VIDEO - Building Philanthropy
Your contributions matter. The Santa Barbara Foundation makes it easy for you to give effectively by providing you with knowledge of community issues and proven giving strategies. When you give to the Santa Barbara Foundation, you invest in our community and enrich the lives of the people who live here. Your gift helps boost our region's vitality and create a more vibrant community for generations to come.
- Open a Fund
- A personalized fund at the Santa Barbara Foundation gives you flexibility with your philanthropy. You can be as active as you wish and support the issues and organizations that matter most to you—locally, nationally or internationally.
- Planned Giving
- Giving reflects your values, hopes, and vision for a better world. The Santa Barbara Foundation makes your planned giving personally satisfying by combining your interests with convenient options.
- Collective Giving
- Collective giving offers a unique opportunity for individuals to leverage charitable giving by pooling funds, and as a result, maximizing impact on the community.
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Karen and Peter Brill
Growing up in Pennsylvania, Karen Brill never thought she would have the opportunity to attend college. Thanks to an anonymous donor, not only was Karen able to attend Bucknell University but she also went on to pursue her M.Ed. in counseling psychology from Temple University. Today, Karen honors that gift by volunteering both her time and resources to organizations benefiting education, children, and the arts. Karen and her husband Peter recently decided to create a donor advised fund at the Santa Barbara Foundation to approach their philanthropy in a targeted and systematic way, ultimately becoming more impactful with their giving.
Read more of Karen and Peter's story.
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Our Philanthropic Services team can help you choose the best charitable tool to meet your philanthropic goals. Call (805) 963-1873 or use this contact form so we may discuss your options.