The Santa Barbara Foundation will formally open its new North Santa Barbara County headquarters at 2625 S. Miller St. Ste. 101 in Santa Maria on Nov. 30. It will take the place of its smaller, former North County location at 120 E. Jones St. Ste. 110 in Santa Maria. The new space will allow the Read More →
It’s time to hit “pause” on the Santa Barbara Foundation’s Mission & State public-interest journalism project. That’s not just my view. At a packed community meeting with representation from a half-dozen media organizations in the area, Lois Mitchell, president of The Orfalea Foundation, a program funder, urged the foundation to suspend a controversial contract that Read More →
The Santa Barbara Foundation and the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara have taken a bold step in no longer requiring proof of citizenship for student financial aid applicants.
The Santa Barbara Foundation will receive a $500,000 matching grant, for a total of $1 million, over two years to create a new journalism platform for the South Coast. Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is providing the funding to launch the Santa Barbara Journalism Initiative, described as a “a nonprofit enterprise journalism Read More →
Times of stress and tight budgets require creative thinking and teamwork.
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The Santa Barbara Foundation, the largest grantmaker in the county, announced that Jennifer Murray, Polly Firestone Walker, and Michael G. Mayfield were elected to the Foundation Board of Trustees. They each begin a three-year term in January 2012. Peter MacDougall will take the helm as the new Board chair. He has been on the Santa Read More →