St. Vincent’s Family Strengthening Program Featured in the Santa Barbara Foundation’s Call for Funding Applications

By Patricia Martellotti | News Channel | March 15th, 2024 | Santa Barbara, CA | The Santa Barbara Foundation (SBF) is encouraging Santa Barbara County nonprofits to apply for community grants Including its new Youth Mental Health Provider Grants. The grants provide multi-year funding to nonprofits that meet basic needs in the areas of food, shelter and safety. It also provides behavioral health and health care for those experiencing the greatest need in Santa Barbara County. SBF, in partnership with the Towbes Foundation, is also offering a new grant program with the launch of the Youth Mental Health Providers Recruit, Retain, Rest and Recuperation (4R) Fund. This is a resource to support staffing needs for nonprofit organizations that improve youth social-emotional health and mental wellness in Santa Barbara County.

The submission deadline for RFQs, which establish eligibility to apply for the above grant programs, is March 15, 2024. Additionally, the Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts grant program is currently open with applications due March 22, 2024. Grants are awarded through a rigorous partnership process of research, planning, and due diligence by committees of Foundation staff and subject matter experts from the community. Organizations can learn more about the grant programs and apply here: Prospective grant applicants with questions about whether their proposal qualifies for funding or who want more information about SBF’s grant making process, may reach out to an SBF staff member who can be found at: The maximum grant amount is $60,000 over two years (up to $30,000 per year), and the deadline to submit RFQ is March 15, 2024. The Santa Barbara Foundation said it is is dedicated to improving the quality of life throughout Santa Barbara County for all who live, work, play and visit here.