Community Dividends®

Celebrating 14 Years of Giving Back!

This November, Montecito Bank & Trust will celebrate its 14th Annual Community Dividends® event by awarding nonprofit organizations from Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties a total of $1,000,000. Every year since 2003 we have awarded $1 million dollars to hundreds of local nonprofits. This year will mark $14 million given back to the communities where we live and work.

Click here for a list of the 2016 recipients.

This special gifting program occurs at Thanksgiving time when many nonprofits face a budget shortfall. The Community Dividends® program focuses on supporting 501(c)(3) designated organizations or programs which primarily serve low- and moderate-income individuals and families in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. One individual from each nonprofit that is selected to receive a Community Dividend is invited to a luncheon at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara, giving these hard working individuals a chance to be together and receive their organization's award. It is truly one of the most special days of the year for Montecito Bank & Trust.

We also offer a special Community Dividends® Checking account for nonprofits with benefits to board members and staff.

How can my organization apply for the Community Dividends program?

The application process takes place annually from July 1 through August 31. Application submission for 2016 is now closed. To apply for the 2017 Community Dividends program, please visit this page on July 1, 2017.


Please contact Brianna Aguilar at (805) 963-7511.