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What We Support

The primary focus of the Mosher Foundation is to support accredited educational, health care and performing arts organizations in southern Santa Barbara County. We prefer to form partnerships with nonprofits in these specific focus areas. These partnerships are intended to support a specific need of an organization for a maximum of one year. Except in unusual circumstances, these grants are not renewed beyond one year.

We are highly aware of the critical need for funding of nonprofit organizations and we know that there are many worthy projects in Santa Barbara. However, we believe that focusing on only a few areas and organizations in a given funding cycle is the best strategic approach for our foundation. We believe we can make the biggest difference in the Santa Barbara community by collaborating more deeply with organizations on projects that show measurable results in a one-year period of time.

What We Don’t Support

  • Any organization outside of our funding area of accredited educational, healthcare and performing arts organizations
  • Requests from organizations outside of southern Santa Barbara County
  • Fundraising or gala events
  • International grants
  • Endowment grants
  • Capital campaigns
  • Annual funds
  • Gifts to individuals
  • Multi-year commitments
  • Organizations that are not designated a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization