Supporting Organization

What are Supporting Organizations?

Supporting Organizations provide maximum flexibility without the administrative complexities of a private foundation. Although they have their own tax ID number and your donations receive the maximum level of tax deductions, they are covered under the umbrella of the Santa Barbara Foundation and their grants and activities must fulfill and support the charitable purposes of the foundation. You will work closely with us to appoint a board and we handle all of the administrative oversight, including the IRS 990 filings. You should consider starting a Supporting Organization only as a more simplified and efficient alternative to a private family foundation.

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How does a Supporting Organization work?


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