Category Archives: Blog

How to Be an LOI Hero

Securing funds for your non-profit’s crucial mission is challenging and rewarding.  The work of a grant-writer is behind the scenes, making you one of the unsung heroes of the non-profit world. If winning a grant for your agency is a hero’s journey, then the first step of the journey is often an LOI (letter of […]

Fires, Floods… and the Friendship Center

Friendship Center is not just a day program for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  We are not just a social center where members are welcomed with a light breakfast, a hot lunch, and an afternoon snack along with a day full of engaging activities and the care and attention you’d want for your own […]

Thomas Fire Report from Freedom Warming Centers

Freedom Warming Centers are shorter-term emergency shelters that operate (activate) when temperatures or a combination of weather conditions can be life-threatening for individuals, many living with chronic health conditions. Outside of our normal activation triggers – Due to poor air quality conditions affecting the city of Santa Barbara the Freedom Warming Centers made the decision […]

Grant Center Update: A Conversation With Pam Lewis, Chief Operating Officer Hutton Parker Foundation

Hutton Parker Foundation strives to provide organizational sustainability to community-based nonprofit organizations throughout Santa Barbara County and to assist agencies in achieving their highest level of performance and delivery of services resulting in stronger, more efficient communities for all. The Foundation specializes in providing quality office space for local area nonprofit organizations through the acquisition […]