The Fund for Santa Barbara



Fund Documents

Financial Statements

The following Financial Statements are available here in pdf format:
December 31, 2012
December 31, 2011
December 31, 2010

Tax Filings (Form 990)

The following Form 990 Tax Filings are available here in pdf format:
For 2012 Form 990 click here.
For 2011 Form 990 click here.
For 2010 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...

Our Fall 2014 Grant Cycle Is Open!

Application Deadline:
Friday, September 5th at 5:00 p.m.

For an application and complete details visit:
Apply for a Grant

Deadline for Proposal Review: Tuesday, September 2nd (please see application for details)

FREE Grant Application Workshops:

  • Tuesday, August 5th - 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in Lompoc
  • Thursday, Augst 14th - 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.  in Santa Barbara
  • Thursday, August 21st - 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in Santa Maria
  • Tuesday, August 26th - 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in Goleta

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


Bread & Roses 2014
Saturday, October 18th
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
@ QAD in Summerland

The Fund for Santa Barbara's 21st Annual Bread & Roses Community Celebration will take place on Saturday, October 18th at QAD. Bread & Roses is the Fund for Santa Barbara's largest annual celebration. It is a time for community activists, donors, volunteers, elected leaders, and all supporters of progressive social change to gather, celebrate our work together and raise money for the Fund's grant-making and technical assistance programs. This year's event will once again feature a gourmet buffet-style dinner from our region's finest restaurants, wines from local vintners and both a live & silent auction...

Sponsorhips are available NOW!
Click here for sponsor information.

Individual tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, September 2nd.


Spring 2014 Grant Awards

Thank you to the more than 150 community members who joined us for the Spring 2014 Grant Awards Party on June 5th at the Lobero Theatre Courtyard.

Check out our photo gallery
here on Facebook.

A complete list of recent grantees may be found here.



More News...

June 3rd Election Results

THANK YOU to all who excercised their right to vote in the June 3rd California Primary Election.

Election results may be found here:

California Statewide Results
Santa Barbara County Results

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