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 Foundation Announces Inaugural Conservation, Environment, and Public Trails Grant Program

The Elaine F. Stepanek Foundation Restaurant Fund Awards $500,000 to 71 Restaurants through the Santa Barbara Foundation

El Fondo para Restaurantes de la Fundación Elaine F. Stepanek otorga $500,000 dólares a 71 restaurantes a través de la Fundación Santa Bárbara

Grants Available for Small, Independently Owned, Dine-In Restaurants in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Barbara Foundation Announces New Trustees

Santa Barbara Better Together Funds Provides Grants For Small Businesses:

Nominations are Open for Man & Woman of the Year & Celebrate Philanthropy

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


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