The Santa Barbara Community is Like Peanut Butter — and Unity Shoppe — the Jelly!
By Giving List Staff   |   September 13, 2021

With school back in session, it’s an exciting time of the year for many children, but, sadly, there are thousands […more…]

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Wins 2021 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award
By Giving List Staff   |   August 29, 2021

Visitor Reviews Place Conservation Organization Among the top 10% of Attractions Worldwide  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, the oldest botanic garden […more…]

Local Music Teachers Kick Off the School Year with Instruments and a $16,000 Gift
By Giving List Staff   |   August 29, 2021

The ringing of school bells isn’t the only sound that reminds us that Santa Barbara schools are back in session. […more…]

Discovery Channel host Ian Shive joins Wildlife Care Network board
By Giving List Staff   |   August 20, 2021

Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network (SBWCN) is excited to welcome the newest member of their Board of Directors, Ian Shive. […more…]

SBCC Foundation Welcomes Four New Members to its Board of Directors
By Giving List Staff   |   August 12, 2021

The SBCC Foundation recently welcomed four new members to its board of directors: directors-at-large Daniel Emmett, Madeleine Jacobson, Ben Scott, […more…]

Amur Leopard Cub Born at the Santa Barbara Zoo
By Giving List Staff   |   August 12, 2021

On August 6th at 4:05 am, the Santa Barbara Zoo’s Amur leopard, Ajax, gave birth to her first cub, and […more…]

STESA Provides Support to Caregivers Preparing to Send Students to College
By Giving List Staff   |   August 3, 2021

As summer winds down, many students are preparing to go to college. STESA congratulates all students for their success and […more…]

Summerland Oil Capping Images by Night & Rincon Area Cleanup by Day
By Giving List Staff   |   July 27, 2021

Heal the Ocean would like to share with you, our supporters, scenes we know you’ll love. By Night: Summerland Oil […more…]

Heal the Ocean’s July 2021 E-Letter
By Giving List Staff   |   July 27, 2021

In this E-Letter: • Oil Well Capping Equipment Moves into Summerland • Be Confetti Conscious this Fiesta! • Haskell’s Hero […more…]

Congressman Carbajal Visits and Reads to Storyteller Children
By Giving List Staff   |   July 19, 2021

Congressman Carbajal paid a special visit to Storyteller Children’s Center’s De La Vina campus on July 16 to read stories […more…]

Abandoned Homeless Camp Removed From Haskell’s Beach – A Story with a Great Twist
By Giving List Staff   |   July 15, 2021

Another abandoned homeless camp got cleaned out – a big one at Haskell’s Beach near the Bacara Resort. This time […more…]

Another Summerland Well to be Capped
By Giving List Staff   |   July 12, 2021

From July 21-25, a little over 2 weeks from now, Summerland’s Lookout Park and the beach below the park will […more…]

CALM Pleased to Announce New Board Member Jon Clark
By Giving List Staff   |   July 5, 2021

Jon Clark has been named to the CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) Board of Trustees. He will be instrumental in […more…]

STESA Supports U.S. Senate’s Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act
By Giving List Staff   |   July 2, 2021

The U.S. military reveals high numbers of sexual assault among its ranks. In 2019, the Pentagon reported that almost 21,000 […more…]

Watch HTO’s Recording of SBMM’s Webinar: “Detecting and Capping Leaking Oil Wells in Summerland”
By Giving List Staff   |   July 2, 2021

Featuring HTO & Expert Panelists! (And a sneak preview of the next project to come!) The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum’s […more…]

New Beginnings Hires Sara Grasso as Homeless Services Director
By Giving List Staff   |   July 2, 2021

New Beginnings is pleased to announce the addition of Sara Grasso, MFT as the agency’s first Homeless Services Director. The […more…]

Women’s Economic Ventures Relocates to Downtown Santa Barbara with New Office Lease
By Giving List Staff   |   June 28, 2021

Historic El Centro building becomes home to local nonprofit that has been supporting small businesses throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura […more…]

Community Environmental Council, UC Cooperative Extension, and Agricultural Commissioner Announce New Report Aimed at Building Agricultural Resilience in Ventura County
By Giving List Staff   |   June 28, 2021

In the face of wildfire and drought, these recommendations seek to protect against climate threats Community Environmental Council (CEC), the […more…]

MOXI Welcomes LunchBoxing with Lasers Limited-Time Exhibit for Summer
By Giving List Staff   |   June 21, 2021

The hands-on science museum and Santa Barbara family favorite will also be open seven days a week once again! MOXI, […more…]

Zoom with HTO & Expert Panelists on Thursday, June 17 @ 7PM to Hear How the Summerland Oil Wells are Being Capped & Learn What’s Next on the List!
By Giving List Staff   |   June 17, 2021

Many HTO fans know about our organization’s work capping the leaking oil wells of Summerland. For decades, oil has been […more…]

Organic Soup Kitchen Crab Boil Fundraiser Raises $30,000
By Giving List Staff   |   June 15, 2021

Funds move low-income cancer patients, seniors, and chronically ill off waiting list    Organic Soup Kitchen hosted a Crab Boil […more…]

A Statement from RAINN, Time’s Up, and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence on the Justice Department’s Position in E. Jean Carroll’s Case Against Donald Trump
By Giving List Staff   |   June 10, 2021

RAINN, Time’s Up, and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence released the following statement in response to the Justice […more…]

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Welcomes Three New Board Members in 2021
By Giving List Staff   |   June 10, 2021

Three new members have joined the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Board of Directors. The Garden welcomes George Leis, Sharon Bradford, […more…]

We ALL Deserve to Experience the Bounty of the Season!
By Giving List Staff   |   June 7, 2021

Now that Summer is in the air, the buzz to “get out there” and engage with our greater Community is […more…]

Heal The Ocean Tackles That Boat on the Beach: A Great Collaboration on an Environmental Disaster
By Giving List Staff   |   June 3, 2021

A trawler that had been anchored off the Santa Barbara shoreline at Montecito, cut loose during the high winds of […more…]

CALM & Adverse Childhood Experiences Response
By Giving List Staff   |   June 3, 2021

Thanks to national pioneers like California’s Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, CALM’s work to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) […more…]

June Means it’s Poker Run Time
By Giving List Staff   |   June 3, 2021

United Boys & Girls Clubs is excited to announce our summer event for our car enthusiasts, a Poker Run! Don’t […more…]

June is Pride Month
By Giving List Staff   |   June 3, 2021

Each year, the month of June is dedicated to celebrating and honoring LGBTQI+ communities and individuals. Pride Month recognizes the […more…]

Mental Health Awareness Doesn’t End in May for the Mental Wellness Center
By Giving List Staff   |   May 31, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, many people who had never experienced mental health challenges found themselves struggling for the first time. If […more…]

Life through the lens of a Storyteller Preschooler
By Giving List Staff   |   May 28, 2021

Photography Show at Paseo Nuevo: June 5th – July 6th Storyteller Children’s Center will showcase the photography of its Head […more…]

Women’s Economic Ventures Selected for $50,000 Award to Invest in Contract Workers, Small Business Owners of Color Hardest Hit by COVID-19
By Giving List Staff   |   May 27, 2021

Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) will receive $50,000 in funding to assist minority entrepreneurs and 1099 workers as they recover from […more…]

Organic Soup Kitchen’s “Buy One, Give One” Keeps the Lights On SoupMeal sales provide sustainability during funding decline
By Giving List Staff   |   May 22, 2021

Organic Soup Kitchen SoupMeals are flying out the door to residents who want to support their friends and neighbors in […more…]

New Beginnings Establishes Financial Assistance Fund for Veterans with the Help of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association
By Giving List Staff   |   May 21, 2021

New Beginnings is honored to announce its partnership with the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Chapter 33-4 to provide a financial […more…]

Ready, Set, Go! Taking Our Mission to New Heights
By Giving List Staff   |   May 8, 2021

Realities that became clear in 2020 and, by all accounts, will prevail for the next few years, have informed how […more…]

Path (People Assisting the Homeless) Hosts Fourth Annual Making It Home Tour
By Giving List Staff   |   May 6, 2021

Experience a Virtual Guided Tour Celebrating the Meaning of Home PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) hosts their fourth annual Making […more…]

Live Fuel Moisture Findings at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
By Giving List Staff   |   May 6, 2021

The Garden is tracking drier than average conditions as we enter high fire season The Santa Barbara County Fire Department […more…]

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Welcomes Visitors Back to the Galleries
By Giving List Staff   |   May 6, 2021

SBMA Galleries Reopen to the Public on May 11  The Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) is pleased to welcome […more…]

Santa Barbara Education Foundation Turns Hope into Reality by Raising $71,000
By Giving List Staff   |   May 4, 2021

On Thursday, April 29, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation hosted the Hope Awards to celebrate individuals and programs making strides […more…]

Celebrating the Generation Before Us
By Giving List Staff   |   May 1, 2021

At 27, Heidi Holly already knew that the elder community “was her tribe.” In the 35 years since, Heidi has […more…]

A Resting Place: Sarah House Withstood COVID in Order to Provide Respite
By Giving List Staff   |   April 29, 2021

Sarah House executive director Kate Grove didn’t want to talk much about the financial burdens the COVID pandemic has placed […more…]