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

Feeding the Flock Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary

The COVID crisis has been quite a challenge for nearly everyone in the world. But for Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary […more…]

The Elephant Project X Chantecaille in Support Of African Elephants The Elephant Project

Inspiring the Next Generation of Young Conservationists In honor of Earth Day, April 22nd, 2022, The Elephant Project and Chantecaille […more…]

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…]

Caretakers

Lifting the Burden on the Elderly and Disabled Easy Lift Transportation

Ernesto Paredes, the longtime executive director of the transportation service Easy Lift, was 16 years old when he got his […more…]

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…]

Camp Chit Chat Applications Are Open! Santa Barbara RiteCare Language Center

Link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYRM7gLiADn6ICahwDOG7eR8m7WKuzj4daAe0R8Vpy9-E0qg/viewform?usp=sf_link Applications due April 15th! What are the camp dates?June 6th to July 28th.  All children […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…]

Uplifting Beauty, in All Its Incarnations Santa Barbara Beautiful

Santa Barbara has been fortunate to have many proud residents. One of them was Pearl Chase, a founding committee member […more…]

Preserving Santa Barbara’s History Casa del Herrero

On the day of the great 1925 earthquake, George Fox Steedman was visiting Santa Barbara from St. Louis, Missouri, reviewing […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…]

All Access to a Higher Education CSU Channel Islands

It’s a sunny August morning, just a couple days before California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) starts its 2021-22 school […more…]

Community Action

Second and Third Chances at Life Fighting Back Santa Maria

On a wall next to the entrance of Edwin Weaver’s office at Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley (FBSMV) hangs a […more…]

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…]

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

‘The New Foundation Baby in Town’ Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation

During the pandemic, Santa Barbarans got a fresh reminder of how vital the public library is to the community. As […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…]

TV for Social Good TV Santa Barbara

Since it opened its doors in 1974, TV Santa Barbara’s mission has been to provide an outlet for freedom of […more…]

End of Life

What Dreams May Come Dream Foundation

In the quarter-century since its founding, Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization serving terminally-ill adults, has provided end-of-life Dreams […more…]

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…]

Gilead Sciences, Inc. to Help Dream Foundation Fulfill the Final Dreams of More Than 85 Terminally-Ill Adults Dream Foundation

Grant funding will bring inspiration, comfort and closure to those facing the end of life.  Dream Foundation is announcing the […more…]

Environment

Clean Coalition: Finding Creative Solutions to Renewables-Driven Energy Resilience Clean Coalition

Last summer, just a couple of months before Montecito Journal’s 2nd annual The Giving List book was published, Clean Coalition’s […more…]

A Global Plastics Treaty to “Turn Off the Tap” Wins Support at UNEA Plastic Pollution Coalition

In what is being heralded as a historic win for advocates working to tackle the plastic pollution crisis, parties to […more…]

Creating Renewables-Driven Resilience Clean Coalition

The 70 miles of coast spanning Lake Casitas to Point Conception, and including Carpinteria, Montecito, Santa Barbara, and Goleta, is […more…]

Food

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…]

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…]

Super Soup Organic Soup Kitchen

Organic Soup Kitchen does not just make soup, it makes perfect soup: nutrient-rich, life-sustaining, and hand-delivered every week to 720 […more…]

Giving Challenges

Camp Chit Chat Applications Are Open! Santa Barbara RiteCare Language Center

Link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYRM7gLiADn6ICahwDOG7eR8m7WKuzj4daAe0R8Vpy9-E0qg/viewform?usp=sf_link Applications due April 15th! What are the camp dates?June 6th to July 28th.  All children […more…]

Uniting Santa Barbara Against Poverty CommUnify

People in the nonprofit world often talk about “A Tale of Two Santa Barbaras” to describe the county’s gaping wealth […more…]

Experience Freedom Trax with NatureTrack This Sunday at Goleta Beach Park NatureTrack

This coming Sunday Feb. 13, from 10am to 1pm, NatureTrack will be at Goleta Beach Park to introduce those who […more…]

Housing

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…]

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…]

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

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…]

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…]

Leading the Way

Looking to Create “Positive Change” Leading From Within

In its short 13-year history, Leading From Within — which was founded in 2008 as the Courage to Lead program […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…]

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…]

Mental Wellness and Family Ties

Family Service Agency Elects New Board Co-Presidents, Officers Family Service Agency

Family Service Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara County announced that it has voted in a new slate of leadership for […more…]

Family Ties Family Service Agency

Family Service Agency is a Santa Barbara institution, as much a part of local history as major landmarks like the […more…]

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…]

Nonprofit Partners

89-Year-Old Santa Rosa Woman’s Last Dance Dream Foundation

National dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults to help host 90th birthday dance party Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization […more…]

Littlest Little Farm Attitude, Harmony, Achievement

Summer sessions for Littlest Little Farm are ENROLLING NOW! Teens: Learn regenerative farming skills in a fun, supportive, caring community! PROGRAM […more…]

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…]

Performing Arts

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…]

In Harmony With the Community Santa Barbara Symphony

Over the last two years, Santa Barbara Symphony President & CEO Kathryn R. Martin has noticed a marked change in […more…]

Preparing for a Sparkling Anniversary Music Academy of the West

To many, the 2021 Music Academy of the West Summer School and Festival was nothing short of a miracle. Despite […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 Serves up Music, Tech, and Culinary Delights for Students this Summer Santa Barbara Education Foundation

Santa Barbara Education Foundation (SBEF) has been well-known for the opportunities it provides Santa Barbara Unified students throughout the school […more…]

Santa Barbara Education Foundation Brings Hope to Students by Raising $150,000 Santa Barbara Education Foundation

On Thursday, April 28, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation hosted the Hope Awards to celebrate individuals and programs supporting students […more…]

Speciality Health

The Return on Generosity The Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara

When Lillian Taylor Converse was diagnosed with cancer in 1948, she knew the odds of a recovery were long, but […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…]

Comprehensive, State-of-the-Art Cancer Care The Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara

The Cancer Center of Santa Barbara was founded 73 years ago based on the simple concept that a city that […more…]

Teach Our Children Well

Getting into the Ideal College: A Reality for Everyone Mentors 4 College

Anne was a senior at Hollywood High School hoping to become a veterinarian. But the daughter of a single mom […more…]

Santa Barbara Education Foundation Brings Hope to Students by Raising $150,000 Santa Barbara Education Foundation

On Thursday, April 28, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation hosted the Hope Awards to celebrate individuals and programs supporting students […more…]

Snow Day at Storyteller Children’s Center Storyteller Children’s Center

Snow is in the forecast for students at Storyteller Children’s Center!  On Wednesday, December 15th at 10 am, over 50 […more…]

TGL Features

To Your Health

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Recognized for Providing Gold-Plus Level Heart and Stroke Care Cottage Health

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital has received two awards from the American Heart Association: the Get With The Guidelines®Stroke Gold Plus […more…]

100 Years of Medical Excellence Sansum Clinic

For 100 years, Sansum Clinic has been improving the overall health of its patients by providing the latest innovations in […more…]

Community Health Needs Assessment Will Call on Residents for Input Cottage Health

Findings will help identify population health concerns in Santa Barbara County Cottage Health and Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, […more…]

Visual and Educational Arts

Introducing Children’s Outdoor Clay Camp! Clay Studio

Clay Studio is excited to announce that registration is now live for our Children’s Outdoor Clay Camp! Our camp will […more…]

Sculpting a Legacy Clay Studio

In recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Clay Studio is honored to present “Sculpting a Legacy,” on display at their gallery […more…]

Clay Studio Art & Raku Giveaway! Clay Studio

This February Clay Studio is giving away a piece of art by celebrated ceramicist Patrick Hall, as well as free […more…]

Working For Our Most Vulnerable

The Fund for Santa Barbara Fund for Santa Barbara

The Supreme Court ruling that reversed the half-century old landmark Roe v. Wade decision had been handed down only hours […more…]

Right at Home Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County

Estefany Can was eight years old when social workers removed her and her brothers from their home. Her mother was […more…]

CommUnify CommUnify

If the name CommUnify doesn’t ring a bell, Patricia Keelean, the nonprofit’s chief executive officer, thinks she knows why.  “We […more…]

Youth Empowerment

Experience Freedom Trax with NatureTrack This Sunday at Goleta Beach Park NatureTrack

This coming Sunday Feb. 13, from 10am to 1pm, NatureTrack will be at Goleta Beach Park to introduce those who […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…]

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…]