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The Mission of the Santa Barbara Foundation is to mobilize collective wisdom and philanthropic capital to build empathetic, inclusive and resilient communities.

Jackie Carrera, President & CEO

Community grants are grants the Foundation makes in response to needs and requests from the nonprofits in our community. They are supported by the Foundation’s endowment and donors and are awarded through a rigorous process of research, planning, due diligence, and evaluation. Foundation staff consult with community volunteers whose expertise ensures a balanced approach to the review process.To learn about all grant opportunities and deadlines please visit the foundations website:

Arts / Culture & Humanities, Education, Environment, Families, Food / Agriculture & Nutrition, Health, Housing & Shelter, Human Services, Public Safety / Disaster Preparedness & Relief, Philanthropy & Grantmaking Foundations, Seniors, Social Services, Women, Youth Development
Santa Barbara County - All

All Santa Barbara Foundation funding is awarded based on a rigorous process of research, due diligence, planning and evaluation. Foundation staff consult with community volunteers with subject expertise to ensure a balanced approach to its review processes.General grant opportunities include: express grants, community learning sponsorships, capital grants and innovation awardsFocus areas include: early care and education, health and human services, and environmentAll grant opportunities and deadlines are posted on the foundation website at

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