Altrusa International Foundation, Santa Maria Fall Grant recipients of $19,000 were: Community Partners in Caring, OUSD Campus Connection, Santa Maria Valley Humane Society, North County Rape Crisis, Central Coast Literacy Council, Alliance for Pharmaceutical Access, Inc., Orcutt Children’s Art’s Foundation, Mane Prairie Sanctuary, Teachers Network of Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, Joe Nightingale PreSchool, Community Action Commission, Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, Boys and Girls Club, Orcutt Academy High School, Friends of the Santa Maria Library, Town Center Gallery, Gen Span and Elks Mini Rodeo.  In addition Friends of the Guadalupe Library received $435 in memorial donations.

The Altrusa International Foundation of Santa Maria has a long history of supporting programs in the area, with over $350,000.00 given out in grants.  For information about the Altrusa of Santa Maria Foundation, contact Sally Czarnecki, President, 805-937-8174  The Spring Grant deadline is 1 April 2011, applications can be obtained via email by contacting Diane at

Submitted by:  Diane P. Alleman-Stevens