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Foundation News

As one of the largest private sources of funding for area nonprofits, agencies, and college bound students, the foundation makes funds available to identify and strategically address critical community issues – to strengthen the nonprofit sector, to encourage collaboration and partnerships, and to engage and align philanthropic capital with community needs in order to positively impact the county’s common good. On this page, you will find all of the latest news about what the foundation is doing in our many communities in Santa Barbara County.

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Nonprofit Spotlight

Our county's nonprofits work hard for our community. Here, we aim to expose their great work and draw attention to all the things they do.

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Donor Spotlight

Our donors care in big ways. With their support, we are able to address numerous community issues. Here, you will find stories about the donors that make our work possible.

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Community Conversations

We admire our community members. Here, we celebrate the great work of individuals throughout the county and honor their commitment to our community.

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Stories of Philanthropy

Each day, our leadership and staff works with foundation donors, nonprofits and community partners to further the common good of Santa Barbara County. Beyond that, many members of our team also serve the community through volunteering, fundraising and leadership roles.

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Neighborhood Series

Here, you will find the foundation's neighborhood series, which features nearby nonprofits, funders, businesses and other organizations in the neighborhood and asks them how their neighbors, and the community at large, impact their work.

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Press & Media Resources

Here you will find press releases, media information, and the foundation logo.

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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