Keep the Beat Instrument Drive

The Santa Barbara Education Foundation will join 99.9 KTYD Morning Mojo’s Lin Aubuchon and Bill Pesso for the entire month of February. SBEF will also continue to collect instruments for Santa Barbara Unified School District music education programs by hosting a contactless instrument donation site every Friday in February from 8 am to 2 pm.

 

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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HOW YOU CAN HELP

KEEP THE BEAT INSTRUMENT DRIVE

The Santa Barbara Education Foundation will join 99.9 KTYD Morning Mojo’s Lin Aubuchon and Bill Pesso for the entire month of February. SBEF will also continue to collect instruments for Santa Barbara Unified School District music education programs by hosting a contactless instrument donation site every Friday in February from 8 am to 2 pm.

STUDENT FUND-A-NEED

Student Fund-a-Need supports our students’ most critical needs. We are currently fundraising to provide jackets for students who are doing in-person learning. Classroom windows and doors need to be left open to allow for airflow, and more learning activities will happen outdoors. Unfortunately, this means that classrooms are colder, and students are subject to the elements. Please give to ensure that students are warm and dry during their lessons.

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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14,000

Students in the school district
SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS

1,837,082

Money raised during the 2019-20 school year
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1,450

Instruments placed in SBUSD schools
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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%