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Past Events

Food Action Forum | November 20, 2019

As part of a series of Educational Forums hosted by the Foundation, SBF held a Santa Barbara County Food Action Forum at our Santa Maria HQ. A panel of community experts discussed food insecurity in our county as well as the collaborative efforts to end hunger by strengthening sustainable food systems.

Homelessness & Housing Forum | November 19, 2019

At this Educational Forum, a panel of community experts came together to discuss the issues of shelter, safety, and how best to support vulnerable populations in our communities. Learn more about the challenges facing our communities and the work being done to address them.

Celebrate Philanthropy | November 7, 2019

Celebrate Philanthropy honors individuals, couples or families who have demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable work in the Santa Maria Valley. Celebrate Philanthropy was held on November 7, 2019 and honored two couples: Judy & Erik Frost and Frank & Scottie Ortiz.

2019 North County Catalyst Reception | October 10, 2019

The North County Fall Catalyst Reception was held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Presqu’ile Winery in Santa Maria. The Catalyst Reception is near and dear to the staff and board of the Santa Barbara Foundation as it is our chance to personally thank and celebrate our donors who believe in us.

2019 South County Catalyst Reception | October 1, 2019

The South County Fall Catalyst Reception was held on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. The Catalyst Reception is near and dear to the staff and board of the Santa Barbara Foundation as it is our chance to personally thank and celebrate our donors who believe in us.

76th Man & Woman of the Year | September 4, 2019

The 76th Man & Woman of the Year Awards Luncheon was held on September 4, 2019, honoring David Boyd and Jelinda DeVorzon. The award honors extraordinary service and voluntarism in Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara County Leadership Awards | May 14, 2019

The Santa Barbara Foundation hosted the inaugural Santa Barbara County Leadership Awards on May 14, 2019. The highly anticipated event announced the recipients of three awards honoring and celebrating the hard work, commitment and impact of our nonprofit leaders and organizations throughout the region.

Learn about the award recipients.

Sponsored Events

North County Nonprofit Forum | September 26, 2019

The North County Nonprofit Forum was created in 2016 by a group of foundations and nonprofits interested in building the capacity and strengthening networking among northern Santa Barbara County nonprofits and funders.

The upcoming Forum “All Hands on Deck! Engaging the Board and Staff in Leadership & Fundraising” was held on September 26, 2019 in Santa Maria.