Santa Barbara RiteCare Language Center

I am a supporter of Santa Barbara RiteCare because of the profound effect this amazing therapy has on the lives of young children with speech and language disorders, as well as the huge difference the therapy continues to make as children grow and further their education. The incredible dedication and skills the therapists provide to children and their families has helped hundreds of children become capable and confident communicators and to achieve academic success. There truly is no better way to help children and our community than by supporting Santa Barbara RiteCare.
Don Goldberg

Giving List Matching Challenges

 

Animal Instincts

Save the Date for Redwings!  Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Redwings Horse Sanctuary is excited to announce their 2nd Annual Block Party Fundraising Event, to be held on Sunday, September […more…]

Introducing Little Bit of Stardust Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Little Bit of Stardust, or Little Bit, is technically a miniature horse, although he usually gets called a pony. He […more…]

Redwings’ Latest Rescues: Snickers and Humphrey Bogart  Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Redwings Horse Sanctuary has two brand new rescue horses, Snickers and Humphrey Bogart!  Snickers, a Shetland pony, was first rescued […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…]

Legacy of Care Lives On VNA Health

Caring for our communities has been at the core of VNA Health for more than a century. Six generations have […more…]

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…]

Centers of Peace and Preservation

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Community Action

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…]

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…]

Bucket Brigade: Building a Foundation for Local Resilience Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade

The Santa Barbara coastal region has largely escaped any major disasters in the past year, save, of course, for the […more…]

Community Resources

With a Little Help From My Friends (at the Montecito Library) Friends of the Montecito Library

Libraries across America enjoy the support of friend groups for funding support, whether it’s for a reading room, an embellished […more…]

‘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…]

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…]

End of Life

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…]

A Human-Centered Approach Hospice of Santa Barbara

The modern hospice movement was born in 1967 in a leafy neighborhood of southeast London when a nurse named Dame […more…]

Hospice of Santa Barbara Virtual illuminate Speaker Series Presents Amanda Kloots on April 20, 2022 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm PDT Hospice of Santa Barbara

Since 2020, Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) has adjusted to the new realities that come with COVID-19 by creating their […more…]

Environment

The Environment’s Advocate Environmental Defense Center

In 1969, a major blowout at Union Oil’s Platform A caused an estimated four million gallons of crude to pour […more…]

Meeting the Moment of the Climate Crisis Community Environmental Council

The time for action on climate change is now. For the Community Environmental Council (CEC), an environmental stalwart on the […more…]

Calling All Nature-Loving Wheelchair Users! NatureTrack

Explore Gaviota Beach Using Freedom Trax On Sunday, March 13, from noon to 4pm, NatureTrack will be at Gaviota State […more…]

Food

Deckers Brands 12 Days of Giving Benefits Organic Soup Kitchen Organic Soup Kitchen

Shop Deckers Brand Showcase on December 22rd and 40% Will Support Organic Soup Kitchen  Organic Soup Kitchen has been named […more…]

Organic Soup Kitchen Awarded $2,500 Matching Grant from The Jessica and Kevin Brine Foundation and The Giving List Organic Soup Kitchen

Organic Soup Kitchen has been named a recipient of The Jessica and Kevin Brine Foundation and The Giving List’s $2,500 […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…]

Giving Challenges

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…]

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…]

Brain Lab Santa Barbara RiteCare Language Center

In 2012, we launched an after-school literacy program called Brain Lab. This program is designed for students in first grade […more…]

Housing

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…]

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…]

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…]

Honored for All Lifetimes Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara

Isaac Garrett was 22 years old in 1963 when Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln […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

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…]

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…]

Family Service Agency Event Brings Awareness to Youth Mental Health Needs Family Service Agency

Virtual and In-Person Presentations on Thursday, May 12 Coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Month in May, Family Service Agency (FSA) […more…]

Nonprofit Partners

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…]

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…]

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…]

Performing Arts

Granada, the Great The Granada Theatre

It’s purely coincidence that this week’s Montecito Journal hits newsstands the same day the Granada Theatre officially unveils Plaza Granada, […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…]

ETC Reopens Its Doors Ensemble Theatre Company

Eight years ago, when the Victoria Hall Theater underwent a $12.6 million renovation that transformed the historic venue into The […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 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…]

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…]

Speciality Health

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…]

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…]

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…]

Teach Our Children Well

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…]

Riviera Ridge Students Raise Funds for CALM to Prevent Childhood Trauma The Riviera Ridge School

Members of The Riviera Ridge School’s Service Brigade elective are hosting a fall Bedtime Drive to support the local non-profit […more…]

Blazing A Needed Trail for Reading Success McEnroe Reading and Language Arts Clinic

When she talks about education, Tina Hansen McEnroe likes to invoke Irish poet W. B. Yeats: “Education is not the […more…]

TGL Features

To Your Health

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…]

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…]

A Healthy Community for All Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC) has been providing accessible and affordable healthcare to the community since 1998. The nonprofit’s eight […more…]

Visual and Educational Arts

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…]

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…]

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…]

Working For Our Most Vulnerable

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…]

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…]

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

Brandon Battle Appointed AHA! Director of Programs Attitude, Harmony, Achievement

Santa Barbara’s leading social and emotional intelligence program, AHA!, has announced the appointment of Brandon Battle as Director of Programs, […more…]

NatureTrack Demonstrates How Wheelchair Users Can Get Back to Nature with Freedom Trax – Giving All Access on the Beach a New Look NatureTrack

On the second Sunday of every month, NatureTrack, whose mission is to connect kids to nature is collaborating with Explore […more…]

NatureTrack/Explore Ecology/Freedom Trax Take the Beach at Hendry’s  NatureTrack

On Sunday, NatureTrack (NT) provided the super power of navigating the great outdoors independently to wheelchair users with the Freedom […more…]