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The Fund for Santa Barbara

Advancing progressive change by strengthening movements for justice.

two stars

78.81

26 West Anapamu Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 962-9164   Web Site
EIN: 77-0070742

Board Leadership
Pedro Paz
President

CEO
Marcos Vargas
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.81 two stars
  Financial 79.66 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Fund for Santa Barbara is a non-profit community foundation that supports grassroots organizations working for social, economic, environmental and political justice in Santa Barbara County. We make grants to community groups and coalitions across the region supporting long-term movements and emerging needs; build capacity of progressive organizations to help them be bold and effective; nurture coalitions; influence philanthropy; and develop movement leadership.

The Fund for Santa Barbara is a non-profit community foundation that supports grassroots organizations working for social, economic, environmental and political justice in Santa Barbara County. We make grants to community groups and coalitions across the region supporting long-term movements and emerging needs; build capacity of progressive organizations to help them be bold and effective; nurture coalitions; influence philanthropy; and develop movement leadership.

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Financial

two stars

79.66

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.68
  Program Expenses Growth 12.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Fund for Santa Barbara on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Fund for Santa Barbara on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Fund for Santa Barbara (CA) 78.81 two stars
Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area (MI) 94.34 four stars
New York Community Trust (NY) 90.13 four stars
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta (GA) 93.27 four stars
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut (CT) 96.09 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,323,482
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $168,212
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,491,694
   Program Service Revenue $2,838
Total Primary Revenue $1,494,532
   Other Revenue $183,252
TOTAL REVENUE $1,677,784
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,522,321
   Administrative Expenses $262,049
   Fundraising Expenses $85,972
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,870,342
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-192,558
   
Net Assets $2,365,344

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Grants $1,522,321 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 78.81 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 77-0070742
Name in IRS Master File FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA INC
NTEE Code T31
NTEE Classification Community Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$113,055 6.04% Marcos Vargas Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Fund for Santa Barbara (CA) 78.81 two stars
Greater Milwaukee Foundation (WI) 96.66 four stars
Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (MD) 89.01 three stars
Baltimore Community Foundation (MD) 85.17 three stars
West Central Initiative (MN) 87.40 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Fund for Santa Barbara
26 West Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 962-9164
fax: (805) 965-0217
EIN: 77-0070742

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Board Leadership

Pedro Paz
President

CEO

Marcos Vargas
Executive Director

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