RFP for 2018 SB Gives! Now Open. 2018 Application
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December 31

Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center

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Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy

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Santa Barbara County Action Network

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La Casa de la Raza

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Planned Parenthood California Central Coast

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Mental Wellness Center

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Environmental Defense Center

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Lompoc Cooperative Development Project

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Total Raised $402,659.95
Individual Donations $113,391.54
Overall Matching Fund $17,550.00
Organization Challenge Gifts $271,718.41
Donors 599
$0 Goal


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

We are now accepting RFPs for the 2018 Santa Barbara Gives! Campaign

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 improve the lives of us all. But they need our continued support.

Most of these groups are working for change by focusing 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 Big Ideas and consider supporting any number of the organizations featured. We hope this inspires you to 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 SBGives.org, 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