The Fund for Santa Barbara

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An Opportunity for Collective Impact 

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A Trusted Table of Community Activists and Visionaries

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Fund for Santa Barbara

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(805) 962-9164
Executive Director: Marcos Vargas


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

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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.

By supporting The Fund for Santa Barbara, I support the community where I live and where I’m raising my children. It’s important to me to reinvest locally, and I love that The FUND empowers grassroots organizations looking to make a difference. Knowing that I am helping fuel progressive change where I live is powerful, and The FUND targets the people and organizations that are most in need, and most ready to make an impact.
Alexis Weaver

Everyone’s Cause

The Fund for Santa Barbara takes pride in cultivating a vibrant ecosystem of people committed to progressive change in a holistic and intersectional manner. Development and Communications Manager Alina Rey Keswani says the onus falls on all of us – individual donors, foundations, corporations, and businesses to play our role in ensuring progress to a wide variety of social problems and inequities. “We are asking people to come and join us in this effort to create a more inclusive and equitable county and region by extension.”

Key Supporters

Rev. Julia Hamilton
Jean Kaplan
David Landecker
John & Gloria McManus
Sara Miller McCune
Maryanne Mott
Natalie Orfalea
Gail Osherenko & Oran Young
Pedro & Whitney Paz
Ted Rhodes & Joni Pascal
Hon. Susan Rose
Geoff Slaff & Dale Zurawski
Dana White
Alexis & Mike Weaver
Atterbury Foundation
Glikbarg Family Foundation
Hutton Parker Foundation
James Bower Foundation
Santa Barbara Foundation
Wood-Claeyssens Foundation