The Fund for Santa Barbara is partnering with Santa Barbara County to distribute a second round of $230,000 in funding through the Racial Equity Fund of The County of Santa Barbara.

The county Board of Supervisors voted on Dec. 13 to unanimously approve the new round of funding. The funding program is accepting applications now until 11:59 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23.

The Racial Equity Fund’s mission is to invest in and strengthen organizations that address anti‐racism through systems change strategies in Santa Barbara County.

The fund aims to effect the culture, policy and systems change necessary to advance racial equity and justice, and reverse the legacy of slavery and effects of racism in Santa Barbara County. Funding for this grant program is provided by the county of Santa Barbara

Click here for funding program guidelines, priorities and eligibility criteria.

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend a free grant application workshop 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5. Register here.