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Grant Awards – Spring 2022

alpha-logoAlpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara – $9,600 for the Consejo Asesor Familiar project, to engage Spanish- and Mixteco-speaking family members of clients with special health care needs and disabilities to develop a family advisory council.
https://alphasb.org/
cause-logoCAUSE – $40,000 (2nd year of a two-year grant) for Building Leadership and Organizing in Our Neighborhoods, to empower immigrants and low-wage workers in Santa Barbara County through organizing, leadership development, and advocacy.
www.causenow.org
Encampment for Citizenship – $20,000 for the Environmental Justice Learning and Action Program and the Pesticide-Free Soil Project, to mobilize on policy issues that support the health and wellbeing of the community.
https://encampmentforcitizenship.org/
Freedom 4 Youth – $12,500 for the Lived Experience Executive Division (LEED), which empowers youth who are currently or formerly incarcerated to change their personal situations and Santa Barbara County’s juvenile justice system.
https://freedom4youth.org/
Future Leaders of America – $40,000 (2nd year of a two-year grant) for programs that train youth to advocate, mobilize, and organize around issues affecting their communities in Oxnard and Santa Barbara.
https://futureleadersnow.org
Girls Inc. of Carpinteria – $20,000 for the Eureka! Program, which engages teen girls in identifying community issues and advancing social justice through education and advocacy.
https://girlsinc-carp.org/
Just Communities Central Coast $40,000 (2nd year of a two-year grant) for core support to work with educators, youth, parents, and government and nonprofit agencies to achieve greater educational, language, health, economic and government equity in Santa Barbara County.
www.just-communities.org
myonestep-logoOne Step a La Vez $20,000 for One Step Adelante, to engage youth in mobilizing around community issues and collaborate with partners to develop winnable campaigns to enact system change in the Santa Clara Valley.
https://www.osalv.org/
Pacific Pride Foundation $10,000 for the Rainbow Roundtable, which will convene affinity groups in dialogue and action, and for the Social Justice Coalition, which organizes around issues that affect LGBTQ+ youth in Santa Barbara County.
https://pacificpridefoundation.org/
Transitions-Mental Health Association $20,000 for the Lived Experience Advocacy Development (LEAD) Project, which advocates for policy change and represents the concerns of people with mental illness in Santa Maria and Lompoc, whiling enhancing their quality of life.
https://www.t-mha.org/
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (fiscal sponsor: Future Leaders of America)  $25,000 for California Freedom Summer, a youth organizing capacity building program that places high school interns in local organizing campaigns in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
https://www.chicano.ucla.edu/
Westminster Free Clinic $40,000 per year for two years for SALUD (Students Advocating Life-Uplifting Decisions), a project to engage Latino youth in working to reduce the digital divide and substance abuse among immigrant first-generation Latino youth in Ventura County.
https://westminsterclinic.org/
Wishtoyo Foundation $20,000 for the Environmental Stewards initiative, to train, mentor, and empower indigenous and politically/economically-marginalized youth to advocate for environmental justice.
https://www.wishtoyo.org/

 

Capacity Building Grants:

Center for Nonprofit Leadership (fiscal sponsor: California Lutheran University) – $40,000 per year for two years for general operating expenses, memberships for grassroots groups, language access, training, technical assistance, and consulting.
https://www.callutheran.edu/centers/nonprofit/
The Fund for Santa Barbara – $25,000 per year for two years for the Capacity Building Program, which provides consulting services, workshops, and other support to nonprofit organizations in Santa Barbara County.
https://fundforsantabarbara.org/
socialjustice-logoSocial Justice Fund for Ventura County – $25,000 for the Social Justice Fellowship Program, which supports and develops social justice leaders to combat issues such as systemic racism, socio-economic inequities, immigration reform, and the education gap in Ventura County.
https://socialjusticefundvc.org/

 

Total Awarded: $407,100


Note: Additional grants have also been made in the form of training mini-grants, sponsorships, and discretionary grants by Board members, Committee members, and staff.

Past Years Grants

The ARC of Ventura County – $15,000 for The Co-Advocates of Ventura County and Project R: Rethink, Reconsider, Respect, which engage people with disabilities and develop their leadership skills to advocate for access, inclusion, and equality. www.arcvc.org
Buen Vecino (fiscal sponsor: Alliance for Global Justice) – $15,000 for the Social Capital Building Project, to empower marginalized and working-class residents in Simi Valley to work for justice and inclusion. www.buen-vecino.org
cause-logo CAUSE – $40,000/yr. for two years for general operating support to build grassroots power to realize social, economic, and environmental justice in Ventura County. www.causenow.org
Community Environmental Council – $15,000 (2nd year of a two-year grant) for the Central Coast Climate Justice Network, which strives to expand the collective power of environmental and social justice groups in pursuit of the social, economic, environmental, and racial well-being of Central Coast communities. www.cecsb.org
Council on American-Islamic Relations – $15,000 for Civic Engagement and Empowerment programs to promote civic engagement, advocacy, and leadership within the Muslim community in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. ca.cair.com/losangeles
Cultural & Creative Arts Center of the Santa Maria Valley (Corazon del Pueblo) – $15,000/yr. for two years for Inclusive Place-Making in Santa Maria, which will build power among historically marginalized groups to transform cultural symbols in the community that are exclusionary or marginalizing. www.corazondelpueblo.org
Family Service Agency – $25,000 for the Guadalupe Community Changers and Guadalupe Parent Academy, parent-supported and inspired education projects focused on improving community health, leadership development, well-being, and personal education to transform the community through civic and educational engagement. www.fsacares.org
Food & Water Watch – $30,000 for community organizers in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties to mobilize residents and organizations for safer oil and gas extraction practices. www.foodandwaterwatch.org
Future Leaders of America – $35,000 (2nd year of a two-year grant) for youth leadership and advocacy programs to empower youth in the Santa Maria Valley to become more active leaders in their homes, schools and communities. www.futureleadersnow.org
Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County – $12,500 for the Housing Advocacy Program, to engage young people, low-income families, and new home owners in Habitat for Humanity housing as affordable housing advocates. www.habitatventura.org
Healing Justice Santa Barbara (fiscal sponsor: Santa Barbara Foundation) – $10,000/yr. for two years for organizer stipends to empower marginalized communities, including African Americans, to take action to advocate for systems of accountability in law enforcement. www.hjsb.org
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project – $40,000/yr. for two years for two years for the Justicia Laboral project, to develop community leadership among indigenous Oaxacan farm workers who advocate for improved working conditions in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. www.mixteco.org
Pesticide Action Network (fiscal sponsor: Californians for Pesticide Reform) – $20,000/yr. for two years for Organizing to Reduce the Pesticide Threat, to build a local movement and political leadership to reduce pesticide exposure of farm workers and students in farming communities in Ventura County. www.pesticidereform.org
sbbike-logo Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition – $25,000 for public engagement and advocacy to support safe bicycling, walking, and transit infrastructure throughout Santa Barbara County. www.sbbike.org
Ventura County Arts Council – $10,000 for the Arts Equity & Youth Advocacy Leadership Project, to train and activate youth arts leaders to organize community support and advocate with elected officials and policymakers for arts equity in Ventura County. www.vcartscouncil.org

Capacity Building Grants:

thefundfortSB-logo Fund for Santa Barbara – $5,000 for the Nonprofit Resource Network. www.nprnsb.org
leading-from-within-logo Leading from Within – $10,000 for Leading for Community Impact, a leadership development program for nonprofit leaders in North Santa Barbara County. www.leading-from-within.org

Total Awarded: $342,500


Note: Additional grants have also been made in the form of training mini-grants, sponsorships, and discretionary grants by Board members, Committee members, and staff.
Arts Mentorship Program – $10,000 for the Inclusion Coalition, Santa Barbara youth dancers who aim to raise awareness about different perspectives, and create safe and brave spaces to elevate issues surrounding BIPOC, mental health, body positivity, LGBTQ+, feminism, disabilities, and intersectionality.
www.ampsb.org
cause-logoCAUSE – $40,000/year for two years for Building Leadership and Organizing in Our Neighborhoods, to empower immigrants and low-wage workers in Santa Barbara County through organizing, leadership development, and advocacy.
www.causenow.org
Climate First: Replacing Oil & Gas (CFROG) – $20,000 for the Environmental Voices Academy, to train and engage Ventura County students in environmental advocacy.
www.cfrog.org
Clinicas del Camino Real – $15,000 for Padres Juntos’ Educate and Empower Immigrant Parents Project, a leadership program to educate Latino parents in Oxnard about the education system and prepare them to assume school leadership roles to change barriers to academic achievement for students.
clinicas.org
Diversity Collective Ventura County – $15,000 for Leadership Empowerment & Development Program (LEAD), to empower LGBTQIA+ community advocates to create and affect change in Ventura County and statewide.
www.diversitycollectivevc.org
Encampment for Citizenship $20,000 for the Environmental Justice Learning and Action Program, to mobilize on policy issues that support the health and wellbeing of the community.
www.encampmentforcitizenship.org
Freedom 4 Youth $10,000 for empowering youth who are currently or formerly incarcerated to change their personal situations and Santa Barbara County’s juvenile justice system.
www.freedom4youth.org
Future Leaders of America $40,000/year for two years for programs that train youth to advocate, mobilize, and organize around issues affecting their communities in Oxnard and Santa Barbara.
www.futureleadersofamerica.org
Girls Inc. of Carpinteria $20,000 for the Eureka! Program, which engages teen girls in identifying community issues and advancing social justice through education and advocacy.
www.girlsinc-carp.org
Just Communities Central Coast $40,000/year for two years for core support to work with educators, youth, parents, and government and nonprofit agencies to achieve greater educational, language, health, economic and government equity in Santa Barbara County.
www.comunidades-justas.org
One Community Action of Santa Maria $15,000 for the Education Equity and Access Community Accountability Project, to organize, train, and amplify community voices demanding policing and juvenile justice policies and practices that are culturally competent and responsive to community needs.
www.onecommunityaction.org
Pacific Pride Foundation $20,000 for the Rainbow Roundtable and Youth Advocacy, to train and support the LGBTQ+ community to change systems that perpetuate the oppression of LGBTQ+ people.
www.pacificpridefoundation.org
Santa Barbara Friends Meeting – $22,000 for Truth in Recruitment, an advocacy group that involves students, families, teachers, veterans and community groups in advocating for school policies that regulate and limit access of military recruiters to students at Santa Barbara County high schools.
www.truthinrecruitment.org
Westminster Free Clinic – $25,000 (2nd year of a two-year grant) for SALUD (Students Advocating Life-Uplifting Decisions), a project to engage Latino youth in Ventura County in advocating for health and educational equity in their neighborhoods and schools.
www.westminsterclinic.org

Capacity Building Grants:

California Lutheran University (CLU) – $30,000 for the Center for Nonprofit Leadership, to provide operating support and scholarships for nonprofits to attend training programs.
www.callutheran.edu/centers/nonprofit
Fund for Santa Barbara – $25,000 for the Capacity Building Program which provides consulting services, workshops, and other support to nonprofit organizations in Santa Barbara County.
www.fundforsantabarbara.org
socialjustice-logoSocial Justice Fund for Ventura County $16,000 for the Social Justice Fellowship Program.
www.socialjusticefundvc.org

Total Awarded: $383,000

Alliance for Global Justice – $10,000 for Buen Vecino’s Social Capital Building Project, to empower marginalized and working-class residents in Simi Valley to address economic and social issues.
www.buen-vecino.org
The ARC of Ventura County – $15,000 for The Co-Advocates of Ventura County, which engage people with disabilities and develop their leadership skills to advocate for access, inclusion, and equality.
www.arcvc.org
cause-logoCAUSE – $40,000 (2nd year of a two-year grant) for general operating support to build grassroots power to realize social, economic, and environmental justice in Ventura County.
www.causenow.org
Community Environmental Council – $18,000 of a two-year grant ($15,000 in Year 2) for the Central Coast Climate Justice Network, which strives to expand the collective power of environmental and social justice groups in pursuit of the social, economic, environmental, and racial well-being.
www.cecsb.org
Cultural & Creative Arts Center of the Santa Maria Valley (Corazon del Pueblo) – $10,00 for Community Art Advocacy, to host a social justice poetry event, drive-by community mural, and mobilize residents to advocate for city public arts funding for Latinx projects.
www.corazondelpueblo.org
Family Service Agency – $25,000 for the Guadalupe Parent Academy, to empower and provide leadership training to parents so they can become part of the community’s decision-making process.
www.fsacares.org
Food & Water Watch – $27,000 for community organizers in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties to mobilize residents and organizations to lead campaigns related to oil and gas extraction practices.
www.foodandwaterwatch.org
Future Leaders of America – $35,000/year for two years for youth leadership and advocacy programs to empower youth in the Santa Maria Valley to become more active leaders in their homes, schools, and communities.
www.futureleadersnow.org
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project – $40,000 (2nd year of a two-year-grant) – for the Justicia Laboral project, to develop community leadership among indigenous Oaxacan farm workers who advocate for improved working conditions in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
www.mixteco.org
myonestep-logoOne Step A La Vez – $30,000 – for One Step Adelante, which empowers youth in Fillmore to expand the community’s voice for social change to address educational equity, LGBTQ youth needs, juvenile justice reform, and other community concerns.
www.myonestep.org
lideres-campesinas-logoOrganización en California de Líderes Campesinas – $30,000 to train farm worker women to conduct advocacy to prevent sexual violence in the workplace and improve COVID-19 protections in Ventura County and Northern Santa Barbara County.
www.liderescampesinas.org
People Helping People – $20,000 for Inclusion SYV (Santa Ynez Valley), to empower students and parents to advocate for policies and programs to improve inclusion and equality, and reduce bullying in schools.
www.syvphp.org
Santa Barbara Foundation – $10,000 for Healing Justice organizer stipends to support We Keep Us Safe, to advocate for accountability and transparency in policing in Santa Barbara.
www.hjsb.org

Capacity Building Grants:

thefundfortSB-logoFund for Santa Barbara – $5,000 for the Nonprofit Resource Network.
https://www.nprnsb.org

Total Awarded: $315,000

vccool-logoBike Ventura – $12,500 for the Pedal Poder youth program to teach youth in Ventura about bike safety and mobilize them and their community for safer bicycling infrastructure.
www.bikeventura.org
cause-logoCAUSE – $40,000 (second year of a two-year grant) for Building Leadership and Organizing in Our Neighborhoods, to empower immigrants and low-wage workers in Santa Barbara County through organizing, leadership development, and advocacy.
www.causenow.org
Council on American-Islamic Relations – $15,000 for Civic Engagement and Empowerment programs to promote civic engagement, advocacy, and leadership within the Muslim community in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.
www.cair.com
cvfrc-logoCuyama Valley Family Resource Center – $20,000 a year for two years for the Promotores de Cuyama and the Cuyama Cultural Competency Initiative, to develop leadership capacity of Latina leaders and advocate for racial justice.
www.cvfrc.org
Diversity Collective Ventura County – $7,500 to empower LGBTQ community advocates to create change in Ventura County through local and state advocacy campaigns.
www.diversitycollectivevc.org
Encampment for Citizenship – $15,000 for the Environmental Justice Learning and Action Program, to engage students in efforts to create pesticide-free schools and parks in Ventura County.
www.encampmentforcitizenship.org
Families ACT! – $20,000 for Beds Not Cells, a community organizing campaign led by individuals and families dealing with mental health and substance use disorders to improve mental health services in the County jail and the community at large in Santa Barbara County.
www.familiesact.org
Future Leaders of America – $35,000 (second year of a two-year grant) for core support of programs that train youth to advocate, mobilize, and organize around local issues affecting their communities in Oxnard and Santa Barbara.
www.futureleadersnow.org
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation – $20,000 for GRAVITAS (Grass Roots Advocacy for Veterans In Temporary Affordable Structures), to establish a task force, including homeless veterans, to advocate for, and eliminate barriers to, low-cost housing for veterans in Ventura County.
www.gcvf.org
Just Communities Central Coast – $40,000 (second year of a two-year grant) for core support to work with educators, youth, parents, and government and nonprofit agencies to achieve greater educational, language, health, economic, and government equity in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.
www.just-communities.org
Pacific Pride Foundation – $15,000 (second year of a two-year grant) for LGBTQ+ Advocacy programs that train and support the LGBTQ+ community to change systems that perpetuate the oppression of LGBTQ+ residents of Santa Barbara County.
www.pacificpridefoundation.org
Pesticide Action Network (Californians for Pesticide Reform) – $25,000 for Organizing to Reduce the Pesticide Threat, to build a local movement and political leadership to reduce pesticide exposure of farm workers and students in farming communities in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
www.pesticidereform.org
Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition – $25,000 (second year of a two-year grant) for public engagement to bring diverse local constituents into the transportation planning process for safer bicycling infrastructure in Santa Barbara County.
www.sbbike.org
Santa Barbara Friends Meeting – $20,000 (second year of a two-year grant) for Truth in Recruitment, an advocacy group that involves students, families, teachers, veterans, and community groups in advocating for school policies that regulate and limit access of military recruiters to students at Santa Barbara County high schools.
www.truthinrecruitment.org
TransitionsTransitions-Mental Health Association – $18,000 for the Lived Experience Advocacy Development (LEAD) program, which recruits and trains individuals with mental illness and engages them in political advocacy and community collaborations in Lompoc and Santa Maria.
www.t-mha.org
Westminster Free Clinic – $25,000 a year for two years for SALUD (Students Advocating Life-Uplifting Decisions), a project to engage Latino youth in Ventura County in advocating for health and educational equity in their neighborhoods and schools.
www.westminsterclinic.org

 

Census Mini-Grants:

Family Service Agency (Little House by the Park) – $5,000
Peoples’ Self-Help Housing – $3,000
VC LULAC (Padres Juntos) — $3,000

 

Other Grants:

California Lutheran University (CLU) – $25,000 for the Center for Nonprofit Leadership to provide operating support and scholarships for nonprofits to attend training programs.
www.callutheran.edu/centers/nonprofit
thefundfortSB-logoFund for Santa Barbara – $25,000 for the Capacity Building Program which provides consulting services, training workshops, and other support to nonprofit organizations in Santa Barbara County.
www.fundforsantabarbara.org
thefundfortSB-logoFund for Santa Barbara – $10,000 for a Regional Equity Profile of the California Central Coast.
www.fundforsantabarbara.org
Future Leaders of America – $7,000 for operating costs for 805 UndocuFund.
www.805undocufund.org
leading-from-within-logoLeading from Within – $10,000 for Leading for Community Impact, a leadership development program for nonprofit leaders in North Santa Barbara County.
www.leading-from-within.org

Total Awarded: $441,000

The ARC of Ventura County – $15,000 for The Co-Advocates of Ventura County and Project R: Rethink, Reconsider, Respect, which engage people with disabilities and develop their leadership skills to advocate for access, inclusion, and equality.
www.arcvc.org
Buen Vecino (fiscal sponsor: Alliance for Global Justice) – $8,000 for immigrant advocacy, empowerment and leadership programs in East Ventura County.
www.buen-vecino.org
cause-logoCAUSE – $40,000 per year for two years for general operating support to build grassroots power to realize social, economic, and environmental justice in Ventura County.
www.causenow.org
coast-sb-logoCoalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST) – $20,000 for Eastside Neighborhood Council /Transit and Pedestrian Organizing, to organize residents of Santa Barbara to advocate for pedestrian safety, improved bus service, and to establish a neighborhood council.
www.coast-santabarbara.org
Community Environmental Council – $10,000 for facilitation costs for the Central Coast Climate Justice Network, which strives to expand the collective power of environmental and social justice groups in pursuit of the social, economic, and environmental well-being of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.
www.cecsb.org
Family Service Agency – $25,000 for the Guadalupe Parent Academy and Parent Engagement Coordination to create greater parent and community participation in public policy.
www.fsacares.org
Food & Water Watch – $27,000 for two community organizers in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties to mobilize residents and organizations to lead campaigns related to oil and gas extraction practices.
www.foodandwaterwatch.org
Future Leaders of America – $35,000 (2nd year of a two-year grant) for youth leadership and advocacy programs to empower youth in the Santa Maria Valley to become more active leaders in their homes, schools and communities.
www.futureleadersnow.org
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project – $40,000 per year for two years for the Justicia Laboral project, to develop community leadership among indigenous Oaxacan farm workers who advocate for improved working conditions in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
www.mixteco.org
myonestep-logoOne Step A La Vez – $30,000 (2nd year of a two-year grant) for One Step Adelante, which empowers youth in Fillmore to expand the community’s voice for social change to address environmental issues, educational equity, the needs of LGBTQ youth, and juvenile justice concerns.
www.myonestep.org
lideres-campesinas-logoOrganización en California de Líderes Campesinas – $25,000 to train farm worker women to develop solutions to address and prevent sexual violence in the workplace and launch a campaign to combat this problem in Ventura County.
www.liderescampesinas.org
People Helping People – $20,000 for Inclusion SYV (Santa Ynez Valley), to empower students and parents to advocate for policies and programs to improve inclusion and equality and reduce bullying in schools.
www.syvphp.org
peoples-pshhc-logoPeoples’ Self-Help Housing – $17,500 for the Resident Leader Community Organizing Project, to engage residents at the agency’s affordable housing complexes in Santa Barbara County in projects that affect change around issues that impact their communities and quality of life.
www.pshhc.org
VC LULAC (Ventura County League of United Latin American Citizens) – $13,000 for Padres Juntos Education Project, a parent leadership project in Oxnard to educate Latino parents about the educational system and prepare them to assume leadership roles within the School District in order to change institutional barriers to academic achievement for students.
www.vclulac.org

Census Mini-Grants:

Cuyama Valley Family Resource Center — $5,000
Organización en California de Líderes Campesinas — $5,000
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project — $5,000

Total Awarded: $340,500

The ARC of Ventura County – $15,000 for The Co-Advocates of Ventura County and Project R: Rethink, Reconsider, Respect, which engage people with disabilities and develop their leadership skills to advocate for access, inclusion, and equality. www.arcvc.org
Buen Vecino (fiscal sponsor: Alliance for Global Justice) – $8,000 for immigrant advocacy, empowerment and leadership programs in East Ventura County. www.buen-vecino.org
cause-logo CAUSE – $40,000 per year for two years for general operating support to build grassroots power to realize social, economic, and environmental justice in Ventura County. www.causenow.org
coast-sb-logo Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST) – $20,000 for Eastside Neighborhood Council /Transit and Pedestrian Organizing, to organize residents of Santa Barbara to advocate for pedestrian safety, improved bus service, and to establish a neighborhood council. www.coast-santabarbara.org
Community Environmental Council – $10,000 for facilitation costs for the Central Coast Climate Justice Network, which strives to expand the collective power of environmental and social justice groups in pursuit of the social, economic, and environmental well-being of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. www.cecsb.org
Family Service Agency – $25,000 for the Guadalupe Parent Academy and Parent Engagement Coordination to create greater parent and community participation in public policy. www.fsacares.org
Food & Water Watch – $27,000 for two community organizers in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties to mobilize residents and organizations to lead campaigns related to oil and gas extraction practices. www.foodandwaterwatch.org
Future Leaders of America – $35,000 (2nd year of a two-year grant) for youth leadership and advocacy programs to empower youth in the Santa Maria Valley to become more active leaders in their homes, schools and communities. www.futureleadersnow.org
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project – $40,000 per year for two years for the Justicia Laboral project, to develop community leadership among indigenous Oaxacan farm workers who advocate for improved working conditions in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. www.mixteco.org
myonestep-logo One Step A La Vez – $30,000 (2nd year of a two-year grant) for One Step Adelante, which empowers youth in Fillmore to expand the community’s voice for social change to address environmental issues, educational equity, the needs of LGBTQ youth, and juvenile justice concerns. www.myonestep.org
lideres-campesinas-logo Organización en California de Líderes Campesinas – $25,000 to train farm worker women to develop solutions to address and prevent sexual violence in the workplace and launch a campaign to combat this problem in Ventura County. www.liderescampesinas.org
People Helping People – $20,000 for Inclusion SYV (Santa Ynez Valley), to empower students and parents to advocate for policies and programs to improve inclusion and equality and reduce bullying in schools. www.syvphp.org
peoples-pshhc-logo Peoples’ Self-Help Housing – $17,500 for the Resident Leader Community Organizing Project, to engage residents at the agency’s affordable housing complexes in Santa Barbara County in projects that affect change around issues that impact their communities and quality of life. www.pshhc.org
VC LULAC (Ventura County League of United Latin American Citizens) – $13,000 for Padres Juntos Education Project, a parent leadership project in Oxnard to educate Latino parents about the educational system and prepare them to assume leadership roles within the School District in order to change institutional barriers to academic achievement for students. www.vclulac.org

Census Mini-Grants:

Cuyama Valley Family Resource Center — $5,000 Organización en California de Líderes Campesinas — $5,000 Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project — $5,000

Total Awarded: $340,500

Alliance for Global Justice – $6,000 for Buen Vecino’s immigrant empowerment projects in East Ventura County, including Know Your Rights education, legal aid to immigrants, and immigration advocacy. www.buen-vecino.org
The ARC of Ventura County – $15,000 for The Co-Advocates of Ventura County, which engages people with disabilities and develops their leadership skills to confront social inequities and implement systemic change. www.arcvc.org
cause-logo CAUSE – $35,000 (second year of two-year grant) for general operating support to build grassroots power to realize social, economic, and environmental justice in Ventura County. www.causenow.org
coast-sb-logo Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST) – $20,000 for Eastside Neighborhood Council /Transit and Pedestrian Organizing, to organize residents of Santa Barbara to advocate for pedestrian safety, improved bus service, and to establish a neighborhood council. www.coast-santabarbara.org
Food & Water Watch – $25,000 for two community organizers in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties to mobilize residents and organizations concerned with fracking and similar oil and gas extraction practices. www.foodandwaterwatch.org
Future Leaders of America – $35,000/year for two years for youth leadership and advocacy programs to empower youth in the Santa Maria Valley to become more active leaders in their homes, schools and communities. www.futureleadersnow.org
Little House by the Park – $30,000 for the Guadalupe Community Changers and Guadalupe Parent Academy, a parent-supported and inspired education project focused on improving community health, leadership development, wellbeing, and personal education to transform the community of Guadalupe through civic and educational engagement.
mixteco-logo Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project – $35,000 (second year of two-year grant) for the Justicia Laboral project, to develop community leadership among indigenous Oaxacan farm workers who advocate for improved working conditions in Ventura County. www.mixteco.org
myonestep-logo One Step A La Vez – $30,000 a year for two years for One Step Adelante, which empowers youth in Fillmore to expand the community’s voice for social change to address environmental issues, educational equity, the needs of LGBTQ youth, and juvenile justice concerns. www.onestepalavez.org
Organización en California de Líderes Campesinas – $25,000 to train farm worker women to develop solutions to address and prevent sexual violence in the workplace and launch a campaign to combat this problem in Ventura County. www.liderescampesinas.org
Peoples’ Self-Help Housing – $20,000 for the Resident Leaders Community Organizing Project in Santa Barbara County to engage residents at the agency’s affordable housing complexes in leadership training and community change projects. www.pshhc.org
Santa Barbara County Immigrant Legal Defense Center – $20,000 for the Immigration Promotorx program to recruit and train Spanish- and Mixtec-speaking immigrants in Santa Barbara County who will provide trainings to help immigrants understand their civil rights. www.sbimmigrantdefense.org

Capacity Building Grants:

Fund for Santa Barbara – $5,000 for Santa Barbara Gives. www.fundforsantabarbara.org

Total Awarded: $301,000

cause-logoCAUSE – $38,000 (second year of two-year grant) for Building Leadership and Organizing in Our Neighborhoods to empower immigrants and low-wage workers in Santa Barbara County through organizing, leadership development, civic participation, and advocacy.
www.causenow.org
Cuyama Valley Family Resource Center – $20,000/yr. for two years for the Latino Community Organizing, Engagement & Leadership Initiative to empower new Latino leaders to address local community issue.
www.cvfrc.org
Diversity Collective Ventura County – $10,000 to support the HIV/AIDS Community Advocacy program to mobilize LGBTQ residents to advocate for their health and social inclusion, and to encourage officials to improve services and resources.
www.diversitycollectivevc.org
Families ACT! – $25,000 (second year of two-year grant) for Beds Not Cells, a community organizing campaign led by individuals and families dealing with mental health and substance use disorders to improve mental health services in the County jail and the community at large in Santa Barbara County.
www.familiesact.org
Future Leaders of America – $38,000 (second year of two-year grant) for core support of programs that develop Latino youth activists in Oxnard and Santa Barbara to impact the community through civic engagement and transform the lives of youth and families.
www.futureleadersofamerica.org
Importa – $17,500 (second year of two-year grant) for an immigrant leadership program to train community members about immigration law and how to conduct outreach and assist fellow immigrants concerned about deportation, citizenship, and DACA for undocumented youth.
www.importasb.org
Just Communities Central Coast – $38,000 (second year of two-year grant) for core support to work with educators and community groups in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties to close the achievement gap, improve social and academic outcomes for all students, and foster language justice.
www.just-communities.org
Pacific Pride Foundation – $25,000 (second year of two-year grant) for LGBTQ Advocacy programs that train and support activists to change systems that perpetuate the oppression of LGBTQ residents of Santa Barbara County.
www.pacificpridefoundation.org
Pesticide Action Network (Californians for Pesticide Reform) – $25,000 for Organizing to Reduce the Pesticide Threat in Ventura County, a collaborative project with CAUSE to build a local movement and political leadership to reduce pesticide exposure of farm workers and students in farming communities.
www.pesticidereform.org
Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition – $24,000 (second year of two-year grant) for Connecting Our Community which organizes activists to bring safe bicycling infrastructure to the South Coast of Santa Barbara County.
www.bicicentro.org
Santa Barbara Friends Meeting – $16,000 for Truth in Recruitment, an advocacy group that involves students, parents, veterans and community members in helping Santa Barbara County students understand the consequences of a military career and alternative options for academic and professional success.
www.truthinrecruitment.org
Transitions-Mental Health Association – $16,000 for the Lived Experience Advocacy Development program, which recruits and trains individuals with mental illness and engages them in advocacy in Lompoc and Santa Maria.
www.t-mha.org
Westminster Free Clinic – $27,000 of a two-year grant ($30,000 in Year 2) for SALUD (Students Advocating Life-Uplifting Decisions), to engage Latino youth in East Ventura County in advocating for educational equity, health equity, and to empower the Latino community to know their immigration rights.
www.westminsterclinic.org

Capacity Building Grants:

California Lutheran University – $15,000 for the Center for Nonprofit Leadership to provide operating support and scholarships for nonprofits to attend training programs.
www.callutheran.edu/centers/nonprofit
Fund for Santa Barbara – $25,000 for the Capacity Building Program which provides consulting services, training workshops, and other support to nonprofit organizations in Santa Barbara County.
www.fundforsantabarbara.org

Total Awarded: $359,500

The ARC of Ventura County – $12,500 for The Co-Advocates of Ventura County and Project R: Rethink, Reconsider, Respect, which engage people with disabilities and develop their leadership skills to confront social inequities and implement systemic change. www.arcvc.org
cause-logo CAUSE – $35,000/year for two years for general operating support to build grassroots power to realize social, economic, and environmental justice in Ventura County. www.causenow.org
Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST) – $15,000 for Walking & Transit Needs of Working Families in the Eastside and Westside, to organize residents of Santa Barbara to advocate for pedestrian safety and improved bus service. www.coast-santabarbara.org
Council on American-Islamic Relations – $15,000 for Civic Engagement and Youth programs to promote civic engagement, advocacy, and leadership within the American Muslim community in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. www.cair.com
El Centrito Family Learning Centers – $25,000 for Padres Promotores de la and Asociación de Padres which cultivates parents as community leaders in Oxnard schools to achieve equitable access to educational opportunities. www.elcentrito.org
Food & Water Watch – $20,000 for two community organizers in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties to mobilize residents and organizations concerned with fracking and similar oil and gas extraction practices. www.foodandwaterwatch.org
Future Leaders of America– $30,000 for youth leadership and advocacy programs to empower youth in the Santa Maria Valley to become more active leaders in their homes, schools, and communities. www.futureleadersnow.org
Little House by the Park – $25,000 for the Guadalupe Parent Academy, a parent-supported and inspired education project focused on improving community health, leadership development, wellbeing, and personal education to transform the community of Guadalupe through civic and educational engagement. sduart1.wixsite.com/thrive-guadalupe
La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth & Family Center – $25,000 for grassroots organizing and empowerment among working-class immigrants to advocate for immigrant rights in Ventura County and northern Santa Barbara County. www.lahermandad.org
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project – $35,000/yr. for two years for the Justicia Laboral project, to develop community leadership among indigenous Oaxacan farm workers who advocate for improved working conditions in Ventura County. www.mixteco.org
One Step A La Vez – $25,000 for One Step Adelante, which empowers youth in Fillmore to expand the community’s voice for social change to address environmental issues, affordable housing, the needs of LGBTQ and undocumented youth, and to reduce school suspensions, expulsions, and youth incarceration. www.onestepalavez.org
Organización en California de Líderes Campesinas – $15,000 to train farm worker women to develop solutions to address and prevent sexual violence in the workplace and launch a campaign to combat this problem in Ventura County. www.liderescampesinas.org
Peoples’ Self-Help Housing – $10,000 for the Community Building and Engagement program in Santa Barbara County to engage residents at the agency’s affordable housing complexes in leadership training and community change projects. www.pshhc.org

Capacity Building Grants:

Just Communities Central Coast – $24,750 for youth to attend the Community Leadership Institute, which prepares high school youth to be leaders for diversity and justice in their schools and communities. www.just-communities.org
Leading from Within – $10,000 for Leading for Community Impact, a leadership development program for nonprofit leaders in North Santa Barbara County. www.leading-from-within.org

Total Awarded: $322,250

The-Abundant-Table The Abundant Table – $25,000 for Organizing to Reduce the Pesticide Threat in Ventura County, a collaborative project with CAUSE and Californians for Pesticide Reform to hire an organizing intern who would build a local movement and political leadership to reduce pesticide exposure of farm workers and students in farming communities. www.theabundanttable.org
cause-logo CAUSE – $38,000/year for two years for Building Leadership and Organizing in Our Neighborhoods to empower immigrants and low-wage workers in Santa Barbara County through organizing, leadership development, civic participation, and advocacy. www.causenow.org
cvfrc-logo Cuyama Valley Family Resource Center – $17,580 for the Latino Community Organizing, Engagement & Leadership Initiative, including a promotora training program, family engagement programs, and civic engagement workshops. www.cvfrc.org
FACT-logo Families ACT! – $25,000/year for two years for Beds Not Cells, a community organizing campaign led by individuals and families dealing with mental health and substance use disorders to improve mental health services in the County jail and the community at large in Santa Barbara County. www.familiesact.org
floa-logo Future Leaders of America – $38,000/year for two years for core support of programs that develop Latino youth activists in Oxnard and Santa Barbara to impact the community through civic engagement and transform the lives of youth and families. www.futureleadersofamerica.org
importasb Importa Santa Barbara – $17,500/year for two years for an immigrant leadership program to train community members about immigration law and how to conduct outreach and assist fellow immigrants concerned about deportation, citizenship, and DACA for undocumented youth. www.importasb.org
just-logo Just Communities Central Coast – $38,000/year for two years for core support to work with educators and community groups in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties to close the achievement gap, improve social and academic outcomes for all students, and foster language justice. www.just-communities.org
PacPride-logo Pacific Pride Foundation – $25,000/year for two years for LGBTQ Advocacy programs that train and support activists to change systems that perpetuate the oppression of LGBTQ residents of Santa Barbara County. www.pacificpridefoundation.org
sbbike-logo
Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition – $24,000/year for two years for Connecting Our Community which organizes activists to bring safe bicycling infrastructure to the South Coast of Santa Barbara County. www.bicicentro.org
wesminister-clinic-logo Westminster Free Clinic – $27,500 for SALUD (Students Advocating Life-Uplifting Decisions), a project to engage Latino youth in advocating for educational equity and a more supportive environment for Latino students at East Ventura County schools. www.westminsterclinic.org
Santa Barbara Friends Meeting – $10,000 for Truth in Recruitment, a youth advocacy group that involves students, parents, veterans and community members in helping students understand the consequences of a military career and their alternative options for academic and professional success at Santa Barbara County high schools. www.truthinrecruitment.org

Capacity Building Grants:

California Lutheran University – $15,000 for the Center for Nonprofit Leadership to provide operating support, scholarships for nonprofits to attend training programs, and a financial literacy and fiduciary oversight program, all benefiting nonprofit organizations in Ventura County. www.callutheran.edu/centers/nonprofit
thefundfortSB-logo Fund for Santa Barbara – $25,000 for the Capacity Building Program which provides consulting services, training workshops, and other support to nonprofit organizations in Santa Barbara County. www.fundforsantabarbara.org

Total Awarded: $325,580

the_arc-logo The ARC of Ventura County – $15,000 for The Co-Advocates of Ventura County and Project R: Rethink, Reconsider, Respect, which engage people with disabilities and develop their leadership skills to confront social inequities and implement systemic change. www.arcvc.org
cause-logo CAUSE – $40,000 for general operating support to build grassroots power to realize social, economic, and environmental justice in Ventura County. www.causenow.org
CentralCoastFutureLeaders-logoi Central Coast Future Leaders – $30,000 for youth leadership programs to empower youth in North Santa Barbara County to become more active leaders in their homes, schools and communities. www.ccfutureleaders.org
coast-sb-logo Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST) – $15,000 for Eastside Walks, to organize residents of Santa Barbara to advocate for pedestrian safety and improved bus service; and $10,000 for community organizing coaching support. www.coast-santabarbara.org
El-CentritoFamilyLearningCenters-logo El Centrito Family Learning Centers – $34,500 for Padres Promotores de la Educación and Asociación de Padres, which cultivates community leaders who organize parents in Oxnard schools to achieve equitable access to educational opportunities. www.elcentrito.org
foodandwaterwatch-logo Food & Water Watch – $20,000 for community organizers in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties to mobilize residents and organizations concerned with fracking and similar oil and gas extraction practices. www.foodandwaterwatch.org
thrive-logo Guadalupe Kids Come First Foundation – $31,500 for THRIVE Parent Academy, a parent-supported and inspired education project focused on improving community health, leadership development, wellbeing, and personal education to transform the community of Guadalupe through civic and educational engagement. sduart1.wixsite.com/thrive-guadalupe
lahermandad-logo La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth & Family Center – $25,000 for grassroots organizing and leadership training among working-class immigrants in Ventura County to promote social justice for immigrants. www.lahermandad.org
mixteco-logo Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project – $40,000 to develop community leadership among indigenous Oaxacan farm workers, youth, and other immigrants who work to achieve just working and living conditions and improved educational opportunities. www.mixteco.org
myonestep-logo One Step A La Vez – $30,000 for youth committees in Fillmore and Piru working to expand the community’s voice for social change to address transportation systems, needs of LGBTQ youth, affordable housing, and to reduce school suspensions, expulsions, and youth incarceration. www.onestepalavez.org
lideres-campesinas-logo Organización en California de Líderes Campesinas – $25,000 to train farm worker women to develop solutions to address and prevent sexual violence in the workplace and launch a campaign to combat this problem in Ventura County. www.liderescampesinas.org
peoples-pshhc-logo Peoples’ Self-Help Housing – $21,500 for the Community Building and Engagement program in Santa Barbara County to engage residents at the agency’s affordable housing complexes in leadership training and community change projects. www.pshhc.org
t-mha-logo Transitions-Mental Health Association – $20,000 for Lived Experience Advocacy Development (LEAD), which engages people in Santa Maria and Lompoc who have experienced mental illness in political advocacy related to mental health issues. www.t-mha.org

Capacity Building Grants:

just-logo Just Communities Central Coast – $24,750 a year for two years for youth to attend the Community Leadership Institute, which prepares high school youth to be leaders for diversity and justice in their schools and communities. www.just-communities.org
leading-from-within-logo Leading from Within – $10,000 for Leading for Community Impact, a leadership development program for nonprofit leaders in North Santa Barbara County. www.leading-from-within.org

Total Awarded: $417,000

alpha-logoAlpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara – $11,000 for Leadership 2016, to train and organize individuals with developmental disabilities and their family members to engage in advocacy and activism on issues that affect them.
www.alphasb.org
cause-logoCAUSE – $40,000 for Building Leadership and Organizing in Our Neighborhoods to empower immigrants and low-wage workers in Santa Barbara County through organizing, leadership development, civic participation, and advocacy.
www.causenow.org
FACT-logoFamilies ACT! – $25,000 for Beds Not Cells, a community organizing campaign led by individuals and families dealing with mental health and substance use disorders to improve mental health services in Santa Barbara County.
www.familiesact.org
floa-logoFuture Leaders of America – $40,000 for core support of programs that develop Latino youth activists in Oxnard and Santa Barbara to impact the community through civic engagement and transform the lives of youth and families.
www.futureleadersofamerica.org
just-logoJust Communities Central Coast – $40,000 for core support to work with educators and community groups in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties to close the achievement gap, improve social and academic outcomes for all students, and foster language justice.
www.just-communities.org
 Lompoc Cooperative Development Project, Inc. – $15,000 for Outreach to the Community, which would grow the County’s co-ops, pursue new co-op opportunities, and engage in campaigns to remove barriers to co-op formation.
www.lcdp.coop
PacPride-logoPacific Pride Foundation – $30,000 for LGBTQ Advocacy programs that train and support activists to change systems that perpetuate the oppression of LGBTQ residents of Santa Barbara County.
www.pacificpridefoundation.org
sbbike-logoSanta Barbara Bicycle Coalition – $30,000 for Connecting Our Community which will organize activists to bring safe bicycling infrastructure to the South Coast of Santa Barbara County.
www.bicicentro.org
wesminister-clinic-logoWestminster Free Clinic – $30,000 for SALUD (Students Advocating Life-Uplifting Decisions), a project to engage Latino youth in advocating for improved food environments for low-income residents in East Ventura County neighborhoods; and to advocate for improved academic opportunities at local schools.
www.westminsterclinic.org

Technical Assistance Grants:

cause-logoCAUSE – $3,500 for consulting support for technology upgrades.
www.causenow.org
thefundfortSB-logoFund for Santa Barbara – $25,000 to provide technical assistance services and capacity building workshops to nonprofit organizations in Santa Barbara County.
www.fundforsantabarbara.org
just-logoJust Communities Central Coast – $5,000 to support school personnel from Santa Maria to attend the Institute for Equity in Education.
www.just-communities.org
mixteco-logoMixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project – $7,500 for coaching and training for organization staff and to support staff transition.
www.mixteco.org

Total Awarded: $302,000

The-Abundant-Table The Abundant Table – $10,000 for Rooted Futures, Growing Change in Santa Paula, which engages and mobilizes high school students to advocate for systemic policy change for healthy meals in Santa Paula schools. www.theabundanttable.org
the_arc-logo The ARC of Ventura County – $15,000 for The Co-Advocates of Ventura County and Project R: Rethink, Reconsider, Respect, which engage people with disabilities and develop their leadership skills to confront social inequities and implement systemic change.
www.arcvc.org
calpirgedfund-logo California Public Interest Research Group Education Fund – $5,000 to train and develop student activists at UC Santa Barbara who will investigate problems, craft solutions, educate the public, and offer opportunities for civic participation. www.calpirgedfund.org
cause-logo CAUSE – $35,000 for general operating support to build grassroots power to realize social, economic, and environmental justice in Ventura County. www.causenow.org
CentralCoastFutureLeaders-logoi Central Coast Future Leaders – $30,000 for youth leadership programs to empower youth in Santa Maria, Cuyama, and Guadalupe to become more active leaders in their homes, schools and communities. www.ccfutureleaders.org
coast-sb-logo Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST) – $20,000 for Eastside Walks, to organize residents of Santa Barbara’s Eastside to advocate for pedestrian safety and improved bus service; and for Safe Routes for Seniors, to advocate for improved pedestrian safety for senior citizens. www.coast-santabarbara.org
justiceformysister-logo Community Partners – $12,000 for Justice for My Sister Collective’s expansion to Oxnard with the Promotoras Storytelling Project, which will engage female survivors of sexual and domestic violence to speak out against violence. www.justiceformysister.com
elcentrito-logo El Centrito Family Learning Centers – $30,000 for Padres Promotores de la Educación and Asociación de Padres, which cultivates community leaders who organize parents in Oxnard schools to achieve equitable access to educational opportunities. www.elcentrito.org
foodandwaterwatch-logo Food & Water Watch – $15,000 for two community organizers in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties to mobilize residents and organizations concerned with fracking and similar oil and gas extraction practices. www.foodandwaterwatch.org
thefundfortSB-logo Fund for Santa Barbara – $25,000 to provide technical assistance services and capacity building workshops to nonprofit organizations in Santa Barbara County. www.fundforsantabarbara.org
thrive-logo Guadalupe Kids Come First Foundation – $30,000 for THRIVE Parent Academy, a parent-supported and inspired education project focused on improving community health, leadership development, wellbeing, and personal education to transform the community of Guadalupe through civic and educational engagement. An additional grant of $5,850 was awarded to send a team of Guadalupe Union School District officials to the Institute for Equity in Education. sduart1.wix.com/thrive-guadalupe
lahermandad-logo La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth & Family Center – $25,000 for grassroots organizing and leadership training among working-class immigrants in Ventura County and Santa Maria to promote immigration reform and social justice for immigrants. www.lahermandad.org
mixteco-logo Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project – $35,000 to develop community leadership among indigenous Oaxacan farm workers, youth, and other immigrants who work to achieve just working and living conditions and improved educational opportunities. www.mixteco.org
myonestep-logo One Step A La Vez – $28,000 for youth committees in Fillmore and Piru working to expand the community’s voice for social change to address transportation systems, needs of LGBTQ youth, affordable housing, and to reduce school suspensions, expulsions, and youth incarceration. www.onestepalavez.org
t-mha-logo Transitions-Mental Health Association – $20,000 for Lived Experience Advocacy Development (LEAD), which engages people in Santa Maria and Lompoc who have experienced mental illness in political advocacy related to mental health issues. www.t-mha.org

Total Awarded: $340,850

cyc-logoCalifornia Youth Connection – $20,000 for Creating Leaders from Within, to empower current and former foster youth who have firsthand knowledge of the child welfare system, to improve their circumstances, to improve policies and practices within the foster care system in Ventura County.
www.calyouthconn.org
seniors-logoCAUSE – $50,000 for Building Leadership and Organizing in Our Neighborhoods, to empower immigrants in Santa Barbara County through organizing, leadership development, civic participation, and advocacy.
www.causenow.org
centrobinacional-logoCentro Binacional Para el Desarollo Indígena Oaxaqueño – $12,500 for Indigenous Youth and Parents Working for a Better Future, a project led by indigenous youth in Santa Maria to inform and support fellow indigenous students and their parents about the educational system and improving academic achievement.
www.centrobinacional.org/en
FACT-logoFamilies ACT! – $20,000 for Beds Not Cells, a community organizing campaign led by individuals and families dealing with mental health and substance use disorders to improve mental health services in Santa Barbara County.
www.familiesact.org
 Foundation of the Santa Barbara Regional Health Authority – $10,000 for the Santa Barbara County Promotores Project, to support promotores to build their capacity as leaders and organize around specific campaigns and become new voices in the community conversation to affect policy change.
floa-logoFuture Leaders of America – – $40,000 for core support of programs that develop Latino youth activists in Oxnard, Santa Barbara, and Santa Paula to impact the community through civic engagement.
www.futureleadersofamerica.org
importasbImporta Santa Barbara – $9,900 for a leadership development program involving immigrants in Santa Barbara who would conduct outreach to fellow immigrants about immigration services and issues.
www.importasb.org
floa-logoJust Communities Central Coast – $50,000 for core support, with an emphasis on staff support for youth, parents, and educators in North Santa Barbara County and Ventura County who are mobilizing to close the achievement gap and improve academic outcomes for all students.
www.just-communities.org
floa-logoJust Communities Central Coast – $12,570 for the purchase of interpretation equipment to be made available for community use by members of the Language Justice Network.
www.just-communities.org
legalaid-logoLegal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County – $20,000 for the Advisor Group which engages homeless individuals and those who have experienced homelessness in advocacy for solutions and policy changes to end homelessness, and for the Peer Navigator Program, a street outreach program conducted by formerly homeless individuals.
www.lafsbc.org
 Lompoc Cooperative Development Project, Inc. – $15,000 for Steps to a Santa Barbara County Cooperative Ecosystem, which would grow the County’s co-ops, pursue new co-op opportunities, and engage in campaigns to remove barriers to co-op formation.
www.lcdp.coop
PacPride-logoPacific Pride Foundation – $25,000 for LGBTQ Advocacy programs that train and support activists to engage in changing systems that perpetuate the oppression of LGBTQ residents of Santa Barbara County.
www.pacificpridefoundation.org
sbbike-logoSanta Barbara Bicycle Coalition – $30,000 for Connecting Our Community which will organize activists to bring safe bicycling infrastructure to the South Coast of Santa Barbara County.
www.bicicentro.org
socialjustice-logoVentura County Community Foundation – $20,000 for general operating support for the Social Justice Fund for Ventura County, which engages social justice leaders, donors, and grassroots groups in creating awareness and mobilizing resources for social justice issues.
www.socialjusticefundvc.org

Total Awarded: $334,970

The-Abundant-Table The Abundant Table – $11,210 for Rooted Futures, Growing Change in Santa Paula, which engages and mobilizes high school students to advocate for systemic policy change for healthy meals in the Santa Paula Unified School District.
www.theabundanttable.org
Arc Logo The ARC of Ventura County – $15,000 for People First of Ventura County, which engages persons with disabilities to be empowered to confront social inequities and implement systemic change. www.arcvc.org
seniors-logo CAUSE – $40,000 for general operating support with an emphasis on creating electoral voting power in low-income, minority neighborhoods and developing a base of grassroots leaders who lead organizing and advocacy campaigns for social, economic, and environmental justice in Ventura County.
www.causenow.org
CentralCoastFutureLeaders-logoi Central Coast Future Leaders – $30,000 for youth leadership programs to empower youth in Santa Maria, Cuyama, and Guadalupe to become more active leaders in their homes, schools and communities.
www.ccfutureleaders.org
coast-sb-logo Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST) – $22,500 for Walking & Transit Needs of Working Families, to organize residents of Santa Barbara to advocate for pedestrian safety and improved bus service. www.coast-santabarbara.org
CAC Community Action Commission – $30,000 for THRIVE Parent Academy, a parent-supported and inspired education project focused on improving community health, leadership development, wellbeing, and personal education to transform the community of Guadalupe through civic and educational engagement.
www.cacsb.org
El-CentritoFamilyLearningCenters-logo El Centrito Family Learning Centers – $30,000 for Padres Promotores de la Educación and Asociación de Padres which cultivates community leaders who organize parents in Oxnard schools to achieve equitable access to educational opportunities. www.elcentrito.org
La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth & Family Center – $30,000 for grassroots organizing and leadership training among working-class immigrants in Ventura County and Santa Maria to promote immigration reform and social justice for immigrants. www.lahermandad.org
floa-logo Just Communities Central Coast – $10,000 for capacity building to support the Language Justice Network.
www.just-communities.org
LosPadresForestWatch Los Padres Forest Watch – $10,000 for farmers, ranchers, and residents for clean water, to empower the residents and property owners of Fillmore, Santa Paula, and Piru to become more involved, broaden the base of support, and expand the diversity of voices calling for more responsible oil development in the Los Padres National Forest.
www.lpfw.org
Mixteco-Indigena-Community-Organizing-Project Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project – $36,000 to engage and mobilize indigenous Oaxacan farm workers and immigrants to achieve greater immigrant rights and more just labor practices in Ventura County.
www.mixteco.org
myonestep-logo One Step A La Vez – $30,000 for youth committees in Fillmore and Piru working to expand the community’s voice for social change to address transportation needs, clean-up of a toxic Superfund site, and implement restorative justice practices for youth. www.onestepalavez.org
vccool-logo Ventura Climate Care Options Organized Locally (VCCOOL) – $22,000 for the bicycle advocacy program to organize and empower a diverse network of cyclists to advocate for bicycle route improvements and safer conditions for cyclists in Ventura County. www.vccool.org
VC-CLUE-logo Ventura County Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice – $24,000 for a coalition of faith organizations that provides trainings and leadership development for congregants, students, and immigrants to mobilize in support of affordable housing and just policies for immigrants. www.vcclue.org
wesminister-clinic-logo Westminster Free Clinic – $24,000 for SALUD (Students Advocating Life-Uplifting Decisions), a project to engage low-income youth to advocate for changes in the food options available at local corner markets and convenience stores in East Ventura County neighborhoods. www.westminsterclinic.org

Total Awarded: $364,710

cause-logo Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) – $50,000 to bring about grassroots power, meaningful policy reform, and systemic change in Santa Maria, Guadalupe, and Santa Barbara with a focus on leadership development.
www.causenow.org
coast-sb-logo Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST) – $20,000 for the Alliance for Sustainable & Equitable Regional Transportation (ASERT), a transportation coalition which builds grassroots power for transit users in underserved communities of Ventura County. www.coast-santabarbara.org
FACT-logo Families ACT! – $30,000 for community organizing led by individuals and families dealing with mental health and substance use disorders to improve mental health services in Santa Barbara County.
www.familiesact.org
foodbank-logo Foodbank of Santa Barbara County – $21,500 for the Community Leadership Training & Food Security Advocacy Project, to build leadership among Santa Barbara County residents to mobilize for increased food security and an equitable food system.
www.foodbanksbc.org
Foundation of the Santa Barbara Regional Health Authority – $16,000 for the Lompoc Promotores Network, which trains promotores to identify and mobilize around community issues affecting the Latino community in Lompoc
thefundfortSB-logo Fund for Santa Barbara – $25,000 to provide technical assistance services and capacity building workshops to nonprofit organizations in Santa Barbara County.
www.fundforsantabarbara.org
floa-logo Future Leaders of America – $36,000 for core support of programs that develop Latino youth activists in Oxnard, Santa Paula, and Santa Barbara to impact the community through civic engagement. www.futureleadersofamerica.org
just-logo Just Communities Central Coast – $50,000 for core support, with an emphasis on staff support for youth, parents, and educators in North Santa Barbara County and Ventura County who are mobilizing to close the achievement gap and improve social and academic outcomes for all students. www.just-communities.org
kincares-logo Kincares – $18,000 to convene and support grandparents in advocating for improved services for children being raised by their grandparents in Santa Barbara County.
www.kincares.org
PacPride-logo Pacific Pride Foundation – $25,000 for LGBTQ Advocacy programs that train and engage activists in support of equal rights and a safer community for LGBTQ residents in Santa Barbara County.
www.pacificpridefoundation.org
sbbike-logo Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition – $25,000 for Connecting Our Community to organize activists to bring safe bicycling infrastructure to the South Coast of Santa Barbara County.
www.bicicentro.org
fair-logo Teachers for the Study of Educational Institutions – $15,000 for Teaching FAIR, a collaborative of teachers, administrators, community members, and UCSB professors which is developing K-12 curriculum that is culturally relevant and meets the mandates of the FAIR Act to teach about the contributions of various ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, and LGBT persons. www.teachingfair.org

Total Awarded: $331,500

Arc LogoThe ARC of Ventura County – $10,000 for People First of Ventura County and Project R: Rethink, Reconsider, Respect, initiatives led by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to advocate on their own behalf.
www.arcvc.org
California Center for Cooperative DevelopmentCalifornia Center for Cooperative Development – $19,000 to the Lompoc Cooperative Development Project to develop worker cooperatives in Lompoc.
www.cccd.coop
cyc-logoCalifornia Youth Connection – $20,000for Creating Leaders from Within which provides leadership development, communications workshops, and civic engagement opportunities to current and former foster youth so they can improve policies and practices in Ventura County’s foster care system.
www.calyouthconn.org
seniors-logoCentral Coast Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) – $40,000 for general operating support to build grassroots power to realize social, economic, and environmental justice for the people of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties through policy research, leadership development, organizing and advocacy.
www.causenow.org
CentralCoastFutureLeaders-logoiCentral Coast Future Leaders – $20,000 for youth and family leadership trainings to empower youth and families in Santa Maria, Cuyama, and Guadalupe to become more active leaders in their homes, schools and communities.
coast-sb-logoCoalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST) – $22,500 for Walking & Transit Needs of Working Families, to organize residents of Santa Barbara’s Eastside to advocate for pedestrian safety and improved bus service.
www.coast-santabarbara.org
cvfrc-logoCuyama Valley Family Resource Center – $24,000 for Cuyama Planning for the Future, to build leadership and partnerships, especially among parents, youth, and other citizens who are emerging as the driving force in making decisions and developing creative responses to local needs.
www.cvfrc.org
El-CentritoFamilyLearningCenters-logoEl Centrito Family Learning Centers – $25,000 for Padres Promotores de la Educación Project which trains, organizes, and empowers Oxnard parents to address educational inequities in their children’s schools and take leadership roles in the community.
www.elcentrito.org
floa-logoJust Communities Central Coast – $8,500 for the Parent Involvement through Dialogue and Action project to engage and mobilize parents in Fillmore, in partnership with One Step a La Vez.
www.just-communities.org
 La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth & Family Center $25,000 for grassroots organizing and leadership training among working-class immigrants in Ventura County and Santa Maria to promote immigration reform and social justice for immigrants.
www.lahermandad.org
Mixteco-Indigena-Community-Organizing-ProjectMixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP) – $30,000 to develop community leadership among indigenous Oaxacan farm workers to identify problems faced by the Mixtec community and implement campaigns or programs to create systemic change in Ventura County.
www.mixteco.org
myonestep-logoOne Step A La Vez – $28,000 for youth committees in Fillmore and Piru working to expand the community’s voice for social change to address transportation needs, clean-up of a toxic Superfund site, and implement restorative justice practices in law enforcement and schools.
www.onestepalavez.org
VC-CLUE-logoVentura County Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice (VCCLUE) – $22,000 for a coalition of faith organizations that provides trainings and leadership development for congregants, students, and immigrants to mobilize in support of affordable housing and just policies for immigrants.
www.vcclue.org
socialjustice-logoVentura County Community Foundation – $20,000 for the Social Justice Fund for Ventura County which engages social justice leaders, donors, and grassroots groups in creating awareness and mobilizing resources for social justice issues.
www.socialjusticefundvc.org
wesminister-clinic-logoWestminster Free Clinic – $15,000 for Youth Advocacy for Better Food, a project to engage low-income youth to advocate for changes in the food options available at local corner markets and convenience stores in East Ventura County neighborhoods.
www.westminsterclinic.org

Total Awarded: $329,000

cause-logoCentral Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) $50,000 for community organizers in Santa Maria, Guadalupe, and Santa Barbara to build grassroots power among working families.
www.causenow.org
centrobinacional-logoCentro Binacional Para el Desarollo Indígena Oaxaqueño
$20,000 for Naa Yutya Naa Va’a Xiini (Youth in Leadership), a program for indigenous youth in Santa Maria to support their higher education goals and develop their civil, leadership, and advocacy skills for social change.
www.centrobinacional.org
coastalcommuter-logoCoalition for Sustainable Transportation
$15,000 for the Alliance for Sustainable & Equitable Regional Transportation (ASERT), a transportation coalition which advocates for improved public transit. Funding focused on expanding bilingual grassroots transit organizing through the Ventura County Bus Riders Union to organize bus riders.
www.coast-santabarbara.org
seniors-logoCongress of California Seniors Education & Research Fund
$10,000 for Empowering Underserved Seniors to train and engage seniors in issue campaigns.
www.seniors.org
FACT-logoFamilies ACT!
$24,000 for community organizing led by individuals and families dealing with mental health and substance use disorders to improve mental health services in Santa Barbara County.
www.familiesact.org
foodbank-logoFoodbank of Santa Barbara County
$20,000 for Community Leadership Training & Food Security Project, to build leadership among North Santa Barbara County residents to mobilize for increased food security and an equitable food system.
www.foodbanksbc.org
 Foundation of Santa Barbara Regional Health Authority
$15,000 for Partnering to Improve the Lompoc Community & Create Social Change Together – an effort to train a network of promotores in Lompoc to identify and mobilize around community issues affecting the Latino community. Plus $1,000 for community organizing training.
thefundfortSB-logoFund for Santa Barbara
$25,000 to provide technical assistance services to nonprofit organizations in Santa Barbara County.
www.fundforsantabarbara.org
floa-logoFuture Leaders of America
$36,000 for general support for youth leadership training, youth activism in community campaigns, and alumni engagement in Oxnard and Santa Barbara.
www.futureleadersofamerica.org
just-logoJust Communities Central Coast
$40,000 for general operating support for the Educational Equity Initiative to work in schools and communities to create leaders who are equipped with knowledge and skills to promote educational equity and student success.
www.just-communities.org
legalaid-logoLegal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County
$15,000 for the Common Ground Santa Barbara County Homeless Advocacy Project and Advisor Group to engage homeless individuals and those who have experienced homelessness in identifying solutions and policy changes to end homelessness.
www.lafsbc.org
PacPride-logoPacific Pride Foundation
$17,500 for LGBT Advocacy Programs to support LGBT advocacy and leadership development work in Santa Barbara County.
www.pacificpridefoundation.org
piqe-logoParent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)
$17,500 for Parent Leadership courses to empower economically and socially disadvantaged parents to form parent advocacy groups around school issues in Santa Maria and Lompoc.
www.piqe.org
fair-logoTeachers for the Study of Educational Institutions
$8,000 for Teaching FAIR, a collaborative of teachers, administrators, community members, and UCSB professors which will develop K-12 curriculum that is culturally relevant and meets the mandates of the FAIR ACT to teach about the contributions of various ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, and LGBT persons.
www.teachingfair.org
vccool-logoVentura Climate Care Options Organized Locally (VCCOOL)
$20,000 for Reclaiming Public Roadways for Bicyclists as a Tool for Public Engagement to organize and empower a diverse network of cyclists to advocate for bicycle route improvements and safer conditions for cyclists in Ventura County.
www.vccool.org
socialjustice-logoVentura County Community Foundation
$12,500 for capacity building for the Social Justice Fund for Ventura County, including constituency-building, development, and communications/marketing as the organization establishes itself as an independent nonprofit.
www.socialjusticefundvc.org
The ARC of Ventura County
$10,000 for “Project R: Rethink, Reconsider, Respect,” a grassroots initiative led by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to eliminate the words “retard” or “retarded” from everyday vocabulary in Ventura schools.
www.arcvc.org
California Center for Cooperative Development
$25,000 for Lompoc Cooperative Development Project to develop worker cooperatives to promote economic development in Lompoc.
www.cccd.coop
Central Coast Future Leaders
$25,000 for the development of Latino youth and families through leadership, education, service to community, activism, and personal development in Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Cuyama, and Lompoc.
Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST)
$20,000 to organize residents of Santa Barbara’s Eastside to advocate for pedestrian safety and public transportation.
www.coast-santabarbara.org
Cuyama Valley Family Resource Center
$25,000 for Cuyama in Action to grow Cuyama Valley’s culture of active civic engagement across ethnicity, socio-economic class and generations, and to support residents in taking the lead in defining and pursuing civic projects.
Just Communities Central Coast
$23,000 for the Family Engagement Network, a new partnership between Just Communities, Future Leaders of America, the Parent Project, and United Parents-Padres Unidos to support the development of parent leaders to lead school advocacy efforts.
http://www.just-communities.org
La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth & Family Center
$30,000 for grassroots organizing and leadership training among working-class immigrants in Ventura County to promote immigration reform and social justice for immigrants.
www.lahermandad.org
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project
$35,000 to develop community leadership among indigenous Oaxacan farm workers in Ventura County.
www.mixteco.org
One Step A La Vez
$25,000 for youth committees in Fillmore and Piru working to expand the community’s voice for social change to address transportation needs, clean-up of a toxic Superfund site, and restorative justice practices in law enforcement.
www.myonestep.org
Palabra
$15,000 for the Leadership Development Process, a partnership between Palabra, Just Communities, and Future Leaders of America to empower youth at risk for gang involvement and their parents with the knowledge, skills, and support to address gang-related problems in their lives and neighborhoods.
www.mipalabra.org
Ventura County Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice
$20,000 for Dreamers Without Borders, a student movement led by college students and recent graduates to end the isolation of undocumented youth by educating and mobilizing them to improve access to opportunities.
www.vcclue.org
Ventura Education Partnership
$10,000 for the Homeless Family Project at Lincoln School to build social capital and pursue productive social changes by involving homeless parents and children in identifying and eliminating the causes of family homelessness.
ySTRIVE for Youth
$10,000 for the Excellence In Education Partnership to develop the capacity of parents in Santa Barbara and Goleta to advocate for more equitable public education for students of color.
www.ystrive.org
Second-year funding for grants made November 2011:
CAUSE
$40,000 for general operating support with an emphasis on creating electoral voting power in low-income, minority neighborhoods and regional issue organizing toward the development of a network of progressive allied community, labor, faith and environmental organizations.
www.causenow.org
El Centrito Family Learning Centers
$25,000 for the Padres Promotores Education Project which trains, organizes, and empowers Oxnard parents to address educational inequities in their children’s schools and take leadership roles on school committees.
www.elcentrito.org
Ventura County Community Foundation
$25,000 for the Social Justice Fund to conduct community outreach to engage residents as supporters, advocates, and leaders in the social justice movement.
www.socialjusticefundvc.org
Technical Assistance & Other Grants:
 
Fund for Santa Barbara
$10,000 for a capacity building speaker series to be presented in Santa Maria.
www.fundforsantabarbara.org
Black American Political Association of California
$7,500 for the Social-Political Equity Initiative to create a unified effort among African Americans to address education, health, political, economic, and social issues, while expanding indigenous leadership in social justice and policy reform work. An additional $2,000 awarded for community organizing training.

www.bapacventura.com
Coalition for Sustainable Transportation
$25,000 for the Alliance for Sustainable & Equitable Regional Transportation (ASERT), a transportation coalition which advocates for improved public transit. Funding focused on Ventura County Bus Riders Union to organize bus riders.
www.coastalcommuter.org
Conflict Solutions Center
$20,000 for the Restorative Justice Partnership Initiative, which promotes and offers Restorative Justice responses to youth crime.

www.cscsb.org
Families ACT
$30,000 for community organizing led by individuals and families dealing with mental health and substance use disorders to improve mental health services in Santa Barbara County.
www.familiesact.org
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
$20,000 for Community Leadership & Food Security Project, to build leadership among North Santa Barbara County residents to mobilize for increased food security and an equitable food system.

www.foodbanksbc.org
Future Leaders of America
$45,000 for program funding for organizing youth activists in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties to impact the community through civic engagement.

www.futureleadersofamerica.org
Independent Living Resource Center
$7,500 for Consumer Advocacy Coalition, a group of individuals with mental illness working to reform the delivery of mental health services and improve funding for such services in Santa Barbara County.
Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County
$10,000 for the Santa Barbara South Coast Homeless Coalition to engage homeless individuals and those who have experienced homelessness in identifying solutions and policy changes to end homelessness, and to train these individuals to assume leadership roles in the coalition.
www.lafsbc.org
Pacific Pride Foundation
$10,000 for the Santa Barbara Equality Project to promote local activism in support of equal rights and a safer community for LGBT residents in Santa Barbara County.

www.pacificpridefoundation.org
PUEBLO
$50,000 for general support, including neighborhood-based organizing and leadership development among low-income residents of Santa Barbara County to work for immigrant rights, fair housing practices, and civic engagement.
www.sbpueblo.org
Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition
$15,000 to develop a more diverse group of bicycle advocacy leaders to implement campaigns to improve safety for bicyclists in Santa Barbara and Goleta.

www.bicicentro.org
Ventura Climate Care Options Organized Locally (VCCOOL)
$16,643 for Growing Ventura Bicycle Union to organize and empower a diverse network of cyclists to advocate for bicycle route improvements and safer conditions for cyclists in the City of Ventura.

www.vccool.org
Second-year funding for grants made May 2011:
CAUSE
$15,000 for a Strategic Communications Capacity Building Project to provide communications trainings, cultural and linguistically appropriate messaging, database management, and strategic use of social networking and other technology for CAUSE and partner organizations.

www.causenow.org
Just Communities Central Coast
$50,000 for general operating support for youth and family organizing efforts in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties through the CommUnity Leadership Institute (CLI), CLI CAN DO program, and the Family Dialogue Program.

http://www.just-communities.org
Technical Assistance & Other Grants:

 

 
Ventura County Community Foundation
$5,000 for a series of capacity building workshops for Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties.

www.vccf.org
 
 
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley
$20,000 for One Step A La Vez, a youth committee in Fillmore and Piru working to expand the community’s voice for social change to address transportation needs and monitor clean-up of a Superfund site.www.myonestep.org
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)
$45,000 (Year 1) and $40,000 (Year 2) for general operating support with an emphasis on creating electoral voting power in low-income, minority neighborhoods and regional issue organizing toward the development of the Central Coast Organizing Network, a network of progressive allied community, labor, faith and environmental organizations.
www.causenow.org
Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST)
$20,000 for a Spanish-speaking organizer and a project director to organize residents of Santa Barbara’s Eastside to advocate for pedestrian safety and better transit service.
www.coast-santabarbara.org
Cuyama Christian Academy
$20,000 for Cuyama Voices: A Rural Civic Forum on Family Advocacy and Access, to grow Cuyama Valley’s culture of active civic engagement across ethnicity, socio-economic class and generations, and to support residents in taking the lead in defining and pursuing civic projects.
El Centrito Family Learning Centers
$30,000 (Year 1) and $25,000 (Year 2) for Padres Promotores Education Project which trains, organizes, and empowers Oxnard parents to address educational inequities in their children’s schools and take leadership roles on school committees.
www.elcentrito.org
La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth & Family Center
$30,000 for grassroots organizing and leadership training among working-class immigrants in Ventura County to promote immigration reform and social justice for immigrants. www.lahermandad.org
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project
$45,000 of second-year funding for general operating support for community organizing work among indigenous Oaxacan farm workers in Ventura County.www.mixteco.org
Palabra
$10,000 for One Voice, One Power, One Community, a project to engage families, youth, and community groups in advocating for modifications to a pending gang injunction in the City of Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara County Action Network
$20,000 for operational and program support for community organizing work around social justice and environmental issues including land use planning, transportation, and affordable housing.
www.sbcan.org
Santa Barbara Foundation/Just Communities of the Central Coast
$35,000 for the Family Leadership Development Process, a partnership with PUEBLO and Future Leaders of America to develop parent leaders involved with the THRIVE Santa Maria and THRIVE Guadalupe educational projects.
http://www.just-communities.org
United Way of the Central Coast
$17,000 for Familias Unidas Buscando Esperanza, which organizes youth and parents to develop a comprehensive strategy to address youth violence in Santa Maria.
Ventura County Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice
$40,000 of second-year funding for a coalition of faith organizations advocating for immigration reform, farm worker housing, access to health care, and economic justice.
www.vcclue.org
Ventura County Community Foundation (Social Justice Fund for Ventura County)
$25,000/yr. for two years for general operating support for the Social Justice Fund to conduct community outreach to engage residents as supporters, advocates, and leaders in the social justice movement.www.socialjusticefundvc.org
Ventura Education Partnership
$7,500 for the Homeless Family Liaison program to develop the capacity of homeless parents at Ventura’s Lincoln School to become involved in their school community and the broader community.
Technical Assistance & Other Grants:

 

 
Cuyama Christian Academy
$6,300 for communications capacity building for the Cuyama Family Resource Center
 
 
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE).
$20,000 for Year 1 and $15,000 for Year 2 for a Strategic Communications Capacity Building Project to provide communications trainings, cultural and linguistically appropriate messaging, database management, and strategic use of social networking and other technology for CAUSE and partner organizations. www.causenow.org
Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST)
$26,774 for two bilingual organizers for the Alliance for Sustainable and Equitable Regional Transportation (ASERT), a regional transportation alliance created to advocate for public transportation and mobilize transit users in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.www.coastalcommuter.org
Conflict Solutions Center
$32,670 for the Restorative Justice Partnership Initiative, which promotes and offers Restorative Justice responses to youth crime in Santa Maria.www.cscsb.org
Families ACT!
$25,000 for community organizing work to achieve changes in the mental health & criminal justice systems in Santa Barbara County.www.familiesact.org
FoodBank of Santa Barbara County
$25,000 for Community Organizing to Promote Food Security in North Santa Barbara County, which will mobilize low-income residents to advocate for changes to increase access to healthy foods.www.foodbanksbc.org
Future Leaders of America
$50,000 for general operating support for organizing youth activists in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties to impact the community through civic engagement.www.futureleadersofamerica.org
Just Communities Central Coast
$50,000/yr. for two years in general operating support for youth and family organizing efforts in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties through the CommUnity Leadership Institute (CLI), CLI CAN DO program, and the Family Dialogue Program.http://www.just-communities.org
Pacific Pride Foundation
$12,500 for Santa Barbara Equality Project, an effort to motivate and promote local activism in support of marriage equality and civil rights for the gay community on the Central Coast.www.pacificpridefoundation.org
PUEBLO
$50,000 for operating support for the multi-issue grassroots membership organization mobilizing low-income residents of Santa Barbara County to work for social and economic justice, including education reform, immigrant rights, and fair housing campaigns.www.pueblosb.org
Ventura Climate Care Options Organized Locally (VCCool)
$25,000 to organize, mobilize, and sustain a diverse network of cyclists to advocate for bicycle route improvements and transform Ventura into a bicycle-commuter friendly city.www.vccool.org
ySTRIVE for Youth
$7,500 for the Parent Education Advocacy Group to develop the capacity of parents to advocate for changes in how children are treated and educated in the Santa Barbara public schools.www.ystrive.org
Technical Assistance & Other Grants:

 

 
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project
$10,000 for computer and financial trainings for Mixtec staff and volunteers.

PUEBLO
$5,000 for Executive Director transition & staff expansion in Santa Maria

Ventura County Community Foundation
$3,000 to support Communications Leadership Institute trainings in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County Inc.
$20,000 for an organizer for One Step A La Vez, a youth committee to expand the voice for social change in Fillmore and Piru through grassroots activism, leadership and community organizing.www.myonestep.org
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)
$50,000 of second-year funding for general operating support for social, economic and environmental justice programs focused on creating grassroots power, policy reform and systemic change in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. www.causenow.org
CAUSE (Arts for Action)
$30,000 to support youth based community organizing including the Paint Not Prison program, Youth Councils in Oxnard, and Youth Center rent.www.arts4action.wordpress.com
CAUSE (Ventura County Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice)
$40,000/yr. for two years for a coalition of faith organizations advocating for immigrant rights, farm worker housing, access to health care, and economic justice.www.vcclue.org
Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST)
$20,000 for staff and a Spanish-speaking organizer to mobilize residents of Santa Barbara’s Eastside to advocate for pedestrian safety and better transit service.
www.coast-santabarbara.org
El Centrito Family Learning Centers
$35,000 for Padres Promotores Education Project which trains, organizes, and empowers Oxnard parents to address educational inequities in their children’s schools and take leadership roles in school committees. Funds to also support organizational capacity building.www.elcentrito.org
La Casa de La Raza
$15,000 general operating support and $7,500 technical assistance for the Latino community center in Santa Barbara.www.lacasadelaraza.org
La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth & Family Center
$20,000 for grassroots organizing and leadership training among working-class immigrants in Ventura County to promote social justice for immigrants, and $10,000 for capacity building. www.lahermandad.org
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project
$45,000/yr. for two years for general operating support for community organizing work among indigenous Oaxacan farm workers in Ventura County.www.mixteco.org
PUEBLO (Rental Housing Roundtable)
$15,000 for a tenant organizer for a coalition of community groups involved in the Justice for Renters campaign which organizes renters in Santa Barbara County to advocate for renter rights, protect availability of rental units, and promote cooperative ownership.www.pueblosb.org
Santa Barbara County Action Network
$25,000 to support community organizing for social justice and environmental issues, including the Lompoc Livable Community & Civic Engagement Program and ongoing advocacy in Santa Maria.www.sbcan.org
Regents of the University of California (Mexican Immigrant Labor and Producers’ Association)
$15,000 for planning and training costs to empower an association of Mexican immigrant farmers in Santa Maria.
Ventura County Community Foundation (Social Justice Fund for Ventura County)
$25,000 of second-year funding for capacity building, including an endowment drive for the Social Justice Fund and educational outreach to grassroots groups and donors.www.socialjusticefundvc.org

Technical Assistance & Other Grants:

 

CAUSE (Ventura County Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice)
$6,000 for a fund development plan
Center for Third World Organizing
$3,500 for Community Action Training in Oxnard
Santa Barbara County Action Network
$7,230 for Board and staff training on fund development
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County Inc.
$20,000 for an organizer for One Step A La Vez, a youth committee to expand the voice for social change in Fillmore and Piru through grassroots activism, leadership and community organizing.www.myonestep.org
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)
$50,000 of second-year funding for general operating support for social, economic and environmental justice programs focused on creating grassroots power, policy reform and systemic change in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. www.causenow.org
CAUSE (Arts for Action)
$30,000 to support youth based community organizing including the Paint Not Prison program, Youth Councils in Oxnard, and Youth Center rent.www.arts4action.wordpress.com
CAUSE (Ventura County Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice)
$40,000/yr. for two years for a coalition of faith organizations advocating for immigrant rights, farm worker housing, access to health care, and economic justice.www.vcclue.org
Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST)
$20,000 for staff and a Spanish-speaking organizer to mobilize residents of Santa Barbara’s Eastside to advocate for pedestrian safety and better transit service. www.coast-santabarbara.org
El Centrito Family Learning Centers
$35,000 for Padres Promotores Education Project which trains, organizes, and empowers Oxnard parents to address educational inequities in their children’s schools and take leadership roles in school committees. Funds to also support organizational capacity building.www.elcentrito.org
La Casa de La Raza
$15,000 general operating support and $7,500 technical assistance for the Latino community center in Santa Barbara.www.lacasadelaraza.org
La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth & Family Center
$20,000 for grassroots organizing and leadership training among working-class immigrants in Ventura County to promote social justice for immigrants, and $10,000 for capacity building. www.lahermandad.org
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project
$45,000/yr. for two years for general operating support for community organizing work among indigenous Oaxacan farm workers in Ventura County.www.mixteco.org
PUEBLO (Rental Housing Roundtable)
$15,000 for a tenant organizer for a coalition of community groups involved in the Justice for Renters campaign which organizes renters in Santa Barbara County to advocate for renter rights, protect availability of rental units, and promote cooperative ownership.www.pueblosb.org
Santa Barbara County Action Network
$25,000 to support community organizing for social justice and environmental issues, including the Lompoc Livable Community & Civic Engagement Program and ongoing advocacy in Santa Maria.www.sbcan.org
Regents of the University of California (Mexican Immigrant Labor and Producers’ Association)
$15,000 for planning and training costs to empower an association of Mexican immigrant farmers in Santa Maria.
Ventura County Community Foundation (Social Justice Fund for Ventura County)
$25,000 of second-year funding for capacity building, including an endowment drive for the Social Justice Fund and educational outreach to grassroots groups and donors.www.socialjusticefundvc.org
Technical Assistance & Other Grants:
CAUSE (Ventura County Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice)
$6,000 for a fund development plan
Center for Third World Organizing
$3,500 for Community Action Training in Oxnard
Santa Barbara County Action Network
$7,230 for Board and staff training on fund development
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County Inc.
$47,196 for One Step A La Vez, a youth committee to expand the voice for social change in Fillmore and Piru through grassroots activism, leadership and community organizing. www.myonestep.org
 
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)
$50,000/yr. for two years for general operating support for social, economic and environmental justice programs focused on creating grassroots power, policy reform and systemic change in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. www.causenow.org
 
CAUSE (Arts for Action)
$30,000 to support operating expenses and capacity building for youth based community organizing through the arts. www.arts4action.wordpress.com
 
CAUSE (Ventura County Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice)
$50,000 in program support for a coalition of faith organizations advocating for immigration reform, farm worker housing, access to health care, and economic justice. www.vcclue.org
 
Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueño
$25,000 for Naa Xini 2 to enhance the Mixteco community’s capacity to design and implement advocacy campaigns to solve social problems that affect Mixtecos and Latinos in Santa Maria. www.centrobinacional.org
 
Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST)
$40,000 for Alliance for Sustainable and Equitable Regional Transportation (ASERT) to provide operating support for a regional transportation alliance to promote public transportation and organize public activism among a diverse constituency of transit users. www.coast-santabarbara.org
 
El Centrito Family Learning Centers
$30,000 for Padres Promotores Education Project which engages, trains, organizes and empowers Oxnard parents to advocate for higher education of their children. www.elcentrito.org
 
Environmental Education Group Inc. (Esperanza)
$25,000 to empower youth and families most affected by youth violence to advocate for a community-driven solution to youth violence prevention and to become actively engaged with local organizations and policymakers.
 
La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth & Family Center
$25,000 for operating expenses for grassroots organizing and organizational leadership activities among working-class immigrants in Ventura County. www.lahermandad.org
 
Santa Barbara County Action Network (University Park Mobile Homeowners Association)
$11,000 for organizing local mobile home residents and strengthening networks with statewide mobile home associations to protect homes from condo conversions and rent decontrol. www.sbcan.org
 
Ventura County Community Foundation (Social Justice Fund for Ventura County)
$25,000/yr. for two years for capacity building, including an endowment drive for the Social Justice Fund and educational outreach to grassroots groups and donors.
www.socialjusticefundvc.org
 
 
  
Second year funding of grants awarded in November 2008:
 
Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST)
$15,000 for capacity building through hiring of a part-time development director to secure new donors and new board members. www.coast-santabarbara.org
 
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project
$35,000 for operating expenses, including staffing, to support community organizing work among indigenous Oaxacan farm workers in Ventura County.www.mixteco.org
 
Santa Barbara County Action Network
$35,000 for operating and program expenses to support community organizing around social justice and environmental issues throughout Santa Barbara County.www.sbcan.org
 
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County Inc.
$20,000 for an organizer for One Step A La Vez, a youth committee to expand the voice for social change in Fillmore and Piru through grassroots activism, leadership and community organizing.www.myonestep.org
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)
$50,000 of second-year funding for general operating support for social, economic and environmental justice programs focused on creating grassroots power, policy reform and systemic change in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. www.causenow.org
CAUSE (Arts for Action)
$30,000 to support youth based community organizing including the Paint Not Prison program, Youth Councils in Oxnard, and Youth Center rent.www.arts4action.wordpress.com
CAUSE (Ventura County Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice)
$40,000/yr. for two years for a coalition of faith organizations advocating for immigrant rights, farm worker housing, access to health care, and economic justice.www.vcclue.org
Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST)
$20,000 for staff and a Spanish-speaking organizer to mobilize residents of Santa Barbara’s Eastside to advocate for pedestrian safety and better transit service. www.coast-santabarbara.org
El Centrito Family Learning Centers
$35,000 for Padres Promotores Education Project which trains, organizes, and empowers Oxnard parents to address educational inequities in their children’s schools and take leadership roles in school committees. Funds to also support organizational capacity building.www.elcentrito.org
La Casa de La Raza
$15,000 general operating support and $7,500 technical assistance for the Latino community center in Santa Barbara.www.lacasadelaraza.org
La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth & Family Center
$20,000 for grassroots organizing and leadership training among working-class immigrants in Ventura County to promote social justice for immigrants, and $10,000 for capacity building. www.lahermandad.org
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project
$45,000/yr. for two years for general operating support for community organizing work among indigenous Oaxacan farm workers in Ventura County.www.mixteco.org
PUEBLO (Rental Housing Roundtable)
$15,000 for a tenant organizer for a coalition of community groups involved in the Justice for Renters campaign which organizes renters in Santa Barbara County to advocate for renter rights, protect availability of rental units, and promote cooperative ownership.www.pueblosb.org
Santa Barbara County Action Network
$25,000 to support community organizing for social justice and environmental issues, including the Lompoc Livable Community & Civic Engagement Program and ongoing advocacy in Santa Maria.www.sbcan.org
Regents of the University of California (Mexican Immigrant Labor and Producers’ Association)
$15,000 for planning and training costs to empower an association of Mexican immigrant farmers in Santa Maria.
Ventura County Community Foundation (Social Justice Fund for Ventura County)
$25,000 of second-year funding for capacity building, including an endowment drive for the Social Justice Fund and educational outreach to grassroots groups and donors.www.socialjusticefundvc.org
Technical Assistance & Other Grants:
CAUSE (Ventura County Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice)
$6,000 for a fund development plan
Center for Third World Organizing
$3,500 for Community Action Training in Oxnard
Santa Barbara County Action Network
$7,230 for Board and staff training on fund development
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County Inc.
$36,000 for One Step A La Vez, a youth committee to expand the voice for social change in Fillmore and Piru through grassroots activism, leadership and community organizing.www.myonestep.org
 
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) – Arts for Action
$20,000 for Arts for Action to support operating expenses, program costs, and salary for a community organizer and program coordinator.www.artsforaction.org
 
Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST)
$15,000/yr. for two years for capacity building through hiring of a part-time development director to secure new donors and new board members.www.coast-santabarbara.org
 
Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST)
$30,000 for Alliance for Sustainable and Equitable Regional Transportation (ASERT) to provide operating support for a regional transportation alliance to promote public transportation and organize public activism among a diverse constituency of transit users. www.coast-santabarbara.org
 
La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth & Family Center
$46,000 for operating expenses for grassroots organizing and organizational leadership activities among working-class immigrants in Ventura County.
 
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project
$35,000/yr. for two years for operating expenses, including staffing, to support community organizing work among indigenous Oaxacan farm workers in Ventura County. www.mixteco.org
 
Santa Barbara Council on Research & Education
$35,000/yr. for two years for operating and program expenses to support community organizing around social justice and environmental issues throughout Santa Barbara County.
 
Trinity Episcopal Church
$15,000/yr. for two years for Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), Santa Barbara, to fund operating support of a grassroots interfaith association working to build partnerships to expand its scope in responding to issues of economic justice.
 
Ventura County Community Foundation – Social Justice Fund for Ventura County
$25,000 for capacity building for the Social Justice Fund for Ventura County, including an endowment drive for the Social Justice Fund and educational outreach to grassroots groups and donors.www.socialjusticefundvc.org/
 
 
 
Second year funding of grants awarded in November 2007:
 
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)
$50,000 for general operating support for economic and social justice programs, with emphasis on development of a regional power organization of allied community, labor, faith and environmental organizations. www.causenow.org
 
The Foundation for Educational & Employment Resources Development, Inc.
(FEERD/Café on A) – Community Café Organizing for Empowerment and Equity (CORE) $30,000 for expanded grassroots organizing efforts for community action and civic engagement by neighborhood groups in the Oxnard area. www.cafeona.2givenow.org
 
Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueño – Naa Xini: Community Health and Civic Participation of Indigenous Migrants
$25,000 to promote the civic participation and empowerment of the Oaxacan community in Santa Maria and create a sustainable group of leaders.www.centrobinacional.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County Inc.
$20,000 for an organizer for One Step A La Vez, a youth committee to expand the voice for social change in Fillmore and Piru through grassroots activism, leadership and community organizing.www.myonestep.org
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)
$50,000 of second-year funding for general operating support for social, economic and environmental justice programs focused on creating grassroots power, policy reform and systemic change in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. www.causenow.org
CAUSE (Arts for Action)
$30,000 to support youth based community organizing including the Paint Not Prison program, Youth Councils in Oxnard, and Youth Center rent.www.arts4action.wordpress.com
CAUSE (Ventura County Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice)
$40,000/yr. for two years for a coalition of faith organizations advocating for immigrant rights, farm worker housing, access to health care, and economic justice.www.vcclue.org
Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST)
$20,000 for staff and a Spanish-speaking organizer to mobilize residents of Santa Barbara’s Eastside to advocate for pedestrian safety and better transit service. www.coast-santabarbara.org
El Centrito Family Learning Centers
$35,000 for Padres Promotores Education Project which trains, organizes, and empowers Oxnard parents to address educational inequities in their children’s schools and take leadership roles in school committees. Funds to also support organizational capacity building.www.elcentrito.org
La Casa de La Raza
$15,000 general operating support and $7,500 technical assistance for the Latino community center in Santa Barbara.www.lacasadelaraza.org
La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth & Family Center
$20,000 for grassroots organizing and leadership training among working-class immigrants in Ventura County to promote social justice for immigrants, and $10,000 for capacity building. www.lahermandad.org
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project
$45,000/yr. for two years for general operating support for community organizing work among indigenous Oaxacan farm workers in Ventura County.www.mixteco.org
PUEBLO (Rental Housing Roundtable)
$15,000 for a tenant organizer for a coalition of community groups involved in the Justice for Renters campaign which organizes renters in Santa Barbara County to advocate for renter rights, protect availability of rental units, and promote cooperative ownership.www.pueblosb.org
Santa Barbara County Action Network
$25,000 to support community organizing for social justice and environmental issues, including the Lompoc Livable Community & Civic Engagement Program and ongoing advocacy in Santa Maria.www.sbcan.org
Regents of the University of California (Mexican Immigrant Labor and Producers’ Association)
$15,000 for planning and training costs to empower an association of Mexican immigrant farmers in Santa Maria.
Ventura County Community Foundation (Social Justice Fund for Ventura County)
$25,000 of second-year funding for capacity building, including an endowment drive for the Social Justice Fund and educational outreach to grassroots groups and donors.www.socialjusticefundvc.org
Technical Assistance & Other Grants:
CAUSE (Ventura County Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice)
$6,000 for a fund development plan
Center for Third World Organizing
$3,500 for Community Action Training in Oxnard
Santa Barbara County Action Network
$7,230 for Board and staff training on fund development
CAUSE – Arts for Action (Ventura Co.)
$18,000 operating expenses and $2,000 for community organizing training to create foundation for long-term stability for youth-led organization using cultural arts to engage youth in community organizing around social and economic issues.www.artsforaction.org
 
S.B. Council on Research & Education (SB CORE)
$35,000 for operational and program support for community organizing around social justice and environmental issues throughout Santa Barbara County.
 
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)
$50,000 per year for two years for general operating support for economic and social justice programs, with emphasis on development of regional power organization of allied community, labor, faith and environmental organizations. www.causenow.org
 
The Foundation for Educational & Employment Resources Development, Inc. (FEERD) – Community Café Organizing for Empowerment and Equity (CORE)
$30,000 per year for two years for expanded grassroots organizing efforts for community action and civic engagement by neighborhood groups in the Oxnard area.
www.cafeona.2givenow.org
 
Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST) – Alliance for Sustainable and Equitable Regional Transportation (ASERT) (Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties)
$50,000 operating funds for formation and maintenance of a regional sustainable transportation alliance to promote public transportation, in the context of strengthening social equity and social capital.www.coast-santabarbara.org
 
Community School, Inc. – Youth Media Project’s Shape of Voice (Santa Barbara)
$30,000 general operating expenses for continuing the workshops and publication of the primarily youth-led project which focuses on issues of social justice.
 
Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueño – Naa Xini: Community Health and Civic Participation of Indigenous Migrants
$25,000 per year for two years to promote the civic participation and empowerment of the Oaxacan community in Santa Maria and create a sustainable group of leaders.www.centrobinacional.org
La Casa de la Raza – Immigrants’ Rights Project
$20,000 for advocacy efforts of alliance which focuses on education, advocacy and community organizing in Santa Barbara’s immigrant communities.lacasadelaraza.org
 
St. Barbara Parish – Santa Barbara Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice (SB CLUE)
$10,000 for operating support of grassroots interfaith association working to build partnerships to expand its scope and impact in the fight for economic justice.
 
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP)
$30,000 operating expenses for grassroots nonprofit organization working to develop the collective voice of Oaxacan (Mixtec) farm workers in Ventura County.www.mixteco.org
 
La Hermandad, Hank Lacayo Youth & Family Center (Oxnard)
$30,000 in support of grassroots organizing efforts of immigrant working-class community, including training of community advocates.
 
 
 
 
Second year funding of grants awarded in May 2007 was approved for:
 
Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) – Empowering Neighborhoods through Systems Change (Ventura Co.)
$30,000 for operating costs for formation of neighborhood coalitions in 3 low-income communities to create and implement action plans addressing issues affecting residents.www.cabrilloedc.org
 
Public Health Foundation Enterprises Inc. (PHFE) – Just Communities (formerly NCCJ) Youth Organizing Project (S.B. & Ventura Counties)
$35,000 to support expansion of youth organizing to address social justice and equity issues in schools and communities.http://www.just-communities.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County Inc.
$20,000 for an organizer for One Step A La Vez, a youth committee to expand the voice for social change in Fillmore and Piru through grassroots activism, leadership and community organizing.www.myonestep.org
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)
$50,000 of second-year funding for general operating support for social, economic and environmental justice programs focused on creating grassroots power, policy reform and systemic change in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. www.causenow.org
CAUSE (Arts for Action)
$30,000 to support youth based community organizing including the Paint Not Prison program, Youth Councils in Oxnard, and Youth Center rent.www.arts4action.wordpress.com
CAUSE (Ventura County Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice)
$40,000/yr. for two years for a coalition of faith organizations advocating for immigrant rights, farm worker housing, access to health care, and economic justice.www.vcclue.org
Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST)
$20,000 for staff and a Spanish-speaking organizer to mobilize residents of Santa Barbara’s Eastside to advocate for pedestrian safety and better transit service. www.coast-santabarbara.org
El Centrito Family Learning Centers
$35,000 for Padres Promotores Education Project which trains, organizes, and empowers Oxnard parents to address educational inequities in their children’s schools and take leadership roles in school committees. Funds to also support organizational capacity building.www.elcentrito.org
La Casa de La Raza
$15,000 general operating support and $7,500 technical assistance for the Latino community center in Santa Barbara.www.lacasadelaraza.org
La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth & Family Center
$20,000 for grassroots organizing and leadership training among working-class immigrants in Ventura County to promote social justice for immigrants, and $10,000 for capacity building. www.lahermandad.org
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project
$45,000/yr. for two years for general operating support for community organizing work among indigenous Oaxacan farm workers in Ventura County.www.mixteco.org
PUEBLO (Rental Housing Roundtable)
$15,000 for a tenant organizer for a coalition of community groups involved in the Justice for Renters campaign which organizes renters in Santa Barbara County to advocate for renter rights, protect availability of rental units, and promote cooperative ownership.www.pueblosb.org
Santa Barbara County Action Network
$25,000 to support community organizing for social justice and environmental issues, including the Lompoc Livable Community & Civic Engagement Program and ongoing advocacy in Santa Maria.www.sbcan.org
Regents of the University of California (Mexican Immigrant Labor and Producers’ Association)
$15,000 for planning and training costs to empower an association of Mexican immigrant farmers in Santa Maria.
Ventura County Community Foundation (Social Justice Fund for Ventura County)
$25,000 of second-year funding for capacity building, including an endowment drive for the Social Justice Fund and educational outreach to grassroots groups and donors.www.socialjusticefundvc.org
Technical Assistance & Other Grants:
CAUSE (Ventura County Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice)
$6,000 for a fund development plan
Center for Third World Organizing
$3,500 for Community Action Training in Oxnard
Santa Barbara County Action Network
$7,230 for Board and staff training on fund development
CEDC – Empowering Neighborhoods through Systems Change (Ventura Co., CA)
$30,000/year for two years for operating costs for formation of neighborhood coalitions in 3 low-income communities to create and implement action plans addressing issues affecting residents.www.cabrilloedc.org
 
Public Health Foundation Enterprises Inc./Just Communities (formerly NCCJ) – Youth Organizers (Santa Barbara/Ventura Cos., CA)
$35,000/year for two years to support expansion of youth organizing to address social justice and equity issues in schools and communities.http://www.just-communities.org
 
California Lutheran University / KCLU – CrossTalk
(Santa Barbara & Ventura Cos., CA)
$28,870 operating support for only locally-produced public issues call-in talk show focusing on regional social and political issues.www.kclu.org
 
SB CORE – No. Co. Community Action Program (Santa Barbara Co., CA)
$35,121 to support staff and program of progressive network bringing together groups of activists and volunteers to focus on public policy issues and work for change in North County.
 
CAUSE – Centro Mujer (Ventura Co., CA)
$30,000 for leadership development, grassroots organizing and organizational development activities associated with the work of the women’s organizing center. www.causenow.org
 
CAUSE/Arts for Action– Operation Opt-Out and Seeds of a New Day (Ventura Co., CA)
$25,000 operating support for development of community garden and continuation of two programs created by youth-led collective.www.artsforaction.org
 
Environmental Defense Center – Central Coast Environmental Health Project (Santa Barbara Co., CA)
$35,000 to support peer-based bi-lingual (Spanish and an indigenous language) Train the Trainer outreach program about pesticide-related risks to farmworkers.
 
 
 
Second year funding of grants awarded in November 2005 was approved for:
 

Ojai Valley Youth Foundation – Generation Communications

(Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, CA)

$25,000 to continue organizing of local workers to participate in the public process of creating solutions to the housing crisis on the South Coast.www.voicesforhousing.org
 
Foundation for Educational and Employment Resources Development – Community Organizing for Rights and Equality (CORE) program (Oxnard, CA)
$30,000 to continue program designed to build community capacity through the programs and operation of Café on A as a community organizing center in Oxnard.
   
  Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST) – Measure D Renewal Education (Santa Barbara County, CA)
   
  $12,000 for operating and program support for Coalition for a Fair Measure D’s voter education project.
   
   
  Turning Point Foundation – River Haven Community
(Ventura, CA)
   
  $30,000 operating support for second year of self-governed, intentional, tent community for up to 30 homeless persons.
   
   
  Pueblo Education Fund – Operating support
(Santa Barbara County, CA)
   
  $35,000/year for 2 years general support, particularly for expansion of neighborhood committees, voter mobilization, issue campaigns, etc. in North S.B. County.
   
   
  SYV People Helping People – Organization de Familias Latinas (OFL)
(Santa Ynez, CA)
   
  $23,693 for staff support for grassroots organization of Spanish-speaking parents of students at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School.
   
   
  SYV People Helping People – Los Alamos Parent Empowerment

(Los Alamos, CA)
   
  $18,000 operating support for parent organization for Spanish-speaking parents of students in the Los Alamos School District.
   
   
  Tri Counties Labor Foundation – Ventura County Working People’s Alliance
(Ventura County, CA)
   
  $30,000 for organizer/coordinator for alliance of community, labor and interfaith year-round non-partisan voter engagement effort and other alliance building activities.
   
   
  Ventura Co. Community Foundation – Ventura Co. Women’s Leadership Conference
(Ventura County, CA)
   
  $7,000 to underwrite costs of “A Changing Economy,” first in annual series of leadership conferences for women in Ventura County, organized by a collaborative of women’s organizations.
   
   
  St. Barbara Parish – Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE)
(Santa Barbara, CA)
   
  $17,500 for staff to begin linking social action committees of member congregations and build partnerships with unions and community organizations to advocate for social and economic justice.
   
   
 
Technical assistance grant:
   
   
  Ojai Valley Youth Foundation – Generation Communications

(Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, CA)
   
  $25,000 to provide free technical assistance in social marketing to other grassroots organizations.
   
 Coastal Housing Coalition – “Voices for Housing”
(Santa Barbara County, CA)
 
$25,000/year for 2 years for program to organize local workers to participate in the public process of creating solutions to the housing crisis on the
South Coast.
 
 
 
Foundation for Educational and Employment Resources Development/Café on A – Community Organizing for Rights and Equality (CORE) program
(Oxnard, CA)
 
$30,000/year for 2 years to build community capacity through the programs and operation of Café on A as a community organizing center.
 
 
Ventura County Community Foundation – Ventura County Social Justice Fund
(Ventura County, CA)
 
$25,000 to build a broader progressive community coalition and create momentum for the fund, based on the findings of the feasibility study conducted last year.
 
 
Housing Trust Fund of Santa Barbara County – Community Outreach and Networking Activities
(Santa Barbara County, CA)
 
$25,000 for continued capacity building and coordination support for the North and South County citizens committees.
 
 
National Conference for Community and Justice, Central Coast – Organizing Youth for Social Justice
(Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, CA)
 
$34,000 to continue and expand CommUnity Leadership Institute Change Agent Network for Dismantling Oppression (CLI CAN DO!) program involving young people in addressing social justice and equity issues.
 
 
Cabrillo Economic Development Corp. – Community Building and Neighborhood Revitalization
(Ventura County, CA)
 
$30,000 operating support for Community Building and Neighborhood Revitalization projects developed by residents of CEDC housing sites.
 
 
CAUSE – Arts for Action
(Ventura County, CA)
 
$25,000 operating grant for youth-led, youth-focused collective that uses the arts to inspire youth activism and positive social change.
 
 
CAUSE – Ventura County Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice – VC CLUE
(Ventura County)
 
$30,000 to support grassroots interfaith organizing, policy advocacy and organizational development.
 
 
California Lutheran University – KCLU Radio – Community
Forums

(Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, CA)
 
$25,700 to support live community forums for broadcast on public radio in order to initiate dialogues on important community issues.