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SBCC Foundation

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(805) 730-4411
CEO: Geoff Green


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.

Being a part of the SBCC Promise has been a wonderful experience. It provides the materials students need, eliminating the burden of working extra hours to buy them. Those hours can then be spent completing assignments and furthering my studies.
Sarhai Gastelum
SBCC Promise student, scholarship recipient,
and Running Start Peer Mentor

Promise of a Lifetime

In 2016, the SBCC Foundation launched the SBCC Promise to ensure that all local high school graduates have the opportunity to attend our community’s college. Students who enroll full time immediately after graduation and take advantage of academic counseling can have all costs covered by the SBCC Foundation. The Promise reinforces SBCC’s commitment to increase college access.  All recent graduates are welcome, regardless of high school performance. For Fall 2021, all SBCC Promise students whose academic journeys were interrupted by COVID-19 are welcomed back with full support. The SBCC Promise covers two years of tuition, books, and supplies and relies 100% on private donations.

Your donation will fulfill the promise for new high school graduates to join the more than 5,000 students that have participated in the SBCC Promise so far.

Key Supporters

Laurie Ashton & Lynn Sarko
Amy & Glenn Bacheller
Leslie & Ashish Bhutani
Coleen & Ted Friedel
Craig & Aira Harris
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
Maryann Mott
Maryan Schall
Frank Schipper
& Leslie Meadowcroft-Schipper
Herbert & Bui Simon
Judy & Jack Stapelmann
Scott & Rachil Vincent
C. Dana White
Merryl & Chuck Zegar