County Connections

To keep the community connected to our work, the Santa Barbara Foundation publishes quarterly County Connections Reports highlighting donor contributions and charitable investments. Thank you for joining the Foundation in our work to lead, inspire and amplify philanthropy throughout our community and beyond.

Supporting Wellness in Santa Barbara County

County Connections | May 2019 Leer en español

We have changed the name of this publication from our Quarterly Report to our County Connections Report. Don’t worry, this report will still be released at the end of each quarter, but we have organized themes and data points to share pressing issues in our communities. Donor acknowledgement and finances will be in our new Year In Review Report, coming to you soon!

Arts & Culture in Santa Barbara County

County Connections | October – December 2018 Leer en español

  • Q4 Donor Contributions: $10.5M
  • Q4 Investments in Santa Barbara County: $30.2M

Click on the image to the right explore featured articles highlighting local arts and culture organizations, programs, events and more.

Celebrating 90 Years of Service to Santa Barbara County

County Connections | July – September 2018 | Leer en español

  • Q3 Donor Contributions: $4,754,000
  • Q3 Investments in Santa Barbara County: $4,658,000
  • Year to Date Donor Contributions: $12,721,000
  • Year to Date Investments in Santa Barbara County: $15,208,000

Helping Our Youth Thrive

County Connections | April – June 2018

  • Q2 Donor Contributions: $4,506,000
  • Q2 Investments in Santa Barbara County: $3,993,000
  • Year to Date Donor Contributions: $7,967,000
  • Year to Date Investments in Santa Barbara County: $10,550,000

Community Resilience

County Connections | January – March 2018

  • Donor Contributions: $3,461,000
  • Investments in Santa Barbara County: $6,557,000
  • Investments Beyond the County: $2,988,000

Achieving Impact

Community Foundation News | October – December 2017

  • Donor Contributions: $13,576,000
  • Investments in Santa Barbara County: $3,807,000
  • Investments Beyond the County: $2,337,000
  • Year to Date Donor Contributions: $45,084,000
  • Year to Date Investments in Santa Barbara County: $16,922,000

Learning Together

Community Foundation News | July – September 2017

  • Donor Contributions: $5,694,000
  • Investments in Santa Barbara County: $5,139,000
  • Investments Beyond the County: $2,059,000

Strengthening Collaboration

Community Foundation News | April – June 2017

  • Donor Contributions: $2,301,000
  • Investments in Santa Barbara County: $3,017,000
  • Investments Beyond the County: $2,783,000

Empowering Leaders

Community Foundation News | January – March 2017

  • Donor Contributions: $23,526,000
  • Investments in Santa Barbara County: $5,162,000
  • Investments Beyond the County: $2,200,000