When Thomas Kaufmann walks into a room, he is hard to miss. Regardless of where he goes, he never fails to sport a beret, top hat or at times a hard hat and has lovingly become known as a man of many hats. However, the “hat” that made him into a Santa Barbara community icon is not a hat at all, but his organization OTOjOY, which uses hearing loop technology to help individuals with hearing loss.
In Santa Barbara County, we are addressing the challenges that place our health, environment and community at risk. The Food Action Plan is the result of two years of collaboration and partnership, over a thousand hours of volunteer time, and the significant investment of local foundations and donors. Explore the plan
The Santa Barbara Foundation is committed to innovative solutions supporting people who need care and the people who care for them. The Community Caregiver Initiative (CCI) is increasing awareness and advancing support for the 70,000 unpaid family caregivers in Santa Barbara County.