Grassini Family Vineyards will DOUBLE your donations now through December 18th!
Thanks to the incredible generosity of the local Santa Barbara community, we have raised an impressive $708,000 over the past eleven years for various local charities at our annual “Grassini Gives Back” charity event, and we are eager to add to that donation total this month!
Prior to the pandemic, our “Grassini Gives Back” event was a one-day affair. In 2020, in response to the challenges posed by the pandemic, we pivoted the event to focus on online donations gathered over several weeks. The move was a success, nearly doubling its fundraising impact and raising over $182,000 for the Santa Barbara Foodbank! This year, we are ‘sharing the love' between two outstanding non-profit organizations: Feed the Valley and Therapy Dogs of Santa Barbara, and we're offering you in-person as well as online opportunities to help raise funds!
Our family was so impressed with the work of both Feed the Valley and Therapy Dogs of Santa Barbara, we decided to boost both organizations’ 2023 year-end fundraising efforts. Our 2023 goal is to raise $70,000 ($50,000 for Feed the Valley, and $20,000 for Therapy Dogs of Santa Barbara) to help them continue their great work!
Feed the Valley, born during the pandemic under Companion Hospitality Group and with fiscal sponsorship from the Santa Barbara Foundation, has already served over 25,000 healthy meals to the elderly, low-income families, and others in need throughout the Santa Ynez Valley. Meanwhile, Therapy Dogs of Santa Barbara is doing incredible work improving the well-being of the community by providing comfort, support, and companionship to individuals in schools, senior care facilities and other community organizations.
This year's Grassini Gives Back event commences on December 1st, and runs through December 18th, and there are a few different ways you can be a part of this wondeful fundraiser:
1. Visit Grassini Family Vineyards
From December 1st through the 17th, you can visit Grassini Family Vineyards’ wine tasting room in downtown Santa Barbara, or make an appointment to taste at their estate in Santa Ynez. A portion of sales and tasting fees will be donated to Therapy Dogs at the end of the month!
2. Make an Online Donation Directly to Either Non-Profit
All donations made online before December 18th will be matched by Grassini Family Vineyards! It’s a great way to double your impact!
If you’d like to support Feed the Valley, simply make a donation via their website, www.feedthevalley.org, and Grassini Family Vineyards will match your donation, up to $50,000!
Similarly, online donations made at www.therapydogsSB.org (up to $20,000) will also be matched by Grassini Family Vineyards!
3. Donate in person
If you'd rather donate in person, you are welcome to visit our tasting room in downtown Santa Barbara (24 El Paseo, Santa Barbara, CA), where we will gladly collect checks made out to either non-profit organization. These donations will be matched as well! While you're visiting, enjoy a wine tasting - we'll be donating a portion of sales proceeds and tasting fees to Therapy Dogs of Santa Barbara!
We thank you in advance for your generosity and for helping us raise funds for these wonderful organizations to help them continue their incredible work!
History of Grassini Gives Back:
Thanks to the incredible generosity of the local Santa Barbara community, Grassini Family Vineyards has raised more than $708,000 over the last ten years for some very deserving local charities. Our family is committed to supporting the many amazing non-profits that help to make our local community shine.
- 2012 - Casa Esperanza Homeless Shelter - $1,400
- 2013 - Casa Esperanza Homeless Shelter - $4,000
- 2014 - Fairview Gardens - $5,000
- 2015 - "Katie's Fund" of Alpha Resource Center - $19,015
- 2016 - Sarah's House Hospice - $26,324
- 2017 - Food From the Heart - $81,616
- 2018 - Storytellers Preschool - $50,000
- 2019 - Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County - $131,574
- 2020 - Foodbank of Santa Barbara - $182,000
- 2021 - Gwendolyn's Playground - $150,000
- 2022 - Community Health Centers - $57,515