Community Assistance Funds

In an effort to extend our League’s reach and to address our Community’s greatest needs, the Junior League of Santa Barbara has been awarding Community Assistance Funds for several years.

In partnering with local non-profits, the JLSB aims to make its vision to improve the lives of at-risk children, youth and families in Santa Barbara a reality.

The organizations who apply should have programs that fulfill the mission and vision statements of the Junior League and align with our focus area of: Improving the lives of at-risk young women by educating and empowering them to reach their full potential while working to prevent exploitation and injustice in our community.

Our 2018 Application will be available in the beginning of the 2018 calendar year.

2017 Recipients:

$10,000 awarded to 5 agencies:

2016 Recipients:

$5500 awarded to 4 agencies:

  • Angels Foster Care
  • Domestic Violence Solutions
  • Noah’s Anchorage
  • SB Rape Crisis Center

2015 Recipients:

$9000 awarded to 4 agencies:

2014 Recipients:

  • Storyteller Children’s Library: in support of literacy field trips to educational destinations in Santa Barbra, in order to bridge the literary gap between at-risk and underprivileged children and their more affluent peers.
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art: in support of the English Learners & Teachers Event; Free Family Night at the Museum. A special evening at the Museum to write and read one another’s stories as they interact with original works of art.
  • CALM: in support of and for the purchase of math and reading workbooks for their Afterschool Homework Help Tutoring program.
  • People’s Self-Help Housing: to purchase literacy supplies for 100 low income English Language Learners living at three affordable housing properties in Carpinteria and Santa Barbara.
  • Carpinteria Education Foundation, Inc.: to purchase 45 books for Carpinteria Middle School.
  • PathPoint: to purchase Literacy and Life Skills Materials for their Literacy, Life Skills Curriculum and Sensory Stimulation program for people with Developmental Disabilities
  • Santa Barbara Police Activities League: in support of their Spring Break Big Pal Little Pal program, where a member of their Youth Leadership Council mentors at-risk elementary students, in a safe and fun environment.