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Total Raised $287,624.00
Individual Donations $150,690.47
Overall Matching Fund $19,115.00
Organization Challenge Gifts $117,818.53
Donors 625
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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.  A vital piece holding our community together is the network of nonprofits that work so tirelessly to ensure our community can continue to become more accessible and sustainable and to thrive regardless of the political climate.

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!



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 the first two years of the program – over $750,000 raised for dozens of nonprofits – […] Read more


A Letter From The Santa Barbara Independent

Dear Readers,In 2017, the Santa Barbara Independent partnered with The Fund for Santa Barbara and launched a year-end online giving campaign that highlights organizations in our community doing crucial social work and provides an easy-to-use online donation platform for our readers.Our third year of S.B. Gives! launches today, November 14, and we hope to continue […] Read more


SB Gives! 2019 Applications Open

SANTA BARBARA, May 30, 2019 — 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 SBGives.org, and inspire first-time donors to support a wide variety of causes in Santa Barbara. Donors […] Read more

We Did It!

We did it, together, and raised $282,144 for 53 local nonprofits.