An Opportunity for Collective Impact 

By Giving List Staff   |   May 12, 2022

At The Fund for Santa Barbara, our mission is to advance progressive change by strengthening movements for Economic, Environmental, Political, Racial, and Social Justice. To achieve this mission, we need your help. Unlike other foundations, we raise our own money to support our annual budget, which means our work is largely made possible by individual donors committed to bolstering progressive change across the Central Coast. Last year, we counted on more than 500 individual donors, and today – we are asking you to build on that number by signing on to our monthly giving program. Imagine what we can do together. 

When you sign-up for monthly giving, you are enabling us to expand on our ability to build the capacity of organizations at the forefront of addressing inequity in Santa Barbara County. Whether enough to help offset sliding scale workshop fees, or enough to cover a small grant, every contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference. Now through May 31st, regardless of giving capacity, individuals who enroll in monthly giving will receive an appreciation gift of:

  • A Unisex FUND T-shirt 
  • A reusable stainless steel FUND cup
  • A FUND Sticker

*Gifts will be distributed at a yet to be determined date in June/July 2022. 

We understand that solidarity takes many forms, but we ask those that can give, to give. Our vision for a just, sustainable, and equitable Central Coast requires the active participation of community members with a shared hope for a better future. It is up to us to create and sustain the institutions that will support a region we can be proud of. Achieving transformative social change requires us to join forces to build a movement. We hope we can count on your support!

Link to sign up:


Fund for Santa Barbara

Donate now!
(805) 962-9164
Development & Communications Manager: Alina Rey Keswani


Advancing progressive changes by strengthening movements for Economic, Environmental, Political, Racial, and Social Justice.

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s director of development and/or Executive Director.

We appreciate that The FUND not only provides critical funding and tools to local progressive organizations that do the heavy lifting, they demonstrate an understanding of intersectionality and model personal and organizational integrity through their processes. The FUND for Santa Barbara truly walks their talk. We value and continue to support The FUND because of their powerful, challenging, relentless drive to make ours a more just, equitable, and inclusive community.
Harriet Eckstein

Help Create and Sustain Systemic Change

Every tax-deductible donation to The Fund helps to advance progressive change by increasing our capacity to build movements for economic, environmental, political, racial, and social justice. Every contribution, no matter the amount, helps us sustain and build on our work.

Our work is only possible because of the support of more than 1,000 donors who make a difference each year.

Key Supporters

Jean Kaplan
Harriet Eckstein & Alan Irwin
Anna DiStefano & Deborah Karoff
David Landecker
Alice O’Connor
Ted Rhodes & Joni Pascal
John & Gloria McManus
Sara Miller McCune
Maryanne Mott
Linda & Dennis Fenton
Natalie Orfalea
Gail Osherenko
Sheila & Jim Davidson
Dick Flacks
Susan Rose
John & Suzanne Steed
Dale Zurawski & Geoff Slaff
Atterbury Foundation
Hutton Parker Foundation
James Bower Foundation
Santa Barbara Foundation
Wood Claeyssens Foundation