Sana Barbara Foundation

Sana Barbara Foundation

Santa Barbara Foundation:
1111 Chapala Street, Suite 200
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3100
Phone: (805) 963-1873
Fax: (805) 966-2345

120 E. Jones Street, Suite 110
Santa Maria, CA 93454-5101
Phone: (805) 346-6123
Fax: (805) 346-6125

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST

Email: info@sbfoundation.orgAbout the Santa Barbara Foundation

Sana Barbara Foundation


To every day use every tool at our disposal to facilitate the building of philanthropy, strengthen the nonprofit sector, and identify and strategically address important community opportunities and needs.

Our History

Sana Barbara Foundation
Santa Barbara Foundation Founder Max Fleischmann

The Santa Barbara Foundation was established in 1928 by Max Fleischmann and a forward thinking group who wanted to enrich the lives of people from Santa Maria to Carpinteria.

For more than eight decades, the Santa Barbara Foundation has been at the center of civic activity, a vibrant expression of its engaged citizenry, a solver of problems, a partner in philanthropy, and a critical supporter of community organizations and efforts.

There is hardly a nonprofit organization or essential community project that has not benefited from the work of the Santa Barbara Foundation.

As we have grown, our goals have remained the same - turning community dollars into community change. Today, thanks to the unwavering generosity of our community, our assets have grown to exceed $320 million and we are the largest grantmaker in our county.

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