Santa Barbara Village will enable a growing and diverse group of area residents to age at home with peace of mind. The Village will offer members access to comprehensive quality services and will foster social support and a sense of community.
Santa Barbara Village is a collaborative initiative of Center for Successful Aging, Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, AARP Santa Barbara, and United Way of Santa Barbara County. Membership is non-denominational and open to all.
For more information, see the Santa Barbara Village website at
Santa Barbara Village & the Jewish Federation (as fiscal sponsor) received a $98,700 grant from the Archstone Foundation to be spent over two years to support our launch! This is in follow up to a 2010 grant from them to assist with our start-up costs.
SBV also received a $10,000 grant from the Gildea Foundation to support our Scholarship Program for low-income qualified seniors.
The Jewish Federation, in collaboration with the Center for Successful Aging, has been working for over two years to envision and prepare for the launching of Santa Barbara Village in affiliation with AARP and United Way (with more community partners to come).
The Archstone Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation, whose mission is to prepare society for the growing needs of an aging society. Under the leadership of president and CEO Joseph F. Prevratil, J.D., Archstone Foundation grants up to $5 million annually, primarily in southern California. The Foundation's funding priorities include: fall prevention, elder abuse and neglect, end-of-life issues, and emerging needs among the elderly.