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Our next quarterly event.

2nd Annual Holiday Fund-Fest!
Thurs, Dec 7th, 2017 at 7pm

Chelsea Pub & Lounge (Hermosa Beach)

Details will be sent privately.

If you would like to be added to the guest list, please email ryan@hermosafriends.org

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What we do.

We strive to support charitable organizations within the communities in which our members live and play.

And we have a little fun while doing it!

Our Mission

To encourage philanthropy and support charitable causes and charities

Our Fundraising

We rely mostly on the generosity of our members who pay dues and give donations.

Our Events

We meet once per quarter to choose charities to support and celebrate life.

Who We Support

We support registered 501(c)(3) charities, local schools and college-bound students.

Where We Support

We support organizations in and around the South Bay and wherever our members are passionate.

Why We Support

We love our community and want to give back to those organizations that make it so great.

Become a Member.

Members help choose the charitable causes we support.

Membership Details
Each person who contributes at least $150 per year is considered a “Member” of the Foundation.
The Membership year is from Oct. 1st to Sept. 30th of the following year.
Couples/families must contribute at least $150 for both/all to be Members, but they vote as one person.
All contributions are tax deductible as charitable contributions (HFF’s Tax ID number is 81-2697458).
At least once per quarter, Members get together to vote on where to grant/donate their pooled funds.
Each Member can submit one charity per event for grant consideration and each Member gets one vote.
At least two grants are awarded at each event, and the amounts depend on total fundraising/Membership for the year.
Get-together events are held at local restaurants, tasty-beverage establishments and Members’ homes.
Grants are awarded to 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organizations (local and national).
Academic scholarships are also awarded to local graduating high school seniors.
Members may use the grant money to buy items needed by the recipient charity and then donate the goods in person.
Financial accounts and records are 100% transparent to all Members at any time.

Meet our Board.

Our board was assembled because of their professional experience and dedication to philanthropy in our community.

Ryan Nowicki
Attorney at Kopple, Klinger & Elbaz, LLP

We look forward to help grow and cultivate the philanthropic community of hermosa beach.

Ryan Nowicki
Attorney at Kopple, Klinger & Elbaz, LLP
Karen Nowicki
City Treasurer, Hermosa Beach

We look forward to help grow and cultivate the philanthropic community of hermosa beach.

Karen Nowicki
City Treasurer, Hermosa Beach
Adrienne Slaughter
Advanced Planning Counselor, Green Hills Memorial

We look forward to help grow and cultivate the philanthropic community of hermosa beach.

Adrienne Slaughter
Advanced Planning Counselor, Green Hills Memorial
Joshua Rowley
CEO/Founder, GiveBox Inc.

I am honored to be a part of an organization with such a focused mission to support local charities through social efforts, technology and friendship.

Joshua Rowley
CEO/Founder, GiveBox Inc.
Heather Wusterbarth
Assistant Director, Feature Films

I am proud to be part of this foundation. The continual message of friendship and philanthropy that shines through each member is truly inspirational.

Heather Wusterbarth
Assistant Director, Feature Films
Kimberly Barbis
Insurance Agent/Sales Marketing Consultant

Giving back to the community is good and something I hope everyone strives for at one time or another, but giving back with new and old friends is great!

Kimberly Barbis
Insurance Agent/Sales Marketing Consultant
Kimberlee MacMullan
President, Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce

We look forward to help grow and cultivate the philanthropic community of hermosa beach.

Kimberlee MacMullan
President, Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce
Betsy Ryan
Business Owner and Philanthropist

We look forward to help grow and cultivate the philanthropic community of hermosa beach.

Betsy Ryan
Business Owner and Philanthropist
Gina Lister
School Teacher

We look forward to help grow and cultivate the philanthropic community of hermosa beach.

Gina Lister
School Teacher
Jerry Lister
School Teacher

We look forward to help grow and cultivate the philanthropic community of hermosa beach.

Jerry Lister
School Teacher
Dorothy Forba
Nonprofit Director

We look forward to help grow and cultivate the philanthropic community of hermosa beach.

Dorothy Forba
Nonprofit Director

Check out our grant recipients.

Please click on each year below and see how we help our community.

Our members went on a pet-store shopping spree and donated $700+ worth of dog and cat food, toys, beds, etc. for pets in their shelter.
We donated a new PA system worth over $300 for use in their museum.
We donated several hundred dollars worth of
holiday toys to Rainbow Services, which provides
much needed services to families who are victims
of domestic violence.
We donated $700 to HBEF.  They use the money for under-funded elementary school programs.
We granted a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior who rocked their scholarship essay!
We donated $300 to Live Like Doug to help fund their programs for children who’ve lost a parent.
We granted a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior heading off for Pre-Med at UCLA.

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

OUR LOCATION

1231 24th St
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

CALL US

310.600.2848