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In Their Own Words
Ryan and Sarah Muzzy - Our Story of Philanthropy

Your contributions matter. The Santa Barbara Foundation makes it easy for you to give effectively by providing you with knowledge of community issues and proven giving strategies. When you give to the Santa Barbara Foundation, you invest in our community and enrich the lives of the people who live here. Your gift helps boost our region's vitality and create a more vibrant community for generations to come.



Open a Fund
A personalized fund at the Santa Barbara Foundation gives you flexibility with your philanthropy. You can be as active as you wish and support the issues and organizations that matter most to you—locally, nationally or internationally.
Planned Giving
Giving reflects your values, hopes, and vision for a better world. The Santa Barbara Foundation makes your planned giving personally satisfying by combining your interests with convenient options.
Collective Giving
Collective giving offers a unique opportunity for individuals to leverage charitable giving by pooling funds, and as a result, maximizing impact on the community.

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Donor Spotlight: Liam Murphy

Abused, neglected and abandoned by her mother in her early years of life, Rosie was sent to live with her grandparents. She was to go physically combative and had serious behavior problems. At a loss for how to help her, Rosie’s grandparents reached out to Child Abuse Listening Mediation (CALM). After working with therapists at CALM, Rosie’s behavior improved. She grew more secure, began succeeding in school and was a much happier little girl. Read more...


Questions ?

Our Philanthropic Services team can help you choose the best charitable tool to meet your philanthropic goals. Call (805) 963-1873 or use this contact form so we may discuss your options.
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