Giving
and growing.

Partnership and philanthropy are woven into the fabric of Front Porch. We are, by nature, a company of givers. In so many ways we see the results of teamwork and giving—from funding innovations and new programs to the lasting legacy of donor gifts. We grow in generosity.

Doing more,
together.


Front Porch is built on the power of partnership. As a not-for-profit organization, we work with other organizations and individuals whose hallmark of service and philanthropy defines the way they work. Together, we are dedicated to excellence, helping others, and improving quality of life. It’s upon this strong foundation that the lives of so many individuals can flourish.

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Powerful foundations.


Supporting Front Porch communities.

As impactful as they are generous, our foundation partners offer support for our communities. At the heart of each community is a strong foundation of giving. These gifts provide opportunities, services, and benefits that would not otherwise be available to the residents.

Get to know our partner organizations below. Please know that donations do not support Front Porch operations and that your gift goes to the fund or cause specified by you.

Pacific Homes Foundation


Neighbors helping neighbors.


At the heart of all giving is a basic human desire to raise each other up. Being part of a loving community inspires us to help those less fortunate. And perhaps the most heartfelt expression of this care is giving someone the continued comfort and security of a home when they can no longer afford it.

Welcome to Pacific Homes Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit organization with a long tradition of service and philanthropy. Our Resident Assistance Program ensures that no resident of any of the communities we serve need to leave their home solely due to an inability to pay the costs of their housing and care.

We partner with Front Porch to provide the communities of Casa de Mañana in La Jolla, Claremont Manor in Claremont, Fredericka Manor in Chula Vista, Kingsley Manor in Los Angeles, and Wesley Palms in San Diego with services and benefits not covered by monthly fees.

Yet our mission is really just to help bring donors and recipients together, so that both may achieve their desires and realize their dreams. Our donors are the true driving force behind our good works.

As a donor, your generosity can enhance the lives of all your neighbors through projects like the construction of the Care Center at Claremont Manor, the remodeled Sky Room and theatre at Kingsley Manor, the expansion of the resident dining room at Fredericka Manor, and the purchase of a new bus for Casa de Mañana.

And most importantly, through our Resident Assistance Program, you can help your neighbors continue to enjoy everything their communities have to offer.

After my husband’s death, our friends and neighbors were there to comfort me. However, I couldn’t bear to tell them about the financial stress his long illness had caused us. I soon found my income was insufficient to cover my monthly expenses. Now, the monthly credit that appears confidentially on my bill is a blessing and a wonderful reminder of the generosity of the Foundation’s donors, many of whom are my neighbors.

We invite you to explore these and many more opportunities to make a real difference in the lives of your neighbors by donating to the Pacific Homes Foundation.

Contact Foundation Executive Keith Church at 1.800.233.3709 or by email using the link below.

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“There is no more noble an occupation in the world than to assist another human being—to help someone succeed.”
–Alan McGinnis

Sunny View Foundation


Reaching out to strengthen community.


Getting to know Sunny View Lutheran Communities and Services is as easy as getting to know the three communities we serve: Sunny View Retirement Community, Sunny View West affordable housing, and the greater community that surrounds them both.

Forty-five years ago, Pastor Oliver Ruud and 15 local churches came together to start this independent, not-for-profit social ministry. The needs then were as clear as they are today: to help seniors of their congregations live a full and engaging retirement.

And while we were built on the strength of the Lutheran faith, today we’re strong in all denominations and local churches. Together, we’re providing spirituality, friendship, healthcare, and enrichment to Sunny View residents starting the next chapter of their lives.

Contact Development Director Bill Penrod at 408.454.5600 or by email using the link below.

California Lutheran Homes and Community Services


Faith in action.


Californian Lutheran Homes (CLH) is an independent, not-for-profit social ministry organization. Our Lutheran roots go back to 1947, and our mission is to put faith into action by providing a wide array of services to people in need.

And while what we do is certainly important, it’s how we’re able to accomplish it that really inspires. Thanks to people donating time and financial resources through our Foundation, we’re able to expand our support to the following programs.

Affordable Housing

Through our work with CARING Housing Ministries, CLH sponsors affordable housing to low-income families with children, people with developmental disabilities, and those with chronic mental illness, and mobility and hearing impairments.

CLH Auxiliary

Our auxiliary provides opportunities for our constituents to experience the rewards of volunteerism by running a resident store, planning events, comforting residents in our care centers, or applying their time and talents to needs in the greater community.

CLH Foundation

For the residents of our foundation-sponsored retirement communities of Walnut Village in Anaheim, and Carlsbad By The Sea in Carlsbad, our Foundation makes life-enhancing benefits and services possible—like assisting those facing financial hardship so they can continue to enjoy the security and comfort of their home in our retirement communities. Or helping employees through scholarships so they can complete their education and realize their dreams.

Our Foundation also encourages the creation and sharing of art to strengthen community through Front Porch Gallery, and helps research and develop solutions to meet older adults’ needs through the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing.

With a variety of social ministries, we’re sure we can assist you in matching your dreams for philanthropy, whether it’s leaving a lasting legacy in the community in which you live, or being a true hero to disenfranchised or disabled individuals who might need a home.

Your faith in action—whether directed to a specific program or the area of greatest need—has the power to comfort and make a real difference in someone’s life. We are grateful for your gift of time, talent, and we treasure however you may choose to give.

You can make a difference to an entire community by helping finance an affordable housing project, renovate a chapel, remodel a dining room, fund chaplain services, or purchase a bus, piano, or exercise equipment at a retirement community. Or you can touch the life of a single individual. Here’s a story about Betsy, one of our residents.

As of now, I have ‘new ears’ to hear with! Thanks to a grant from CLH Foundation, I will hopefully be able to join in a conversation without first asking, ‘What did you say?’ My heartfelt thank you for the assistance that made this possible.

Contact Foundation Executive Jill Hammer at 1.800.233.3709 or by email using the link below.

 

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“But just as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us—see that you also excel in this grace of giving.”
— 2 Corinthians 8:7

FACT Foundation


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 idea of coming together for the greater good eventually led to the establishment of 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 no longer exclusive to teachers, there are still many educators within the ranks of these two communities, and the teachers’ spirit of uniting to support the collective goodwill is still embedded in the unique culture of each place.

We facilitate donors looking to strengthen their community and help it thrive. Our mission is to educate our constituents and inspire them to realize their dreams by way of philanthropy. Through FACT, you can make a real, tangible difference in someone’s life.

The many inspiring stories include that of a resident who, when she realized she would outlive her financial resources, saw donors give generously to our Resident Assistance Program so that she could stay in her home without financial worry. And we see this generosity in the story of Lucero, a Vista del Monte employee who applied for a scholarship, and donors were there to see to it that she received the opportunity of a lifetime.

Collectively, donors can also make a difference in the lives of everyone in the community, with improvement projects like the 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 true in the act of giving and receiving.

See how you can make a meaningful difference in the life of another, including by supporting the Resident Assistance Program ensuring no one has to leave his or her home solely based on an inability to pay the cost of housing and care.

Thank you for making our communities—and the world—a much better place. For more information about FACT, contact us.

Contact Foundation President Keith Church at 1.800.233.3709 or by email using the link below.

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“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.”
— Lucero, a Vista del Monte employee

HEART Fund


Helping employees at risk today.


At Front Porch, we are a company of givers. We give our talents, love, kindness, care, and support every day. We also know that there are times when our team members need support as well. That is what motivates us to offer the HEART Fund.

A special emergency fund designed to assist Front Porch employees who have experienced an unforeseen financial hardship due to an illness, death in the family, or loss of a home caused by a natural disaster, our HEART Fund is a benefit offered to our employees.

Contact Foundation Executive Keith Church at 1.800.233.3709 or by email using the link below.

Volunteer services


Be the world to someone.

Find enormously rewarding work. Enjoy yourself. Be of service. We believe that among the greatest skills we possess are the willingness to try and a passion to help. And we know that each of us can make a difference through volunteerism.

We see our volunteers as professionals, and we treat them as we do our staff: with job descriptions, interviews, and orientation. We also believe that attitude is everything, so if you have an interest and want to get involved but lack experience, we’ll provide training.

For questions about volunteering, please contact our director of volunteer services at 818.254.4258 or email volunteers@frontporch.net.

“I have volunteered for over 8,000 hours at schools, churches and hospitals, but it’s been my work at Walnut Village that has been the most rewarding and life changing. Whether it’s helping residents at the Nutshell shop or Mosaics bistro, I’m there with a smile and a helping hand. I feel useful and needed, and my heart is happy.”

– Joy H., Walnut Village

Get in touch with us.

If you are interested in partnering with us, working with us, or visiting one of our communities to see if it’s a good fit for you or someone you love, please reach out using the form below, or by calling 1.800.233.3709. We look forward to hearing from you. Learn more about Front Porch.