How We Make Grants

Grant proposals are by invitation only. Our staff and board members are very involved in the community and have a strong knowledge of the nonprofit organizations in southern Santa Barbara County. As a result, we make strategic investments in our community based on this knowledge.

While we do not accept unsolicited grant proposals or applications, we are open to new ideas from new sources. If you are a 501(c)(3) organization and your primary focus is education, healthcare or the performing arts, you may send us a one page or less summary of your organization and program that we will keep on file and review when funding is available. We look at funding a year or more in advance and are unable to consider immediate funding requests.

We encourage looking outside the ordinary and the expected.