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This calendar intended to help our community stay up to date on progressive events and opportunities along the Central Coast.

Only events that meet our mission will be added. Please allow us up to 4 business days to approve or modify submissions.
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Education Funders Group Meeting


SCG’s Education Funders Group invites you to join us for a conversation with Shital Shah, Senior Advisor of Strategic Partnerships, Department of Education (DOE). Shital leads partnership management, including relationships with the private sector and philanthropic organizations, ensuring alignment with the Secretary’s priorities. She will provide an update on federal priorities and plans for student […]


Putting Nature to Work Series Prescribed Grazing for Ecological and Wildfire Resilience


Wildfires in California have substantially increased in frequency and intensity over the last few decades, fueled by drought and the overgrowth of fine, dry brush. In mid-February, Senator Monique Limón introduced legislation to enhance wildfire mitigation efforts by expanding statewide prescribed grazing efforts. Hear from local rangeland contractors, conservationists, and policymakers about the need to […]

SCG Corporate Funders Group Meeting: An Overview of the Governor’s Proposed Budget

Virtual Online, Santa Barbara, CA

Join us for the first Corporate Funders Group meeting for 2023. Keeping everyone’s safety in mind, the meeting will be virtual but we hope later in the year to welcome people in person. Gov. Gavin Newsom has released his proposed budget plan for the 2023-24 fiscal year and the legislature is now taking it into […]


Tour of the County Emergency Operations Center

4408 Cathedral Road, 4408 Cathedral Oaks Road, Santa Barbara, CA

You are invited to visit the state-of-the-art Santa Barbara County Emergency Operations Center. You will be given a private tour of the facility by Fire Chief, Mark Hartwig and Director, County OEM Director, Kelly Hubbard. You will hear from these professionals about the emergency notification system from the point of the initial 911 call, the […]

Application Deadline: Operationalizing DEIA Peer Learning Cohort


Apply to participate in a FREE Operationalizing DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access) Peer Learning Cohort hosted by the Santa Barbara Foundation in partnership with i3 Institute. Facilitators will usher participants through guided discussions and protocols to then be taken back and used with local teams. The monthly sessions will discuss insights and challenges including: […]


2023 Latino Role Models Conference

Cabrillo College, Crocker Theater 6500 Lower Perimeter Road, Aptos, CA

Latino Role Models is a free conference for Santa Cruz County students from grade 6 to college and their families. This exciting FREE annual conference features Latino/a college students and professionals and performances inspiring students to achieve their dreams for college and career. This year, we are excited to welcome Olga Talamante as the keynote […]


Building Immigrant Women’s Economic Power


With wage inequality impacting the ability of women — particularly women of color — to receive fair compensation for their labor, GCIR will host a webinar discussion on strategies for supporting the economic empowerment of immigrant and refugee women. Given the particular workforce complications that can arise in relation to immigration status — and the […]


Lunchtime Activists: March 30th, 2023


The Fund for Santa Barbara’s monthly Lunchtime Activists meetings are intended to be an open and informal space for advocates, organizers, and neighbors to share brave space and co-conspire for a more just and equitable region. We gather to learn from one another, share our work, and collaborate for social change. We encourage all who […]

SBWPC Presidents’ Circle Luncheon

Soho 1221 State St # 205 1221 State St # 205, Santa Barbara

To honor Women’s History Month, the Presidents’ Circle of The Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee invites the public to a luncheon featuring speaker Sarah Leonard Sheahan on Friday, March 31, 2023 at SOHO. Her topic is Confronting the Right-Wing Narrative – and Winning! After her presentation, there will be time for questions from the audience. […]

$55.00 – $75.00

Leading with Equity The NNCG Institute for Philanthropy Consultants

Virtual Online, Santa Barbara, CA

This 2023 learning and networking opportunity welcomes the participation of philanthropy consultants who are committed to helping their grantmaking clients advance equity through philanthropy. The Leading with Equity Institute begins in April and ends in October of 2023. Held monthly, the Institute consists of seven virtual sessions led by top-notch philanthropy consultants and practitioners who […]


Santa Barbara Transgender Day of Visibility

Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara 1535 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Join us on Saturday, April 1st (from 5pm-9pm) to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV)! Santa Barbara TDOV will be an evening with art, music and food, celebrating our transgender, non-binary and gender nonconforming community and their families. Suggested ticket donation is $25-$50, $10 for students. Questions about the event? Send an email to [email protected] […]

$10 – $50

CAUSE Action Leadership Awards Reception

Lobero Theatre Courtyard 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA

We are so excited to invite you to our Annual Leadership Awards Reception taking place Sunday, April 2nd from 2:00 - 4:30 pm in Santa Barbara. Please mark your calendars and reserve your seat today. Our Santa Barbara Reception will honor our 2023 Dolores Huerta Grassroot Leader Awardees and our Corazón Award Recipient: Santa Maria […]