Support Teachers through Teacher Grants!

Every year, we offer grants to SB Unified teachers. They range from basic classroom supplies and books to high tech gear, to innovative curriculum. We support teachers so they can continue to inspire the next generation of Santa Barbarans.

 

Now More Than Ever!

We know that the needs of our classrooms are great. Since we have introduced Teacher Grants, we receive twice as many requests as available funding each year. And now, the needs of our teachers will be much higher with the radical transformation of our schools.

 

Great Schools Don’t Just Happen!

We call on you to help us rally to accommodate these unprecedented needs in our classrooms so that students will continue to have access to essential resources that provide a first-rate education.

 

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. When a community comes together and makes education a priority, there are no challenges it cannot overcome in the future.

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TEACHER GRANTS APPEAL

Now more than ever, we need to support our teachers and students. We call on you to help us rally to accommodate these unprecedented needs in our classrooms so that students will continue to have access to essential resources that provide a first-rate education.

WATCH THE VIDEO

We recently hosted the “Learning Together Remotely: Navigating Education in the COVID-19 Era” panel discussion with our friends at Noozhawk. Our panel of superstar educators addressed the hurdles our schools are facing and how remote instruction has changed the learning experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel discussion is now available for viewing.

WHAT IS REMOTE LEARNING?

We know that this is a difficult and uncertain time for our community. But it’s especially important to support our struggling students as they continue learning remotely. See what learning remotely looks like for our students!

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

15,000

Students in the school district
Support our Students

1,805,011

Money raised during the 2018-19 school year
Donate Now

1,325

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%