Our Founder Michael Towbes created the Anniversary Grants℠ program to broaden our bank's commitment to the communities we serve and to ensure each of the bank's associates, now almost 250 strong, has a direct voice in the direction of our corporate giving. And for the last years, our associates have jumped at the chance to show their support for the organizations that mean so much to them.
Each year, we celebrate our anniversary by honoring local nonprofit agencies - all hand-selected by Montecito Bank & Trust associates. Please join us in congratulating the 2023 Anniversary Grants recipients. Our community would not be the vibrant place it is without these organizations and their dedicated teams. Thank you for your tireless work helping to make the local communities thrive!
We invite you to learn more about the 2023 recipients by watching the 1-minute videos shared at our Anniversary Grants Celebration.
Explore the 2023 Anniversary Grants recipients and see why our associates are so passionate about supporting them!
- Angels Foster Care of Santa Barbara
- Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP)
- California Lutheran University - Center for Nonprofit Leadership
- Lompoc Theatre Project
- Page Youth Center
- Royal Theater Production, Inc.
- Santa Barbara International Film Festival
- Solvang Senior Center
- The Horse Project
- Youth Empowered Sports Club
Jerry Parent Anniversary Grants Legacy Award
In 2020 we introduced the Jerry Parent Anniversary Grants Legacy Award to honor the decades-long selfless community contributions of long-time Board Director, Jerry Parent. The award is intended to recognize organizations that create sustainable change and positive impact.
To receive this award, organizations are nominated by a bank associate. The applications are then reviewed by a committee with input given from Mr. Parent. The recipient is selected by the committee and then announced at our Anniversary Grants Celebration!
Congratulations to 2023 recipient! Thank you for your continued dedication to our local communities.
The Anti-Defamation League Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties
The work of the Anti-Defamation League has always been important but in recent years, their work to stop bigotry and hate in our community has been more important than ever.