Make a Gift to the Santa Barbara Foundation
Please take a moment to consider why a gift to your community foundation matters.
As the largest broad based funder in the county, the Santa Barbara Foundation has provided a source of support for community projects and services since 1928. Together with our donors, we use philanthropy to make Santa Barbara County safe, beautiful, and economically resilient.
Here are just a few highlights illustrative of our ongoing work:
- Through our stewardship and support, our fundholders distributed over $20 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the county, nation, and world. We are in awe of the commitment of our donors.
- We have embedded ourselves in complex and critical community issues including a comprehensive coalition working together to solve problems surrounding homelessness.
- We have partnered with environmental, agricultural, conservation, and energy groups to begin to map out a plan to protect our natural resources in an economically viable way.
- Together with countless educators, parents, and social service agencies, we are spearheading an effort to provide a real pathway to success for student achievement, ultimately preparing the next generation to be productive members of the community.
Our participation in these undertakings would not have been possible without the financial support of civically passionate donors. Every contribution matters and is vital to the support we provide every year throughout Santa Barbara County – this wonderful place we call home.
When you join our spirited community of donors, you become part of a tradition of local philanthropy that has as its legacy a desire to preserve, protect, and build resources, now and forever.