- The
**Mathematical Sciences Research Institute** (**MSRI**)
at U.C. Berkeley

sponsors an organization that provides a support structure for Math

Circles − the **National Association of Math Circles** (**NAMC**).

- The
**Art of Problem Solving Foundation** (**AoPSF**)
helps to support the Santa Barbara

Math Ellipse and several other Math Circles.

It is affiliated with The **Art of Problem Solving** (**AoPS**),
the premier online resource for

top math students, which offers classes, a community forum, and lots more.

**SB Family School** (**SBFS**)
is the organizer of the Santa Barbara Math Ellipse.

SB Family School also offers enrichment math classes, math teams, math
camps

and other math-related activities, for elementary to high school students
in the

Santa Barbara area.

- The
**American Regions Mathematics League** (**ARML**)
is a challenging high-school level

contest known as "the World Series of mathematics competitions".

The Santa Barbara Math Ellipse joins with other Southern California groups
to form

a few 15-member Southern California ARML teams under the direction of
the

**Long Beach Math Circle** (**LBMC**).