Santa Barbara Foundation

For over 90 years, the Santa Barbara Foundation has been a catalyst for change. The foundation analyzes issues to identify challenges that burden people every day in Santa Barbara County. It convenes community stakeholders to build coalitions and partner with nonprofits and other leaders working on the front lines. Together with the Santa Barbara community the foundation charts a direction and mobilizes people to support the dynamic initiatives that make this a better place, now and for generations to come.

Assets and Giving for Santa Barbara Foundation


2018 - 372,582,050
2017 - 424,101,970
2016 - 259,089,047
Domestic Grants

2018 - 29,437,980
2017 - 26,039,387


Recent News from Santa Barbara Foundation

Vc Locals Earn Highest Honors on National Philanthropy Day
Foundation: Santa Barbara Foundation

Doug and Penny Yarrow have lived in Westlake Village, Calif., for 38 years. Now they're the recipients of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter's...more

Santa Barbara Foundation taking Santa Maria Valley nominations for Celebrate Philanthropy 2023
Foundation: Santa Barbara Foundation

The Santa Barbara Foundation is looking to recognize people in the Santa Maria Valley who make it a better place to...more

Tri-county area shows resilience in the face of a storm - Pacific Coast Business Times
Foundation: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara Foundation, Ventura County Community Foundation

The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County was founded in the late 1990s to provide a vehicle for community fundraising, joining a...more

Celebrate Philanthropy honorees celebrated at annual luncheon | Local News |
Foundation: Santa Barbara Foundation

Two Santa Maria Valley couples and a late publishing luminary were celebrated at the 2022 Santa Barbara Foundation Celebrate Philanthropy...more

Center for Evaluation and Assessment Administers 2022 Nonprofit Leader Survey for Santa ...
Foundation: Santa Barbara Foundation

The Santa Barbara Foundation, the largest community foundation in the region and the county's go-to resource for investment and...more

County Lines: Chamber spreading word about microbusiness grants - Santa Maria Times
Foundation: Santa Barbara Foundation

The Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program was launched by Santa Barbara County in partnership with the Santa Barbara Foundation, with...more

Santa Barbara Foundation sets info session on 2022 grants for nonprofit groups - Santa Maria Times
Foundation: Santa Barbara Foundation

The Santa Barbara Foundation has released its updated community grants list and 2022 deadlines for applying and will present an...more

County Lines: District officials continue to investigate alleged sexual misconduct at Righetti High
Foundation: Santa Barbara Foundation

The foundation has provided annual grants to nonprofit organizations working in safety-net areas to support vulnerable populations and...more

179 Nonprofits Receive Share of $1.2 Million at Montecito Bank & Trust's 17th Annual Luncheon
Foundation: Santa Barbara Foundation

Through this unique giving program, the Bank has granted more than $19 million to local ... Community Arts Music Association of Santa Barbara...more

Social Enterprise Network Sites

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $50 million to support emergency efforts to contain the threat caused by Ebola in West Africa.

Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs

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