Business Giving Roundtable

Many companies feel a greater sense of community but may not always be clear on how to approach corporate citizenship and nonprofit requests. The Business Giving Roundtable (formerly Corporate Philanthropy Roundtable) was formed to engage businesses in the process of giving and resource sharing as part of a community-wide approach to business development and corporate citizenship. Members of BGR in Santa Barbara County are demonstrating that business can do well by doing good.


News from the Business Giving Roundtable...

Santa Barbara Entrepreneurs Share Recipes for Giving Success

Four entrepreneurs recently shared how they infuse philanthropy into their business models at a forum presented by the Business Giving Roundtable of Santa Barbara County. "A Taste of Giving: Entrepreneurs in Philanthropy" featured owners from Recipes Organic Bakery, C'est Cheese Santa Barbara, and Opal Restaurant & Bar. "Nobody succeeds in business all by yourself or in a vacuum. When you receive from the community, it's also important to give back," said Richard Yates, co-owner of Opal Restaurant & Bar. Read more...



To build avenues for Santa Barbara County businesses to generate enduring community investment strategies. BGR enhances, inspires, and honors the generosity of businesses that assist in fulfilling the needs of the nonprofit sector.

Advisory Council

Michelle Apodaca, Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Jan Campbell, Santa Barbara Foundation
Julie Capritto, AGIA Affinity Services
Marybeth Carty, Venoco, Inc.
Dave Clark, Impulse Advanced Communications
Tina Fanucchi-Frontado, SB Philanthropy
Janet Garufis, Montecito Bank & Trust
Judy Hawkins, Ruby Road Leadership
Linda LeBrock, Pacific Coast Business Times
Cynder Sinclair, Nonprofit Kinect

For more information on BGR membership, please contact Ashley Butler at (805) 963-1873 or


Aera Energy
Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Pacific Coast Business Times
Santa Barbara Foundation
Venoco, Inc.


AGIA Affinity Services
Citrix Online
Cox Communications
Montecito Bank & Trust
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
The Towbes Group
Village Properties


Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce
C'est Cheese Santa Barbara
The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region
Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce
Impulse Advanced Communications
Nonprofit Kinect
Opal Restaurant and Bar
Recipes Organic Bakery
Ruby Road Leadership
SB Philanthropy


Learn More

For more information about the Business Giving Roundtable, please contact Ashley Butler at (805) 963-1873 or

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