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...

The Spring 2015 Funding Cycle is open!

Applications are now available here.

Deadline for Pre-Proposal Review: Tuesday, March 3rd (please see application for details)

Application Deadline: Friday, March 6th before 5:00 p.m.

FREE Grant Application Workshops:

  • Lompoc: Feb 3rd 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Santa Barbara: Feb 11th 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Goleta: Feb 17th 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Santa Maria: Feb 26th 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Please RSVP by calling (805) 962-9164, emailing or clicking here.

Click the image above or here for complete details.


Join us in celebrating our Youth Making Change grantees!

To learn about all the 2014/2015 YMC grant recipients visit:

YMC SOUTH Grant Awards Party
Thursday, March 19th ~ 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
SOhO Restaurant - 1221 State St, Santa Barbara

YMC NORTH Grant Awards Party
Wednesday, March 25th ~ 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
UDW Hall - 402 South Miller St, Santa Maria

Each Grant Awards Celebration will feature music, appetizers, and an opportunity to hear from the grant recipients.

Please RSVP by emailing or by calling 805-922-1707 x200.


And the winner of the 2015 Social Justice Award for Documentary Film is

A Snake Gives Birth To A Snake

The Social Justice Award for Documentary Film is awarded annually to a film that makes a particularly valuable contribution to advancing social justice. The award was created in 2000 in partnership with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival to recognize the work of documentary filmmakers who use their art to address critical social, economic, environmental and political justice issues.

A Snake Gives Birth To A Snake
2014, South Africa/USA/France /Serbia and Montenegro/Rwanda / Serbia/Ireland/Bosnia and Herzegovina, 99 minutes
Directed by Michael Lessac


For a complete list of the 2015 Nominees, click here!




More News...

Executive Director Search

Executive Director Geoff Green will be leaving his role in early 2015. The Fund for Santa Barbara's Board of Directors is currently searching for the next Executive Director of the Fund.

The position announcement may be found here.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Fund is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.

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

and connect with the local
nonprofit community at:

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