Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara


Sponsors Needed AFSB

Join Us as a Sponsor

The Architectural Foundation is a 501(c3) non-profit organization run by volunteers, and by people and companies investing in their community. AFSB prides itself on engaging and supporting the community of Santa Barbara, the city and the county, and it seeks like-minded partners who care about the environment, design, and the next generation. If you would like to sponsor a program in the Santa Barbara community, check out AFSB’s sponsorship opportunities.


Your contribution supports free educational programs for children and adults about the importance of design excellence in our built environment.

Every year, Kids Draw Architecture (KDA) brings children and architects together to sketch important Santa Barbara buildings.  This activity helps kids learn about architecture and the skill of drawing while working alongside volunteer professional mentors. This unique year of the Covid-19 Pandemic, KDA created a special Sketch From Home opportunity to keep kids drawing and working on the skill. The delightful drawings we have in store for 2021 show new images of the built environment with creativity and joy. The calendars will be available this fall – given to City and County Elected Officials and sold at AFSB and local stores.

KDA Calendar Sponsors, will be included on the outside back cover of the 2021 Calendar and include AFSB membership.

Deadline: August 21

Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

Kids Draw Architecture Calendar 2020

Kids Draw Architecture

Every year the KDA Calendar, the Holiday Reception, and the KDA Exhibition showcase the drawings created by kids and their mentors. The KDA Calendar is on sale throughout Santa Barbara, and the Holiday Reception is attended by the family and friends of kids and their mentors. The KDA Exhibition lasts several weeks and shares space with the annual architecture Design Awards organized by the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Sponsoring KDA gives you exposure in all three venues.

Scholarships AFSB

Scholarship Reception

Each year AFSB awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to local students studying architecture or a related field, and each year we celebrate the recipients in with a reception that brings together the architecture community. Always hosted in a unique location, this event offers the sponsor exposure to professional architects, other like-minded sponsors and individuals devoted to nurturing the next generation of design professionals.