Pixel Tracker

Monday, February 18 , 2019, 8:43 am | Fair 48º


Grant Applications from Youth-Led Organizations Accepted by YMC through Oct .16

The Fund for Santa Barbara’s Youth Making Change (YMC) program is a year-long, teen-led grant-making program that provides young people with the opportunity to engage directly in grant-making.

Youth ages 13 to 19 are recruited annually to join the YMC boards. One in Santa Maria and one in Santa Barbara, YMC boards conduct a grant cycle and distributes a total of $30,000 in grants to youth-led projects that address issues and challenges directly affecting young people in Santa Barbara County.

The Youth Making Change grant application is available now for download in English and Spanish from the Fund for Santa Barbara website or by visiting the Fund offices, located at 120 East Jones Street - Suite 120, Santa Maria, CA  93454, and 26 West Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA  93101.

Basic guidelines include the following:

» Be led by youth ages 12 to 24

» Provide a benefit to teens in the community

» Attempt to fix a problem affecting youth by providing a solution

» Be located in Santa Barbara County

» Have a sponsoring organization such as a school or community-based group.

See the application for a complete list of project requirements.

Groups can apply for up to $3,000 for their youth-led project.

Interested groups are encouraged to attend a YMC grant-writing workshop.

The first workshop will be held in Santa Barbara Thursday, Sep. 17 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Orfalea Downtown Center, 1221 Chapala Street.​ A second workshop will follow in Santa Maria Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Community Room, 705 S. McClelland Street.

Questions may be directed to Regional Program Manager Cristina González at 805.922.1707 x200 or [email protected].

Applications for funding must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2015.

The Fund For Santa Barbara is a nonprofit community foundation that supports organizations working for social, economic, environment and political change in Santa Barbara County. 

Since its inception in 1980, The fund has awarded over $5 million to more than 900 projects throughout Santa Barbara County.

— Cristina González represents Fund for Santa Barbara’s Youth Making Change

Talk to Us!

Please take Noozhawk's audience survey to help us understand what you expect — and want — from us. It'll take you just a few minutes. Thank you!

Get Started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.