Santa Barbara Foundation
The Santa Barbara Foundation was established in 1928 by Max Fleischmann and a forward thinking group who wanted to enrich the lives of people from Santa Maria to Carpinteria.
For more than eight decades, the Santa Barbara Foundation has been at the center of civic activity, a vibrant expression of its engaged citizenry, a solver of problems, a partner in philanthropy, and a critical supporter of community organizations and efforts.
There is hardly a nonprofit organization or essential community project that has not benefited from the work of the Santa Barbara Foundation.
As they have grown, the goals have remained the same - turning community dollars into community change. Today, thanks to the unwavering generosity of the community, the assets have grown to exceed $300 million and they are the largest grantmaker in the county.
To every day use every tool at the disposal to facilitate the building of philanthropy, strengthen the nonprofit sector, and identify and strategically address important community opportunities and needs.See more