Goleta Awards $100K in Community Grants

City Council authorized $100,000 in grants last month to award a variety of community organizations that enhance the quality of life in Goleta, including those that provide public services as well as educational and cultural activities such as dance, music, art, and recreation.

$75,600 of the total sum was allocated from City General Fund money while the remaining $24,400 was awarded as part of the Community Development Block Grant Program that Goleta has been a part of since 2004.

Since the last fiscal year, the amount of grants given has skyrocketed, thus benefitting far more Goleta residents than ever before.

Listed below are the organizations that received these special grants.

General Fund Grants: • Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy Foundation • Explore Ecology • Family Service Agency • Food from the Heart • Foodbank of Santa Barbara County • Friends of the Goleta Valley Library • Friendship Adult Day Care Center, Inc. • Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara • Goleta Boys and Girls Club • Goleta Education Foundation • Goleta Valley Girls Softball Association • Goleta Valley Historical Society • Mariachi Los Monarcas de Goleta • Northern Santa Barbara County United Way • Postpartum Education for Parents • Reid’s Gift Inc. & Down Syndrome Association of Santa Barbara • Rotary Club of Goleta Noontime • Santa Barbara Audubon Society • Santa Barbara Children’s Chorus • Santa Barbara Partners in Education • Santa Barbara Rape Crises Center • Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association • Santa Barbara Urban Creeks Council • Soroptimist International of Santa Barbara • South Coast Railroad Museum • The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens • Transition House

CDBG: • Carrillo Counseling Services, Inc. • Community Action Commission • Family Service Agency • Goleta Neighborhood Clinic • Isla Vista Youth Projects, Inc. • Pacific Pride Foundation • Sarah House Santa Barbara • Unity Shoppe, Inc.

More information on the City’s community grant program can be found online at www.cityofgoleta.org.