Our community is strong. We are resilient. We are connected and committed to each other. And we invite you to join us.

It is hard to know what to say given the fear and fatigue of our communities in responding to disaster after disaster. It is also difficult to know what to do when devastation is right in front of us. How do we go on with so much loss? How do we even begin to have a positive impact in light of so much tragedy?

Often, with the worst of circumstances comes the best of humanity. We will not surrender to defeat. It is not in our nature as human beings and most certainly not as residents of Santa Barbara County. We have overcome so much - from earthquakes to wildfires to shooting tragedies and oil spills - and we will continue to confront the worst and overcome it. Our heartbreak builds courage.

The Santa Barbara Foundation is dedicated to supporting the organizations that are standing by you and assisting you and your families, neighbors and friends during this difficult time. We have worked together for ten years through the Aware & Prepare Initiative to build preparedness and capacity to better respond and recover from these disasters, and we will continue to invest in making sure that our communities remain vigilant. Please join us to support these agencies in recovery efforts by contributing to the Community Disaster Relief Fund.

Together, we can have an impact in supporting each other and helping those that have lost so much.

Veterans Needs Assessment

The Santa Barbara Foundation led a community wide effort to conduct an assessment of veterans and those who provide services to veterans throughout Santa Barbara County.
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Community Caregiving Initiative

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.
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Important Updates


Community Disaster Relief Fund

For information and the latest updates on the Santa Barbara County Community Disaster Relief Fund please click here.

North County Headquarters: (805) 346-6123 | 2625 S. Miller Street, Suite 101, Santa Maria, CA 93455
South County Headquarters: (805) 963-1873 | 1111 Chapala Street, Suite 200, Santa Barbara, CA 93101