The power of philanthropy.
In the mid-1920s, a group of California teachers banded together to provide themselves with good retirement options. Their collective formed a safety net for members of their profession, and made a tangible difference in the lives of generations of teachers to come.
This heritage of coming together for the greater good eventually led to the establishment of the FACT Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that raises funds to support the communities of Villa Gardens in Pasadena, and Vista del Monte in Santa Barbara.
And although we’re not exclusive to teachers any longer, there are still many educators within the ranks of these two communities, and the teacher’s spirit of banding together to support the collective good will is still embedded in the unique culture of each place.
We facilitate donors coming together to strengthen their community and help it thrive. Our mission is to inspire and educate our constituents to realize their dreams by way of philanthropy. Through FACT, you can make a real, tangible difference in someone’s life.
Like when a fellow resident realized she was going to outlive her financial resources, it was donors just like you who gave generously to our residence assistance program and helped ensure she could continue living in her home and enjoying a worry-free life.
And when Lucero, a Vista del Monte employee, applied for a scholarship, it was donors just like you who were there with the opportunity of a lifetime.
“I have dreamed of attending college ever since I was young, and now that I have been named a scholarship recipient, my dream is becoming a reality. Thank you for your continued generosity helping me to be the first in my family to attend college.”
Collectively, donors can also make a difference in the lives of everyone in the community, with improvement projects like a fitness and aquatic center at Vista del Monte, or the construction of a new assisted living wing at Villa Gardens.
That’s the power of philanthropy – it binds us together, and protects and strengthens our community. And it all begins with your generous spirit, and the desire to make dreams come doubly true – in the act of giving and receiving.
Go to the GIVE page and explore the many ways you can make a meaningful difference in the life of another, like the Resident Assistance Program that ensures no one need leave their home solely due to their inability to pay the cost of their housing and care.
For more information about FACT, contact Foundation President Keith Church at 800-233-3709 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for making our communities, and the world, a much better place.