The SBCC Foundation has provided Santa Barbara City College with private philanthropic support since 1976. As an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization and partner to SBCC, the Foundation serves as the vehicle through which individuals and organizations may invest in the college and its students.

The SBCC Foundation provides more than $5 million annually for the SBCC Promise, student success programs, scholarships, emergency grants, more. 

For more than four decades, the resources raised and managed by the SBCC Foundation have supported SBCC students as they prepare for careers, transfer to four-year universities, and pursue lifelong learning goals.

In 2016, the Foundation launched the SBCC Promise, offering all recent, local high school graduates the opportunity to attend SBCC full-time at no cost. The SBCC Promise relies entirely on private support and covers all required fees, books, and supplies for up to two years. To date, more than 6,500 local students have participated. By removing financial barriers, the SBCC Promise ensures that SBCC’s life-changing educational programs are fully accessible to all local students.

The SBCC Foundation fuels the excellence of Santa Barbara City College by engaging the community, building relationships, and inviting the generosity of donors. The resources raised and managed by the Foundation enrich college programs, remove barriers, and empower students to succeed.

Want to learn more about the SBCC Foundation and the SBCC Promise? CEO Geoff Green discusses the details with Cynder Sinclair on 805 Focus in the TVSB video below: