The Annual Campaign

Did you know?

As part of its matching grant agreement with the California Department of Education and the Santa Barbara Unified School District, VADA must raise one-third of its funding from the community every year. This goal is achieved primarily through fundraising by the non-profit organization, Friends of VADA. The 2019-2020 Annual Campaign goal is to raise at least $100,000, primarily from VADA parents & other private supporters, combined with income from fundraising events and grants from philanthropic organizations.

To make a one-time tax deductible contribution

to the Friends of VADA (a (501 ©(3) nonprofit organization) in support of the Visual Arts & Design Academy, simply click here to be directed to our online donation page, or mail checks made payable to Friends of VADA to: PO Box 4426 Santa Barbara, CA 93140.

For recurring (monthly) donations

Monthly donations are now available on our donation site! Please click here to be directed to our giving page.

Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD) requires the following statement:

California law and SBUSD board policies require that the donations used to fund school-related activities be truly voluntary. No student will be excluded from participating in any school-related activities because the student or their parents has not made a donation. Any suggested donation amount is also voluntary. If you choose to make a donation, you can make it any amount you deem appropriate. No donations will be returned to you if your child decides or is unable to participate in the program to which you donate.