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December 22, 2021 United Way of Santa Barbara County's 2021 Holiday Gift Drive Supports Over 200 Children this Holiday Season (Santa Barbara Independent) 

December 16, 2021 She & Him Deck the Arlington with Christmas Spirit (Santa Barbara Voice) 

December 3, 2021 United Way Kicks Off Holiday Gift Drive with Musical Performance at the Arlington Theatre (KEYT)

November 11, 2021 United Way Board of Directors Welcomes Shari Liu Fellows ( Nonprofit Resource Network)

November 9, 2021 Shari Liu Fellows Joins United Way's Board of Directors (Noozhawk) 

November 2, 2021 United Way Board of Directors Welcomes Suzanne Birch (Nonprofit Resource Network)

November 2, 2021 United Way Board of Directors Welcomes Tim Armour (Nonprofit Resource Network) 

October 19, 2021 Emergency Rental Assistance Funds Available to County Tenant Households (Santa Ynez Valley Star) 

October 17, 2021 City National Bank & United Way Provides 100 Backpacks to Franklin Elementary School (Edhat) 

October 16, 2021 United Way of Santa Barbara County Raises $220,000 to Support Educational Programming (Noozhawk)

October 15, 2021 United Way of Santa Barbara County Hosts 24th Annual Red Feather Reception (Nonprofit Resource NEtwork) 

October 6, 2021 Santa Barbara County Funneling Millions to Help Renters Affected By Pandemic (Lompoc Record) 

October 5, 2021 Santa Barbara Public Health Extends County Indoor Mask Mandate (Noozhawk)

October 2, 2021 School Supplies, $1,000 Gift Card Donated to Franklin School (Santa Barbara News-Press) 

October 1, 2021 Eviction Moratorium Ends as more Tenants Get Walking Papers (Santa Barbara Independent) 

October 1, 2021 Tenant Protections to Stay Through March (Santa Barbara News-Press)

September 29, 2021 Santa Barbara County Accepting Applications for Emergency Rental Assistance Program (Santa Barbara Independent) 

September 28, 2021 Rend Relief Still Available in Santa Barbara County as State COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Ends (Noozhawk) 

September 28, 2021 Santa Barbara County announces new round of 'Emergency Rental Assistance Funds' (KEYT)

September 28, 2021 United Way taking SB County rental assistance applications (Lompoc Record) 

September 17, 2021 Rental Assistance Available for Residents (EdHat) 

September 1, 2021 United Way of Santa Barbara County's Fun in the Sun Serves more than 350 children in Santa Barbara this Summer ( Amigos 805)

August 27, 2021 United Way of Santa Barbara County's Fun in the Sun Serves Over 350 Children in Santa Barbara This Summer (NPRNSB) 

August 25, 2021 United Way Partners With Housing Authority for United Learning Center - GRAD Academy (Noozhawk) 

August 26, 2021 United Way of Santa Barbara County Partners with Housing Authority for United Learning Center - GRAD Academy (Amigos 805)

August 4, 2021 COVID-Related Eviction Protections Getting Iffier (Santa Barbara Independent) 

July 20, 2021 Fun in the Sun Returns With Help From Assistance League of Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara Independent) 

July 15, 2021 Changing Course: United Way Alters Path to Help Serve More (Montecito Journal - The Giving List) 

July 15, 2021 COVID-19 Joint Response Effort closes fund (Santa Barbara News-Press)

July 14, 2021 COVID-19 Joint Response Fund Distributed $5.8 Million to Area Individuals and Nonprofits, Fund to Close in July (Santa Barbara Independent) 

July 14, 2021 United Way of Santa Barbara County's FITS and ELSI Programs Kick-Off to Address Pandemic-Related Learning Loss (Santa Barbara Independent)

July 13, 2021 United Way of Santa Barbara County's Summer Programs Address Pandemic Learning Loss (Noozhawk) 

July 13, 2021 County's Rental Assistance Program Distributes $14 Million as State Extends Eviction Moratorium (Noozhawk) 

July 9, 2021 Staying Safe in the Sun; South Coast Kids Learning About SPF Aimed At Skin Cancer Prevention (KCLU)

July 6, 2021 United Way of Santa Barbara county's 2021-2023 Strategic Plan Renews Commitment to School Readiness/Achievement and Financial Empowerment--Formalizes Focus on Crisis Response and Recovery Work (Amigos 805)

July 2, 2021 United Way of Santa Barbara County's 2021-2023 Strategic Plan renews commitment to school readiness/achievement and financial empowerment-formalizes focus on crisis response and recovery work (NPRNSB) 

July 2, 2021 United Way of Santa Barbara County Renews Commitment to School Readiness, Financial Empowerment (Noozhawk) 

June 28, 2021 United Way Learning & Enrichment Centers Collaborative Supported Over 600 Students with Safe "in Classroom Learning" During the Pandemic (Amigos 805)

June 26, 2021 Cancer center promotes sun safety (Santa Barbara News-Press)

June 25, 2021 United Way Learning & Enrichment Centers Collaborative supported over 600 students with safe "in classroom learning" during the pandemic (NPRNSB)

June 25, 2021 Collaborative Program Involving School Districts, Nonprofits, Funders Transitions Back to Schools (Noozhawk) 

June 23, 2021 Ridley-Tree Cancer Center Partners WIth United Way for Fun in Sun Summer Learning Program (Noozhawk)

June 1, 2021 The Vaccination Equity Project funded more than a dozen local organizations in their efforts to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine (Santa Maria Sun) 

May 11, 2021 Vaccine Equity Project Santa Barbara County (Nonprofit Resource Network)

May 12, 2021 Vaccine Equity Project Gets to Work in County (Noozhawk)

May 13, 2021 United Way's Vaccine Equity Project Aims to Aid Underserved Populations (KEYT)

May 14, 2021 United Way launches vaccine outreach (Santa Barbara News-Press)

May 16, 2021 Vaccine Equity Project Santa Barbara County (EdHat Santa Barbara)

May 28, 2021 Santa Barbara County officials aim to increase vaccinations in North County; $870K in grant funding to aid in effort (Lompoc Record) 

Mar 8, 2021 $13 Million in Rental Assistance for Santa Barbara County Residents (Santa Barbara Independent) 

Mar 16, 2021 United Way of Santa Barbara County's Fun in the Sun Program Returns June 21st-July 30th (Nonprofit Resource Network) 

Mar 16, 2021 United Way of Santa Barbara County's Fun in the Sun Program Returns (Amigos805) 

Mar 16, 2021 Anuncian asistencia de alquiler en el condado de Santa Barbara  (Noticias Ya)

March 31, 2021 United Way offers millions in rent relief (Santa Barbara News-Press)

March 31, 2021 Leadership Santa Maria Valley class unveils mobile observatory, children's bedtime story as legacy projects for community (Santa Maria Sun)

Feb 2, 2021 Bank of America awards $842,000 to Santa Barbara, Ventura nonprofits (Santa Ynez Valley Star)

Feb 12, 2021 $27 Million in Rental Assistance Coming to Santa Barbara County (Santa Barbara Independent)

Feb 18, 2021 Santa Barbara Students Struggle to Learn During Pandemic (Santa Barbara Independent) 

Feb 18, 2021 More than $13 Million in Rental and Utility Assistance Funds Made Available by the County of Santa Barbara Through United Way of Santa Barbara County (NPRNSB) - Spanish

Feb 18, 2021 Goleta City Council Authorizes $166,500 in Additional COVID-19 Relief Funds for Residents and Small Businesses (Sana Barbara Independent)  

Feb 24, 2021 United Way offering financial assistance grants to individuals, families impacted by covid-19 pandemic (KSBY)

Feb 24, 2021 Challenge grant drive launched to fund educational help for struggling students (KEYT)

Jan 13, 2021 Amid Uncertainty Over Return to School Campuses, United Way Serves Students in Need (Noozhawk)

Jan 19, 2021 Rental Assistance Available For Some Santa Barbara County Residents Hard Hit By COVID-19 (KCLU)

Jan 22, 2021 Rent Payment Help on Tap (Santa Barbara Independent) 

Jan 25, 2021 United Way sponsors golf ball drop (Santa Barbara News-Press)

Jan 28, 2021 Additional COVID-19 Rental Assistance Fund Available through United Way (Santa Ynez Valley Star) 

Jan 28, 2021 Grants available to help some northern Santa Barbara County tenants pay rent (Santa Maria Times)



Dec 15, 2020 Steve Ortiz Joins Cottage Health Board of Directors (Noozhawk)

Nov 25, 2020 United Way of Santa Barbara County Partners with Albertsons to Deliver 40 Thanksgiving Meals (Independent)

Nov 25, 2020 Thank You to Our Executive Club Members (Independent, pg 2)  

Nov 9, 2020 Rent Assistance Available For Some Low Income Central, South Coast Residents Hard Hit By COVID-19 (KCLU)

Nov 9, 2020 Rental assistance still available (SB News-Press)

Nov 6, 2020 $1.3 Million in Rental Assistance Still Available for SB County Residents Through United Way of Santa Barbara County (Amigos805)

Sept 29, 2020 Coalition of Groups Working to Provide Child Care in Santa Barbara County During Pandemic (Noozhawk)

Sept 28, 2020 United Way funding learning centers for hundreds of students across SB County (KEYT)

Sept 21, 2020 In Trying Time of Virtual Education, Learning & Enrichment Collaborative Offers In-Person Support (Noozhawk)

July 30, 2020 Santa Barbara Council Distributes More Than $500,000 in COVID-19 Federal Relief Funding (Noozhawk)

July 27, 2020 United Way of Santa Barbara County Offers Virtual Fun in The Sun Program (Noozhawk)


July 14, 2020  With Rising COVID-19 Cases, Teachers at Santa Barbara Unified Call For Remote Classes (Noozhawk)

June 8, 2020  Santa Barbara County Organizations Serving Free Summer Meals to Thousands of Children (Noozhawk)

May 19, 2020 Local individuals, families assisted through COVID-19 joint response (SY Valley Star)

April 30, 2020 Child Care for Essential Workers (Montecito Journal)

April 27, 2020 Emergency Child Care Initiative Expands Affordable Services (SB Independent)

April 19, 2020 Joint Response Effort contributing $2 Million for COVID-19 relief (KEYT - video clip)

April 13, 2020 Cynder Sinclair: How Funders, Philanthropists Are Pitching In to Help Nonprofits During Crisis (Noozhawk)

April 7, 2020  Santa Barbara Foundations Support Nonprofits in Pandemic COVID-19 Hits NonProfits' Funding (SB Independent)

April 2, 2020  Emergency Fund Provides Child Care for Essential Workers (SB Independent) 

March 31, 2020  Emergency child care fund set up to help essential workers in Santa Barbara County (KEYT)

March 31, 2020  Emergency Child Care Fund Set Up to Assist Essential Workers (Noozhawk)

March 31, 2020 ‘This county gets it’: local foundations rally to help Santa Barbara’s nonprofits adapt (SB News-Press)

March 25, 2020  Cynder Sinclair: Nonprofits Heroically Navigate the Choppy Coronavirus Waters (Noozhawk)

March 25, 2020  Philanthropic ‘Joint Effort’ Doubles Fundraising Number to $2 million (SB Independent) 

March 25, 2020  COVID-19 Joint Response Effort for Santa Barbara County Pledges $2 Million in Support (Noozhawk)

March 24, 2020  Santa Barbara’s Homeless Population Faces Coronavirus (SB Independent)


March 17, 2020  Coronavirus-related briefs worth noting (PCBT)

March 15, 2020  Santa Barbara Foundation Offering Coronavirus Webinars for Nonprofits, Business Continuity (Noozhawk)

March 13, 2020  Good Works: Procore, United Way use competitions to teach students (PCBT)

March 9, 2020  Women United Returns to ‘Little Women’ Era for Classic Storybook Luncheon (Noozhawk)

March 7, 2020  United Way, Procore Partner to Bring Interactive STEM Activity to Local Schools (Noozhawk)

March 5, 2020 Women United Host 2nd Classic Storybook Luncheon (EdHat)

February 21, 2020  Women United’s Classic Storybook Luncheon Takes a Page From ‘Little Women’ (Noozhawk)

February 20, 2020  Women United Hosts 2nd Annual Classic Storybook Luncheon March 3rd To Benefit United Way of Santa Barbara County's Youth Education Programs (NPRNSB)

February 4, 2020  VITA tax assistance sites offer free bilingual tax return prep and filing for individuals/families earning less than $56,000 (Amigos805)

February 3, 2020  Tax Help Sites Offer Free Bilingual Tax Return Preparation And Filing (Noozhawk)

January 3, 2020 Volunteers Sought For United Way Income Tax Assistance Program (Noozhawk)


January 3, 2020 VITA tax assistance sites offer free bi-lingual tax return prep and filing for individuals/families earning less than $66,000 (SB Independent)


November 19, 2019 AGIA Affinity insurance firm raises $116,000 for United Way (Santa Ynez Valley Star)

November 19, 2019 Sparing No Expense, United Way's Young Leaders Society Raises $8,000 at United We Bowl Event (Noozhawk)

November 2, 2020 AGIA Affinity Services Raises $116,000 For United Way of Santa Barbara County (Noozhawk)

October 2019 United Way of Santa Barbara County’s 2019 Red Feather Ball Raises Record $326,000 (Noozhawk)

September 2019 American Red Cross Celebrates Funding of New Disaster Vehicle for Santa Barbara (Noozhawk)

September 2019 United Way Day of Caring Volunteers Make a Difference (Noozhawk)

September 2019 Still Time to Join Day of Caring Volunteer Event, Serve Community Sept. 14 (NPRN)

August 2019 United Way Celebrates Summer Education Program With Surprises (Noozhawk)

August 2019 United Way Red Feather Ball Committee Joins Campers for Summer Fun (Noozhawk)

July 2019 Students Earn United Way’s Outstanding Character Awards (Noozhawk)

July 2019 Students Get Up Close And Musical at Music Academy of the West (Noozhawk)

June 2019 Shared Goals: United Way Honors Tocqueville Society and Leadership Circle (Noozhawk)

June 2019 Wanted: Lunch Bunch Volunteers to Help Kids Have Fun in The Sun (Noozhawk)

June 2019 United Way Honors Legacy Donors (Noozhawk)

May 2019 Assistance League of Santa Barbara Helps Students Suit Up For Fun in Sun (Noozhawk)

May 2019 United Way of Santa Barbara County Recognizes Those Who Give to Community (Noozhawk)

May 2019 United Way of Santa Barbara County to Honor Community Partners (Noozhawk)

April 2019 United Way of Santa Barbara Mega Tax Day Offers Free Tax-Filing Help Before April 15 (Noozhawk)

March 2019 United Way’s Young Leaders Society Inspires Students to Read (Noozhawk)

March 2019 Kathy Ireland, Women United Join to Advance Youth Literacy (Noozhawk)

March 2019 ‘The Girl for the Job’; Kathy Ireland, Women United Join to Advance Youth Literacy (NPRN)

February 2019 California Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign Aims to Help Young Adults Escape Poverty (Noozhawk)

February 2019 United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Takes Fear Out of Filing (Noozhawk)

January 2019 Cottage Health Employees, United Way Spread Joy to Elementary Students (Noozhawk)


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