Featured Events

Annual Award Events

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.

Celebrate Philanthropy | November 7, 2019

Celebrate Philanthropy honors individuals, couples or families who, through direct service or financial support, have demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable work in the Santa Maria Valley. Celebrate Philanthropy will be held on November 7, 2019. Nominations are open on June 1 and close on July 31.

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” will be held September 26, 2019 in Santa Maria.

Event Series

#AskSBF Office Hours

Our staff is always available by phone or appointment to engage with community members for any questions they have about the Santa Barbara Foundation. The Foundation regularly hosts #AskSBF open office hours for community members to walk in without an appointment – these sessions typically align with Grant Program timelines. Stay tuned for information about our the next series of #AskSBF Office Hours!

Breakfast Club Series

The Santa Barbara Foundation’s Breakfast Club is an educational event series for fundraising staff and board members in Santa Barbara County.

Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming Breakfast Club events.