OUR MISSION

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.

 

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. Registration for summer 2018 is currently open!

 

Give to Santa Barbara Schools!

Life-changing opportunities are made possible with community support–that’s you! You can help create the educational opportunities that all Santa Barbara students deserve! Show your support for our students with a gift to the Santa Barbara Education Foundation today. Because when you invest in a child’s educational experience, you help create a better future for everyone!

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Women's Fund Supports Early Reading Intervention

SBEF has been ranked top in the nation and in California among K-12 education foundations by Stepping Up: The Nation’s Top K-12 Education Foundations.

Keep the Beat Radiothon

Join 99.9 KTYD’s Lin Aubuchon and Bill Pesso for the Keep the Beat Radiothon in support of music programs in Santa Barbara public schools. Donate an instrument or make a donation to be entered in a grand prize drawing!

State of Our Schools

Join the Santa Barbara Education Foundation for a presentation by Superintendent Cary Matsuoka of the Santa Barbara Unified School District to discuss today’s local education issues. There will be networking and a continental breakfast prior to the presentation. Space is limited. Reservations are required.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

15,000

Students in the school district
Support our Students

427,536

Money raised this school year
Donate Now

1,200

Instruments placed in SBUSD schools
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LATEST NEWS

Hear more about how SBEF is making headlines in the community and beyond.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark your calendar for one of our local events helping to support and enrich education in Santa Barbara County.

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WHERE THE
MONEY GOES

Current operation and program spending breakdown

  • Academic Support
  • Literacy
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Mental Health
  • Music & Performing Arts

Academic Support

51%

Literacy

16%

Early Childhood Education

14%

Mental Health

10%

Music & Performing Arts

9%
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

PIANOS ON STATE

A favorite event in Santa Barbara, Pianos on State is a collaborative and interactive musical experience that takes place during Arts and Humanities month in October. The eighth annual installment will take place October 2nd-16th 2017, the longest run of Pianos on State to date! Each piano becomes its own piece of art as local Santa Barbara artists create individual looks.