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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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Operationalizing DEIA Peer Learning Cohort / Operacionalización de Diversidad, Equidad, Inclusión y Acceso (DEIA) Grupo de Aprendizaje entre Colegas


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. The course requires a commitment of six, monthly meetings (approx. 2-hours each). Monthly sessions will discuss insights and challenges including: DEIA-based leadership, why DEIA matters, DEIA assets & […]


Leading with Equity The NNCG Institute for Philanthropy Consultants

Virtual Online, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

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 […]


CEC’s Climate Stewards Certification Course


This program is designed for anyone looking to play an active role in creating and implementing climate solutions in their homes, workplaces, and communities. Graduates of the Community Environmental Council's Climate Stewards certification program are equipped to play an active role in the statewide effort to advance rapid and equitable solutions to the climate crisis […]


Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training – Virtual

Join the movement in Santa Barbara County to strengthen our community because we can all be more aware and informed. Hosted by Mental Wellness Center, FSA, and YouthWell. VIRTUAL class Thursday, June 8th, 9:00am to 2:30pm, YMHFA non-blended VIRTUAL class Youth Mental Health First Aid is a comprehensive training designed to equip educators, family members, […]


Green & Blue: A Coastal Celebration

Rancho La Patera & Stow House 304 N Los Carneros Rd, Goleta, CA, United States

Green & Blue: A Coastal Celebration, is the Environmental Defense Center’s biggest fundraiser of the year, taking place in the beautiful gardens at Rancho La Patera & Stow House in Goleta, CA. This event brings together around 500 guests from across the tri-county region. At Green & Blue, we celebrate the many accomplishments this organization […]

The FUND’s 2023 Spring Grant Awards Celebration

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

Join us for The Fund for Santa Barbara’s Annual Spring Grant Awards Celebration Date: Wednesday, June 14th, 2023 Location: Lobero Courtyard 33 E. Canon Perdido St Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served

Event Series Sunset at the Canary

Sunset at the Canary

Kimpton Canary Hotel 31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara

Join Pacific Pride Foundation from April to September for a once a month mixer on the Kimpton Canary Hotel's rooftop patio! Award-winning DJ Darla Bea will be entertaining us with our favorite songs. Anyone wanting an alcoholic beverage must present their ID to security at check-in for a stamp. This is a FREE event. Thank […]


Isla Vista Youth Project Food Distribution: Volunteers Needed

Phelps Rd Phelps Rd. (More details after contact and reservation), Isla Vista, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

The Isla Vista Youth Projects, Inc. strengthens our community through diverse educational, recreational and social programs for children and families regardless of income. We envision a community where children are loved, valued, and respected and families are empowered to reach their highest potential. In response to an increasing need for food in the Isla Vista […]

The One Name Campaign Launch: Long COVID & other post-viral illness

La Lieff Tasting Room 210 Gray Ave, Santa Barbara, CA

Special Guests share insights on the future of Long COVID and other related post-viral and post-trauma diseases - including Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) and how an illness name can drive progress. Special Guest Speakers: Michael Bowker, Author & Santa Barbara resident, BEATING LONG HAULERS SYNDROME Oved Amitay, CEO, Solve ME Dr. Joseph P. Smith, Founder & […]


League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara to Celebrate 85th Birthday

Tucker's Grove Park Area 5 San Antonio Creek Trail • Cross roads Turnpike and Cathedral Oaks Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93121, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

The League of Voters of Santa Barbara will celebrate its 85th birthday with a party at noon Saturday, June 17 at Tuckers Grove Park. The community celebration will feature tributes to longtime League members and supporters, as well as a catered lunch. For only $40, guests will be treated to lunch and Feminist Label wine […]


McCune Foundation, Grantseekers Zoom Informational for the Fall 2023 Grant Cycle

via zoom

The McCune Foundation will be hosting a Zoom informational presentation to discuss the upcoming Fall 2023 Grant Cycle. Participants will learn about the Foundation’s history, grant application process, requirements and deadlines. Participants must register to receive the Zoom link. A link will be sent two days prior to the session to the email provided in […]


Solstice Parade 2023 with World Dance for Humanity

Santa Barbara Street

Celebrate Solstice with World Dance for Humanity! No need to watch from the sidelines this year - come party up Santa Barbara Street with World Dance for Humanity! Practices are FREE and FUN! The theme is Motown, and the costumes are DIY 1960s. Just attend a World Dance class to sign up, learn the dances […]