Spending some time outdoors seems to be mentioned as a coping practice in every article we’ve read for rules of social distancing during Covid-19. This advice is being given both for mental health and reducing stress for ourselves. Join this conversation to learn simple ways to connect with nature and maintain your wellbeing during this difficult time.
You are invited to join me and Assemblymember Monique Limón for a COVID-19 teleconference town hall this Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 5 p.m.
This teleconference town hall will allow those who call in to hear up-to-date information and presentations from Santa Barbara County health officials from the convenience of their own phones and submit questions for them to answer.
Over the past several days, ThinkHR has fielded hundreds of questions from HR departments across the country struggling to meet COVID-19 challenges. Think HR has generously opened their COVID-19 HR Guidance and Best Practices Webinar to individuals outside of their network in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Santa Barbara County is now eligible for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. These loans are designed to help small business get through this difficult time. Rates and terms are very competive. Eligibility will be open for a while, but if you want more information we encourage you to participate in today’s call.
Santa Barbara Foundation will be hosting a webinar with employment lawyer Jonathan Light of LightGabler in Ventura. He will share his California specific guidance for nonprofits in respect to the regional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Friday, February 21st the Santa Barbara Foundation held our North County Donor Appreciation Luncheon at The Far Western Tavern in Orcutt. Attendees learned about the impact of their gifts in our community through 2019.
On Wednesday, February 19th the Santa Barbara Foundation hosted our first Community Champions’ Luncheon to thank our generous supporters.
Attendees learned about the impact their gifts made in Santa Barbara County in 2019, and heard from guest speaker, Rob Fredericks of the Housing Authority of Santa Barbara about some of SBF’s investments in affordable housing.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.