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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 SBGives.org, and inspire first-time donors to support a wide variety of causes in Santa Barbara. A project-based program, Santa Barbara Gives! donors will be motivated by both the overall mission of an organization and a specific social change project.

After a successful first year, Santa Barbara Gives! held an open application process in August 2018. From 77 applicants, 55 organizations were selected by The Fund for Santa Barbara’s Grant Making Committee to participate in year two of the campaign. Each nonprofit’s mission, social change project, and challenge grants can be found in their profile on SBGives.org.

Community members and businesses partners have stepped forward to pledge challenge grants to individual organizations and matching grants to the overall campaign, raising more than $236,500 before the launch of the campaign. Now we ask the community to show their support and give to these nonprofits.

Santa Barbara Gives! launches November 15, 2018, and runs through December 31, 2018.


About Santa Barbara Gives!: Santa Barbara Gives! is a year-end giving campaign for Santa Barbara nonprofits born from a partnership between the Santa Barbara Independent and The Fund for Santa Barbara. Matching funds are provided by the Brittingham Family Foundation, McCune Foundation, Montecito Bank & Trust, and the Santa Barbara Foundation.

We Did It!

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