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. Created by educators and parents in 1985, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation is the only organization with a mission to fund, develop, and support education programs for all 15,000 students in the school district.Learn More »
HOPE Awards 2017
Every year, the HOPE Awards gives us an opportunity to honor champions of public education in our community. This year, we are privileged to honor former SBUSD Board of Education member H. Edward Heron, as well as celebrate the work of the Santa Barbara Education Foundation. The evening begins with a silent auction and reception, which features fine food and wine tastings from local restaurants, caterers, wineries, and breweries at the beautiful Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Immediately following is an award presentation, program spotlights and live music.Learn More »
Discounted Granada tickets available to all SBUSD employees!
In partnership with The Granada, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation is offering discounted tickets to select shows for SBUSD staff and friends. Tickets to performances are $25 and tickets to films are only $5. Get your tickets now! We have a limited amount of tickets available. First-come, first-served!Learn More »
The Get Ahead Program: Summer School
SBEF offers a unique program for motivated students looking to get ahead during the summer. Held at San Marcos High, The Get Ahead Program offers students the chance to make new friends, learn in a fun, fast-paced environment, and earn up to 10 units of high school credit. Check back in January for updated information about Summer School 2017!Learn More »
Thanks for Supporting Measures I & J
Measures I and J will provide funding for much-needed infrastructural repairs in the schools, replacement of portable classrooms, and purchase of the National Guard Armory for educational and community use. Both measures passed by an overwhelming majority in the November 8th election. Thank you Santa Barbara!Learn More »
New Superintendent Cary Matsuoka
The Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education is happy to report that the search for a new superintendent for the Santa Barbara Unified School District has come to a successful conclusion. As such, the district’s five-member board of education is delighted to announce the selection of Mr. Cary Matsuoka to lead the district beginning July 1, 2016.Learn More »
You Can Make a Difference!
Support Santa Barbara Education Foundation—Make an online donation of $50 and become an Education Booster. Give $2,500 and join the Superintendent's Circle!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 »