Staff Report

The Fund for Santa Barbara has opened its spring grant cycle with an application deadline of Friday, March 2.

Applications, funding guidelines and key dates are available online at and at the nonprofit foundation’s Santa Barbara and Santa Maria offices.

Anyone considering applying for a grant is encouraged to make a reservation at and then attend a free grant application workshop:

  • Buellton: 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 20
  • Santa Maria: 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 22
  • Santa Barbara: 6-7:30 p.m. Feb 26

The Fund for Santa Barbara is a nonprofit community foundation that supports organizations working for social, economic, environmental and political change in Santa Barbara County.

This includes grassroots organizing against discrimination of all kinds, supporting the rights and dignity of working people, promoting community self-determination, organizing for peace and nonviolence, working to improve the quality of the environment, and building cross-issue/cross-constituency coalitions and alliances.

For more information from the grant-making team, call 805-962-9164 or email All materials are available in Spanish and English.

Applicants must hand-deliver completed applications by 5 p.m. Friday, March 2, to one of the fund’s offices, 26 W. Anapamu St. in Santa Barbara or 120 E. Jones St., Suite 110 in Santa Maria.