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.

Accolades

On May 1, 2019, the Hermosa Friends Foundation was honored to receive the “Emerging Leader Award” for an outstanding nonprofit organization exercising civic leadership in the community, as jointly presented by the City of Hermosa Beach and Leadership Hermosa Beach.

 

Some kind words from one of our grant recipients:

 

Dear Karen and Ryan,

 

I wanted to thank you for inviting us to HFF’s Anniversary party, for supporting our organization and working to make the community a better place.  It is really difficult for small non-profits to fundraise – I know this well. The time, infrastructure and skills that are needed are often beyond the capacity of most small organizations.  Charities like yours, that take on this daunting task and support a wide array of non-profits through simple grant funding mechanisms are tremendously beneficial to the longevity of small local organizations.  A single organization that raises money for multiple causes has the capacity to be more successful and impactful than the individual charities alone.   

 

On behalf of Pathways staff, students and directors, thank you for creating the HFF!

 

Victoria Fox, PhD
President and Executive Director
Pathways to Stem Cell Science