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Donor Advised Funds

In Their Own Words
Mike and Diane Wondolowski - Our Story of Philanthropy

A personalized Donor Advised Fund at the Santa Barbara Foundation gives you flexibility with your philanthropy. You can be as active as you wish and support the issues and organizations that matter most to you – locally, nationally, or internationally.

Donor Advised Fund Brochure

Click here to download our Donor Advised Fund Brochure.

How it Works

You can open a personalized Donor Advised Fund with a gift of cash or other assets valued at $10,000 or more for an invested fund or $5,000 for a cash fund

How You Benefit  

  • You receive immediate tax benefits, and can give over time.
  • Gifts from your fund will be made in your name or the name of your fund.
  • Your assets can grow through one of four different investment options, allowing you to give more.
  • The Santa Barbara Foundation manages all of the paperwork, while you enjoy the highest level of charitable tax benefits.
  • You can recommend grants through our secure online donor system - "My SBF", and access your fund 24 hours a day.

What's Next?

Call Lynette Muscio at (805) 880-9367 to open your Donor Advised Fund.

Questions ?

Our Philanthropic Services team can help you choose the best charitable tool to meet your philanthropic goals. Call (805) 963-1873 or use this contact form so we may discuss your options.
North County Headquarters:  (805) 346-6123  |   2625 S. Miller Street, Suite 101, Santa Maria, CA 93455
South County Headquarters:  (805) 963-1873  |  1111 Chapala Street, Suite 200, Santa Barbara, CA 93101