Adsum Education Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2010 by local community members to provide educational scholarships for the benefit of students who do not have access to federal sources of financial aid, with a preference given to undocumented students eligible for AB 540 benefits. Adsum is currently in its third year of funding after supporting 27 students with $53,000 last year and has provided over $75,000 in scholarships since 2010. Adsum continues to be the sole foundation to provide scholarships to Santa Barbara County undocumented AB 540 students at both the 2- and 4-year college levels.
THE FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA is a nonprofit community foundation that supports organizations working for social, economic, environmental & political change in Santa Barbara County. This includes grassroots organizing against discrimination of all kinds, supporting the rights & dignity of working people, promoting community self-determination, organizing for peace and nonviolence, working to improve the quality of our environment, and building cross-issue/cross-constituency coalitions and alliances. THE FUND raises money through donations of all sizes in order to provide grants and technical assistance. Since its founding in 1980, THE FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA has awarded nearly $5 million to more than 900 projects.