Santa Barbara Symphony

The Santa Barbara Symphony is proud of its upcoming 2022-23 season, which marks the organization’s milestone 70th anniversary. Understandably so, as the season’s nine concerts boast an impressive list of guest artists including pianist Alessio Bax, jazz saxophone legend Ted Nash, Sinatra crooner Tony DeSare, and two different Grammy-nominated violin soloists in Guillermo Figueroa and Philippe Quint.  That’s nothing new, as booking international superstar soloists has been a hallmark of the Symphony since at least [...more...]

Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara

Sanctuary Centers has been around for 46 years, and while the nonprofit’s array of services and team of experienced clinical providers has grown to encompass both inpatient and outpatient care, as well as an integrated [...more...]

 

Giving List Matching Challenges

 

Animal Instincts

The Elephant Project Expands to Protect Big Cats, Introduces Oba The Elephant Project

100% of Net Proceeds From The Elephant Project’s Charitable Gift Line Goes Directly to Wildlife Rescue Organizations The Elephant Project, […more…]

Retiring Vandenberg Horse Finds Sanctuary at Redwings    Redwings Horse Sanctuary

The military working horse unit at Vandenberg Space Force Base was retired in August. The program was established in 1996 […more…]

Redwings Horse Sanctuary Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Back in 2006, the year before horse slaughter in the U.S. ceased for good, the last three such stateside slaughterhouse […more…]

Caretakers

Where Children Find their Voices Santa Barbara RiteCare Language Center

Little Ryan was only three years old when he was diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), an uncommon motor […more…]

Soiree at Sea! Santa Barbara RiteCare Language Center

Join us for a 2-hour coastal cruise with live music aboard the Condor Express! Have a drink and enjoy the […more…]

CommUnify and Head Start at 55 CommUnify

Head Start, the federal early childhood education program, was established in 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on […more…]

Centers of Peace and Preservation

Preserving a Piece of Montecito History Casa del Herrero

Laura Bridley comes by her affinity for Casa del Herrero honestly. A native of Montecito, Bridley has a lot of […more…]

The Rebirth of La Casa de Maria La Casa de Maria

Cindy Faith Swain, Director of La Casa de Maria, has vivid memories of the day a Santa Barbara treasure was […more…]

Preserve a Community Treasure Ganna Walska Lotusland

Polish opera singer and socialite Madame Ganna Walska led a life that was as colorful and flamboyant as the 3,500 […more…]

College Access and Higher Education

California State University Channel Islands CSU Channel Islands

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) has served as a landing spot for underrepresented minorities and/or the economically disadvantaged since […more…]

Blockbuster Gifts Can Change the Game for California Community Colleges SBCC Foundation

Geoff Green knows that Dan Pritzker and MacKenzie Scott are on to something. That is, Green believes that community colleges […more…]

A Platform for Empowerment Endowment for Youth Community

Endowment for Youth Community (EYC) President Guy R. Walker is well known for his politeness. Even before the interview began, […more…]

Community Action

A Vision Beyond the Call of Duty Montecito Firefighters’ Charitable Foundation

Firefighters do a lot more than fight fires. On any given day, Montecito Fire’s 33 active-duty firefighters wake up to […more…]

Beyond Christmas Unity: No Off-Season for Food and Services Unity Shoppe

It might seem like bad timing to be writing about Unity Shoppe in the last week of the year, considering […more…]

One805 Live! The Bash is Back One805 | Prepare • Equip • Support

One805’s original Kick Ash Bash was a legendary gathering that will forever be etched in the community’s consciousness. This huge […more…]

Community Resources

Santa Barbara Library Foundation Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation

The Santa Barbara Library Foundation’s director Lauren Trujillo is in a celebratory mood.  The foundation’s $5.4 million capital campaign to […more…]

Beyond Christmas Unity: No Off-Season for Food and Services Unity Shoppe

It might seem like bad timing to be writing about Unity Shoppe in the last week of the year, considering […more…]

One805 Live! The Bash is Back One805 | Prepare • Equip • Support

One805’s original Kick Ash Bash was a legendary gathering that will forever be etched in the community’s consciousness. This huge […more…]

End of Life

Hospice of Santa Barbara Hospice of Santa Barbara

Lots of people in Santa Barbara might have only become more aware of Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) over the […more…]

Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Beloved Bear Program OffersComforting Remembrance During a Time of Grief Hospice of Santa Barbara

Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB)’s Beloved Bear Program offers a soft comforting remembrance during a time of grief by making […more…]

When Dreams Come True Dream Foundation

Shortly before dying from terminal cancer six years ago, Gary began filming videos with his four-year-old daughter Bailey. The hope […more…]

Environment

NatureTrack’s Annual Docent Appreciation Celebration on the Water This Year NatureTrack

A lovely, lighthearted day on Lake Cachuma greeted NatureTrack (NT) founder Sue Eisaguirre as she treated nearly 50 docents to a […more…]

12th Season Kicks Off for NatureTrack Field Trips: More than 60 Excursions Already Booked NatureTrack

Starting the 12th season off with a bang, more than 60 NatureTrack (NT) Field Trips have been scheduled already and […more…]

Lyndsey’s Legacy White Buffalo Land Trust

Long before she got sick, Lyndsey McMorrow believed it was possible for people to be conscious stewards of the earth. […more…]

Food

Santa Barbara County Food Action Network Santa Barbara County Food Action Network

Everything seems to move quickly these days, but the speed of growth and expansion of the Santa Barbara County Food […more…]

It Takes a Village to Help Our Community Unity Shoppe

In the early 1900s, Dr. Pearl Chase was a transformational figure in the beautification of Santa Barbara, founding the Community […more…]

White Buffalo Land Trust White Buffalo Land Trust

Regenerative agriculture has the potential to provide meaningful work and living wages to farmers while feeding millions of people, sequestering […more…]

Giving Challenges

Where Children Find their Voices Santa Barbara RiteCare Language Center

Little Ryan was only three years old when he was diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), an uncommon motor […more…]

Building a Resilient Food System Santa Barbara County Food Action Network

Boasting a year-round growing calendar, Santa Barbara County is known as a food mecca, ranking in the top one percent […more…]

Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Beloved Bear Program OffersComforting Remembrance During a Time of Grief Hospice of Santa Barbara

Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB)’s Beloved Bear Program offers a soft comforting remembrance during a time of grief by making […more…]

Housing

Hillside Today & Tomorrow: A Fall Garden Party Hillside House

Hillside looks forward to seeing you and your guests at Hillside Today & Tomorrow: A Fall Garden Party on Sunday […more…]

Hillside House Hillside House

Back in 1955, Hillside House relocated to what was then a state-of-the-art facility capable of housing and caring for children […more…]

A PATH Home PATH

It’s the middle of August in 2021 and the number of people experiencing homelessness across Santa Barbara County has reached […more…]

International

Confronting Crises When They Hit Home Direct Relief

Hurricane Katrina was a major turning point in the history of Direct Relief. Until then, the Santa Barbara-based nonprofit that […more…]

On a Mission to Address the Vulnerable ShelterBox USA

ShelterBox’s reason for being is because human displacement is one of the biggest issues plaguing our planet, one that’s increasing […more…]

Leading the Way

Celebrating 20th Anniversary Class of Katherine Harvey Fellows Leading From Within

The Katherine Harvey Fellows program marked its 20th anniversary in a joint celebration held recently that also honored the 2019-20 […more…]

A Teenager Steps Up to Save Lives Brady | United Against Gun Violence

Like many teens, 15-year-old Stephan Abrams was devastated by the 2018 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. […more…]

A “Think & Do” Tank Ahead of Its Time World Business Academy

In 2007, a group of authors published “Freedom from Mid-East Oil,” a lengthy treatise on energy, national security, and global […more…]

Mental Wellness and Family Ties

Light Up Green for Mental Health Month Family Service Agency

Family Service Agency Advocates for Mental Wellness May is the time to raise awareness of those living with mental or […more…]

Undaunted and Ready to Serve Those Living with Mental Illness Sanctuary Centers

Barry Schoer is all too familiar with the stigma surrounding mental illness. As the president and CEO of Sanctuary Centers, […more…]

Stemming Santa Barbara’s Mental Health Crisis Community Counseling and Education Center

Mariela Marin gets anxious any time they look at the waitlist of people seeking mental health services. On a typical […more…]

Nonprofit Partners

AHA! Means Epiphany Attitude, Harmony, Achievement

For the organization known as AHA! (which stands for “Attitude, Harmony, Achievement”), 22 years is long enough to have had […more…]

Where the Fullest Lives are Lived Hillside House

During its 76-year history, Hillside House, a residential facility for people with moderate to severe intellectual and developmental disabilities, has […more…]

Prepared When It Matters Most Cottage Health

On California’s Central Coast, Cottage Health has earned the reputation of providing premier medical care and the most comprehensive health […more…]

Performing Arts

‘Creating Hope’ with UCSB Arts & Lectures UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, UCSB Arts & Lectures, like every establishment across the country, was forced […more…]

A Fine Art for All Ages State Street Ballet

It was March 2020 when Rodney Gustafson received the call no creative director wants to get. It was the week […more…]

State Street Ballet State Street Ballet

It’s no accident that Rodney Gustafson landed in Santa Barbara to launch his State Street Ballet dance company almost three […more…]

Reaching Beyond Ourselves

A Legacy Comes Full Circle Special Olympics

Soon after taking office in 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced intellectual disabilities would become one of his administration’s priorities. […more…]

Social Sector Leaders

Santa Barbara Education Foundation and 99.9 KTYD Continue to Keep the Beat for Local Students Santa Barbara Education Foundation

Since 2003, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation has kept the beat for school music programs by raising funds to pay […more…]

Santa Barbara Education Foundation Awards Over $100,000 to SB Unified Teachers Santa Barbara Education Foundation

The Santa Barbara Education Foundation will award 64 grants to SB Unified teachers totaling $100,000 to help meet the needs […more…]

Speciality Health

Diabetes Research Takes on a Greater Urgency Sansum Diabetes Research Institute

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute (SDRI) was established 77 years ago by Dr. William Sansum, the first U.S. physician to manufacture […more…]

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute Sansum Diabetes Research Institute

Less than three weeks after this issue of the MJ hits newsstands, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute will mark an incredible […more…]

‘Provide Some Cheer’: Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation Puts Emphasis on Holidays Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation (TBCF) was founded by Nikki Katz back in 2002 after hearing of the financial and emotional […more…]

Teach Our Children Well

SB Unified Superintendent and Students Present at the State of Our Schools  Santa Barbara Education Foundation

Speaking to community members at the Elings Park Amphitheater, Santa Barbara Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Hilda Maldonado and students […more…]

The Key Class The Key Class

John Daly was in his mid-60s and had already enjoyed a highly successful career as an international event producer who […more…]

After 12 years of Leadership, Santa Barbara Education’s Executive Director will Step Aside Santa Barbara Education Foundation

After stewarding the Santa Barbara Education Foundation’s steady growth for more than a decade, Executive Director Margie Yahyavi plans to […more…]

TGL Features

To Your Health

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Recognized as National Leader in Treating Sepsis Cottage Health

September is Sepsis Awareness month and there has never been a better time to discuss sepsis.  Sepsis is not an […more…]

Alzheimer’s Association: Providing Care, Support, and Research for Patients and Caregivers The Alzheimer’s Association

The statistics on Alzheimer’s Disease are staggering. Someone in the United States develops the devastating disease every 65 seconds. More […more…]

Cottage Health Research Institute and Community Researchers Gather for 2022 Collaborative Research Symposium  Cottage Health

Physicians, nurses, UCSB scientists and other researchers gathered on April 22 for the 2022 Collaborative Research Symposium, hosted by the […more…]

Visual and Educational Arts

Chocolate 101 Clay Studio

Clay Studio is excited to present Chocolate 101: a unique Chocolate tasting workshop with Dr. Eric & Cassandra of Figs […more…]

A Breathtaking Reopening Santa Barbara Museum of Art

In August 2021, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art celebrated the completion of a six-year $50 million renovation campaign. More […more…]

Working For Our Most Vulnerable

‘Me Too’ Means Sexual Assault is Everyone’s Cause Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA)

In her 36 years of public service, Elsa Granados has learned a lot about what it takes to end sexual […more…]

Racial Equity Fund of Santa Barbara County in partnership with The Fund for Santa Barbara Fund for Santa Barbara

On Tuesday January 11th, 2022, Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved moving forward with Racial Equity Fund of […more…]

Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County Legal Aid Foundation

Anyone who has ever watched a police drama on television in the last 50 years is familiar with the fact […more…]

Youth Empowerment

Cañón del Capitán Attitude, Harmony, Achievement

Campamento 1: domingo 19 de junio, 16 horas-miércoles 22 de junio, 12 del mediodía;Campamento 2: miércoles 22 de junio, 16 […more…]

True to Its Grassroots Freedom 4 Youth

Many nonprofits like to throw around the word grassroots to describe their organizations, but few do the term justice as […more…]

 El Capitan Canyon  Attitude, Harmony, Achievement

Camp 1: Sunday, June 19th, 4 pm-Wednesday, June 22nd, 12 noon Camp 2: Wednesday, June 22nd, 4 pm-Saturday, June 25th, 12 […more…]