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.
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.
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.
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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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
Goleta Unified $15,012
Cold Spring $28,906
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.
Current operation and program spending breakdown
- Academic Support
- Early Childhood Education
- Mental Health
- Music & Performing Arts
Academic Support 51%
Early Childhood Education 14%
Mental Health 10%
Music & Performing Arts 9%