote connection among students and raise awareness around mental health.

Youth Making Change – North

College Club – Fesler Jr. High / UC Conference – $2,900
Junior high school, low income, students of color to organize their peers for a conference to UCSC that includes key note speakers and campus tour.

Latinos Unidos / Juntos in Literature Literatura – $2,860
Club members will provide books for Reading Program at public library organized by club. Program participants will keep books.

Get Out, Stay Out / Backpacking Excursions – $2,500
Creating social change and diversity in the outdoors by connecting Hispanic indigenous youth to regional, state and national parks during backpacking excursions.

Hispanic Honors Society / Alleviation of Stress – $2,990
Spanish speaking, high school leaders to organize an event with trainings and activities for participants to address mental health and stress and to enable students to focus on their studies.

Have a Voice / I Have a Voice $2,000
Youth lead at-risk peers in school engagement with two monthly meetings, tutoring, field trips, and hosting adult speakers that have survived and succeeded following their at-risk youth.

Senior Class of 2018 / Celebration of our Futures $2,000
Students will coordinate a celebratory dinner, awards, “survival kits,” for all graduating high-school seniors. All seniors will be awarded a survival kit and invited.

Immigrant Legal Defense Fund

Santa Barbara Legal Defense Center / Santa Barbara County Legal Defense Project – $50,000
Funding to support recruitment and training of pro bono attorneys and law students to represent immigrants in removal proceedings as well as provide community education on immigration raids.

Immigrant Hope / Building Legal Capacity – $10,000
Funding to support legal caseload capacity by hiring an additional bilingual Department of Justice accredited representative.

Santa Barbara Response Network / Immigration Advocacy Collaborative – $10,000
Support to continue coordinating the Immigration Advocacy Collaborative and help the migrant communities of Santa Barbara with legal needs.

IMPORTA Santa Barbara / Expansion of North County Through Hiring and Training – $10,000
Funding to train someone that can provide professional and skilled immigration services to South and Central Coast Immigrant Communities.

Spring General Cycle

Abundant Table / Organizing to Reduce the Pesticide Threat in Santa Barbara County – $5,000
Seed funding for a bilingual community organizer, in partnership with CAUSE and Californians for Pesticide Reform, to work in the farming communities of Santa Maria and Guadalupe.

Conflict Solutions Center / Restorative Justice & Restorative Practices in Schools – $10,000
Funding for restorative justice training and support in McKenzie Junior High School

Ethnic Studies Now! Santa Barbara / Ethnic Studies Now – $7,590
Seed funding to organize students, parents, and educators to advocate for the approval and implementation of an Ethnic Studies course as a SBUSD requirement for high school graduation

Friends of the Carpinteria Library / Artesania para la Familia / 1st Saturday Family Arts & Crafts – $8,000
Continued funding for activities for Spanish speaking families in Carpinteria which promote literacy and children’s love for learning

House of Pride and Equality (HOPE) / Casa de Orgullo e Igualdad (ESPERANZA) / HOPE/ESPERANZA – $3,300
Seed funding to support community outreach and safe spaces for the Latinx LGBTQ+ community in Santa Maria

Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara County / Showers of Blessing – $9,000
Continued support for an innovative consumer-led program designed to reduce stigma and transform relationships between the residents of Goleta & Isla Vista and the houseless community, beginning with warm showers

International Cesarean Awareness Network – Santa Barbara Chapter (ICAN-SB) / ICAN-SB – $5,000
Seed funding to support maternal and child health through education on cesarean prevention and women’s reproductive health rights

La Casa de la Raza / KZAA-LP Community Radio Project – $10,000
Seed funding for a bilingual community radio station based in Santa Barbara

Little House by the Park / The Guadalupe Community Changer Project – $5,000
Continued funding to promote parent organizing and engagement in Guadalupe

Mobilehome Owners Project / General Support – $5,300
Continued 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

Pacific Pride Foundation / LGBTQ+ Youth Advocate Leadership Program – $10,000
Continued funding to support a ten-week summer program for LGBTQ+ youth to develop leadership and other life skills

Santa Barbara Friends Meeting / Truth In Recruitment – $7,000
Funding to 1) educate students about the consequences of a military career and alternative options for educational development and to 2) work with school boards to create policies that regulate recruiter access to countywide campuses

Santa Barbara Unified School District / Latino Fatherhood Forum – $4,800
Funding for a forum that celebrates Latino fathers’ involvement in the lives of their children and their education

Santa Ynez Valley Community Action Alliance / Seed Funding – $5,010
Seed funding for a grassroots organization which emerged in the wake of the Election to fight discrimination, support immigrants’ rights, promote affordable healthcare, and protect the environment

Fall Grant Cycle

Alliance for Pharmaceutical Access, Inc./ Health Advocacy for Pharmaceutical Justice – $7,000
Funding to provide individuals with the tools to take charge of their own medication needs, learn how to advocate for themselves and apply to Patient Assistance Programs on their own.

Cuyama Valley Family Resource Center/ Empowerment for All in the Cuyama Valley / Restorative Justice & Restorative Practices in Schools – $10,000
Continued funding for the Cuyama Valley Community Association to serve as a forum to discuss critical community issues while increasing Latinx leadership and internal capacity.

Environmental Defense Center/ Emergency Preparedness: Learning from the Refugio Oil Spill – $7,300
Funding to expand the diversity of participation in agency work groups and ensure response plans include a broader sector of the community.

Equity for SB/Community Rising: A conversation on Police Use of Force – $5,050
Seed funding to support community forums targeting those most affected by police; this group seeks to build community consensus about most needed policy changes and apply political pressure to enact those changes.

Future Leaders of America, Inc. (FLA) / Youth leadership and Advocacy Project – $10,000
Continued funding to support youth to advocate for making Ethnic and Gender Studies a high school graduation requirment in Santa Maria’s three high schools.

Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center / Community Museum Project – $10,000
Funding to support community participation and civic engagement in the design of a museum in Guadalupe.

House of Pride and Equality (HOPE) / Casa de Orgullo e Igualdad (ESPERANZA) – $10,000
Continued funding for Latinx – LGBTQ + organizing in Santa Maria Valley

Immigrant Hope Santa Barbara / Community Enrichment Project – $10,000
Funding to support immigrant integration through community-led workshops on civic participation

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Committee in Lompoc / A Multicultural Celebration of Rev. Dr. King’s Vision – $3,500
Funding to support a Multicultural, Multiracial Celebration which commemorates the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Lompoc

Mental Wellness Center / Youth Mental Health First Aid Advisor – $5,000
Funding to support the training of a youth mental health advocate in psychological first aid.

Santa Barbara County Action Network / Youth Arts Alive – $4,000
Funding to provide culturally responsive art classes to the teens most in need of an alternative to gangs and violence in Santa Maria.

Santa Barbara Office of Arts and Culture / Santa Maria Cultural Arts Center – $6,150
Seed funding for an arts and cultural center in Santa Maria.

SB Young Black Professionals / Seed Funding – $4,000
Seed funding for one of the few active organizations servicing the needs of the Black community. SBYBP are dedicated to increasing visibility and, encouraging connectivity

Therapeutic Journeys with Dolphins, Horses and the Arts / Connecting Through Sign Language – $3,000
Seed funding to enhance deaf language and culture education at McKinley School among deaf and hearing students.

Fall Multi-Year

Future Leaders of America / Padres Para La Justicia Educativa (Parents for Educational Equity) – $10,000 (Year 1), $10,000 (Year 2), and $10,000 (Year 3)
Support for a part-time Parent Organizer to work with Spanish speaking parents to advocate educational equity within the Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD)

Just Communities / Mixteco & Latinx Organizing for Equity Project – $10,000 (Year 1), $10,000 (Year 2), and $10,000 (Year 3)
Support for a network of Mixteco student and parent leaders to advocate for an equitable and culturally relevant school experience for all students in Northern Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County Action Network / General Operating Support – $10,000 (Year 1), $10,000 (Year 2), and $10,000 (Year 3)
General support to resist the anti-environment, anti-immigrant agenda the current Administration is advancing, including opposing proposed oil extraction projects in Cat Canyon, supporting renters’ rights, and the rights of farmworkers

Emerging Need Grants

Art Without Limits / Expression Sessions – $1,800
Funding for supplies for a letter-writing campaign to promote social justice causes

Committee for Social Justice / Legal Opposition to RV Ban in the City of SB – $3,000
Funding for a lawsuit against the City of Santa Barbara’s ban of oversized vehicles, which threatens many RV owners with homelessness

Immigrant Hope Santa Barbara / Emergency Family Preparedness Plans – $3,000
Support for an initiative to help the immigrant community prepare their families for ICE raids.

Lompoc Cooperative Development Project / World Meeting of Popular Movements – $1,000
Funding for tickets to a conference of grassroots community leaders and international Vatican officials to call for social justice action by religious groups and community members

Santa Barbara Progressive Coalition / Community Action Meetings – $3,000
Funding for community meetings to organize for progressive causes such as environmental justice, immigrant rights, gender equality and reproductive justice, among others.

El Centro / Escuelita – $3,000
Support for a multilingual, multicultural summer educational program to equip youth with leadership skills and the knowledge and tools to create more equitable communities

Isla Vista Community Services District / IV CSD Community Room – $3,000
Support for a community room where residents of Isla Vista can interface with their local government, the newly established Isla Vista Community Services District

CAUSE / Santa Maria Valley Youth Town Hall – $2,821
Funding for a town hall to empower the youth from low-income, immigrant and working families across the Santa Maria Valley to develop their leadership and skills to participate in local and statewide advocacy campaigns

CLUE-SB / Interfaith Sanctuary Alliance – $3,000
Funding to support members of the undocumented community in ride sharing to consulates and anti-discrimination training

Immigrant Hope Santa Barbara / DACA Scholarship Fund – $3,000
Support for a scholarship to provide undocumented students with the application fee to renew their DACA status

Legal Aid Foundation / Family Preparedness and Civil Rights Training Workshops for Immigrant Families – $3,000

Donor Advised Grants

Beekeepers Guild of Santa Barbara / Plant Friendly – $5,000
Funding for continued programming, student outreach, and educational forums to promote pollinator-friendly planting to stem the decline of the bee population.

League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara: Education Fund / New Voter Outreach – $5,000
Support for community forums to help reduce the barriers that exist when registering to vote.

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper / Industrial Pollution Hotspots – $4,000
Funding for an experienced consultant to work with staff to develop and implement a tool to track vulnerable communities in the region’s industrial facilities.

El Centro Santa Barbara / Youth Activist Mural Project – $10,000
Support for leadership advocacy, intergenerational work, community organizing, and educational practices to benefit our community.

Youth Making Change – South

Future Leaders of America / I’m a student, too! – $3,000
Funding to host a community forum and town hall meeting that addresses alcohol and drug use in Isla Vista.

Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara’s Intern & Training Program / Teen Tutoring Program SAT Readiness – $1,400
Funding to provide SAT preparation workshops, materials, and registration fees for low-income Housing Authority students.

MUJER de UCSB / Mujercitas Conference – $3,000
Funding for a conference focused on recruiting, empowering, and educating young women about access to higher education and academic success.

PeerBuddies / Peer Buddy Volunteers – $3,000
Funding to pair low-income teens with special needs with teen Peer Buddy volunteers who teach them social skills in the community.

SBPAL Youth Leadership Council / 7th Annual Big & Little PAL Spring Break Mentoring Camp – $2,800
Funding for a youth camp where high school students provide mentoring to underserved children to develop leadership skills, instill a sense of civic responsibility, and enhance self-esteem.

Santa Barbara Youth Council & Just Communities CAN DO / ALMA – $1,800
Funding to conduct educational workshops and focus groups to help find solutions and assistance for undocumented teens in our community

Youth Making Change – North

College Club- Tommie Kunst Jr. High School / College Conference Field Trip – $2,000
Funding to hold a Junior High College Conference Field Trip to Santa Barbara in order to motivate junior high students to go to college and plan for a better future.

Get Out, Stay Out / G.O.S.O Outdoor Excursions – $2,350
Funding for creating social change and diversity in the outdoors by connecting indigenous youth to regional, state, and national parks.

Guadalupe Future Leaders / Spring Forward Conference – $2,800
Funding to create more opportunities for Guadalupe youth and to provide them with a Junior High and High School Leadership Conference.

Guadalupe Keystone / Celebrating Teens – $1,950
Funding to provide teens in Guadalupe with events and activities that will benefit their well-being and future in their own town.

Latinos Unidos / “Giving Hope” Latinos Unidos Conference – $2,400
Funding for a youth-led conference promoting higher education and unity among the young Latino/a students throughout all high schools in Santa Maria district.

Spanish Honor Society / Cultural Carnival – $2,500
Funding for a Cultural Carnival to learn in a fun, and inclusive way about the Hispanic culture, history, literature, and traditions.

Teddy Bear Club / Teddy Bears – $1,000
Funding to make blankets for child cancer patients and at the same time teach members some sewing skills.

 

Youth Making Change Grants

Youth Making Change – South

Diversify Our Narrative Carpinteria / Fundraising for BIPOC Authored Books in CUSD – $3,000
Funding to have BIPOC authored books that highlight the BIPOC experience in the K-12 system in the Carpinteria Unified School District.

Just Communities YLC / CAN DO! – $3,000
Funding for interpretation for a bilingual program to help plan and execute online virtual workshops around several social issues

Black Student Youth Santa Barbara – Black Student Union / Elevating Youth Voice of Color in the Airwaves – $3,000
Funding for getting youth voices of color on the airwaves that don’t usually get heard in order to help organizing campaigns that involve racial justice in SB county.

SB Pal Youth Leadership Council / Teen Agricultural Leadership – $3,000
Funding for a community garden mentorship program

World Healer’s Global Awareness Club at UCSB / Teen Global Awareness Program (GAC) – $3,000
Funding for a leadership and entrepreneurship program raising global awareness through interactive workshops taught in schools and after-school programs.

Youth Making Change – North

Santa Maria Youth Abolition / Journalist Collective – $3,000
Funding for a youth-led journalist collective uplifting the voices of youth that are not traditionally represented in traditional media.

ERHS Future Buisness Leaders of America / Education Nonprofit – $750
Funding for the creation of online education nonprofit helping marginalized communities learn about things often not taught in school such as finances, and taxes.

Santa Ynez Valley Progressives Coalition / Early Voter Registration – $715
Funding for an early voter registration campaign to help educate teens about the importance of civic engagement and how their votes can affect local, statewide and national policies.

Youth Making Change – South

Everybody Dance Now! / Teen Leadership Program – $2,330
Funding for outreach at schools through dance, professional development sessions, and healing & empowerment workshops.

Hermanos Unidos & Sigma Alpha Zeta / The College Link Outreach Program – $1,500
Funding to hold a program for underrepresented high school students and provide them a college experience and to inspire them to pursue and learn more about higher education.

In Lak’ech Club / Siempre Unidos Conference – $3,000
Funding to hold a conference and provide resources to undocumented families and students, including legal services, financial aid information and college information.

ProgramHers / ProgramHers – $2,200
Funding for robot kits needed for ProgramHers high school students to continue educating young female students to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Voices of the Community / Her Festival – $3,000
Funding for a festival that celebrates and empowers women in the community

Youth Leadership Council / Big & Little Pal Spring Break Mentoring Camp – $3,000
Funding to build a long-lasting partnership between elementary school students and high school students through peer mentorship.

Youth Making Change – North

CAUSE Youth Committee / Taste the Change! – $1,400
Funding for a youth-led initiative to collect surveys and organize students to improve the quality of food at the local Santa Maria High Schools.

CE’ENI Club / International Women’s Day – A Celebration of Indigenous Women’s Resistance – $2,014
Funding to hold an event to celebrate, empower and provide representation of indigenous women’s resistance and create a safe space for indigenous women to question structures that keep them oppressed.

FLAMA / Educational Fair – $2,200
Funding for a youth-led workshop to inform students about A-G requirements and other information regarding education.

Full STEAM Ahead / The Amazing STEAM Race – $1,490
Funding to conduct a one-day event for sixth graders from various schools come together to accomplish, science, technology, arts, and math related challenges, while acquiring leadership skills.

PVHS Gender and Sexuality Alliance / Paris is Burning Fashion Show – $1,582
Funding to provide a space to showcase LGBT+ art and educate the community on LGBT+ history.

Fesler Jr. High Gender and Sexuality Alliance / Pride Week – $1,140
Funds to hold a pride week event at Fesler Jr. High School to help educate staff and students about the LGBTQ+ community, with pledges against homophobia and guest speakers.

Guadalupe Leo Ambassadors Club / Aprendiendo en Familia – $2,974
Funding for a youth-led “self-care” conference for migrant families where they will learn about health, nutrition and different ways to cope with stress.

Spanish Honors Society / Alivio al Estrés – $2,200
Funding to hold an Alivio al Estrés workshop that helps students obtain different strategies on how to deal with stress.

Youth Making Change – South

Intern Training Program / College Preparatory 101 Series – $2,250
Funding for a series of workshops, college tours, and application assistance to inform and promote college education for youth living in low-income housing properties of the Housing Authority of Santa Barbara.

FeelGood, UCSB Chapter / Educational events and Social Enterprise for the end of Poverty – $1,550
Funding to provide education and discussions surrounding the issues of global poverty to the community and fundraise by selling grilled cheese sandwiches

FLAMA / Alcohol Free Campaign – $2,600
Funding to host a block party where they can give resources and information to the community regarding alcohol abuse.

Youth Leadership Council / Big and Little Pal Spring Break Camp – $3,000
Funding to build a long lasting partnership between elementary school students and high school through peer mentorship.

PeerBuddies / Social Skills Group – $3,000
Funding for Peer Buddies to pair kids with special needs with same-aged Peer Buddies to teach them social skills in the community

Youth Interactive, Group Creative Studio / Creative Studio – $3,000
Funding for youth interactive to provide a safe environment and resources essential to build business development, mentorship and life skills.

Youth Making Change – North

Big Brothers Big Sisters Site Based Mentoring Program/ Bigs and Littles Helping Our Lompoc Community -$1,000
Funding for a mural project in front of the Boys and Girl’s Club that combines visions of all the members of the organization by representing the Diversity of Lompoc community and the most conflicting problems of our society.

Fesler Builders Club / Odalys’ Closet Project (Drop Box Improvement) – $1,476
Funding to improve a donated clothes “drop box” bin at Fesler Jr. High to help keep clothes dry and safe.

Future Leaders of America / Community Forum – $2,450
Funds to host a community forum to request a new policy that aligns the A-G and High School graduation requirements to promote a college-going culture.

Guadalupe Leo Ambassadors / Mentoring Project – $2,050
Funding to provide a University of California field trip for low-income students who are in need of guidance towards higher education.

Lompoc Empowerment Advocacy and Diversity / Empower Lompoc Youth – $2,500
Seed funding to inspire change at Lompoc High School with the formation of a club to empower new leaders.

Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica / Alivio al Estrés – $2,310
Funding to hold an Alivio al Estrés workshop that helps students obtain different strategies on how to lead with stress.

SHPE Jr. / Exploring Science and Education – $2,400
Funding to provide latinx and low income students the opportunity to experience from hands on activities related to science and engineering through a museum trip.

Santa Maria High School French Honors Society / Mardi Gras – $700
Funds to hold a Mardi Gras celebration to promote culture at Santa Maria High School.

Youth Making Change – South

Edible Campus Program / Edible Campus Program Campus Farm – $3,000
Funding to for a youth-led farm to create connections to the food system while simultaneously fighting food insecurity.

Everybody Dance Now! / “Inspiring a thousand SB County Youth Through Dance Culture – $2,000
Funding to organize professionally-led hip-hop dance workshops at various schools/detention centers across the county.

Housing Authority of SB / HACSB College Preparatory Series – $900
Funding for college preparatory workshops / informational sessions, college tours, and application assistance for high school students in HACSB properties.

Kids Helping Kids / Lexia Learning Initiative – $1,600
Support to the Village Learning Center for software to aid in increasing the reading level of participating low-income students.

MUJER / Mujercitas Conference – $3,000
Funding for a conference focused on recruiting, empowering, and educating young women about access to higher education and academic success.

Peer Buddies / Peer Buddy Volunteers – $2,000
Funding to pair low-income teens with special needs with teen Peer Buddy volunteers who teach them social skills in the community.

SB Police Activities League / 8th Annual Big & Little Pal Spring Break Camp – $1,000
Support for the 8th Annual Big and Little Pal Camp where students will learn about peer mentorship and exposure to new experiences.

Youth Wellness Connection / You Matter Campaign & Self Care Day – $1,500
Funding for a self-care day for HS teens to promote connection among students and raise awareness around mental health.

Youth Making Change – North

College Club – Fesler Jr. High / UC Conference – $2,900
Junior high school, low income, students of color to organize their peers for a conference to UCSC that includes key note speakers and campus tour.

Latinos Unidos / Juntos in Literature Literatura$2,860
Club members will provide books for Reading Program at public library organized by club. Program participants will keep books.

Get Out, Stay Out / Backpacking Excursions – $2,500
Creating social change and diversity in the outdoors by connecting Hispanic indigenous youth to regional, state and national parks during backpacking excursions.

Hispanic Honors Society / Alleviation of Stress – $2,990
Spanish speaking, high school leaders to organize an event with trainings and activities for participants to address mental health and stress and to enable students to focus on their studies.

Have a Voice / I Have a Voice – $2,000
Youth lead at-risk peers in school engagement with two monthly meetings, tutoring, field trips, and hosting adult speakers that have survived and succeeded following their at-risk youth.

Senior Class of 2018 / Celebration of our Futures – $2,000
Students will coordinate a celebratory dinner, awards, “survival kits,” for all graduating high-school seniors. All seniors will be awarded a survival kit and invited.

Youth Making Change – South

Future Leaders of America / I’m a student, too! – $3,000
Funding to host a community forum and town hall meeting that addresses alcohol and drug use in Isla Vista.

Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara’s Intern & Training Program / Teen Tutoring Program SAT Readiness – $1,400
Funding to provide SAT preparation workshops, materials, and registration fees for low-income Housing Authority students.

MUJER de UCSB / Mujercitas Conference – $3,000
Funding for a conference focused on recruiting, empowering, and educating young women about access to higher education and academic success.

PeerBuddies / Peer Buddy Volunteers – $3,000
Funding to pair low-income teens with special needs with teen Peer Buddy volunteers who teach them social skills in the community.

SBPAL Youth Leadership Council / 7th Annual Big & Little PAL Spring Break Mentoring Camp – $2,800
Funding for a youth camp where high school students provide mentoring to underserved children to develop leadership skills, instill a sense of civic responsibility, and enhance self-esteem.

Santa Barbara Youth Council & Just Communities CAN DO / ALMA – $1,800
Funding to conduct educational workshops and focus groups to help find solutions and assistance for undocumented teens in our community

Youth Making Change – North

College Club- Tommie Kunst Jr. High School / College Conference Field Trip – $2,000
Funding to hold a Junior High College Conference Field Trip to Santa Barbara in order to motivate junior high students to go to college and plan for a better future.

Get Out, Stay Out / G.O.S.O Outdoor Excursions – $2,350
Funding for creating social change and diversity in the outdoors by connecting indigenous youth to regional, state, and national parks.

Guadalupe Future Leaders / Spring Forward Conference – $2,800
Funding to create more opportunities for Guadalupe youth and to provide them with a Junior High and High School Leadership Conference.

Guadalupe Keystone / Celebrating Teens – $1,950
Funding to provide teens in Guadalupe with events and activities that will benefit their well-being and future in their own town.

Latinos Unidos / “Giving Hope” Latinos Unidos Conference – $2,400
Funding for a youth-led conference promoting higher education and unity among the young Latino/a students throughout all high schools in Santa Maria district.

Spanish Honor Society / Cultural Carnival – $2,500
Funding for a Cultural Carnival to learn in a fun, and inclusive way about the Hispanic culture, history, literature, and traditions.

Teddy Bear Club / Teddy Bears – $1,000
Funding to make blankets for child cancer patients and at the same time teach members some sewing skills.