COVID-19 Ways to Help

Connecting Needs and Resources in Santa Barbara County

The Santa Barbara Foundation is working to connect resources across Santa Barbara County. The platforms below are tools to find and offer resources and provide help to our community.


Give to the COVID-19 Joint Response Effort for Santa Barbara County

The United Way of Santa Barbara County, Hutton Parker Foundation, and Santa Barbara Foundation are leading the COVID-19 Joint Response Effort with members of the Foundation Roundtable to address the needs of individuals and families in Santa Barbara County as well as the nonprofits who serve them. Already, the applications received far outweigh the funding available. We need your support.


Find Help

Find Help is an online platform that connects individuals to resources. Find food assistance, help to pay bills, and other free or reduced-cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic.


Help Organizations

In times of crisis, communities come together to help one another. We at the Santa Barbara Foundation are inspired by the generous donors and volunteers who have stepped forward to provide funding, donations of vitally needed food and supplies, and essential volunteer work. The forums below provide opportunities for community members to support our non-profit organizations in need of food, supplies, volunteers, and financial contributions for needs related to the COVID-19 crisis.

Community members: Please contact the organizations directly, or follow their instructions regarding donations and volunteer opportunities. You can use the tables below to search and sort for relevant data, or scroll through to browse opportunities and needs.

Organizations: Please use the forms provided to submit your current needs to be listed in the tables below. You will be able to submit changes and additional requests as your needs develop.

Options: Food & Supply Opportunities Forum | Volunteer Opportunities Forum | Financial Request Forum | Offer Food & Supply | Offer Services Free of Charge


Organizations: Please use this form to update or remove your listing or click here to submit a new request.

Food & Supply Needs
Please click on the boxes below for expanded information about supplies requested by non-profit organizations. Don’t see opportunities to help yet? Check back regularly as needs are just beginning to be submitted!


Organizations: Please use this form to update or remove your listing or click here to submit a new request.

Volunteer Opportunities
Please click on the boxes below for expanded information about volunteer opportunities. Don’t see opportunities to help yet? Check back regularly as needs are just beginning to be submitted!


Organizations: Please use this form to update or remove your listing or click here to submit a new request.

Financial Requests
Please click on the boxes below for expanded information about the financial needs of non-profit organizations. Don’t see opportunities to help yet? Check back regularly as needs are just beginning to be submitted!


Offer Help

Please use this form to update or remove your listing or click here to submit a new request.

Food & Supply Available
Please click on the boxes below for expanded information about donated food and supplies offered and contact the individual or organization directly.


Please use this form to update or remove your listing or click here to submit a new request.

Services Offered Free of Cost
Please click on the boxes below for expanded information about services offered free of charge and contact the individual or organization directly.