Corporate Giving at the Santa Barbara Foundation

We Are Your Partner in Philanthropy

As a community foundation, we are uniquely positioned to serve as philanthropic partners for businesses. Whether you’re looking to support our community in a broad yet impactful way, or want to invest in a specific program or issue area, the Santa Barbara Foundation is here to help. We ensure that your giving is impactful, effective, and expertly managed, saving you time and money. Your giving goals can be large or small, simple or complex. Our team has the community knowledge and charitable expertise to help you create a custom philanthropic plan to meet your charitable goals.

I want to…

Promote my Business
while investing in Santa Barbara County as a Community Champion.

Sponsor an Event
Gain recognition for your business while supporting the Santa Barbara Foundation.

Support a Specific Cause or Issue Area Over Time
Open a Field of Interest Fund to support the causes close to your business’s heart.

Open a Charitable Account
Receive tax benefits in your most profitable years, support your favorite organizations in any year.

Engage my Employees in Philanthropy
through payroll deductions, matching gifts, and expert philanthropic advising.

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We’re here to help you find the best giving vehicles and organizations for your unique business. Give us a call!

Why Partner with the Santa Barbara Foundation?

Philanthropic Advising. Our Philanthropic Advisors offer in-depth community knowledge and charitable giving expertise. We offer complimentary consultations to help you create your philanthropic plans.

Customizable Giving Options. We provide a wide range of options for how to give and what causes to give to, and can customize a plan to fit your unique business. You can make a one-time gift in a good year, provide consistent support to organizations, or engage your employees in causes you care about.

Community Knowledge. The Santa Barbara Foundation has been serving our county for over nine decades. We stay up to date on the most pressing needs of Santa Barbara County, look for gaps in services, and identify organizations best suited to address these needs.

Vetting, Evaluation, and Support for Grantees. We do our due diligence to ensure that grant recipients are qualified to provide the services you’d like to support. Beyond financial contributions, we support these nonprofit organizations throughout the year, making sure that they can be as effective as possible. Grantee organizations provide reports on use of funds, and we evaluate their effectiveness. You can rest assured that your dollars are being used effectively and producing maximum community impact.


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Susie Willett

Director of Development

Allow our team of local philanthropic experts to help you create a customized philanthropic plan.

Whether you’re interested in using all of these strategies, just one, or have something different in mind, we’re here to help.

(805) 880-9352

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