Opportunity starts with education.

An SBCC education strengthens families, builds community, increases earning potential, and supports extraordinary achievement. In short, it changes lives.

For more than 40 years, donors have been working with the SBCC Foundation to bridge the gap between what public funds provide and what is needed to build a truly great college – from the library to the stadium to the theatre to the classroom.

When you invest in the SBCC Foundation, you ensure that our region’s future teachers, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, engineers, nurses, chefs, and other professionals have the tools they need to achieve their goals.

Here are some ways to get involved and support SBCC:

See the many Ways to Give or go directly to the online donation page

Join the President’s Circle »
President’s Circle members provide the core support that make the Foundation’s work possible. We invite you to join this group of our most dedicated and generous supporters with an annual gift of $1,000 or more. As a member of the President’s Circle, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with SBCC leadership, faculty, and students, as well as other President’s Circle members through events and campus activities. Learn more

Support the SBCC Promise »
Launched by the SBCC Foundation in 2016, the SBCC Promise provides  local high school graduates with the opportunity to attend SBCC full-time free of charge, for up to two years. By removing financial barriers, the SBCC Promise is making our community’s college fully accessible to any local student who is willing to make the necessary commitment. The Promise is funded entirely by private donations. Over 5,000 students have already benefited from the program. Your support makes it possible! Read more about the SBCC Promise including student success stories.

Establish a Scholarship »
The SBCC Foundation offers a variety of scholarships that lift financial burden from students’ shoulders, thereby improving their personal and academic outcomes.

Plan Your Legacy »
The Foundation’s Legacy Circle honors those who have made provisions in their estate plans to support Santa Barbara City College. With generosity and foresight, Legacy Circle members ensure that future generations of students have access to an outstanding higher education.

To learn more about planned giving or to join the Legacy Circle, please contact Sarah Stretz at (805) 730-4412 or stretz@sbccfoundation.org.

Attend the Spring Forward! Gala »
Attendees at the Spring Forward! Gala come together in celebrating SBCC and supporting student success. This anticipated event offers a spectacular evening and raises much-needed funds for student success programs, the SBCC Promise, scholarships and books grants, and more. We are grateful to all of our generous sponsors, donors, and attendees! The outpouring of support every year has been incredible, as we witness once again how vital SBCC is to our community.

Please contact Sarah Stretz to learn about sponsorship opportunities at (805) 730-4412 or stretz@sbccfoundation.org.

Donate Stock or Other Appreciated Assets
Donating stock to the SBCC Foundation can be a tax-wise and convenient approach to providing critical support to SBCC. For more information, please download these instructions.

Please contact Geoff Green at (805) 730-4401 or green@sbccfoundation.org to discuss donating other appreciated assets, such as IRA distributions and mutual funds.

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