The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indian Foundation continues to apply for grants for technology in schools programs designed to help Santa Barbara County schools enhance classroom technology for students. We welcome you.

Applications for the 2024-2025 school year are accepted through April 30, 2024 and must be submitted through the website

This initiative allows Santa Barbara County school administrators and teachers to seek funding for specific technology projects. The grants will cover costs such as hardware purchases, infrastructure upgrades, high-tech resources and curriculum enhancements.

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Since its founding in 2015, the Technology in Schools program has awarded more than $430,000 in grants to local schools.

The program's latest grant recipients for the 2023-2024 school year include Cabrillo High School, which received $10,000 for a Neptune Systems monitoring system for a proposed coral reef exhibit. Santa Ynez Valley Christian Academy awards his $15,000 for 50 new Google Chromebooks. Carpinteria High School was awarded his $14,500 for various technology upgrades. Lompoc High School allocates her $10,848 for lighting system enhancements. The Dunn School provided her with $15,000 to renovate the library into a multimedia center. La Honda STEAM Academy received his $2,000 grant for their paperless classroom project.

In 2015, proceeds from the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians' annual charity golf tournament were used to fund technology grants to four local schools, leading to the establishment of school technology programs.

For more information and to access an application, visit or call 805-688-7997.

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has a long tradition of philanthropy, having donated more than $30 million to numerous community groups, organizations and schools locally and nationally.

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