P.O. Box 20130, Santa Barbara, CA 93120-0130
33 East Carrillo Street, Suite 201, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
The Towbes Foundation has three grant cycles per year focused on our areas of expertise in education and mental health, enabling us to make a more meaningful impact on our community with our available resources.
The Towbes Foundation concentrates in two primary areas:
Since 2017, the Towbes Foundation’s funds have come through distributions from commercial real estate partnerships as well as more traditional investment assets. These sources are vulnerable to the vagaries of the economy including COVID-19, inflation, supply chain disruptions, and global events such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Commercial real estate is particularly sensitive to local economic factors. In addition, there are a number of complexities for private family foundations owning real estate that we are managing as we continue to pursue our mission.
It is important for applicants to understand that our funding streams are not always stable and the amount of funds available for grant-making may vary significantly from year to year.
Please review the eligibility and grant guidelines for more information about our grant opportunities each fiscal year.