2015 Core Support for Basic Needs Grants

The Santa Barbara Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2015 Core Support for Basic Needs Grants program. In total, the foundation awarded $500,000 in grants to 18 nonprofit organizations providing critical safety-net services in Santa Barbara County. This year, grants were available to nonprofit organizations directly providing food, shelter and health care (including behavioral health) to the county’s most poor and underserved communities. Funding was designated for operating expenses or direct costs related to sustaining and/or expanding service delivery. Full story


Jan Campbell and Sharyn Main of the Santa Barbara Foundation recently joined 805connect's Mark Sylvester for a podcast featuring extraordinary conversations with leaders and thinkers. This episode focuses on the work of the foundation as well as its LEAF Initiative. Listen now

Celebrate Philanthropy

Do you know an individual, couple or family who has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable work in the Santa Maria Valley? The Santa Barbara Foundation and Santa Maria Times are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Celebrate Philanthropy awards. Nominations due July 31

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