Support the Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council
We need your help! The Santa Barbara Fire Safe Council depends on membership dues and donations from the community, foundations, private and public grants, and volunteers to achieve our mission of promoting wildfire safety across the County through education and action.
Our funds go directly to important wildfire preparedness activities throughout Santa Barbara County, California. These activities include printing of educational material regarding wildfire preparedness, staffing of educational booths at local events, a bi-monthly presentation from local experts on wildfire related topics, neighborhood “walk and talks”, neighborhood chipping days, and Community Wildfire Protection Plans.
Our organization relies on dedicated volunteers and on support from contributors like you to complete these critical educational, planning and mitigation activities. We operate with very low overhead so you can be assured nearly every dollar donated or secured through grants goes directly to fulfilling our mission.
How Much Can I Donate, and What Will Be Accomplished?
Some example of what your donation can accomplish:
- $500 helps pay for vegetation removal at 5-10 properties.
- $2,000 will cover a neighborhood chipping day where 5+ tons of flammable vegetation is removed.
- $10,000 will cover an annual weed abatement project on 10 miles of roadsides.
- $100,000 will help protect an entire community through the development of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
We are a 501(C)3 Non-Profit, and therefore your donations are tax deductible.
Payments are accepted online by filling out the form below or can be mailed to:
P.O. Box 31052
Santa Barbara, California 93130-1052
How to Become a Member
Fill out the online membership form at the bottom of this page. When you provide your contact information on the membership form, you will be included in all Fire Safe Council correspondence including email invitations to participate in future membership meetings and opportunities to learn from our expert guest speakers.
The annual cost of membership is:
- Individual/Residential – $25
- Business/Organization/Homeowner Association – $50
- Sustaining Membership/Fire Agencies – $200
Members are the backbone of our organization. They act as neighborhood liaisons to ensure their concerns are voiced at the council meetings and in turn bring meaningful solutions back to their communities.
Become A Member
To become a new member, renew your membership, or make a one-time donation, please fill out the form below.