Santa Barbara Foundation North County Headquarters Opens in Santa Maria


Santa Barbara Foundation's North County Headquarters, Santa Maria, California

The Santa Barbara Foundation opened a new, regional headquarters in Santa Maria in October to better serve all of northern Santa Barbara County. The Santa Barbara Foundation’s renewed investment and commitment to North County comes with an understanding that county needs are evolving and that individuals and organizations in North County are leading important community changes.

“This is an important step for the foundation and a way to demonstrate our commitment to North County,” said Judy Taggart, Chief Operating Officer for the Santa Barbara Foundation. “We feel we have secured just the right space.”

At 2,500 square feet, the new facility on South Miller Street in Santa Maria will host Board of Trustee and committee meetings, community gatherings, and allow the foundation to continue offerings in support of donors and nonprofit education. Establishing a fully staffed North County office will also enable Foundation leadership, community investment officers, development staff, and board members to be more accessible. Overall, these enhancements in service will bring numerous partnership opportunities resulting in more philanthropic capital throughout the region.

“It has been a privilege to work over the last decade with our North County leaders, donors and nonprofit partners to invest in critical infrastructure and high-impact programs that have set us on a course for a prosperous future,” expressed Kathy Simas, North County Director for the Santa Barbara Foundation. “The timing could not be better for the Foundation to build more capacity in northern Santa Barbara County and to strengthen our community engagement.”

For more information about the North County office in Santa Maria, please contact Judy Taggart at jtaggart@sbfoundation.org.

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