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There are many ways to make your charitable giving matter. Through the Santa Barbara Foundation, your donation allows us to continue our shared mission of making positive impact in Santa Barbara County. There are several simple, convenient, and flexible ways to make a difference now and into the future.

Donate to SBF

Since 1928, the Santa Barbara Foundation has provided funding, advice, and encouragement to those who are making a positive impact in the county. The generosity of many donors has made it possible for the foundation to be a strategic resource for nonprofits, to lead in time of crisis, and to support critical services to those most in need. You can be part of this good work by making a gift to the foundation.

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LEAF Initiative

Landscapes, Ecosystems, Agriculture and Food Systems.

Committed to preserving the natural beauty, ecological integrity and productivity of the wild and working lands in Santa Barbara County, our goal is strengthening community resiliency by preserving and enhancing the landscapes and systems.

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Community Caregiving Initiative

Living and dying with dignity should be a shared community value. That's why the Santa Barbara Foundation is committed to innovative solutions supporting people who need care and the people who care for them.

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Other Ways to Give

The Santa Barbara Foundation is pleased to accept donations on behalf of several collective philanthropy giving groups, affiliates, and initiatives. To direct a gift toward one of these select groups, please choose an option below.

Apples to Zucchini Cooking School

Our mission at Apples to Zucchini Cooking School is to teach children and their families to prepare nutritious, delicious, affordable meals made from real food

Down Syndrome Association of Santa Barbara County

Enhance the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families in our community promoting acceptance and inclusion

CBeyondcancer Fund

CBeyondcancer’s mission is to partner with and fund organizations that help families see beyond emotional and financial obstacles to focus on fighting cancer

Energy Partners Fund

Over the past six years the Energy Partners Fund has helped students learn and achieve, encouraged content mastery through field trips and mentorships

Ghana Village of Life

The Ghana-Village of Life Fund supports child victims of slave labor in West Africa. Currently working with PACODEP's Village of Life children's home in Kete Krachi, Ghana

Global Neighborhood Fund

The Global Neighborhood Fund strengthens under-served communities by providing grassroots grants in developing countries

The Grace Fisher Foundation

Our mission is to enrich and empower those with mental and physical challenges through the arts. Please join us in bringing color and excitement to those who need it most!

Ojai Women's Fund

The Ojai Women's Fund (OWF) is an all-volunteer collective giving circle dedicated to making substantial grants on an annual basis to organizations that target critical needs in the Ojai Valley.

Pacifica Graduate Institute Fund

Pacifica Graduate Institute has a fiscal sponsorship fund through the Santa Barbara Foundation, and is asking for your support in assisting funding for Pacifica student scholarships and research grants

Santa Barbara County Alliance for Arts Education

The mission of the SBCAAE is to promote, support and advocate for visual and performing arts education for preschool through post-secondary students in Santa Barbara County Schools

School Wellness Council

The mission of the School Wellness Council is to support a county wide effort by school districts and partner agencies to foster a culture of health and wellness in school communities.

Social Venture Partners Santa Barbara

Social Venture Partners Santa Barbara (SVPSB) strives to build stronger nonprofit organizations, build educated and engaged philanthropists, and build community

Rafe Sagarin Fund for Innovative Ecology

The Rafe Sagarin Fund seeks to support early career scientists to conduct creative research in marine science that includes a strong component of observational ecology


The Vow4Mal fund focuses on the education and prevention of drinking and driving, established in January 2014 to honor the life of Mallory Rae Dies, who was hit and killed by a drunk driver

Women's Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County

The Women's Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County responds to the community’s most urgent needs by making substantial gifts in Northern Santa Barbara County

Women's Fund of Santa Barbara

The Women's Fund of Santa Barbara responds to critical community needs by making substantial gifts in the Santa Barbara area with an emphasis on funding meaningful projects affecting women, children, and families

The Wuttke Foundation

The Wuttke Foundation is the charitable fund of The Wuttke Institute, whose mission is to heal, enlighten and change the brain in order to harness the tremendous power and creativity that lies within each one of us

Santa Barbara Associates

Women in Leadership Positions – Making Connections, Sharing Expertise, Inspiring Confidence, Encouraging Growth

Pilgrim Terrace Cooperative Homes

Providing social services in the community with dignity, to persons 62+ and/ or disabled of low income. Where each of those serving, and those who are being served, are respected and valued as equally important assets of our nonprofit community.

Our community mission is to align and empower Santa Barbara County to become a leading sustainable city for the world to follow.

SB Poetry

Santa Barbara Poetry Fund supports readings, workshops, and publications in our community and brings nationally-recognized poets to perform as part of the Santa Barbara Poetry Series

Vesalius Foundation

The Vesalius Foundation’s mission is to accelerate research and development for cancer detection and provide financial support for patients unable to afford the latest in cutting-edge testing technology

Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Summit

The primary collaborative focus of Live Well Santa Barbara County is providing health education and advocating for health in all policies and programs

Connor O'Keefe Fund


The Connor O'Keefe Fund is a non profit charitable fund that aims to support individuals and organizations that make a difference in our community through scholarships and grants


sbSNAP is a volunteer organization dedicated to matching individuals with special needs with adaptive programs available in the Santa Barbara community

SYV Teen Arts

Santa Ynez Valley Teen Arts helps teens of all social backgrounds in the Santa Ynez Valley and surrounding areas find their inner selves through free art classes taught by professional artists

Montecito Community Fund

A response, recovery and rebuilding fund for the people, organizations and businesses affected by the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow. Envisioned by Gwyneth Paltrow, Rob & Sheryl Lowe, Gregg Renfrew, Mark Hancock and their neighbors and friends

Mark and Caroline Montgomery Memorial Fund

In the memory of Mark and Caroline Montgomery, we are starting a memorial fund to support organizations that provide services in the areas of social welfare, education, and health care
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