About the Foundation

Benefit every student – Strengthen our community


Our mission is to fund projects that will strengthen the academic program at Santa Barbara High School, improve the physical campus, and enrich the variety of extracurricular activities so that all students have the opportunity to excel both inside and outside the classroom.


The Foundation has two main fundraising initiatives: 

  1. The Annual Fund raises annual funds for core academic and social needs of students.
  2. Capital Campaigns raise funds for major facility improvement work for our 44-acre campus, and historic school, built in 1924. 


The Foundation’s Board of Directors works closely with the school to identify the highest priority work that falls outside of the school’s budget. The Board consists of parents, alumni, and community members. The school’s PTSA and Alumni Association each have one voting liaison member. In addition, the school Principal serves as a non-voting member of our board. 

Our all-volunteer Board pays for the administrative and operational costs of the Foundation so that all donations go directly to the school.