Santa Barbara City College is a special place, and has been changing lives in our community for more than a century. Generations of stories abound that illustrate what an SBCC education has meant – a fresh start, a new job, the discovery of a new talent, and more.

For many, assistance from the SBCC Foundation is crucial. Every year, thousands benefit from the SBCC Promise, scholarships, internships, emergency grants, and more – all made possible by our community of generous donors.

The SBCC Foundation has provided Santa Barbara City College with private philanthropic support since 1976, serving 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 student success programs, scholarships, book grants, and other critical needs of the college in order to support SBCC students as they prepare for careers, transfer to four-year universities, and pursue lifelong learning goals.

The mission of the SBCC Foundation
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.

Our Vision
Enriching lives and strengthening community through education for all.

Santa Barbara City College is a revered and comprehensive community college, offering a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, transfer programs to four-year universities, and a School of Extended Learning that combines tuition-free and fee-based classes for community members to advance their career and life skills. SBCC continues to be recognized as the top community college in the nation, a testament to the high caliber and dedication of its students, faculty, and staff. With more than a century of service to southern Santa Barbara County, SBCC has a long history of leadership and innovation in providing outstanding educational opportunities for all.