Tag archives: grants

The Fund for Santa Barbara
By Montecito Journal   |   July 9, 2024

The Fund for Santa Barbara was founded way back in 1980 as a means to support local organizations working for progressive social change. Nearly 45 years later, while the issues, its methods and organization might have grown, that purpose has not been altered at all: The Fund remains dedicated to helping to find solutions to […]

Carpinteria Community Services Support Program Grants Open
By Joanne A Calitri   |   April 9, 2024

The City of Carpinteria announced this week the opening of grant applications for its Community Services Support Program. The deadline to apply is April 19, 2024.  The allocated budget for Community Services Support Grants for the current fiscal year was $191,350, with $133,000 already awarded. The budget for the 2024/25 fiscal year has not yet […]

The Fund for Santa Barbara
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 1, 2023

The Fund for Santa Barbara’s Development and Communications Manager – Alina Rey Keswani – is understandably proud that Bread & Roses, the organization’s major annual fundraiser, is marking its 30th anniversary this fall. The benefit event that has long been a staple on the social calendar of many in the community has survived massive growth, […]

19th Annual Celebration of SB Women’s Fund Grant Recipients
By Joanne A Calitri   |   May 23, 2023

The Women’s Fund (WF) of Santa Barbara’s 19th Annual Celebration of Grants reception was held for members and their guests on May 9 at the sold-out Marjorie Luke Theatre. The Women’s Fund is an all-volunteer-led collective donor organization that enables women to combine their charitable dollars into significant grants addressing the critical needs of women, […]

The Fund for Santa Barbara
By Steven Libowitz   |   July 5, 2022

The Supreme Court ruling that reversed the half-century old landmark Roe v. Wade decision had been handed down only hours before, but The Fund for Santa Barbara was already scrambling to respond in the wake of the decision.  “It’s a national issue, but there’s actually so much that could be done at the local level […]

60 Years of Scholarships
By Richard Mineards   |   June 7, 2022

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary, has awarded a total of $140 million in grants to students, with $7.7 million this year to 2,139 recipients, board chair Matt Rowe told nearly more than 180 guests at the annual dinner at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. The scheme started humbly […]

Spring Gala to Support SBCC
By Zach Rosen   |   May 24, 2022

You know, when I spend time with our students, I never give it a second thought that the world’s going to be a better place,” says Kindred Murillo, the interim President and Superintendent of Santa Barbara City College, in an inspired tone during our conversation. “When you talk with our students, they’re concerned about sustainability; […]

One805 Overview
By Richard Mineards   |   March 29, 2022

One805, the Santa Barbara charity founded after the Thomas Fire and devastating mudslides four years ago, hosted a boffo bash at the Montecito Club to update its many supporters on its activities. More than 70 guests listened as Richard Weston-Smith, president and co-founder, and John Thyne, a founder and chief financial officer, outlined the popular […]

Rotary Club of Montecito
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 30, 2021

The Rotary Club of Montecito Foundation has awarded a total of $15,000 to support the work of 15 Santa Barbara-area nonprofit organizations.The grants awarded under the foundation’s annual Community Grants Program were $1,000 each and go to organizations benefitting a wide range of constituents, including children, seniors, low-income families, and animals. All grants are funded […]

Setting the Standard: SBCC Foundation Creates Opportunity
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 23, 2021

Santa Barbara City College Foundation CEO Geoff Green is understandably proud of the SBCC Promise, the innovative program he spearheaded that launched in 2016 and provides all local high school graduates with the opportunity to attend SBCC full-time free of charge for up to two years. Since then, more than 5,000 students have availed themselves […]

It Costs How Much for College??!! Here’s Some Help…
By Mentors 4 College   |   September 21, 2021

When my kid was 10 months old, I walked into my neighborhood bank and asked to speak to my banker, “Roge.” No “r” on the end of that, just “Roge.” I asked “Roge” how much money I would need to save to send this pipsqueak to college in 17 years. “Roge” started banging away at […]

Grant for Equity & Excellency in Science Applications Open September 2021
By Joanne A Calitri   |   September 21, 2021

Attention all stargazing scientists and students, sharpen your galactic pencils to apply for the first equity grant in astrophysics to work with the Rubin Observatory’s LSST (Legacy Survey of Space and Time) Project newly constructed 8.4-meter Simonyi Survey 3-mirror telescope and 3-billion-pixel solid state detector digital camera. The camera records time-evolution 6-color images for both […]

Embracing our Community’s Children
By Cassie Lancaster   |   September 7, 2021

Imagine a kid. He’s your son, and he has big plans. He wants to attend college, launch a startup, and make it big. He wants to change the world. He’s always been like this. He always aims high, and he usually succeeds, even when the odds are stacked against him, which they always seem to […]

Attention Venues & Arts: There is More “Stimulus” Available
By Joanne A Calitri   |   August 12, 2021

Looking back on Independent Venue Week, there is much to dissect as the National Independent Venues Association (NIVA), formed from #saveourstages, pushed for legislation that resulted in $16 billion in federal funding for venues via the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program, currently being sorted and administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA). That birthed […]

SBCC Foundation Helps Hundreds of Students With Financial Burden
By Valerie van den Broek   |   July 23, 2020

These days, Geoff Green‘s bed is more than just a place to sleep. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s now his office. Since he also sleeps there, he spends about 20 hours a day in his bedroom, exiting the cave only to eat or spend time with his family. His life is consumed by not only […]

SBCC Helps
By Richard Mineards   |   May 7, 2020

The Santa Barbara City College Foundation has sprung into action to support students facing multiple challenges resulting from the current health crisis, including loss of paid work, and homeschooling of children. “When a crisis hits, philanthropy has a unique role to play,” says foundation CEO Geoff Green. “Community-based organizations can immediately move resources to help […]

Hometown Healthcare Heroes
By Richard Mineards   |   October 24, 2019

Thomas Tighe, president and CEO of Direct Relief for 19 years, was lauded at a sold-out Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Healthcare Heroes lunch at the Montecito Club. During his time with the non profit, it has provided cash grants of more than $40 million and furnished more than $4 billion in essential medicines, equipment and […]

Generous Grants
By Richard Mineards   |   May 9, 2019

An avalanche of amazons descended on the Hilton for the 15th annual presentation of grants by the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara. Checks totaling $585,000 – $50,000 more than last year – went to nine local non-profit agencies, voted on by the membership of nearly 1,000 women and presented by Sandy Schoolfield and Maureen Ellenberger, […]

Out of the Mud and Ashes Offers Healing
By Steven Libowitz   |   October 4, 2018

OPUS Archives and Research Center, the non-profit organization that serves as the “living archive” of scholarly papers from Pacifica Graduate Institute and others, normally offers its New Mythos grants to researchers in the fields of depth psychology, mythology, and the humanities. But this last year was anything but normal, particularly in the hills of Montecito […]

Grant to Complete Science Renovations
By Scott Craig   |   March 29, 2018

The Fletcher Jones Foundation has awarded a $750,000 grant to Westmont for the second phase of renovation of Whittier Science Building, including classroom, laboratory, and storage spaces. The next phase of work will take place during the summer, so Whittier will be completely renovated by fall 2018. In 2014, the Fletcher Jones Foundation awarded a […]