GLBA: The Gay & Lesbian Business Association of Santa Barbara
About GLBA

GLBA has been serving the Santa Barbara Community since 1986! We have been serving the greater Santa Barbara community since 1985, working hard to strengthen the economic influence and cultural vitality of the local gay and lesbian community. Under the leadership of our Board of Directors, the GLBA's membership continues to grow, representing a broad, diverse group of professionals, businesses and gay-friendly supporters. We are proud to:

Host programs and mixers that provide opportunities for networking, socializing and education within the community

  • Undertake community improvement projects
  • Host the GLBA Humanitarian Awards to honor outstanding contributions to the community
  • Publish a Business Directory which lists gay owned and gay-friendly establishments who welcome our community
  • Sponsor Student Scholarships and house community endowments to encourage and advance future leadership

To learn more about the GLBA of Santa Barbara, please click on one of the above links or on one of the highlighted topics in this introduction. This website provides information about membership, scholarship applications, local and international links, as well as details about activities and benefits of being a member.

Please enjoy your visit, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Become a Sponsor

Join the many prominent local and national businesses in supporting the scholarship fund. By becoming a sponsor of the GLBA Humanitarian Awards, your gifts are directed into the scholarship fund to assist students achieve what may previous have been out of reach. Your logo is displayed on a banner during the award ceremony, on our printed event material, and also on our website along with your link.

Cash donations go the farthest in achieving our objectives in the scholarship funds, but we are happy to accept goods and services that faciliate our awards ceremony or other operations.

For information on how to become a sponsor, please call John Chufar at (805) 684-4442 or use our contact form.

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GLBA The Gay & Lesbian Business Association of Santa Barbara