Hutton Parker Foundation Announces Limited General Operating Support Grants Through December 2018

In January 2018, Hutton Parker Foundation responded to the needs of the local nonprofit sector impacted by both the Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudflows with emergency general operating support through our Quick Response Crisis Grant program.  The Foundation initially committed $1 million in support of this program.  Through May, HPF has funded nearly $2.3 million in Crisis Response Grants to 75 nonprofit organizations.

Aware that many of our local nonprofits did not technically qualify for application to our Crisis Response program, HPF is facilitating a General Operating Support grant program for those Santa Barbara County based organizations that did not receive Core Support funding in 2017, nor Crisis Response funding in 2018. 

General Operating grant awards will provide nonprofits with unrestricted funding to achieve their missions.   The grants are intended to be flexible and to allow for funds to be used when and where they are most needed.

General operating support grants may be used to cover day-to-day activities or ongoing expenses such as administrative salaries, utilities, office supplies, technology maintenance, etc., as well as for program costs, capital, technology purchases, and professional development.

Grants will range from $10,000 to $50,000.   Maximum request must not exceed 10% of annual operating budget.

Applications for General Operating Support grants are due September 15, 2018.  Please visit for more information. 

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