Kenny Slaught Points To Philanthropy As Part Of Area’s Success

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The third pillar of Santa Barbara’s exceptional community is the county’s widespread commitment to philanthropy, demonstrated by civic leaders, business professionals, and residents. Kenny Slaught says that the city’s long tradition of nonprofit activity and generous giving continues today through numerous charities, volunteer organizations and community initiatives, but actually dates back to 1928 with the creation of the Santa Barbara Foundation. Active local nonprofits mean that the need for public officials to seek assistance from national foundations is eliminated, thus allowing for immediate attention to be given to the needs of the community.

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