Invest in Santa Barbara’s Students!

Let’s do all that we can today to help our children grow into the leaders our community needs tomorrow.

 

Together we can make an impact!

Although 2020 has been full of uncertainty, it’s shown how we can work together to overcome challenges. When we come together to make education a priority, there is no limit to what we can do.

 

Great schools don’t just happen!

We know that there are many giving opportunities this time of year; however, when you contribute to the Santa Barbara Education Foundation, you’re making a direct impact on our children’s future.

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YEAR-END APPEAL 2020

Together we can make a difference! We know that there are many giving opportunities this time of year; however, when you contribute to the Santa Barbara Education Foundation, you’re making a direct impact on our children’s future. Please consider including us in your year-end giving.

TEACHER GRANTS

Every year, we offer grants to Santa Barbara Unified School District teachers, ranging from necessary classroom supplies and books to high tech gear to innovative curriculum. The 2020-21 application for Teacher Grants is open now until October 31.

STUDENT ONLINE & ACADEMIC RESOURCES APPEAL

Now more than ever, we need to support our teachers and students. Help us ensure that no matter what happens students will continue to have access to essential resources that provide a first-rate education.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

15,000

Students in the school district
Support our Students

1,837,082

Money raised during the 2019-20 school year
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1,325

Instruments placed in SBUSD schools
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LATEST NEWS

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Carolyn Ross Joins Santa Barbara Education Foundation’s Board of Directors

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Santa Barbara Education Foundation recently elected Carolyn Ross to its Board of Directors as Santa Barbara Unified School District teacher representative. Ross is an alumnus of Stanford University, where she…

Santa Barbara Education Foundation Welcomes Eryn Shugart as Major Gifts Officer

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The Santa Barbara Education Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Eryn Shugart, Ph.D., to serve as Major Gifts Officer. Eryn is a Santa Barbara native who holds a…

Santa Barbara Unified Offers Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

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By Hilda Maldonado, Superintendent of the Santa Barbara Unified School District Our county has made progress in our battle to decrease COVID rates. We are now in the red tier,…

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark your calendar for one of our local events helping to support Santa Barbara students.

PER PUPIL FUNDING
FOR SB UNIFIED STUDENTS

Many percieve  SB Unified as a high wealth district, however, it only receives 1% above the state average for funding per student.

PER PUPIL FUNDING

IN LOCAL DISTRICTS

SB Unified $12,747

32%

Goleta Unified $15,012

38%

Cold Spring $28,906

72%

Montecito $37,246

93%
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 tenth annual installment will take place October 21- November 7, 2019.  Each piano becomes its own piece of art as local Santa Barbara artists create individual looks.

WHERE THE
MONEY GOES

Current operation and program spending breakdown

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

Academic Support 51%

51%

Literacy 16%

16%

Early Childhood Education 14%

14%

Mental Health 10%

10%

Music & Performing Arts 9%

9%