Press & Photo Releases

Recent Press Releases

As one of the largest private sources of funding for area nonprofits, agencies, and college bound students, the foundation makes funds available to identify and strategically address critical community issues – to strengthen the nonprofit sector, to encourage collaboration and partnerships, and to engage and align philanthropic capital with community needs in order to positively impact the county’s common good. On this page, you will find all of the latest press releases about what the foundation is doing in our many communities in Santa Barbara County.

2019 Leadership Awards Announced

4th Annual North County Nonprofit Forum Addresses Need for Board Education

David Boyd & Jelinda DeVorzon are the 76th Man & Woman of the Year

Pedro Paz, Ph.D. Joins Santa Barbara Foundation as Director of Grantmaking

Neighbors Show Lompoc Cares with Donation to Community Disaster Relief Fund

The Santa Barbara Foundation Welcomes New Trustees

The Santa Barbara Foundation 2017 Celebrate Philanthropy Awards

Findings from the Santa Barbara County Veterans Assessment Report Revealed

Jan Campbell, Chief Philanthropic Officer, to Leave Santa Barbara Foundation at the End of 2017

Strong Majorities of Santa Barbara County Voters Want California’s Next Governor To Invest in Early Childhood Care and Education

Santa Barbara Foundation Awards Core Support for Basic Needs Grants Totaling $882,500

Santa Barbara County Voter Memorandum: Early Childhood Education

The Santa Barbara Foundation & Association of Fundraising Professionals Award H. Peter Karoff Scholarship

Santa Barbara Foundation Honors 2017 Fleischmann and Spaulding Scholarship Recipients for Excellence in Academics and Community Service


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