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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.

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County Lines: Chamber spreading word about microbusiness grants - Santa Maria Times
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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
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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
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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
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Through this unique giving program, the Bank has granted more than $19 million to local ... Community Arts Music Association of Santa Barbara...more

Santa Maria do-gooders honored for community work at Celebrate Philanthropy luncheon ...
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City leaders and nonprofit professionals gathered at the Santa Maria Country Club on Thursday to honor the civic and charitable work of Tim...more

Celebrate Philanthropy: Tim Murphy passionate about helping youth, giving back
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“Part of the goal is to get other people to volunteer and be philanthropic, and I think when they see what other people are doing, maybe they think,...more

Santa Barbara Symphony board members elected
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Nancy Golden is returning to the board. His career has encompassed areas of marketing, high technology, nonprofit management and fundraising. He...more

Santa Barbara Symphony Welcomes Three New Board Members
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... UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, he has spent his career in consumer marketing, high technology, nonprofit management, and...more

Jan Campbell Retiring as Executive Director of Domestic Violence Solutions, Board Announces ...
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... the Ocean, and most recently, she served as Chief Philanthropic Officer at the Santa Barbara Foundation. ... This is one of the ways she has been widely recognized for her outstanding efforts in...more

Program Provides Emergency Grants to Santa Barbara Businesses
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A partnership of the Santa Barbara Foundation and the Santa Barbara County provides emergency business grants. The funds, which are available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...more



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