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Women's Fund of Santa Barbara awards $535,000 in grants

Seven nonprofits will receive financial boost

SANTA BABARA, Calif. - Seven local nonprofits are receiving grants totaling $535,000 from the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara.

The funds were voted on by the membership of 868 women and announced at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. This is the 14th year for the grants. 

Since 2004 $6.6 million dollars has been given out to 93 nonprofits in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Goleta.

The nonprofits receiving awards are:

CADA–Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse – $75,000 to provide mental health support to help prevent possible reoffending and incarceration of Teen Court youth.

Children’s Resource & Referral – $65,000 to provide quality child care and business development training for in-home Family Child Care providers.

Dyslexia Intervention Program – $50,000 to expand a pilot program to remediate the effects of dyslexia in K-3 students in the Santa Barbara School District. 

Early Childhood Classroom Behavior Intervention Program – $50,000 to expand a program to respond to disruptive classroom behavior for 3-5-year-olds in the Goleta Union School District. 

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County – $95,000 to partially fund the purchase of a new refrigerated box truck that will collect, store and distribute fresh food, reduce food waste, and meet new emission requirements. 

Santa Barbara Rescue Mission – $100,000 to increase the number of beds and build bathroom facilities for women needing emergency shelter. 

United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County – $100,000 to replace and rebuild sections of a leaking roof for a clubhouse that serves low-income youth in Carpinteria. 

For more information go to www.womensfundsb.org.

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