One Goal: Prevent Cancer

Despite living with RUNX1 familial platelet disorder (RUNX1-FPD), Tim Babich lived a happy life with his wife, Monica. After the birth of their sons, their lives changed forever when they learned that Tim’s RUNX1 mutation had been passed down to one of their boys. This diagnosis meant that their young son was at a greatly increased risk of developing blood cancer. For Tim and Monica Babich, this was unacceptable.  “When they found out that one [...more...]

Hillside Provides Compassion, Community, and Care

Originally conceived in the late 1930s as a model residential facility for children with cerebral palsy, Hillside has evolved over the years to now providing services to 59 adults living with a range of moderate [...more...]

 

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Youth Development

A Place for Art Lovers of All Ages Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Throughout its history, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art has been bringing people of all ages through a broad array […more…]

Pismo Beach Field Trip NatureTrack

NatureTrack took a field trip to Pismo Beach and we’ve got the pics to prove it! While you’re checking out […more…]

Credible Messengers Freedom 4 Youth

At first blush, Yaskin Solano may seem like a typical native of Santa Barbara. He grew up here, and he […more…]

The Arts

Granada Theatre The Granada Theatre

Are you wondering why there’s a whole lot of hoopla about the Granada Theatre 100th birthday beyond merely marking a […more…]

2023-2024, Another Adventurous, Must-See Season for UCSB Arts & Lectures UCSB Arts & Lectures

There are any number of terrific organizations that create, produce, present, or import arts and entertainment events in Santa Barbara. […more…]

Friends of VADA – Helping Students Achieve Their Highest Potential Friends of the Visual Arts and Design Academy (VADA)

Who are we? The Visual Arts and Design Academy (VADA) at Santa Barbara High School is a unique “school within […more…]

Social Justice

Inspiring a More Dignified and Humane World Holocaust Museum LA

On a recent morning at Holocaust Museum LA (HMLA), Betsy, a docent, was leading a tour group of 20 LA […more…]

Creating Lasting,Progressive Change for All Fund for Santa Barbara

The Fund for Santa Barbara’s powerful catchphrase is: “Change, not charity.” In the spring of 1980, a group of Santa […more…]

CEC Earth Day Community Environmental Council

One of Santa Barbara’s longest-running community-organized festivals, our Earth Day celebration is also one of the oldest in the country, […more…]

Homelessness & Housing

PATH PATH

A significant number of nonprofits and other organizations have been working to end homelessness in Santa Barbara and across California. […more…]

New Beginnings New Beginnings

New Beginnings’ Safe Parking program turned 20 earlier this year, a milestone you need to celebrate. On the other hand, […more…]

Housing Is a Human Right PATH

In 2015, Casa Esperanza joined forces with PATH, a statewide nonprofit that for 40 years has provided services to more […more…]

Global Reach

Putting Santa Barbara on the Global Map of Diabetes Research Sansum Diabetes Research Institute

Santa Barbara has earned global recognition as a premier destination for “sand, sun, and sea” vacations. Yet, one lesser-known facet […more…]

SEE International Helps Save Sight Around the Globe SEE International

More than one billion people worldwide live with treatable vision loss due to a lack of quality eye care. While […more…]

Providing Much Needed Help. Anytime. Anywhere. To Anyone in Need. Direct Relief

In November 2022, a tornado tore through Idabel, Oklahoma, demolishing dozens of buildings, including the Kiamichi Family Medical Center. It’s […more…]

Giving Paws

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Puts First Responder Boots – and Paws – on the Ground National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

In the wake of Maui’s tragic 2023 wildfires, relief organizations and the goodwill of the world at large poured into […more…]

Keeping People and Their Pets Together Santa Barbara Humane

Santa Barbara Humane, founded in 1887, was one of the first animal welfare agencies in the country, opening nearly seven […more…]

Foster Care

Wayfinder Family Services Wayfinder Family Services

When Gina was preparing to adopt a baby girl, she experienced a rush of thrilling emotions that comes with going […more…]

Making Summer Camp Accessible to Children and Youth with Disabilities Making Summer Camp Accessible to Children and Youth with Disabilities

“With Wayfinder, we don’t feel like my son has a disability. We feel like everyone else.” This is the gift […more…]

For the Children

Catholic Charities Catholic Charities

As centennial celebrations go, the commemoration may not be as center-of-attention as that of the Granada Theatre or Old Spanish […more…]

Family Service Agency Family Service Agency

Seniors experiencing depression or related mental health challenges have a new resource to help them retain their independence and improve […more…]

Courtney Cazenave Joins Family Service Agency Board of Directors Family Service Agency

Family Service Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara County, also known as Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family Center and Guadalupe’s […more…]

Family Well-Being

New Beginnings New Beginnings

New Beginnings’ Safe Parking program turned 20 earlier this year, a milestone you need to celebrate. On the other hand, […more…]

CADA and the Community: A Life-Changing Partnership Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse CADA

“I think our youngest client this year was 10 years old. Sadly, the age has been skewing lower. Three or […more…]

Family Service Agency’s ‘Whole-Person’ Approach Provides Life-Sustaining Help Family Service Agency

Family Service Agency’s (FSA) work is the very stuff that powers a vibrant community from within and makes it whole. […more…]

Environment

Keeping People and Their Pets Together Santa Barbara Humane

Santa Barbara Humane, founded in 1887, was one of the first animal welfare agencies in the country, opening nearly seven […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…]

Cultivating Environmental Stewardship Through Hands-On Learning Explore Ecology

Explore Ecology inspires students and adults alike to become better environmental stewards through three programs that reach over 40,000 community […more…]

Education

Food is Medicine is Community Sweet Wheel Farms / S.B. Agriculture & Farm Education Foundation

The Community Farm is surely the jewel in the crown of communal self-reliance. Here we have a plot of food-producing […more…]

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Santa Barbara Museum of Art

It might seem disingenuous to employ the expression “a blessing in disguise” when it comes to Covid. But the truth […more…]

Local Solutions, Regional Partnerships, Global Impact White Buffalo Land Trust

At a moment when news about the fate of the Earth may seem apocalyptic, White Buffalo Land Trust is providing […more…]

Community Treasures

California Missions Foundation: Our Mission is Historic Preservation California Missions Foundation

The California Missions matter. Historic preservation keeps alive our history and it allows us to remember the stories and experiences […more…]

Gwendolyn Strong Foundation Gwendolyn Strong Foundation

You’d be hard-pressed to find a local nonprofit that brought its outsized quest to fruition more speedily than did the […more…]

Garden of Earthly Delights Ganna Walska Lotusland

One of the most iconic public gardens in the world, Lotusland is a 37-acre wonderland of more than 20 distinct […more…]

Community Resilience

Family Service Agency’s ‘Whole-Person’ Approach Provides Life-Sustaining Help Family Service Agency

Family Service Agency’s (FSA) work is the very stuff that powers a vibrant community from within and makes it whole. […more…]

Creating Lasting,Progressive Change for All Fund for Santa Barbara

The Fund for Santa Barbara’s powerful catchphrase is: “Change, not charity.” In the spring of 1980, a group of Santa […more…]

Family Service Agency Family Service Agency

Seniors experiencing depression or related mental health challenges have a new resource to help them retain their independence and improve […more…]

Advocacy

Show Gun Safety – Modeling Safe Gun Use in TV and Film Brady | United Against Gun Violence

In the world of TV and cinema, being shot with a handgun often has the fallout of a stubbed toe […more…]

Hillside Provides Compassion, Community, and Care Hillside

Originally conceived in the late 1930s as a model residential facility for children with cerebral palsy, Hillside has evolved over […more…]

Representation for the Most Vulnerable Legal Aid Foundation

Blind Lady Justice’s proffered balance scales make an eternal and sacrosanct point: Everyone is equal before the law and will […more…]