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What are the Issues?

Each week, the Santa Barbara Foundation will highlight a challenging issue confronting the Santa Barbara County community and discuss nonprofits, businesses and individuals that have committed to doing good work within the issue with the knowledge that, together, we can do better.



State of Homelessness in Santa Barbara County

In Santa Barbara County, homelessness is a challenge we encounter every day. At the Santa Barbara Foundation, we are dedicated to raising awareness around key and pressing issues, such as homelessness, and supporting those organizations that serve our most vulnerable populations. Read more...




State of Early Child Care and Education

Finding quality and affordable child care is difficult for families across the United States, and Santa Barbara County is no exception. At the Santa Barbara Foundation, we are dedicated to serving as a source of information for issues confronting the county and supporting the organizations that provide quality child care and family support services. Read more...




State of Housing Affordability

The 1921 U.S. Supreme Court case of Block v. Hirsch declared that housing is a "necessity of life." Yet across our nation, healthy and affordable homes are not readily accessible to the public. The Santa Barbara Foundation is dedicated to providing information on key community issues, such as housing affordability, which is increasingly affecting numerous sectors and reaches of life in Santa Barbara County. Read more...

North County Headquarters:  (805) 346-6123  |   2625 S. Miller Street, Suite 101, Santa Maria, CA 93455
South County Headquarters:  (805) 963-1873  |  1111 Chapala Street, Suite 200, Santa Barbara, CA 93101