Hutton Parker Foundation Awards $596,000 in Grants

Hutton Parker Foundation recently awarded $596,000 in Core Support Grants to 17 nonprofit organizations (6 Arts & Culture and 9 Health & Human Service agencies) located throughout Santa Barbara County.

The awards range from $15,000 to a maximum of $50,000 each and represent the first of two Core Support funding cycles Hutton Parker Foundation will facilitate this calendar year.

Core Support funding allows an agency to decide how awarded funds will be distributed within the agency to best support current operational needs and future sustainability. A Core Support Grant is defined as unrestricted funding that enables an organization to carry out its mission.

“Communities throughout Santa Barbara County are fortunate to have a well-developed, established safety net of nonprofit organizations serving all citizens, particularly those most in need,” explains Tom Parker, President, Hutton Parker Foundation. “Without Core Support, we could be in danger of losing many essential programs and services that have helped define our communities.”

In addition to the Core Support program, Hutton Parker Foundation also funds Media Grants, in partnership with The Santa Barbara Independent, The Santa Maria Sun and Noozhawk; Endowment Grants and Program Related Investments (PRIs). Hutton Parker Foundation is also a leader in providing low cost office space to nearly 60 nonprofit tenants in 16 Foundation-owned buildings located in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.

Hutton Parker Foundation strives to provide organizational sustainability to community-based nonprofit organizations throughout Santa Barbara County and to assist agencies in achieving their highest level of performance and delivery of services resulting in stronger, more efficient communities for all.

The Foundation specializes in providing quality office space for local area nonprofit organizations through the acquisition and development of commercial real estate properties.

Hutton Parker Foundation was established in 1985. For more information please visit their website.

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