Featured Events

Annual Award Events

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 now closed.

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. 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.

This year’s North County Nonprofit Forum “All Hands on Deck! Engaging the Board and Staff in Leadership & Fundraising” with keynote speaker Robbe Healey, Aurora Philanthropic Consulting will be held September 26th in Santa Maria.

Event Series

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 – upcoming office hours will be held in July and August. 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.

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.