Tag Archives: The Giving List

Meet Khadiza  World Telehealth Initiative

Khadiza is from a settlement in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where she lives with her husband and four children. At age […more…]

Common Table Foundation Common Table Foundation

While the world enters its new “normal,” the need to break bread with one another, both metaphorically and literally, is […more…]

CAMA CAMA (Community Arts Music Association of Santa Barbara, Inc.)

Community Arts Music Association of Santa Barbara, aka CAMA, is deservedly well-known and cherished for its commitment and ability to […more…]

C.A.R.E.4Paws C.A.R.E.4Paws

Back in 2009 when Isabelle Gullö co-founded C.A.R.E.4Paws, she knew there was a desperate need locally for programs that reduce […more…]

CommUnify’s ‘Off the Record’ Fundraiser CommUnify

Anthony Edwards, who collected three SAG Awards and a Golden Globe for his role as Dr. Mark Greene on the […more…]

Providing Healthcare to the World’s Most Vulnerable Communities World Telehealth Initiative

Esperanza was 19 years old and living in Malawi when she faced a serious health crisis. While giving birth to […more…]

New Money

Philanthropy, incorporated for the public good, can and should make all its investments accordingly. In 2021, Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced a bill to more tightly regulate donor-advised funds, commonly referred to as DAFs. While the Accelerating Charitable Giving (ACE) Act’s reforms were far from sweeping, the bill set off a bitter debate over who controls charitable funds: the donor or the public. The Act’s supporters plausibly argued that wealthy donors could use the increasingly popular philanthropic instruments for personal gain, and that DAFs allow them to hoard and perpetually control what becomes public money once [...more...]

The ‘Other,’ Kalyan Balaven

As the first person of color to serve as Head of Dunn School in Los Olivos, California, Kalyan (“Kal”) Balaven is, in many ways, a long way from his youth in the San Francisco Bay Area, where his family found itself houseless, surviving on what Balaven calls community wealth.  From an ethnic perspective, Balaven says that he’s always thought of himself as “other.” An outsider identification that informs his work today as the head of an esteemed private residential school with a rich history that didn’t always include leaders (or many students) that looked like him. “The idea of being [...more...]

Building Peace, One Teen at a Time Attitude, Harmony, Achievement

In our divided and bellicose world, peace can seem like an amorphous and unattainable concept. AHA! Peace Builders serves as […more…]

A Pawsitive Impact for Pets C.A.R.E.4Paws

While shelters along California’s Central Coast do their best to provide care for abandoned dogs and cats, the facilities can […more…]

A Classical Tradition CAMA (Community Arts Music Association of Santa Barbara, Inc.)

Considering the caliber of classical music concerts they attract every year to the Granada Theatre and Lobero Theatre, you might […more…]

We Need to Talk Common Table Foundation

Almost everyone is aware that America’s current cultural climate is perhaps more polarized than at any time since the Civil […more…]

Saying Yes to Students Who Need a Supportive School Community Dunn School

“Ne Tentes Aut Perfice.”  This is the Latin motto that students and faculty at Dunn School, a private co-ed college […more…]

No Burden Is Too Heavy if We All Lift Together Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade

The origin story of the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade is the stuff of legend – and for good reason. In […more…]

From the Tragedy of the Oklahoma City Bombing Was Born a Human-Canine Bond That Relentlessly Saves Lives National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

When two children got lost during a hike in rural New York with oncoming rain commingling with the darkening night, […more…]

Consider Redwings on Giving Tuesday, November 29 Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Redwings Horse Sanctuary is hoping for an inspiring GIVING TUESDAY for the horses.  Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as […more…]

Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, the Nation’s Top-Ranked Social Work Scholar in Aging and Expert in Long-Term Care Joins Dream Foundation Dream Foundation

Dr. Zimmerman has joined the National Board of Directors of the dream-granting organization Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, University Distinguished Professor of […more…]

12th Season Kicks Off for NatureTrack Field Trips: More than 60 Excursions Already Booked NatureTrack

Starting the 12th season off with a bang, more than 100 NatureTrack (NT) Field Trips have been scheduled already and […more…]

Dream Foundation Hosts Second Annual Twilight in the Garden Dream Foundation

Celebration acknowledges devoted supporters and the Dreams they bring to life Dream Foundation hosted its second annual Twilight in the […more…]

STESA Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA)

The Winnie the Pooh characters Tigger and Eeyore normally wouldn’t come up in a conversation about sexual assault and consent. […more…]

Calling All Runners to Support NatureTrack! NatureTrack

5K and Fun Run Sponsored by NatureTrack Opens “A Day in the Country” Festival Get your Day in the Country off to […more…]