Womens Fund of Santa Barbara

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Womens Fund of Santa Barbara

EIN: 82-5169678


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


Board Chair/CEO

Jamie Dufek

Main address

133 E. De La Guerra #15


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Subject area info


Population served info

Children and youth


Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

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

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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
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
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?


Womens Fund of Santa Barbara
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 107.14 over 4 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 100 over 4 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 4 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Womens Fund of Santa Barbara

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Womens Fund of Santa Barbara

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Womens Fund of Santa Barbara

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Womens Fund of Santa Barbara’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $859,235 $115,138 $137,191 $24,833
As % of expenses 2992.3% 15.1% 15.7% 2.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $859,235 $115,138 $137,191 $24,833
As % of expenses 2992.3% 15.1% 15.7% 2.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,287,017 $877,594 $1,014,878 $1,060,830
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% -31.8% 15.6% 4.5%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.2% 0.4% 0.2% 0.7%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.8% 99.6% 99.8% 99.3%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $28,715 $763,759 $873,894 $1,010,141
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 2559.8% 14.4% 15.6%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 21.5% 2.4% 2.2% 2.5%
Occupancy 7.0% 1.3% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 89.7% 85.8% 89.1%
All other expenses 71.5% 6.6% 12.0% 8.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $28,715 $763,759 $873,894 $1,010,141
One month of savings $2,393 $63,647 $72,825 $84,178
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $31,108 $827,406 $946,719 $1,094,319

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 356.5 14.6 14.8 14.1
Months of cash and investments 356.5 14.6 14.8 14.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 359.2 15.3 15.3 13.5
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $853,123 $930,025 $1,074,928 $1,190,903
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $5,268 $14,250 $2,750 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.4% 0.3% 1.4% 6.3%
Unrestricted net assets $859,485 $974,623 $1,111,814 $1,136,647
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $406,234 $456,945 $508,074 $448,832
Total net assets $1,265,719 $1,431,568 $1,619,888 $1,585,479

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Board Chair/CEO

Jamie Dufek

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Womens Fund of Santa Barbara

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Womens Fund of Santa Barbara

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

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