About Us

IN RECOGNITION OF THE BRAVERY AND SACRIFICE OF ALL U.S. MEN AND WOMEN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

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About SBCVF

We are a group of local Santa Barbara County residents who are committed to supporting local veterans!

Jerry Farmer, of War Torn Productions, LLC held his first Salute to The Vets in Goleta, California in 2012. The 1st Annual Salute to The Vets brought together local veterans and their families, along with members of the community to honor service men and women who have fought to preserve our freedom. The 1st Annual Salute to The Vets raised money for local veterans’ programs. A group of like-minded individuals began thinking about how to expand on the success of that first event. From those discussions, Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation was born, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and helping our local veterans.

There are numerous foundations across the country supporting our veterans but the goal for SBCVF is to keep the money at home and support those groups and organizations that provide a great service to our local veterans. Many of these programs generally go unnoticed and, in most cases, don’t even ask for the money. SBCVF promises that all funds raised will be distributed only within the Tri-County area, so that we keep the support at home. None of the board members takes any salary and declares to use all the funds raised where it’s needed, right here within our community.

(Photograph by Henry Schulte)

Foundation Board

Jerry Farmer

Trustee

Lesley Torgeson

Trustee

Henry Schulte

Trustee

Honorary Foundation Members

Pam & Mike Viera

Meaghan Azlein

Kelly Sedecki

Steve Larson

Pam Gneckow

Nancy Erickson

Alana Hazard

Jenny Yarbrough

Julia Di Sieno

Ronnie Shahbazian

Donations Benefit

Local Veterans & Veteran Groups

*This is a partial list of local veteran organizations SBCVF supports.