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You can select your preferred investment option for your fund at the Santa Barbara Foundation. Click “learn more” on one of the four options below, listed left to right from lowest volatility to highest volatility, for more information. Learn more about our current performance, the Foundation’s investment process and Investment Policy Statement. If you have any questions, or would prefer to invest using cash, please contact Cheri Savage, Director of Investments, at or (805) 880-9384.

Honoring the Past and Investing in the Future

The Santa Barbara Foundation established the Max & Clara Legacy Society as a way to thank the forward-thinking individuals who have made a gift through their will or estate plan. As part of the Society, you will be honored as one of the foundation’s closest supporters who have made a commitment to our future work through a legacy gift. Contact us to learn more.


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Discover Our Impact

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Thank You, Jean K. Schuyler

BY JORDAN KILLEBREW | April 26, 2019 Santa Barbara County lost a true friend on April 17, 2019 with the passing of Jean K. Schuyler. Supporter of the arts and education, a defender of the environment, and an advocate for women’s issues, Jean’s close, long-term relationship with the Santa Barbara Foundation leaves us feeling grief […]

Michael Towbes’ Legacy of Giving Lives On

Featured in 2018 Fourth Quarter Report: Art & Culture in Santa Barbara County BY SAM WATERSTONE | LEER EN ESPAÑOL Few individuals have impacted a region as much as Michael Towbes has Santa Barbara County. A beloved businessman, philanthropist and community leader, Towbes embodied values that we hold dear: He believed in respect, equality, and working hard […]



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