GIVE through
December 31

PFLAG Santa Barbara Chapter

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Environmental Defense Center

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Mental Wellness Center

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El Centro

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Santa Barbara Teen Legal Clinic

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Freedom 4 Youth

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Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network

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Carpinteria Valley Arts Council

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Total Raised $241,884.17
Individual Donations $60.00
Overall Matching Fund $17,500.00
Organization Challenge Gifts $224,324.17
Donors 90
$0 Goal


Welcome to Santa Barbara Gives!

The Santa Barbara Independent and the Fund for Santa Barbara are proud to partner in the launch of Santa Barbara Gives!

While Santa Barbara County is fortunate to be a region of tremendous prosperity and natural beauty, our region also faces many of the same problems that challenge our society as a whole. Faced with the natural disasters of this past year, our community showed how resilient we can be when we come together and work for the greater good. A vital piece holding our community together is the network of nonprofits that work so tirelessly to improve the lives of us all.

The selected nonprofits are a small sliver of the nonprofit organizations that make up the fabric of our community, but the projects they put forward focus on the root causes of societal problems, by providing long-term solutions, while operating in a manner that advances democracy here at home, and being responsive to and directed by the people they serve.

We encourage you to take a good look at these Social Change Projects and consider supporting any number of the organizations featured. We hope this inspires you to learn about the work they are doing in our community and Give!




SB Gives! on KZSB AM 1290

On Giving Tuesday! Santa Barbara Independent Publisher, Brandi Rivera and Fund for Santa Barbara’s, Gary Clark talk Santa Barbara Gives! with Maria Long on Doctors Without Walls Humanitarian Health Hour on KZSB AM 1290. Have a listen here.


Introducing Santa Barbara Gives!

Santa Barbara Gives! is a year-end fundraising program for Santa Barbara nonprofits. The goal is to create a new network of donors for participating nonprofits, make it easy for donors to give at, and to inspire first-time donors to give in Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara Gives! is project based. Donors will be motivated by […] Read more


A Letter from The Fund for Santa Barbara

Dear Santa Barbara Independent Reader, The Fund for Santa Barbara is honored to be partnering with the Santa Barbara Independent on this exciting new project to help raise critical funds for some of our region’s most important community-based organizations. It’s not often that a media outlet is willing to leverage their platform to cultivate much needed resources to solve […] Read more