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?
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!
HERE'S WHAT'S NEW!
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!
Read more about how SBEF is making headlines in the community.
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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
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 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.
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%