Last year, United Way distributed $4.59 million locally to improve literacy, financial stability, and health.


Of that $4.59 million, 71% came from individuals, 20% came as a corporate gift, 5% came from foundations, and 4% came as bequests. 

For the past several years, United Way of Santa Barbara County has focused its efforts on three major initiatives specifically designed to improve lives and create a brighter future for everyone in Santa Barbara County. Working with our community partner organizations, we have developed a range of innovative and effective programs that support the:


Everyone deserves opportunities to create a quality life. Advancing the common good is less about helping one individual at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems.

Living United means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.

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For more information, contact Melinda Cabrera, Director of Strategic Partnerships, at 805-965-8591 or mcabrera@unitedwaysb.org.