Teacher Grants Lead to Student Success

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Santa Barbara Education Foundation Welcomes Pedro Paz as Executive Director

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Santa Barbara Education Foundation and Adam’s Angels Partner to Provide Essential Supplies to Students in the Santa Barbara Unified School District for the “We Care” Campaign

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

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After 12 years of Leadership, Santa Barbara Education’s Executive Director will Step Aside

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Keep the Beat Instrument Drive Brings in Over 140 Instruments for School Music Programs

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Santa Barbara Education Foundation and 99.9 KTYD Continue to Keep the Beat for Local Students

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Santa Barbara Education Foundation Awards Over $100,000 to SB Unified Teachers

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‘When We Get the Word Out, They Respond’

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Local Music Teachers Kick Off the School Year with Instruments and a $16,000 Gift

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Santa Barbara Education Foundation Turns Hope into Reality by Raising $71,000

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SB Education Foundation

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Virtual Event: Santa Barbara Unified School District State of Our Schools with Hilda Maldonado

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Santa Barbara’s Recipe for Academic Success

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Santa Barbara Education Foundation

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santabarbaraeducation.org
(805) 284-9125
Executive Director: Pedro Paz

Mission

Santa Barbara Education Foundation (SBEF) provides and supports programs that enrich the academic, artistic, and personal development of all students in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.

Begin to Build a Relationship

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.

I have always been impressed with Keep the Beat as it fosters a love of music in children that can last a lifetime. I learned to love music when I was young and wanted to help our young folks experience that same love in their formative years.
Anne Towbes
Music Education Supporter

Helping Teachers Help Students

The agenda for the 2022/2023 school year is to close the gap and achieve more funding for Teacher Grants while focusing on literacy development and mental health. Despite the $223,000 gap that the Santa Barbara Education Foundation is currently experiencing, their diligence and thoughtfulness bear every single student in mind.

You can help countless students like Bella find their voice.

Key Supporters

Arnesen Family Foundation
Timothy and Louise Casey
Andrew and Mary Jane Cooper
Daniel and Mandy Hochman
Elaine F. Stepanek Foundation
James S. Bower Foundation
John L. Carleton Foundation
Senator Monique Limón
J.M. Lind
Superintendent Dr. Hilda Maldonado
Sara Miller McCune
Mithun Family Foundation
Mosher Foundation
Santa Barbara Foundation
Nick Rail
April Thede
Towbes Foundation
Walter J. & Holly O.
Thomson Foundation
Wood-Claeyssens Foundation
Zegar Family Foundation