Featured Events

Annual Award Events

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.

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

The 76th Man & Woman of the Year Awards Luncheon will be on Wednesday, September 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Coral Casino. Tickets go on sale July 29. We encourage all community members to submit nominations for the 76th Man & Woman of the Year Awards. Nominations are open April 29 through June 7.

The 75th Man & Woman of the Year reception was held on September 5th, 2018, honoring Ernesto Paredes and Joni Meisel.

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.

Event Series

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.

The next Breakfast Club events “Jumpstart Your Planned Giving Program with Katherine Wertheim, CFRE” will be held June 4th in Santa Maria and June 5th in Santa Barbara. Click to the right for more details about the events.

Past Events

2019 #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 – stay tuned for an announcement regarding our next #AskSBF office hours availability. We also encourage you to post your questions on social media using the #AskSBF hashtag (or send us a direct message) and a member of our team will get back to you.

Questions? Please contact Deanna Vallejo, Community Engagement Associate (805) 963-1873 | dvallejo@sbfoundation.org.