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Our next quarterly event.

3rd Annual Holiday Fund-Fest!
Thurs, Dec 6th, 2018 at 6:30pm

Location in 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 Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell LLP

Karen and I founded HFF as a way to give back to the community in a fun and meaningful way and to encourage our friends, old and new, to do the same.

Ryan Nowicki
Attorney at Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell LLP
Karen Nowicki
City Treasurer, Hermosa Beach

Ryan and I founded HFF to increase the effectiveness of charitable giving in our community and to have a great time with friends while doing so.

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

HFF allows me to join ``friends`` and donate our time and needed funds to worthwhile organizations, of our choosing, here in our immediate South Bay community.

Adrienne Slaughter
Advanced Planning Counselor, Green Hills Memorial Park
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
John Goad
Attorney at Glaser Weil LLP

I am honored to serve on the Board of an organization dedicated to giving back in the South Bay.

John Goad
Attorney at Glaser Weil LLP
Betsy Ryan
Founder of 17th Street Mural House

Betsy has received United States Congressional, California Senate and International recognition for her accomplishments helping others.

Betsy Ryan
Founder of 17th Street Mural House
Gina Lister, M.A.
Educator, Torrance Unified School District

I believe making a positive difference in a community is important. The Hermosa Friends Foundation will help us all be that positive difference.

Gina Lister, M.A.
Educator, Torrance Unified School District
Jerry Lister, M.A.
Educator, Torrance Unified School District

Jackie Robinson said, ``A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.`` I believe our work with the Hermosa Friends Foundation can have an enduring impact on many lives in our community.

Jerry Lister, M.A.
Educator, Torrance Unified School District
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.
We donated $1,000 through this grass-roots Hermosa Beach organization towards hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Florida.
We provided Loved Ones Victims Services (Culver City) with much needed new office equipment (printer & supplies) valued at over $700.
We donated over $300 toward vet surgery bills for “Dart,” a formerly-abandoned German Shepherd at this no-kill animal shelter in the South Bay.  She’s doing great now!
We donated $1,000 to STEM Advantage (L.A.), which assists women and underserved communities with careers in areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
We donated $700 to the Friendship Foundation, which assists children and adults with developmental disabilities in the South Bay.
We again donated several hundred dollars worth of holiday toys to Rainbow Services (Torrance), which provides much needed services to families who are victims of domestic violence.
We purchased fifty $20 tickets at the live performance fundraiser for The Midnight Mission, which combats homelessness in the L.A. area (all $1,000 went to their charitable programs).
We donated $700 to the Nazarene Fund, a nonprofit organization which assists persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East.
We donated $300 toward Adrienne Slaughter’s annual “Search for the Cure” children’s cancer-fighting fundraiser in Hermosa Beach.
We granted two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who rocked their scholarship essays!
We granted two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who also rocked their scholarship essays!
We donated $2,000 to the Woman’s Club of Hermosa Beach for the 13th Annual Adrienne’s Search for Children’s Cancer Cure.
We donated $1,000 to HBEF.  They use the money for under-funded elementary school programs.
We provided the Hermosa Beach City School District with much needed new equipment (an iPad & supplies) valued at over $500.

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