The June G. Outhwaite Charitable Trust operates as a private foundation supporting charitable organizations in Santa Barbara County with emphasis on South Santa Barbara County.
The Outhwaite Foundation’s purpose is to assist with strengthening our community for the benefit of all citizens. Grant applications must be received by July 31st and awards are made by the end of December to organizations that have a positive measurable impact on the residents of Santa Barbara County.
The Outhwaite Foundation was a gift to the residents of Santa Barbara County by the late June Outhwaite, who many know as the prior owner of the Miramar Hotel.
About Us - The Miramar Story
In 1875 all of what is now Miramar was a farm owned and operated by the Doulton family and devoted to the raising of barley, corn, beans, and fruit. Their home was located in the center of the grounds near the present shuffleboard courts. Farming was not too profitable and in 1887 a visiting friend from San Francisco suggested that the Doultons take in paying guests. It was obvious that the mountains in the background and the salubrious climate would attract many visitors. Guests were roomed in the old homestead; in 1889 the first guest cottage was built. As the years went by, more bedrooms were added to the second floor of the original farmhouse and more cottages constructed.