2015 HOPE Awards
On Thursday, April 16th, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation will hold the annual HOPE Awards, an opportunity to honor those who have made a significant contribution to public education. Since 1985, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation has worked with community partners to enhance the educational experience of students in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. We are proud to announce that our keynote speaker will be William Adams, the newly appointed Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Stay tuned for more details.Learn More »
Santa Barbara Education Foundation
The Santa Barbara Education Foundation (SBEF) promotes community investment in public education to ensure equity and access to an innovative, world-class education that inspires confidence, competence and creativity in every student in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Raising funds for library books, science equipment, playground equipment, music instruction, and instruments are just a few of the ways SBEF has made sure Santa Barbara students receive the first-class education they deserve.Learn More »
Get Ahead Program!
The Santa Barbara Education Foundation is planning the 3rd year of summer school for high school students who want to get ahead during the summer. Click the button below for more information.Learn More »
Mobile Waterford Early Reading Program celebrated its seventh year providing kindergarten readiness and English-language instruction for four-year-olds in the neighborhoods where they live. The van operates year-round and provides services to over 100 children and their families.Learn More »
Give the gift of music by donating new or used musical instruments for students in school programs and other music programs in Santa Barbara. Dig out that clarinet, violin, trumpet, drum, or keyboard. Instrument donations are welcomed all year long.Learn More »
You Can Make a Difference!
Support Santa Barbara Education Foundation - Make an on line donation of $50 and become a Friend of Education. Give $2500 and join the Superintendent's Circle!Learn More »
Measures A & B
Measures A and B will provide nearly 12 million dollars over four years and serve over 15,000 students K-12. These measures will fund math, science and technology education, career skills for job readiness. foreign language instruction and music instruction.Learn More »
Leave a Legacy
Leave a legacy to public education in Santa Barbara by remembering the Santa Barbara Education Foundation in your estate plans.Learn More »