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Direct Relief and FedEx Cares partner to distribute PPE

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Nonprofits, South Coast  /  No Comments

Goleta-based Direct Relief has partnered with FedEx Cares to ship personal protective equipment nationwide to help underserved communities combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Direct Relief’s partnership with FedEx Cares has allowed the nonprofit to distribute more than 4.3 million masks, 3.1 million gloves, 622,000 face shields and 100,000 gowns. Direct Relief is the largest nonprofit provider Read More →

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MB&T awards grants to 11 organizations

By   /  Tuesday, May 19th, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Nonprofits  /  No Comments

After two-month delay, Montecito Bank & Trust celebrated its 45th anniversary with a Webex meeting that handed out $49,500 in grants to 11 organizations. The grants represented $4,500 each to human services, animal rescue and educational organizations in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Each grantee was introduced in a live presentation by a bank staff Read More →

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Casa Pacifica hires new CEO

By   /  Tuesday, May 19th, 2020  /  Latest news, Nonprofits  /  No Comments

Camarillo-based Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families has hired Shawna Morris, president and CEO of Phoenix House of California and Texas, as the new CEO at Casa Pacifica starting in mid-July. Current CEO Steve Elson will retire after 25 years at the helm of Casa Pacifica, a crisis care and residential treatment facility for Read More →

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Good Works: Tri-county charities need donations now more than ever

By   /  Friday, May 8th, 2020  /  Columns, Latest news, Nonprofits  /  No Comments

May 5 was Giving Tuesday and many worthy charities in the Tri-Counties received funding. This year’s appeals took on additional urgency given the state of the economy, stock market volatility and what could be a decline in giving during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent donations have included $5,000 from Saalex CEO Travis Mack to Food Share Read More →

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COVID-19 testing in Santa Barbara, Ventura counties gets $4M in funding

By   /  Thursday, May 7th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Nonprofits  /  No Comments

Organizations in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties received $4 million in federal funds for COVID-19 testing in the area. The funding came from the Health Resources & Services Administration, which gave nearly $583 million to more than 1,300 health centers across the nation. Of that, the HRSA sent $97.2 million to support almost 180 health Read More →

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Dubroff: It’s Giving Tuesday, so donate to your favorite charity

By   /  Tuesday, May 5th, 2020  /  Latest news, Nonprofits  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

May 5 being Giving Tuesday, my inbox has been filled with emails from worthy charities reaching out for funding. This year’s appeals take on additional urgency give the state of the economy, stock market volatility and what could be a decline in giving. Among the more recent items that caught my attention was a $5,000 Read More →

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LifeCube, ShelterBox pivot for pandemic

By   /  Friday, May 1st, 2020  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, South Coast  /  No Comments

In this time of mass uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two South Coast organizations are stepping up to provide aid in the form of humanitarian relief and shelters — LifeCube, based in Santa Barbara, and Summerland’s branch of ShelterBox USA. LifeCube, founded in 2009 by CEO Mike Conner, makes a product called LifeCube 12 Read More →

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