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For more information on giving to the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara contact Raissa Smorol, Director of Development, at (805) 687-6065 or

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is committed to following best practices for privacy. We respect donor privacy and do not sell or share donors’ personal information.

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If you prefer to mail or fax a gift to us, click here for our printable donation form.

Please mail the printed form with your donation to:
Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara P.O. Box 3620 Santa Barbara, CA 93130

Or fax the completed form to:
(805) 687-6031

Ways to Give

Give Unrestricted Contributions- Your gift will be used where it is needed most.

Establish a named Annual or Endowed Scholarship Fund- The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara manages scholarship funds for individuals, families, business, foundations and civic groups, starting from $2,500. Name a scholarship fund and support deserving undergraduate or graduate students attending vocational school, two-year colleges, or four-year universities.Smiling Student

You may choose a name for your fund and establish preferred criteria for student recipients. Each May, you will receive a letter describing the student(s) we have selected for your scholarship award, keeping you closely tied to the impact of your gift.

Support the Financial Aid Outreach & Advising Program- Your donation will help provide workshops and counseling sessions for students and families who may not know how to apply for all sources of financial aid.

Become a Member of the Scholars Circle- Choose the Scholarship Foundation as a beneficiary to provide a lasting legacy. These gifts are important because of their permanence; planned gifts to establish Endowed Scholarship Funds will continue awarding scholarships in your name for perpetuity. Unrestricted gifts provide the financial infrastructure to keep the Foundation growing.

Donor Spotlight: Saxon Family

Saxon_66_Edit4xcropR2 “Our family has supported college scholarships for local students since our children were in preschool. My wife Jo and I feel great about this use of our charitable dollars, with 100% of our contributions going to support students. Also through our involvement, our children Hope and Griffin have had the chance to learn about the hard work, the money and the sacrifices it takes for most students to get to college. As a result, we think they will be less likely to take the opportunities they have for granted.” –Ken Saxon


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Fast Facts

Did you know....

  • In 2016, we provided 3,016 scholarships totaling $8.74 million.


  • In 2016, we provided financial aid advising services to more than 45,000 students and families in our County.


  • The Scholarship Foundation does not charge an administrative fee to scholarship fund donors. 100% of contributions to support scholarships goes directly to deserving students.