GIVE through
December 31

Sanctuary Centers

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AHA! (Attitude. Harmony. Achievement.)

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Freedom 4 Youth

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Wilderness Youth Project

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Unite to Light

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Santa Barbara Police Activities League

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League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara

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Gwendolyn Strong Foundation

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Total Raised $393,780.26
Individual Donations $142,556.09
Overall Matching Fund $21,100.00
Organization Challenge Gifts $230,124.17
Donors 676
$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!




A Letter From The Fund for Santa Barbara

Dear Santa Barbara Independent Reader, The Fund for Santa Barbara is honored once again to be partnering with the Santa Barbara Independent to help raise critical funds for some of our region’s most important community-based organizations. The success of last year’s pilot program – over $400,000 raised for 44 nonprofits – shows that Santa Barbara Gives! has […] Read more


A Letter From The Santa Barbara Independent

Dear Readers, In 2017, the Independent in partnership with The Fund for Santa Barbara launched the pilot program Santa Barbara Gives!, a year-end online fundraising program for area nonprofits. More than 590 donors combined to give over $400,000 to 44 nonprofits. This year we are partnering again with The Fund for a 2018 campaign. In […] Read more


Santa Barbara Gives! Launches 2018 Campaign

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 people to donate via, and inspire first-time donors to support a wide variety of causes in Santa Barbara. A project-based program, Santa Barbara Gives! donors […] Read more


Santa Barbara Gives! is now closed for 2018. Together we raised over $390,000 for 55 participating Santa Barbara nonprofits in six weeks. Thank you for your support.