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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

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Solvang, CA

Serving the Santa Ynez Valley with assistance and resources for those in need from rent assistance to food distribution and much more. 

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UNITED BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

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Buellton & Solvang, CA

United Boys & Girls Club offers after school care and school break services for children in Buellton and  Solvang schools.

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LI'L ORPHAN HAMMIES

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Solvang, CA

Li’l Orphan Hammies rescues pot-bellied pigs that are homeless, abandoned, neglected, or abused and provides a safe-environment.

 

NONPROFITS IN THE SYV

​Looking for Covid-19 resources and assistance? Click here. Activities, which includes nonprofit organizations, can be found here.

ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE FOUNDATION

The Allan Hancock College Foundation has been a resource for thousands of Allan Hancock College students since 1977. Whether a student needs workforce training, plans to transfer to a four-year university or college, or is looking for personal enrichment, the foundation is there to help make it possible to “Start Here, Go Anywhere”. 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

The Alzheimer’s Association California Central Coast Chapter provides free educational programs, support services and care consultations across Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties while also supporting critical research toward a cure.

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ANGELS FOSTER CARE

Founded in 2006 by Meichelle Arntz, Angels Foster Care has placed over 230 infants and toddlers in stable, loving Angels foster homes.

ARTS OUTREACH

Arts Outreach is a nonprofit community arts organization based in the Santa Ynez Valley. The mission of Arts Outreach is promoting the visual, literary and musical arts in the Santa Ynez and Los Alamos valleys that have grown stronger than ever with the help and support of the community, teachers, principals and superintendents.

ATTERDAG VILLAGE

Atterdag Village is a premier, non-profit continuing care retirement community. The Atterdag Village offers a continuum of care fulfilled by a friendly staff dedicated to providing high quality care and services.  Our mission is to offer our residents a quality of life that ensures physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, with optimum independence in a safe and caring environment.

BETHANIA PRESCHOOL AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE 

Bethania Preschool and After School has two, year round, state-licensed educational programs: Preschool and extended day (ages 2-5) and Before and after school (Grades K-6).

BUELLTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Buellton Chamber of Commerce was established in 1956 as the Buellton Businessmen’s Association.  As advocates for our business community, we take great pride in the work we have done to move Buellton forward while maintaining a small town feel.

BUELLTON SENIOR CENTER

Since 1976 the Santa Ynez Valley Senior Citizen Foundation has worked to improve the quality of life and total health and well-being of seniors through projects that advance health and nutrition, promote social interaction and aid seniors who are at risk. The Buellton Senior Center is continuing to serve the community with food distributions, 'Meals on Wheels' and with their Medical Loan Closet. See our EVENTS CALENDAR page for their Supper Club (available on certain days) - $10 per individual and must be ordered 24 in advance. 

CALM (CHILD ABUSE LISTENING MEDIATION)

CALM’s vision is a world where child abuse no longer exists. Until then, our prevention & treatment services help children in our community live healthier and happier lives.

DISCOVER BUELLTON

A wonderful resource for information about Buellton. Discover dining, lodging, activities, and more.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OF SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

Our mission is to keep our valley libraries viable and operational through awareness and fundraising.

LIL’ ORPHAN HAMMIES

At Li’l Orphan Hammies, the primary mission is to provide rescue, a safe environment, enrichment, and excellent care for pot-bellied pigs that are homeless, abandoned, neglected, or abused.

THE LOS ALAMOS FOUNDATION

Our mission is to preserve and promote the rich history and culture of our community and to serve those who live and work in Los Alamos and our surrounding communities. The Los Alamos Foundation has assumed responsibility for running an Emergency Food Pantry sponsored by Foodbank of Santa Barbara County to help families weather these uncertain times. Visit their website for more information.

LOS OLIVOS ROTARY CLUB

The Rotary Club of Los Olivos, California provides services to others; promotes integrity and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

NATURETRACK FOUNDATION

Specially trained naturalists, who enjoy sharing their knowledge and love of the outdoors with students, lead NatureTrack adventures. Students learn the wonder of what is in their own “backyard” by hiking on local trails, spending time in oak woodlands, chaparral, grasslands, coastal sage scrub, and other regional ecosystems.

OLD MISSION SANTA INES

Old Mission Santa Inés has been beautifully preserved in its original 1804 mission-style and offers a museum rich in the antiquities of the early Franciscans and California life.

OLD YELLER RANCH RESCUE

Located in beautiful Los Olivos, California, OYRR shelters and rehabilitates dogs while striving to find their forever homes. Dedicated staff and volunteers feed, train, exercise, and groom the dogs, as well as manage facility upkeep. To adopt a dog, click here.

PAWS PARK

PAWS Park is the Santa Ynez Valley’s only off-leash dog park. The park is completely fenced with two separate areas. The nonprofit organization relies on donations from supporters and work from volunteers to keep the park safe and fun.

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

People Helping People is dedicated to improving the lives of men, women, and children in the Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos, and surrounding communities by addressing emergency and basic needs, furnishing comprehensive integrated family and individual support services, and acting as a catalyst for positive community change. 545 N Alisal Road Suite 102, Solvang. 805-686-0295

RONA BARRETT FOUNDATION

Dedicated to providing vulnerable, low-income seniors
a beautiful home and way of life. The Golden Inn & Village was conceived specifically to address the needs of our senior loved ones, parents, friends, neighbors, and especially orphaned seniors – those who have no one left to care for them. At Golden Inn & Village, we are a family committed to taking care of our own.

ROTARY CLUB OF THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

Our mission is simple. We enjoy helping others and try to foster peace, prosperity, goodwill and understanding throughout our community and the world.

SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION

To support SBCC students and programs through sustained philanthropy.

SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS ASSOCIATION

Founded in 1983 to protect and promote Santa Barbara County as a world-class wine and grape region.

SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS FOUNDATION

Since 1986, the Foundation has provided scholarships to local students, and today provides scholarships to Allan Hancock College Enology/Viticulture students and graduating high school seniors in our viticultural area. The Foundation is a strong supporter of People Helping People, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, and more.

SANTA YNEZ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Santa Ynez Chamber of Commerce was officially formed in December 2012 to promote and support the wide variety of business activities that can be found in the Township of Santa Ynez. 

SYV PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL 

Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Preschool was founded in 1962 as a non-profit, non-denominational, Christ-centered ministry that seeks to promote the spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, and social development of each child in its care.

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY BOTANIC GARDEN

The Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden Foundation is dedicated to fostering the discovery and deeper understanding of the natural world and an appreciation of the significance of nature in our lives.

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY COTTAGE HOSPITAL

Offering acute-care services to the Santa Ynez Valley since 1964, SYVCH provides outpatient surgery, 24-hour emergency services, and a physician office lease program that brings specialists to the Valley on a regular basis.

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY FOUNDATION

The Santa Ynez Valley Foundation improves the lives of people in the Santa Ynez Valley and Los Alamos by investing in programs that feed the poor, promote health, nurture seniors, challenge our youth and inspire the community to make a difference. With the help of caring supporters, the Foundation also builds permanent funds to enhance the quality of life now and for the future.

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY FRUIT AND VEGETABLE RESCUE

We redirect or “glean” local produce from farms, farmers markets, home gardens, and orchards and deliver it to charitable organizations and school lunch programs in Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez and Santa Maria. All at no charge to the recipients.

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY AND DAWG

The Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society in partnership with Dog Adoption and Welfare Group is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors composed of volunteers from the community who are dedicated to animal welfare To adopt an animal, click here. 

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY MASTER CHORALE

The Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale is a community volunteer organization that has been offering excellent choral music to the Santa Ynez Valley and beyond for 39 years.

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY

Founded in 2000, the Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society is a member-supported nonprofit organization that provides environmental education through public lectures, field trips, and workshops in the Santa Ynez Valley region.

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY SENIOR CITIZEN FOUNDATION

For River of Giving-Attn: Pam Gnekow/River of Giving

For Buellton Senior Center, see above

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM

​The mission of the Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program is to provide quality equine assisted activities to children and adults with physical, cognitive, social, emotions and or other life challenges, regardless of ability to pay. 

​SOLVANG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Since 1921, the Solvang Chamber of Commerce has been working within the community to make Solvang a better place to do business. Creating an environment where businesses thrive is key to a strong community, economy and quality of life. The Solvang Chamber of Commerce plays an active role to support new and existing businesses.

SOLVANG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT EDUCATION (SAM)

The mission of the Solvang School Arts & Music foundation (formerly Solvang School Education Foundation – SSEF) is to enrich the public school education of EVERY student at Solvang School by providing financial and other resources to ensure that music and arts education are part of regular schooling.

SOLVANG FRIENDSHIP HOUSE

Solvang Friendship House is an assisted living community located in Solvang, Santa Barbara County, California that provides seniors with a safe and comfortable community that they can call home.

SOLVANG ROTARY CLUB

The Solvang Rotary Foundation is a nonprofit, publicly supported, charitable organization dedicated to charitable causes in the Santa Ynez Valley.

SOLVANG SENIOR CENTER

We strive to enhance the lives of community members, ages 55 and over, by providing resources and opportunities for growth in mind, body and spirit.

 

SOLVANG THEATERFEST

The mission of the THEATERFEST® is to support and promote quality live performing arts in the Solvang Festival Theater.

ST. MARK’S-IN-THE-VALLEY EPISCOPAL CHURCH AND PRESCHOOL 

St. Mark’s Preschool is for ages 3 through 5 (pre-kindergarten) and offers an environment that supports and encourages children to grow, learn, and respect themselves and others.

STUART C. GILDRED FAMILY YMCA

Open during the stay-at-home order, the local YMCA offers a state-of-the-art fitness center and pool. Please inquire about regulations and hours for the gym and child care options.

ST. VINCENT’S CIRCLE V RANCH CAMP

Circle V Ranch Camp is nestled in the Los Padres National Forest. Its primary goal is to develop a strong spiritual, physical, mental, and social character in participating youth through a variety of activities and encounters with positive role models. It provides innovative and enriching outdoor experiences that build self-esteem, expand knowledge, and develop appreciation of others, nature, and God.

UNITED BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Offering after-school, summer and school break programs throughout the year in Buellton and Solvang. Mission: To enable all young people, especially, those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

​VEGGIE RESCUE

The mission of Veggie Rescue is to improve the nutrition and quality of life of our community members who are struggling with food insecurity by providing them healthy, local produce, and to work with farmers to reduce food waste at the beginning of the food cycle.

VISIT THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

A comprehensive website for visitors, VisitSYV.com represents all six communities in the Santa Ynez Valley: Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang. 

VISITING NURSE AND HOSPICE CARE

We offer a full range of Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Therapies services that help you with life’s challenges, such as recovering from an illness or surgery, or learning to manage a chronic disease. We also provide personal care to support your safety and independence. And through our hospice care we offer comfort and care at the end of life.

WE WATCH

Its goal is to inform you about environmental issues that impact this magnificent valley we call home and actions you can take to protect it.

YOUTH EMPOWERED

Fitness, academic support, and character building for youth and their families. 

Vist their Facebook page here for class schedules, services, and more. 

320 Alisal Suite 106, Solvang. 805-819-1407

youthempoweredsy@gmail.com

ZACA CENTER PRESCHOOL

Zaca Center Preschool serves children and families throughout the Santa Ynez Valley. Our curriculum is geared to the developmental needs of each individual child.

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