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.

Santa Barbara County Announces COVID-19 Relief Grant for Arts & Culture Nonprofits

Santa Barbara Foundation Names New President & CEO, Jackie Carrera

Economic Impact Payments Provide Some Relief to Individuals; Offer Opportunities for Community Support

Santa Barbara Foundation Launches COVID-19 “Ways to Help” Webpage Connecting Needs and Resources in Santa Barbara County

Esfuerzo de Respuesta Colaborativo al COVID-19 del Condado de Santa Barbara Expandido Mas de $1 Millón de Apoyo Prometido para Esfuerzos de Alivio

COVID-19 Joint Response Effort for Santa Barbara County Expanded Over $1 Million in Support Pledged to Relief Efforts

Santa Barbara Foundation and United Way of Santa Barbara County Collaborate on COVID-19 Response Efforts

Santa Barbara Foundation Announces Leadership Transition

Community Congratulates Erik & Judy Frost, Frank & Scottie Ortiz for Lifetime of Service to Santa Maria Valley

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

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