SBCC Foundation’s 4th Annual Spring Forward! Gala

The SBCC Foundation’s 4th annual Spring Forward! Gala will be held on Saturday, May 20, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on […more…]

Making College Degrees
Affordable and Accessible

While serving a 13-year prison sentence, Alberto “Berto” Lule started to draw cartoons as an escape. That led to reading […more…]

Blockbuster Gifts Can Change the Game for California Community Colleges

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

Setting the Standard: SBCC Foundation Creates Opportunity

Santa Barbara City College Foundation CEO Geoff Green is understandably proud of the SBCC Promise, the innovative program he spearheaded […more…]

SBCC Foundation Welcomes Four New Members to its Board of Directors

The SBCC Foundation recently welcomed four new members to its board of directors: directors-at-large Daniel Emmett, Madeleine Jacobson, Ben Scott, […more…]

The Promise of Higher Education

The goal was audacious: provide every recent high school graduate in the south coast area of Santa Barbara with two […more…]

SBCC Foundation

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(805) 730-4412
Chief Development Officer: Sarah Stretz


The SBCC Foundation has provided Santa Barbara City College with private philanthropic support since 1976, serving as the vehicle through which individuals and organizations may invest in the college and its students. As an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization and partner to SBCC, the SBCC Foundation provides more than $5 million annually for student success programs, scholarships, book grants, emergency funds, and other critical needs of the college. For more than four decades, the resources raised and managed by the SBCC Foundation have supported SBCC students as they prepare for careers, transfer to four-year universities, and pursue lifelong learning goals.

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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s director of development and/or Executive Director.

The SBCC Promise has allowed me to find myself and has been incredibly helpful in my academic journey. By covering the cost of going to college for two years, I’ve been able to focus on my studies.
Kaley-Ann Lopez Vasquez
SBCC Promise Student

Be Part of the Education Solution

Donations to the Santa Barbara City College Foundation will fund programs like the very one that helped Alberto “Berto” Lule realize his dream of having a career in art history. The Foundation is also currently striving to make the SBCC Promise a permanent offering, and works continually to improve and expand access to a greater share of the Santa Barbara community. The cost of one student’s participation in the SBCC Promise varies with the student and their course of study, but currently ranges between $2,500 and $5,000.

Key Supporters

Laurie Ashton & Lynn Sarko
Leslie & Ashish Bhutani
Roger Durling & Daniel Launspach
Coleen & Ted Friedel
Perri Harcourt
Bruce Heavin & Lynda Weinman
Madeleine & Peter Jacobson
Irma & Morrie Jurkowitz
Lillian Lovelace
Kandy Luria-Budgor & Beno Budgor
Sara Miller McCune
John C. Mithun & Mercedes Millington
Maryan Schall
Frank Schipper &
Leslie Meadowcroft-Schipper
Herbert & Bui Simon
Geoff Slaff & Dale Zurawski
Judy & Jack Stapelmann
Rachel Kaganoff Stern
Scott Vincent
Merryl & Chuck Zegar