The Santa Barbara Foundation is a community foundation established in 1928 to enrich the lives of the people of Santa Barbara County through philanthropy. We play many roles and partner with many people - explore our website to connect to the causes you care about.


The Santa Barbara Foundation is working in conjunction with Heritage Oaks Bank and KSBY to raise donations for those affected by the recent tragedy in Isla Vista. Please give your support to the Isla Vista Victims Tribute Fund.

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The Santa Barbara Foundation and Noozhawk invite nominations for the 72nd Annual Man & Woman of the Year. This award honors two individuals who have made a significant impact on the Santa Barbara community through their volunteer efforts.

Nominations now open!


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