The Santa Barbara Foundation is seeking applications for its Shelter & Safety Program Area 2021 Grant.
- Grants will be available to nonprofit organizations directly providing programs addressing emergency shelter & safety. Funding can be used for operating expenses and/or costs related to sustaining or expanding service delivery programs to meet demonstrated demand.
- In summary, funded organizations will:
- be providing direct services to address emergency shelter & safety
- be well-managed, financially viable, and operate effective programs that primarily serve the needs of vulnerable populations
- have developed short-term and long-term strategies for addressing identified organizational needs
Priority will be given to organizations that:
- are providing emergency shelter
- demonstrate sustained and/or increased demand for shelter & safety services
- are taking steps to sustain or expand organizational capacity to address demand for services
- provide holistic approaches to serving clients, undertaken by the agency itself or in partnership with others
- demonstrate cultural competence among volunteers, staff, and board members for the communities served
- seek to dismantle language, cultural and other barriers that prevent low-income and marginalized populations from accessing services
- are developing strategies to address the root causes of shelter & safety needs
- are prioritizing the following vulnerable and underserved populations:
- Families with children
- Individuals living in cars
- Individuals with disabilities
- Individuals fleeing domestic violence/sex trafficking
- Youth who are homeless
The maximum award for Shelter & Safety grants is $50,000.
- Grants are available to organizations serving all regions of Santa Barbara County.
- Organizations must be certified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or use a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) tax status. Applications that do not contain a valid EIN (tax ID) number will not be considered.
For more information, visit https://www.sbfoundation.org/nonprofits/shelter-safety-grant-guidelines-2021/