Apply Today! $20,000 in Community Grants Available

Goleta’s Community Project Grant Program offers a unique opportunity for local organizations and groups to receive funds for programs that serve City residents.  The goal of the program is to benefit as many people as possible while supporting a range of community activities.

This year the City has $20,000 budgeted for this program, and the Council looks forward to granting this money to be used in our community. Awards are limited to $2,500 per grant with the average grant being $1,000. Last year’s recipients included Pathpoint, Friendship Adult Day Care Center, Food from the Heart, SB Channelkeeper, Goleta Valley Community Center, Goleta Valley Senior Center, Friends of the Goleta Library, City at Peace, Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center, Goleta Valley Historical Society and Partners in Education.

The application period ends on January 11. The Mayor and two appointed community members evaluate the applications and make a recommendation to the City Council. The Council then awards the grants at a meeting in the spring. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help your non-profit or community group.

For more information, download an application from the City’s website or contact Karen Dorfman at 805-961-7523 or