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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 the last couple of years 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.

Have you seen our Cox Communications PSA?

Cox Communications has generously donated airtime promoting the Santa Barbara Education Foundation. If you haven't seen it yet, you can watch it here!

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HERE'S WHAT'S NEW!

YEAR-END APPEAL

How do you ensure a bright future for Santa Barbara students? Simple, you invest in the education of our students today! Will you help us show our students that we believe in a brighter future by making education a priority?

GIVE TODAY!

IMPACT REPORT

With your help, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation has made more of a difference this year than ever! In response to our students’ immediate needs, your support has helped our schools and teachers meet today’s challenges. Read more about what you have done for SB Unified students in our annual Impact Report!

TEACHER GRANTS

Santa Barbara Education Foundation funds grants once a year to support the purchase of much-needed, project-based supplies and tools, as well as to encourage the development of creative and innovative teaching in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. The application deadline has passed. Decisions will be emailed out by December 1, 2022.

LATEST NEWS

Read more about how SBEF is making headlines in the community.

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Santa Barbara Education Foundation Raises Over $30,000 for Student Literacy

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On Thursday, September 29, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation hosted the Love of Literacy Luncheon to highlight the need for support for students struggling with reading in the Santa Barbara…

Donna Ronzone Joins Santa Barbara Education Foundation’s Board of Directors

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The Santa Barbara Education Foundation recently elected Donna Ronzone to its Board of Directors. Ronzone brings with her the experience that comes with being a life-long educator. Starting her career…

Brill Family Foundation Awards Future Bender Fellow to What is LOVE

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Peter and Karen Brill The Brill Family Foundation announced What is LOVE as the recipient of their $20,000 Future Bender Fellow Award to continue its work with vulnerable teens. Over…

Local Business Leaders Share Career Journeys with Students at Mission Scholars Event

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SOURCE: NOOZHAWK Leaders in Transition, a program of the Santa Barbara Education Foundation, helps high-achieving, low-income students get into college and beyond By Ann Pieramici “Learning what you don’t want to…

ABOUT US

12,500

Students in the SB Unified School District
SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS

2,319,090

Money raised during the 2020-21 school year
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1,850

Instruments placed in SBUSD schools
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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 13th annual installment will take place October 4- October 23, 2022.  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%