Making investments for the long-term benefit of Santa Barbara
We recognize that there may be important projects that do not fall into our primary focus areas that can have a lasting beneficial impact for the Santa Barbara region. Consequently, we will participate, from time to time, in those efforts. In addition to looking for lasting impact, we are interested in projects that have broad participation from a variety of other funding sources, including local foundations and individuals. We view ourselves as secondary participants and our grants are likely to be modest. In the past we have supported capital campaigns of organizations whose missions do not fall within our primary focus area as part of this effort. Starting in 2011 we will focus this type of support on innovative programs serving the broad community and dramatically reduce gifts to capital campaigns. Also, as a rule, we do not support events, or endowments.