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Hutton Parker Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-03-08

At A Glance

Hutton Parker Foundation

(doing business as Hutton Parker Foundation)

(formerly Hutton Foundation)

26 W Anapamu St Fl 4

Santa Barbara, CA United States 93101-3144

Telephone: (805) 957-4740


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $93,497,067

Total giving: $2,656,238






Established in 1980

Purpose and Activities

Hutton Parker Foundation strives to provide organizational sustainability to community-based nonprofit organizations throughout Santa Barbara County, California 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 and development of commercial real estate properties.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made a PRI in the form of a loan to a boys and girls club. Historically, the foundation has made a PRI in the form of a loan to a hands-on museum for children. PRI Advisory Board will consider requests of $50,000 to $500,000 for construction, renovation, and aquisition of land or buildings as a PRI. The foundation has also made PRIs in the form of loans to a trust for historic preservation; to a wildlife care center; for the construction of a new facility at a children's museum; for the purchase of land adjacent to a charitable foundation, to a mental health association, for the provision of housing, board and care for adult individuals with chronic mental health disabilities; to an academic academy which provides K-6 grade school services for local area children; to help finance the construction of a housing complex for local area families transitioning out of homelessness; to an environmental defense center, which provides legal, educational, and advocacy support to advance environmental quality on California's south central coast, to refinance an existing mortgage; to an organization which provides daycare and after school programs for girls, to combine and refinance two existing loans to a resource center for developmentally disabled individuals and their families; to an Alzheimer's association, to refinance assumed mortgage on a recently acquired building; and, to a resource center that provides residential living, independent living skills training, work services, and supported employment opportunities to developmentally disabled adults, to refinance an existing mortgage.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Family services
  • Health
  • Human services
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $93,497,067 (market value)

Expenditures: $5,260,805

Total giving: $2,656,238

Qualifying distributions: $3,257,594

Giving activities include:

$2,656,238 for 116 grants (high: $497,428; low: $500)

$37,370 for 1 loan/program-related investment