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

Man & Woman of the Year

Beginning this year, the Santa Barbara Foundation will no longer host the Man & Woman of the Year event. After careful analysis and discussions with the foundation's leadership and board, we have made this decision knowing that many other organizations will continue to honor our community volunteers. If you have any questions, please contact Judy Taggart at (805) 963-1873. Learn more


Jan Campbell and Sharyn Main of the Santa Barbara Foundation recently joined Mark Sylvester of 805Connect and co-host Patrick Melroy of Pullstring Press for a podcast featuring extraordinary conversations with leaders and thinkers. This episode focuses on the foundation's important role in the community, as well as its exciting new LEAF Initiative. Listen now

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