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MOXI Welcomes LunchBoxing with Lasers Limited-Time Exhibit for Summer MOXI The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

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

EYC 2.0: Endowment for Youth Committee Looks Beyond Money to Provide Long-Term Opportunity Endowment for Youth Committee

The Endowment for Youth Committee is one of the oldest nonprofits serving the needs of African American students and the […more…]

Organic Soup Kitchen Crab Boil Fundraiser Raises $30,000 Organic Soup Kitchen

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

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Welcomes Three New Board Members in 2021 Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

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

Shifting Directions: Human Rights Watch Now Following an Inclusive Path Human Rights Watch

For more than 40 years, Human Rights Watch has enjoyed an international reputation for taking on and often accomplishing its […more…]

We ALL Deserve to Experience the Bounty of the Season! Unity Shoppe

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 Heal the Ocean | Santa Barbara

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 CALM

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 United Boys & Girls of Santa Barbara County

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 Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA)

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

You’ve Got a Friend in Me: Friendship Center Finds a Way to Stay Connected Friendship Center

The Friendship Center serves an often overlooked, but much-needed niche for the aging adult community — providing a daytime home […more…]

Mental Health Awareness Doesn’t End in May for the Mental Wellness Center Mental Wellness Center

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 Storyteller Children’s Center

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 Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV)

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

The Curtain Rises Once Again: Ensemble Theatre Company Announces Full Slate of Productions for 2021-22 Season Ensemble Theatre Company

Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) executive artistic director Jonathan Fox was already talking about reopening when he was interviewed for the […more…]

Organic Soup Kitchen’s “Buy One, Give One” Keeps the Lights On SoupMeal sales provide sustainability during funding decline Organic Soup Kitchen

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 New Beginnings

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

‘A Caseload of One’: CASA Puts the Focus on Individualized Attention for Children Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County

The mission of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County is to assure a safe, permanent, and nurturing […more…]

The Making it Home Tour: Helping the Homeless Community Find Their PATH PATH

Community members that are experiencing homelessness could often use a path to help guide them from the street into a […more…]

Wish Upon a Montecito Star: MUS Fundraiser Gets Help from a Legend Montecito Union School Foundation

Saturday, May 22 will be a very exciting evening for Montecito Union kids, parents, and the greater community, as Montecito […more…]

‘We See a Lot of Hope Every Day’: SB Wildlife Care Network Growing as Need Expands Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network

The pandemic might have produced a reduced need for services at many businesses and nonprofits. But that’s not the case […more…]

Ready, Set, Go! Taking Our Mission to New Heights Unity Shoppe

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 PATH

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 Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

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 Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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

Showing its MOXI: Innovative Spirit Helps Organization Continue to Support Children’s Quest for Knowledge MOXI The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

Every organization had to pivot to produce programs during the pandemic. But for the MOXI museum, innovation comes with the […more…]

Santa Barbara Education Foundation Turns Hope into Reality by Raising $71,000 Santa Barbara Education Foundation

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

A Resting Place: Sarah House Withstood COVID in Order to Provide Respite Sarah House Santa Barbara

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

STESA Hosts 12th Annual Chocolate de Vine Fundraiser Virtually Featuring Founder of ‘me too’, Tarana Burke Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA)

Each year, Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA) hosts a fundraiser celebrating two luxurious consumables: chocolate and wine. This […more…]

Just Communities’ Second Annual Social Equity Summit Just Communities

Just Communities’ is hosting its second annual Social Equity Summit: “Anti-Racism Work Beyond the Statement” virtually on Thursday, May 13th. […more…]

NOW LIVE: Watch newly hatched California condor chick live on ‘Condor Cam’ Santa Barbara Zoo

For the sixth year, people from around the globe can get up-close-and-personal with an endangered California condor chick in real-time […more…]

RAINN Files Amicus Brief Arguing that Defaming Rape Victims Isn’t an Official Act of the Presidency RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

RAINN today urged the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to consider how a ruling in President Donald Trump’s favor in […more…]

CEC’s Santa Barbara Earth Day Green Film Festival Community Environmental Council

Films include Gaviota: The End of Southern California and Better Together Featured as a part of the Community Environmental Council […more…]

SB Education Foundation Santa Barbara Education Foundation

Santa Barbara Education Foundation Executive Director Margie Yahyavi was reluctant to have her office visible during our Zoom call last […more…]

Elected Official Briefing On Homelessness With PATH Santa Barbara PATH

On Friday, April 23rd, People Assisting The Homeless (PATH) leadership will brief elected officials and their staff on the work […more…]

MOXI Reopens Thursday, April 29 MOXI The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation is excited to welcome back guests to Santa Barbara’s home for interactive […more…]

Storyteller Children’s Center (Literally) Delivers On Their 7th Annual Lunch With Love Event Storyteller Children’s Center

Raising funds on behalf of the therapeutic school for homeless toddlers and preschoolers, Storyteller staff, board and volunteers delivered 140 […more…]

Sanctuary | Lotusland Online Art Sale & Gallery Exhibition Ganna Walska Lotusland

Online Art Sale & Gallery Exhibition launches on Earth Day April 22 through May 3, 2021. Launching April 22, visit […more…]

Save the Planet With Native Plants Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

How you can protect and restore mother earth all year round Over 50 years ago, an oil rig experienced a […more…]

Making It Home Tour PATH

PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is hosting their fourth annual Making It Home Tour on June 5th, a virtual, guided […more…]

Community Environmental Council Community Environmental Council

With Earth Day 2021 rolling around just a week after the publication date of this issue of the Montecito Journal, […more…]

“Earth Day – Every Day” Opinion Piece Community Environmental Council

Despite the pandemic, carbon dioxide concentrations in our atmosphere have just climbed to the highest concentration in recorded history – […more…]

Women In Leadership: A Discussion Hosted By Leading From Within And Touchstone Central Coast Leading From Within

In honor of Women’s History Month, local nonprofit, Leading From Within, joined with Touchstone Central Coast to host a virtual […more…]

2020: A Challenging (and Rewarding) Year Like No Other… Unity Shoppe

2020 was a year like no other, and it confirmed for us that nothing – not even a worldwide pandemic […more…]

Dine & Donate: Los Agaves to Donate Proceeds of April 21 Event to Friendship Center Friendship Center

In an event sponsored by the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors (SBAOR), Los Agaves Restaurant is cooking up an authentic […more…]

Montecito Union School’s Nature Lab Offers Limitless Potential Montecito Union School Foundation

At the southern end of Montecito Union School lies a 2.5-acre property with nearly limitless potential. After a school-wide visioning […more…]

Standing Together to End Sexual Assault Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA)

April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), an annual campaign aimed at raising public consciousness to consider sexual assault […more…]

CASA seeks “Purses for a Purpose” to benefit advocacy for child victims of abuse Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Santa Barbara County plans to hold its first ever online auction of designer handbags, […more…]

National Sexual Assault Hotline Experiences Nearly 20% Increase in Calls Following Airings of Allen v. Farrow RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

RAINN released the following statement after its National Sexual Assault Hotline experienced an average increase of nearly 20% in calls […more…]

She’s Our Hero Community Environmental Council

Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace USA, is the recipient of the Santa Barbara’s Community Environmental Council’s 2021 Environmental Hero […more…]

One805 Four Years Later, Nonprofit Continues to Kick Ash One805 | Prepare • Equip • Support

Everybody in town likely knows about One805. Sure, they’re the organization who three years ago created the “Kick Ash Bash,” […more…]

All Together for Animals Concert Santa Barbara Zoo

As you already know, COVID-19 has had a dire impact on the Santa Barbara Zoo and all of our nation’s […more…]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA)

This April commemorates the 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) through several activities. Standing Together to End Sexual […more…]

‘Zooper Heroes’ Celebrates Human and Animal Super Powers at the Santa Barbara Zoo Santa Barbara Zoo

Come learn about amazing animal adaptations and wear your favorite superhero costume The Santa Barbara Zoo celebrates both human and […more…]

Feeding Our Community: The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Adjusts to Meet Our COVID Needs Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

To say that the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County has been busy is an understatement – the nonprofit distributed 9,708,944 […more…]

Virtual Event: Santa Barbara Unified School District State of Our Schools with Hilda Maldonado Santa Barbara Education Foundation

WHO: SBUSD Superintendent Hilda Maldonado will share the status of the district’s schools.  WHAT: Santa Barbara Unified School District State […more…]

Organic Soup Kitchen Gets a Makeover Organic Soup Kitchen Gets a Makeover

A new antimicrobial floor and upgraded office space to better serve clients  Organic Soup Kitchen’s 2,000 square foot commercial kitchen […more…]

At Covid-19 One-year Mark, Foodbank Deepens Commitment to End Hunger Amid Unprecedented Need Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

In addition to meeting doubled demand for supplemental food for the last year, Santa Barbara County’s primary food assistance organization […more…]

Latest on School Reopening One805 | Prepare • Equip • Support

In addition to the majority of the business sector permitted to reopen indoors with modifications earlier this week, most county […more…]

Heal the Ocean Heal the Ocean | Santa Barbara

Heal the Ocean (HTO) has enjoyed a remarkable record of success, particularly for how the nonprofit that was founded barely […more…]

Bilingual Volunteers Needed for Vaccine Clinics Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

As vaccination efforts begin ramping up, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics will be holding vaccine clinics more frequently. Please contact Taryn […more…]

Local Civil Rights Activist Lupe Anguiano named 2021 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Rock Star: Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV)

The Spirit of Entrepreneurship (SOE) Awards, presented by Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV), is thrilled to announce that Lupe Anguiano will […more…]

Storyteller Children’s Center’s Annual Lunch with Love Fundraiser Storyteller Children’s Center

Storyteller Children’s Center is gearing up for its 7th annual Lunchbox Luncheon on Tuesday. As a socially distanced creative pivot […more…]

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Celebrates 95 Years Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Santa Barbara’s historical gem invites you to celebrate its 95th birthday On March 16, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden invites […more…]

California Casa Releases 2019/2020 Impact Report: Stronger Together Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County

California CASA announced today that it has published its 2019/2020 Impact Report, which reinforces the organization’s mission as it relates […more…]

CALM is for Kids CALM

April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month, so naturally our very own Child Abuse Listening Mediation has some special activities […more…]

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Receives Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for Six Consecutive Years Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC) is again proud to announce our sixth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest […more…]

March is Women’s History Month Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA)

In 1987, the United States Congress declared the month of March “National Women’s History Month.” This month-long celebration of women […more…]

More Than $13 Million in Rental and Utility Assistance Funds Made Available by the County of Santa Barbara through United Way of Santa Barbara County United Way of Santa Barbara County

Grants intend to prevent homelessness by providing rent assistance to residents. Grant applications can be found by visiting unitedwaysb.org/rent. United […more…]

It Takes a Village to Help Our Village! Unity Shoppe

Someone once said that it takes a village to raise a child; at Unity Shoppe, we say that it takes […more…]

Anti-Defamation League of SB  Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties

This past January 6, Americans watched in horror as an insurrection fueled by violent conspiracy theories and white supremacy extremism […more…]

Celebrate Pi Day with Special Edition MOXI at Home Party Kit MOXI The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

It may have started as a way for staff at a San Francisco museum to bond, but Pi Day has […more…]

Radio’s Brian Phelps to Emcee Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation’s BIG Little Heroes Event Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation’s (TBCF) annual Little Heroes event looks somewhat different this year. Their annual breakfast event is one […more…]

Breast Cancer Resource Center: THRIVE is Alive Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara

Webster’s Dictionary defines thrive as a verb meaning “to grow vigorously, flourish” or “to progress toward or realize a goal […more…]

Junior League and Rotary Get Students Moving Remotely Santa Barbara Education Foundation

Imagine trying to lead a virtual PE class for a group of first-graders while they are stuck inside their homes […more…]

Search Dog Foundation: Finding Diamonds in the Ruff National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation has had tremendous success in rescuing rambunctious shelter dogs and turning them into highly-trained rescue […more…]

Organic Soup Kitchen Bridges Gap in Nutritional Services Organic Soup Kitchen

Collaboration with local agencies provides expanded food security   Organic Soup Kitchen has joined forces with over a dozen local […more…]

ADL Adds Exceptional Community Leaders to its Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties Board Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties

ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties is proud to announce the induction of five new leaders to its Regional Board.   […more…]

Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of SB, Essay and Poetry Contest Winners Featured Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara

The winners of the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of SB, Essay and Poetry Contest will be featured throughout February […more…]

New Leadership Team Implements Bold and Enduring Vision for Storyteller Children’s Center… Through the Pandemic and Beyond Storyteller Children’s Center

New Executive Director, Development Director, and ECE Program Manager are bolstering support, partnerships, and programs for vulnerable toddlers and preschoolers. […more…]

At Organic Soup Kitchen, the Proof is in the Soup Organic Soup Kitchen

Historians say that soup has been a staple of the human diet as long as man has cooked his food. […more…]

AHA! Welcomes New Executive Director Attitude, Harmony, Achievement

AHA! has announced that Roxana Petty has been named the new Executive Director. Roxana (Roxy) brings to this position a […more…]

MOXI Welcomes Six New Members to its Board of Directors and Elects Alixe Mattingly Chair of the Board MOXI The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, is pleased to announce six new members of its board of directors: […more…]

The Santa Barbara Zoo Welcomes Five New Board Members Santa Barbara Zoo

The Santa Barbara Zoo is pleased to announce five new members have joined the Board of Directors: Jessica L. Diaz, […more…]

Santa Barbara Foundation’s Social Good Santa Barbara Foundation

Writing this inaugural issue of The Giving List has entailed speaking with and studying the work of 52 of Santa […more…]

Philanthropy Spotlight: MLKSB Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara chose the theme for its 14th annual observance of the holiday […more…]

Direct Relief Steps Up Response in Face of COVID-19 Surge Direct Relief

As the COVID crisis has intensified across the globe in recent weeks, Santa Barbara-based humanitarian agency Direct Relief has accelerated […more…]