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Womens Fund of Santa Barbara

Changing Lives Together

aka WOMEN'S FUND OF SANTA BARBARA   |   SANTA BARBARA, CA   |  http://www.womensfundsb.org

Mission

The Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara is a volunteer-led collective donor organization that enables women to combine our charitable dollars into significant grants addressing the critical needs of women, children, and families in south Santa Barbara County. The Women’s Fund educates and inspires women to engage in making lasting change in our community. The Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Since our founding in 2004, we have awarded more than $10.5 million in grants benefiting 100,000+ local women, children, and families.

Ruling year info

2019

Board Chair/CEO

Jamie Dufek

Main address

133 E. De La Guerra #15

SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101 USA

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EIN

82-5169678

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Grant Making

The Women’s Fund is a grant making organization for:
Capital Projects: Funding for new construction, renovations and additions to existing structures; improvements to correct inadequacies, extend the life, or change use of existing space or systems, including customizing software.
Program Expansion: Funding to expand an already existing program. Gap Funding: Funding to support basic needs when an expected source, such as a government grant, is reduced or eliminated unexpectedly. New Program: Funding for a new program or organization’s space, furnishings, permits, licenses, staffing (often referred to as seed money)

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

More than $9.5 million in Women’s Fund grants supported two or more of these community needs.
o Domestic Violence

o Early Childhood Development: Children ages 0-5 and their families

o Economic Development/Employment Skills

o Education: Academic support, technology support, academic enrichment

o Family Support Services: Adoption, child care, counseling, foster care, parent education

o Food and Nutrition: Healthy eating, food insecurity

o Health Care: Physical health, dental health, preventive health care, women’s health

o Housing Assistance/Homelessness

o Juvenile Justice/Violence Prevention

o Mental Health: Treatment, family support, addiction recovery

o Seniors: Caregiving, transportation, nutrition

o Youth Engagement K-12: Arts, culture, recreation, leadership development.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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Womens Fund of Santa Barbara

Board of directors
as of 01/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jamie Dufek

Sarah de Tagyos

Nancy Harter

Laurie Tumbler

Kathy Dunlap

Kathy Hollis

Mary Brown

Sabina White

Lynn Karlson

Denise Hinkle

Lauren Trujillo

Carolyn Jabs

Yonie Harris

Kerry Parker

Roberta Collier

Linda Putnam

Suzi Schomer

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/22/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

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