Old Mission Santa Barbara is a unique and significant cultural resource in Santa Barbara. Home to a community of Franciscan Friars since its founding in 1786, OMSB is a center of Franciscan heritage in the West and welcomes all who strive to build a future based on reconciliation and justice that honors creation and all people. Thousands of people come to the Mission, which is an educational, cultural, spiritual and civic center.
The generosity of donors enables Old Mission Santa Barbara to continue to serve the broader community as a cultural, historical and spiritual gathering place. Your gift allows OMSB to conserve these historic buildings, gardens, artifacts, and art collections, as well as provide educational resources and improved access for researchers, educators, students, visitors, and the local community.