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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, May 5, 2015

SB Women’s Fund 2014-15 Grants Recipients Announced Today

Santa Barbara, CA – On Monday, May 4, 2015, the Women’s Fund of
Santa Barbara awarded grants totaling $460,000 to seven local
nonprofit agencies at its 11th annual Presentation of Grants
reception. This event celebrates the end of the annual Women’s Fund
grant cycle and honors its newest grantees, voted on by the membership
of 677 women.
Since it began in 2004, the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara has
awarded grants totaling more than $5.1 million to 71 local nonprofit
programs impacting more than 85,000 women, children and families in
Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria. The announcement of the new
grantees—kept secret until the reception—was held at the Montecito
Country Club.
The nonprofits receiving 2014-15 Women’s Fund grants are:
Children’s Resource & Referral - $80,000 to increase the number of
child care spaces in new, women-owned family child care businesses.
Community Action Commission - $80,000 to provide hot, nutritious
lunches to low-income seniors.
Conflict Solutions Center - $60,000 to launch a restorative justice
program as an alternative to juvenile incarceration.
Mental Wellness Center - $60,000 to create support groups for
families of teens, newly diagnosed with mental illness.
New Beginnings Counseling Center - $80,000 to assist individuals
and families living in their vehicles.
Sarah House - $50,000 to deliver hospice care to low-income
individuals suffering terminal illnesses.
Transition House - $50,000 to install air conditioning and sound
proofing in the family homeless shelter.

Contact

Leslie Dinaberg
805/452-3749
Leslie@LeslieDinaberg.com

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