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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

See some of our latest work impacting the many communities of Santa Barbara County.

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 […]

The Hancock Promise Raises Enrollment

Featured in 2018 Second Quarter Report: Helping Our Youth Thrive BY JORDAN KILLEBREW  |  JULY 25, 2018  |  LEER EN ESPAÑOL In June 2018, The Hancock Promise opened its program to high school graduates in the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District. This district spans high schools from Lompoc to Santa Ynez, Cuyama and the Santa Maria […]



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