The Front Porch Communities Foundation relies on the generous contributions of donors like you to support well-being, social connections, and secure shelter in the Front Porch programs and communities.  We are passionate about helping people live meaningful and fulfilled lives. Thank you for helping us make a difference.

On April 1, 2022, the Covia Foundation and the Bethany Center Foundation were  consolidated into the Front Porch Communities Foundation. The Front Porch Communities Foundation  serves the entire Front Porch organization of communities and programs.


“We are blessed to have a good life. The least we can do is to pass along some of that caring.”

— Enrico and Jane Bernasconi, Webster House residents

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

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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.

What your gifts can do

Your gifts help Front Porch Communities Foundation support innovative programs and community improvements that deliver real benefit. Generous supporters help provide assistance for residents who outlive their resources (a Circle of Friends who care), community improvements that support quality of life, Community Services programs that reach isolated older adults and help for employees through the HEART Fund and Scholarship Funds. Donate.

How you can make a difference

Front Porch Communities Foundation offers a variety of ways for you to make a difference — from immediate gifts of cash or appreciated stock to planned gifts that help bypass capital gains and provide you with income. You can make a memorial or tribute gift in honor of treasured friends or family. You can also create a lasting legacy by designating a gift for Front Porch Communities Foundation in your will or estate. Donate.


Save The Date: August 12, 2024 — 13th Annual Celtic Cup Golf Tournament.

The 13th Annual Celtic Cup will return to Berkeley Country Club with a great day on the course overlooking the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. The tournament will be followed by a cocktail reception, providing unique networking opportunities with industry peers, Front Porch board members, and the Front Porch executive team. Your support of the Celtic Cup raises funds for isolated and low-income seniors served through Front Porch Community Services division, which focuses on four areas of impact: food security, stable housing, creative engagement, and social connection.

Sponsorships are available now.

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Learn more about the impact of the work of the Front Porch Communities Foundation through “Community Matters.” This quarterly newsletter highlights how your gifts make a difference in the lives of people throughout the Front Porch programs and communities.

Volunteer services

Be the world to someone

At the Front Porch Communities Foundation, we value the skills and passions of our supporters, and know the importance of making a difference through volunteerism.

If you are interested in volunteering at one of our communities or for one of our programs, please contact Volunteer Services at 818.254.4258 or email us at

“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.”

– Walnut Village Volunteer

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.