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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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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 […]

Adam Grant – Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things

Arlington Theatre 1317 State St, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Are grit and perseverance enough to succeed? Or does someone need to give you a chance? In this paradigm-shifting talk, organizational psychologist and Penn Wharton School of Business professor Adam Grant explores why some people are overlooked despite their talents, and how that can begin to change. A leading expert on how we can find […]

Daniil Trifonov Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

UCSB Campbell Hall Campbell Hall, Isla Vista, United States

Precise, imaginative, tender and above all thrilling, Daniil Trifonov has earned a reputation as the must-hear pianist of the 21st century. Equally adept at discovering new possibilities in mid-18th century works as he is scaling the heights of Beethoven’s majestic “Hammerklavier” sonata, Trifonov combines dazzling technique with depth of feeling and extraordinary musicality.

Racial Equity Fund Grant Application Workshop (November 29th)


The Fund for Santa Barbara is excited to announce that we are partnering with The County of Santa Barbara to distribute a third round of funding through the Racial Equity Fund of The County of Santa Barbara. The Racial Equity Fund of the County of Santa Barbara's mission is to invest in and strengthen organizations that […]

Lunchtime Activists: November 30, 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 […]

CEC Climate Stewards: Local Activists Creating Waves of Action

via zoom

Get inspired by a powerful showcase of community-led action. You’ll hear from a handful of CEC’s Climate Stewards (a growing alumni network now 120+ strong) who will share their experience taking the course, information about the community action projects they designed, and how they are putting new-found climate knowledge to work within their communities. You’ll […]

Audra McDonald in Concert

Campbell Hall, Isla Vista, CA 93117 Campbell Hall, Isla Vista, CA, United States

The winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards and an Emmy, Audra McDonald is as stunningly eloquent in song as she is acting a role. She’s been named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people and received a National Medal of Arts for “her rich, soulful voice continues to take her […]

Mariachi Sol de México

Arlington Theatre 1317 State St, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Led by one of the foremost masters of mariachi music, José Hernández, Mariachi Sol de México returns for a festive celebration of Mexico’s Christmas traditions. Experience holiday magic in a performance that includes elements of Las Posadas alongside traditional Christmas carols. Mariachi Sol de México has performed for five U.S. presidents and shared the stage […]

Samara Joy Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

The Granada Theatre (1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101) 1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

The first jazz performer since Esperanza Spalding to win the prestigious Best New Artist category at the Grammys, Samara Joy embraces the great tradition of such singers as Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and Ella Fitzgerald. Her 2022 recording Linger Awhile, filled with gloriously reimagined versions of American songbook standards, won the Grammy for Best Jazz […]

Hospice of Santa Barbara’s 40th Annual Light Up A Life

Goleta (Camino Real Marketplace)

40th Annual Light Up a Life Ceremony Join Hospice of Santa Barbara for their 40th Annual Light Up A Life. This beloved community tradition takes place to remember and honor those you miss this holiday season. Light Up a Life will host four ceremonies, featuring speakers and special guests, entertainment, refreshments, and the lighting of […]


Fall Grant Awards Celebration 2023

Minerva Club of Santa Maria 127 W Boone St, Santa Maria, CA, United States

Honoring our Fall and Multi-Year 2023 grantees Join us for The Fund for Santa Barbara’s Annual Fall Grant Awards Celebration! Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. Location: Minerva Club of Santa Maria 127 W Boone St., Santa Maria, CA 93456 Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2022 Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm Masks are welcome but […]

Contemporary Issues Forum at USSB

Parish Hall at USSB 1535 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA

Join the Contemporary Issues Forum on December 13, 2023 at 7:00 PM in the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara's Parish Hall to hear from Dr. Joel Rothman, Director and Founder of the Center for Aging and Longevity Studies (CALS) at UC Santa Barbara, will discuss exciting new research discoveries in the biology of aging. He […]