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Neighborhood Series

As one of the largest private sources of funding for area nonprofits, agencies, and college bound students, the foundation makes funds available to identify and strategically address critical community issues – to strengthen the nonprofit sector, to encourage collaboration and partnerships, and to engage and align philanthropic capital with community needs in order to positively impact the county’s common good. On this page, you will find the foundation's neighborhood series, which features nearby nonprofits, funders, businesses and other organizations in the neighborhood and asks them how their neighbors, and the community at large, impact their work.

 

Neighborhood Series: Savoy

Previously in the Neighborhood Series, we talked to the Community Environmental Council (CEC) and discovered that its staff has built friendships and partnerships with many nearby restaurants and stores. One of CEC’s favorite places to partner with and frequent for lunch is Savoy Café & Deli. So, we decided to ask Paul Shields, the owner of Savoy, what neighborhood means to him and his family business. Read more...

Neighborhood Series: Community Environmental Council

Previously in the Neighborhood Series, we talked to the Hutton Parker Foundation and learned that the foundation actually creates its own neighborhoods by leasing out buildings to nonprofits at below-market rents. One of the nonprofits that rents an office in the same building as the foundation is the Community Environmental Council (CEC). So, we decided to ask Kathi King, the Director of Outreach and Education for CEC, what neighborhood means to them. Read More...

 

Neighborhood Series: Hutton Parker Foundation

Previously in the Neighborhood Series, we talked to the SBCC Foundation and learned that even self-contained campus neighborhoods rely on the support of their neighbors in other sectors to spark innovation and inspire new ideas. For example, the SBCC Foundation was inspired to model the Hutton Parker Foundation in its strategy of purchasing office buildings and renting them out to nonprofit organizations at below-market rents. So, we asked the CEO of the Hutton Parker Foundation, Pam Lewis, what neighborhood means to them. Read more...

Neighborhood Series: Santa Barbara City College

Previously in the Neighborhood Series, we talked to the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation and learned how the concept of neighborhood can span across centuries and cultures to form an entirely unique community. We also learned that the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation’s Alhecama Theatre was originally built for the Santa Barbara School of the Arts and used later as part of the Adult Education Program and Santa Barbara Junior College, now Santa Barbara City College (SBCC). So we decided to ask the CEO of the SBCC Foundation, Geoff Green, what neighborhood means to them. Read More...

 

Neighborhood Series: Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation

Previously in the Neighborhood Series, we talked to the Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) and discovered how much their neighbors support them in producing great and enriching performances for the entire community. We also learned that ETC used to rehearse and perform at the Alhecama Theatre, which was recently restored by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP), the operator of El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park. So we decided to ask SBTHP Executive Director Anne Petersen what neighborhood means to them. Read more...

 

Neighborhood Series: Ensemble Theatre Company

Previously in the Neighborhood Series, we talked to CALM to learn just how important our neighborhood is to its mission of providing families with prevention and intervention services to reduce child abuse. We also learned about some of the unique partnerships that CALM has formed in the neighborhood, such as with the Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC), its neighbor at the New Vic Theatre. So we decided to follow the trail and find out what this neighborhood means to ETC. Read More...

 

Neighborhood Series: CALM

Since 1969, CALM has provided families with prevention and intervention services to reduce child abuse across Santa Barbara County. At the Santa Barbara Foundation, we know how important CALM is to our neighborhood. However, being just two blocks away, we wanted to know, what does this neighborhood mean to CALM? Read more...

 

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