Corporate Partners


Janet Garufis, President & CEO of Montecito Bank & Trust, with Maggie Wilde, winner of the 2017 Montecito Bank & Trust Art Scholarship Award.

It’s good business to invest in scholarships.

Local companies like Yardi, Deckers Brands, and Montecito Bank & Trust have established scholarship funds to help Santa Barbara County students attend college, graduate and medical school, and vocational school.

Why do they do it? Here are a few reasons:

  • They are committed to giving back to the community
  • They are supporting their current and future customers and clients
  • They are investing in the future workforce of Santa Barbara County
  • They are boosting their local visibility and brand reputation
  • Contributions to the Scholarship Foundation are tax-deductible

To start your company’s scholarship fund, please contact Nicole Jones, Donor Relations Manager, at (805) 687-6065 or [email protected].

Click here for the IRS rules on establishing an Employer-Sponsored Scholarship Fund.