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Welcome to Santa Barbara Gives!



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!

We Did It!

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