The SBCC Foundation relies on the generosity of people like you to provide life-changing opportunities for students. For many, support through the SBCC Promise, a scholarship, or support programs on campus can make pursuing a higher education possible.

It is clear that our community colleges – and great ones like SBCC, specifically – hold the key to extending educational opportunity to all, meeting students where they are, and providing the pathways necessary to ensure all students can thrive. The distance between opportunity for some and opportunity for all is frequently traveled with the support of donors like you – those who see that with just a bit more support, or the removal of a seemingly insurmountable barrier, anything is possible. Philanthropy is simply the act of putting our resources to work in service of our values and passions.

There are a number of ways that you can support our community’s college and its students:

SBCC Foundation President’s Circle members provide the core support of unrestricted funds that make the Foundation’s work possible. Members also enjoy special campus and community events.

You can make a monthly donation – it’s easy and secure – by specifying how much you would like to give, on the SBCC Foundation’s online donation page.

Do you have stock or other appreciated assets you would like to donate? Please contact SBCC Foundation Chief Development Officer Gretchen Hewlett at (805) 897-3537 or email

You can leave a legacy through planned giving. Your contribution ensures the SBCC Foundation’s ability to invest in the college and its students for generations to come.