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    Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

    Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara


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    501(c)(3) organization

    Donations are tax-deductible

    2253 Las Positas Road
    Santa Barbara CA 93105

    Mail donations to:
    P.O. Box 3620
    Santa Barbara CA 93130


    Santa Barbara CA | IRS ruling year: 1964 | EIN: 23-7087774  


    Organization Mission

    For more than 60 years, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has helped local students access postsecondary education.

    The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara inspires, encourages, and supports Santa Barbara County students to and through college, graduate, and vocational school by providing information, advising, and scholarships.

    The nation's largest community-based provider of college scholarships, the Scholarship Foundation has cumulatively awarded in excess of $140 million to some 60,000 county students since its founding in 1962. The Foundation awarded $7.7 million in scholarships to 2,145 county students in May 2022.

    Scholarship Foundation workshops and financial aid advisory appointments at school sites and our offices serve tens of thousands of individuals each year.


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    This charity's score is 98%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores, weighted as follows: 33% Accountability & Finance, 57% Impact & Results, 10% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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