Spring 2019 Funding Cycle
WELCOME to the FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA'S online grant application!
The FUND was established as a community foundation in 1980 to offer an alternative concept in philanthropy. Founded by a group of individuals who shared a vision of a just and humane society, The FUND is dedicated to finding solutions to current and emerging social, economic, environmental and political problems that challenge our society as a whole. Since its inception, The FUND has awarded over $5 million to more than 1,000 projects.
The FUND believes that significant social changes require broad participation in and democratic control of all social, political, and economic institutions. Historically, social conditions improve most dramatically when people organize on their own behalf, form alliances with other like-minded people & organizations, and build coalitions to confront and change the conditions that have denied them access, equity, and justice. The FUND gives preference to projects that address the root causes of social, economic, environmental, and political problems.
The FUND focuses away from supporting social services unless they have a significant progressive social change element to the program. The FUND provides seed grants to new grassroots projects, general support or project grants to small organizations, and grants to larger, more established organizations only for specific targeted purposes.
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