Where do YOU want to Give?

Wherever your passions for giving lie, Giving List nonprofits are on the frontlines of making our community stronger.


Youth Development

Because Nature Will Blow Your Mind This October NatureTrack

A carefully curated program of films from over 30 countries ordinarily only found at BANFF, Big Sky, Mountain Film, and […more…]

AHA!’s Teens Are Fulfilled Adults-in-Waiting Attitude, Harmony, Achievement

A teenager is much more than a preincarnate adult. The average teen’s roiling hormones and fraught search for self are […more…]

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…]

The Arts

A Towering Cultural Artistic Force The Granada Theatre

The Granada Theatre has towered over the Santa Barbara area for 100 years, not just as the tallest physical symbol […more…]

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…]

FREE Summer Films at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden  UCSB Arts & Lectures

UCSB Arts & Lectures and the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture present Sun, Surf and Cinema, Friday nights […more…]

Social Justice

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…]

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…]

Taking Bold Climate Action Together Community Environmental Council

Over the last couple of years, the Community Environmental Council (CEC) has dramatically increased its efforts to combat climate change […more…]

Performing Arts

UCSB Arts & Lectures Announces its 65th Anniversary 2024-2025 Season Featuring More than 47 Events UCSB Arts & Lectures

UCSB Arts & Lectures (A&L), the Central Coast’s premier arts presenting organization, announces its 65th Anniversary 2024-2025 season of live events. […more…]

Homelessness & Housing

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…]

Ending Veteran Homelessness New Beginnings

New Beginnings has an ambitious and lofty goal for 2025: ending veteran homelessness in Santa Barbara County. It’s not a […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

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…]

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…]

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

Search Dog Foundation Named One of the Best Nonprofits to Work For 2024 National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation is thrilled to announce it was recently selected as one of the 2024 Best […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

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…]

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…]

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…]

Family Well-Being

AHA!’s Teens Are Fulfilled Adults-in-Waiting Attitude, Harmony, Achievement

A teenager is much more than a preincarnate adult. The average teen’s roiling hormones and fraught search for self are […more…]

Children’s Grief Requires Special and Individualized Care Hospice of Santa Barbara

Hospice of Santa Barbara Provides Support, Insights, and Tips to Help Children Cope After Loss Eight-year-old Sam started going to […more…]

RUNX1 RUNX1 Research Program

The RUNX1 gene provides instructions for making RUNX1 protein, which plays a vital role in the production of blood stem […more…]

Environment

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…]

Reversing the Threat of the Climate Crisis Community Environmental Council

Our climate is in crisis. Record-setting heat waves. Larger and more destructive wildfires. An historic megadrought, hotter and drier than […more…]

Creating a Force for Ocean Health and Education Marine Watchdogs

On a cool September Sunday, a group of Marine Watchdog kayakers paddled into a sea cave on the rocky coastline […more…]

Education

NatureTrack’s Scholarship Application Deadline March 15: North County Students Who Plan to Study Nature Urged to Apply NatureTrack

Nancy Stearns Scholarship Recipient’s Tell Their Stories Nancy Stearns was an inspiring docent and dear friend of NatureTrack’s founder Sue Eisaguirre for […more…]

Creating a Force for Ocean Health and Education Marine Watchdogs

On a cool September Sunday, a group of Marine Watchdog kayakers paddled into a sea cave on the rocky coastline […more…]

Both a Therapeutic Preschool and a Safe, Loving Haven Storyteller Children’s Center

A child is a sponge, soaking up experiences and building a worldview. These foundational beginnings are formative. These beginnings can […more…]

Community Treasures

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…]

Nature, Health, and Happiness in the Heart of Santa Barbara Elings Park

In every great city is a community park that serves as its beating heart. Elings Park in Santa Barbara has […more…]

California Missions Foundation California Missions Foundation

Most locals are probably aware of the best Santa Barbara place to visit every Memorial Day weekend for a glimpse […more…]

Community Resilience

Providing Food, Shelter, and Clothing for the Most Vulnerable Catholic Charities

Until a person can eat, sleep, and have a roof over one’s head, their mental and physical energy is consumed […more…]

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…]

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…]

College Access and Higher Education

Explore Ecology Explore Ecology

An impact report is normally more of an obligation or a chore for a nonprofit rather than something to brag […more…]

Advocacy

Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County Legal Aid Foundation

Anyone who has ever watched a police drama on television in the last 50 years is familiar with the fact […more…]

Brady United Against Gun Violence Brady | United Against Gun Violence

Brady United Against Gun Violence, aka the Brady Center, marks its 50th anniversary since its founding. But the organization that […more…]

Legal Aid Assists Struggling Homeowners with Foreclosure Prevention and Mortgage Relief  Legal Aid Foundation

Across the county, financial hardships have either been created or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. For homeowners who experienced reductions […more…]