Featured Events

2019 Community Grant Information Sessions

We invite you to meet the Santa Barbara Foundation’s staff and learn about our new grant program areas to support nonprofit organizations serving our most vulnerable populations throughout Santa Barbara County. We will also be sharing our strategic priorities, including three new focus areas in support of working families, and other resources. Nonprofit representatives are encouraged to attend one of four information sessions being held in several of our communities as follows:

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
555 McMurray Road, Buellton

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Santa Barbara Foundation North County Headquarters
2625 South Miller Street, Suite 101, Santa Maria

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Santa Barbara Foundation South County Headquarters
1111 Chapala Street, Suite 200, Santa Barbara

Thursday, January 31, 2019
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Santa Barbara Foundation South County Headquarters
1111 Chapala Street, Suite 200, Santa Barbara

Attendance is optional. Due to space considerations, registration is limited to one representative per organization.

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

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 will be held November 7th in Santa Maria and November 8th in Santa Barbara. Click to the right for more details about the events.

Celebrate Philanthropy

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 1st, 2018.

Man & Woman of the Year

The 75th Man & Woman of the Year are Ernesto Paredes and Joni Meisel! They were honored at a lunch reception on September 5, 2018. Click to the right to learn more about the honorees.

The 76th Man & Woman of the Year Awards Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Stay tuned to our website for more information on nominations and ticket sales.