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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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AHA! Offers Adult Programs – 6 free sessions

AHA! Treehouse, 1209 De La Vina St. 1209 De La Vina, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA

AHA!, a non-profit agency with a 23-year history in the Santa Barbara area, is offering six FREE sessions of supportive therapy to parents/guardians of teens enrolled in our programs and to educators in the greater Santa Barbara area. This groundbreaking initiative begins on March 1st, 2022. To obtain additional information or to apply for the […]

Cox Charities to Award $10,000 in Grants to Santa Barbara Nonprofits

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Local nonprofits focused on K-12 STEM education, conservation and sustainability, and military and veterans can apply for a Cox Charities Community Grant, May 9-31. A total of $10,000 is available for nonprofits in Santa Barbara, with individual grants ranging from $2,500-$10,000. To apply, visit Recipients will be announced in July...


Oak Group Presents Foothills Forever

The Oak Group Presents – Foothills Forever Benefiting the Foothills Forever Fund May 2 – May 29 “Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees” John Muir Continuing their 36-year tradition of calling attention to and supporting the preservation of open spaces in the natural world through their artwork, the Oak Group […]

Unite to Light presents: Open Call for Artists

Community Arts Workshop (CAW) 631 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA

Calling all artists! This October 6-8, artists and art lovers, and the Santa Barbara community will gather to celebrate the power of light at Unite to Light the Night; Art Exhibition & Fundraiser at the Community Arts Workshop. The event will raise awareness about the 1 billion people around the world who live without electricity. […]


CAUSE Action Leadership Awards Reception

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

Our Annual Leadership Awards Reception will be held on Sunday, May 22nd–in person once again after two long years–and I hope you'll join us! Beyond the much-needed heartening joy of gathering in person with movement friends, this is a key opportunity to bring in the funds we need to raise the political voice and grassroots […]


Watch “King: A Filmed Record” with special guest Danny Glover


Momentum is building for the Poor People's Campaign Mass Assembly and Moral March on Washington DC, which is now just one month away. More than one thousand poor and low-income Californians have declared their intention to march on our nation's capital and demonstrate the power of our moral movement. You're invited to a very special […]


Get Out the Vote – Nonprofit Edition!


FREE and open to all. (Closed captioning will be provided.) Recording will be made available after the event. Featuring: Cordelia Istel Director of Organizing @Arts For LA Cordelia Istel is an organizer, educator, and artist with over a decade of experience working at the intersection of cultural programming and social justice. Before joining the Service Employees […]

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 […]


The Art of Mass Gatherings

Madonnari Festival Grounds Old Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Join us for a free experiential learning event for artists, event producers, and emergency professionals to build community relationships and elevate the safety, accessibility and sustainability of events. This training is part of the national Art of Mass Gatherings program, brought to the I Madonnari Street Painting Festival in Santa Barbara by Children's Creative Project, […]


Latino Legacy Awards

This awards ceremony initiated in 2016 by community members that believe it is pivotal to honor and recognize leaders in our community. Latino Leaders who everyday take the initiative to go above and beyond by coaching a sports team, by speaking for those who feel they don’t have a voice or by helping others develop […]