The Santa Barbara Foundation is a community foundation established in 1928 to enrich the lives of Santa Barbara County residents through philanthropy.


The Santa Barbara Foundation, in collaboration with Heritage Oaks Bank, has accepted donations for victims and family members of students slain in the May 23, 2014 tragedy in Isla Vista. The Isla Vista Victims Tribute Fund was closed on August 31, 2014 and all funds transferred to Direct Relief, who will oversee the distribution of funds in conjunction with a community-based committee. To date, approximately $70,000 has been raised. We will continue to provide updates as they become available. For more information, please contact Special Projects Officer Ashley Butler at (805) 963-1873 or

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