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We are proud to live in Santa Barbara County where we are surrounded by natural beauty, caring neighbors, and vibrant culture. However, not all residents have the security and opportunity so many of us enjoy. The Santa Barbara Foundation is committed to giving special attention to the needs of working families and the extremely vulnerable. In addition, we will continue to support the arts, education, senior care and so many other causes you care about. Just as we have for more than nine decades.

Community Engagement Fund

The Santa Barbara Foundation cultivates leadership, promotes innovation, and fosters collaboration throughout Santa Barbara County. Gifts to the Community Engagement Fund are strategically leveraged for positive impact in communities across our county. We invite you to engage with us by donating a gift, large or small.

Community Champions

Be a champion for Santa Barbara County! Inspired individuals who contribute $1,000 or more annually to the Community Engagement Fund will be recognized as Community Champions. Champions will be invited to SBF events and will be honored at our annual Catalyst Reception.

Join our community of donors to make our county the best it can be.

Strategic Priorities Fund

With the goal of being a community foundation for the times, our focus through 2023 will be on supporting our most vulnerable populations by addressing basic human needs, finding creative solutions to problems that impede working families who are just one paycheck away from becoming among the most vulnerable, and strengthening the social sector which is consistently called upon to meet increasing community needs.

A gift to the Strategic Priorities Fund will expand our ability to meet the needs of these individuals and organizations.

Corporate Philanthropy

Support a culture of philanthropy among businesses. Demonstrate your corporate leadership by investing in the health and well-being of Santa Barbara County.