Supporting and Empowering Women in Philanthropy

Women are responsible for 86% of household’s consumer purchasing decisions. Women control 51% of personal wealth in the United States. Women are primary breadwinners in 40% of households and hold almost 52% of all management and professional level jobs.* With percentages like these only increasing, women are not just a niche market - they are the market. This growing transfer of wealth from men to women is exactly why women’s philanthropy is important to the future of philanthropy, and the Santa Barbara Foundation is proud to be at the forefront of empowering women to make a difference. Read more...

SB County Food Action Plan

In Santa Barbara County, we are addressing the challenges that place our health, environment and community at risk. The Food Action Plan is the result of two years of collaboration and partnership, over a thousand hours of volunteer time, and the significant investment of local foundations and donors. Explore the plan

Community Caregiving Initiative

The Santa Barbara Foundation is committed to innovative solutions supporting people who need care and the people who care for them. The Community Caregiver Initiative (CCI) is increasing awareness and advancing support for the 70,000 unpaid family caregivers in Santa Barbara County.
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