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NSF gives $3.3M to UCSB, University of Texas

By   /  Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on NSF gives $3.3M to UCSB, University of Texas

The National Science Foundation has given $3.3 million to UC Santa Barbara and The University of Texas at El Paso to establish a materials science and engineering program that will focus on solar energy research. The grant forges a partnership between The University of Texas and UCSB’s Materials Research Laboratory, according to a news release Read More →

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Set in stone: Art museum’s directorship funded by $5.5M gift

By   /  Friday, March 30th, 2012  /  Features, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Set in stone: Art museum’s directorship funded by $5.5M gift

The Eichholz Foundation’s grant to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art will endow the executive director position.

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Editorial: McGrath State Beach escapes chopping block

By   /  Friday, March 30th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: McGrath State Beach escapes chopping block

A key federal grant secured the support of private donors and kept the park alive.

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Kaiser grants Ventura group $1M to fight obesity

By   /  Thursday, January 26th, 2012  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Kaiser grants Ventura group $1M to fight obesity

Kaiser Permanente has granted $1 million to a Ventura County health care group to promote healthy eating and active living in the community. Advocates for a Lifestyle of Exercise and Nutrition West Ventura, an alliance of health-focused community groups, is one of six Southern California groups set to receive the grant. The investment is part Read More →

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UCSB lab gets $15M from Dow Chemical Co.

By   /  Monday, October 10th, 2011  /  Latest news, Technology  /  1 Comment

UC Santa Barbara’s Materials Research Laboratory has received up to $15 million from Dow Chemical Co. to establish a new institute to study materials that can further technological discovery. The recent five-year gift comes just weeks after the research lab received $20 million from the National Science Foundation to fund its studies through at least Read More →

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Arts groups receive $3.7M

By   /  Thursday, October 6th, 2011  /  Latest news, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Arts groups receive $3.7M

Thirteen Central Coast arts institutions are receiving a total of $3.7 million from The James Irvine Foundation, a nonprofit that hands out grants to help organizations achieve cultural and financial success. The grants, which were announced on Wednesday, are part of the Irvine Foundation’s five-year-old Arts Regional Initiative. Since 2006, the program has targeted music, Read More →

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Area community colleges get $8.4M

By   /  Friday, September 30th, 2011  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Area community colleges get $8.4M

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