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

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UCSB Library: Mountain Gallery 525 UCEN Rd, Santa Barbara, CA

UCSB Library is pleased to present these works by Johnny Onionseed, MFA candidate in UCSB's Department of Art. These collages were most recently displayed as part of UCSB Library’s exhibition A Call to Action: Documenting Santa Barbara’s Art and Activism, and are included in the Library’s COVID-19 Community Archives. The pieces now reside at the […]


The Fund for Santa Barbara 2022 Fall General and Multiyear Grants Cycle Open for Applications


Our 2022 Fall Grants and Multi-Year Grants will be open for applications this Friday, July 29th through Monday, August 29th! We will be hosting three FREE virtual grant application workshops to help guide applicants through the online process. Interested applicants, even those that have been funded in the past, are strongly encouraged to attend. Please […]


illuminate Speaker Series: A Conversation with Dr. Kelly McGonigal


Join Hospice of Santa Barbara on Wednesday, August 24th at 6:00 PM for their next illuminate Speaker Series Event: A Conversation with Dr. Kelly McGonigal. Dr. Kelly McGonigal will present A Conversation with Dr. Kelly McGonigal on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 6:00 to 7:00 pm PDT. The conversation will be moderated by well-known NPR host, […]


Now & Next: The State of Race, Today and Tomorrow.


We’re excited to announce that Heather McGhee, NY Times bestselling author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone, will kick off our upcoming three-part speaker series Now & Next: The State of Race, Today and Tomorrow. She’ll be joined by Greenlining President Debra Gore-Mann and esteemed USC Professor of Sociology and American Studies […]

Activist Brown Bag Lunch


Want to meet and share with fellow organizers and activists advocating for a just and humane community? Interested in discussing current issues and campaigns centered around justice in Santa Barbara County? JOIN US at The Fund for Santa Barbara’s monthly Activist Brown Bag Lunches, an open and informal space for advocates, organizers, and neighbors to […]


SBWPC Friendraiser

Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee (SBWPC) cordially invites one and all to our popular Friendraiser event centered around introducing visitors to our non-partisan, feminist organization of friendly, active and engaged members working to improve our beloved Santa Barbara County community, our local region, and beyond. We are especially proud that some special, nationally acclaimed […]


Pacific Pride Festival: Pride at the Beach

Chase Palm Park Field 323 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA

JOIN US FOR THIS YEAR’S PRIDE AT THE BEACH CELEBRATION IN ITS NEW LOCATION AT CHASE PALM PARK FIELD! The Pacific Pride Festival celebrates the beauty, art, and creativity LGBTQ+ individuals bring to the world. This year’s Pride will focus on access, inclusion and belonging, ensuring all members of our community can participate fully in […]


Art Walk and Talk | Hosted by Jane Gottlieb

UCSB Library Davidson Library, UCEN Rd, Isla Vista, CA

Join UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Special Research Collections for a tour with artist, Jane Gottlieb. If you look up from the West Paseo, you can’t miss the most colorful art piece to the Library - a painting by Jane Gottlieb. The work, titled “Check It Out,” depicts the UCSB Library and has both a […]


Working Together for Transformative Change: Our Nonprofit Sector’s Role in Advancing Regional Equity, Part 2

via zoom

In the spirit of curiosity and community wisdom sharing, Nonprofit Resource Network and The Fund for Santa Barbara invite you to participate in a community conversation with organizations pursuing equity work to discuss how we can actively transform the sector and our region. Drawing on the framework of the Central Coast Regional Equity Initiative, this […]

SBF Small Capacity Building Grant Deadline

Santa Barbara Foundation’s Small Capacity Building Grant Program awards grants with a short review period and up to $5,000 aimed at strengthening the organizational capacity and effectiveness of Santa Barbara County nonprofits. The Foundation believes organizations are more effective when they are equipped with thoughtful strategy, strong leadership, sound operations and compelling communication. It is […]


Creating 805: Dune Coffee Roasters, Julia Mayer

THE SANDBOX Goleta 69 Santa Felicia Drive, Goleta, CA

Join Creating 805 and Julia Mayer, Co-Owner and Founder of Dune Coffee Roasters, for a conversation around creativity and entrepreneurship. The Creating 805 speaker series takes place on second Fridays at THE SANDBOX Goleta, and third Fridays at THE SANDBOX Paso Robles. Each event highlights the tales, insights, and lessons from a Central Coast entrepreneur's […]