Foothills Forever



We have a one-time opportunity to save the San Marcos Foothills, we need your support now!


With your help, we reached an agreement to purchase the 101 acres West Mesa of the San Marcos Foothills!

This will permanently preserve and protect the land for future generations. Our intent is to add it to the 200 acres San Marcos Foothills Preserve.

With the strong support from our community, the Foothills Forever Fund has almost raised the $18.6 million required to purchase the land. Our overall goal is $20 million which will cover the costs of the land, the purchase escrow & campaign costs, and establish an initial endowment to help maintain the property.

Payment by mail

If you would like to make a payment by check, please send to the address below and include “Foothills Forever Fund” in the memo line

Foothills Forever Funds
c/o Santa Barbara Foundation,
1111 Chapala St, ste. 200
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Stock/securities gifts

To make a gift of stock/securities, please contact the Santa Barbara Foundation staff for further details:

Andrea Light, Senior Investment Officer, (805) 880-9355,
Jessica Sanchez, Director of Donor Relations, (805) 880-9366,