Celebrating 13 Years of Building Community

Whittier Community Foundation

Founded in 2005

Celebrating 13 Years of Building Community

Whittier Community Foundation

Founded in 2005

Celebrating 13 Years of Building Community

Whittier Community Foundation

Founded in 2005

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Who We Are

Founded in 2005 to raise funds that will be used to educate, inspire and advance the community for the greatest common good.

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What We've Done

Projects include the miniature horse at the Parnell Park Zoo, the Whittier Police Memorial & currently the Greenway Trail Fitness Project.

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Fundraisers

Our fundraisers include Police Memorial Campaign, Whittier Spooktacular 5K and Dancing with the Whittier Stars and others! 

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SAVE THE DATE!

2019 Spooktacular 5K Run/Walk

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019

6:30 am

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Fire fighter tribute sculpture

The Whittier Community Foundation is happy to announce that it has begun fundraising to build a Fire Fighter Tribute Sculpture outside of Fire Station 28 on Greenleaf. Our campaign involves raising $160,000 to ensure a display worthy of those who so selflessly serve our community. Two L.A. County firefighters have already posed for our artist, Alanna Roth, who is now hard at work sculpting her second Whittier-installed sculpture. We are grateful that, unlike the Police Memorial, our sculpture is constructed firefighters, and not the result of the greatest sacrifice. This is an unprecedented time in California’s wildfire history- a time when first responders are uppermost in our hearts and minds.

  • $160,000 Goal
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We have raised approximately $155,000 of $160,000 so far

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** Foundation KaBOOM!'s Broadway Park **

** Boots, Beer & BBQ **

** Holiday Banners **

** 2019 Dancing with the Whittier Stars **

** 2019 Spooktacular 5K Run/Walk **

 

The Whittier Community Foundation was created in 2005 with a mission to support community services activities from the education and enjoyment of the greater Whittier community.

We raise funds year-round through special events such as Dancing with the Whittier Stars, the Spooktacular 5K Walk/Run and our newest fundraiser the Boots, Beer & BBQ at the Quad. We have formed valuable relationships with organizations including the Whittier Host Lions Club and PIH Health as well as businesses and individuals.

To date, we have raised over $700,000 through private donations, grants, and fundraisers. We are proud to have given back to our community in the following ways:

 

2010 Donated “Duke”, a miniature horse to the Parnell Park Zoo.
2011 Raised funds, designed and installed the Whittier Police Memorial in front of Police Station.
2012 Installed new floor at the Whittier Community Center Theatre.
2012 Installed 12 fitness stations of exercise equipment along the Greenway Trail along with Fit Facts Signs that share healthy living tips.
2013 Donated “Dinosaur Bones” play equipment to Michigan Park.
2013 Donated an inflatable 28-foot outdoor movie screen and speaker systems for summer movies in park.
2013 Raised funds for the first off-leash dog park in Whittier.
2013 Parnell Park Zoo horse trailer and supplies for emergency transportation of animals and purchase of two Alpacas
2014 Michigan Park "Dinosaur"
2014 Supported City's application to All American Cities
2014 Partnered with KaBOOM! to revitalize the playground at Kennedy Park (Video)
2015 Donated a security camera to the Whittier Police Department.
2015 Raised funds to upgrade the lighting in the Whittier Community Center Theatre.
2015 Donated an emergency trailer for usage in case of disasters.
2016 Partnered with KaBOOM! to revitalize the playground at York Field.
2016 Funded the Friday Forum Youth program for teens.
2016 Installed 12 fitness stations at Michigan Park.
2016 Computer equipment for PRCS Department
2016 Funding of Friday evening program for middle school students
2017 Partnering with KaBOOM to revitalize the playground at Guirado Park.
2017 Art Exhibit Panels
2017 Police Canine and car amenities
2017 Wi-Fi capabilities at the Community & Senior Center
2017 WPOA Benevolent Fund
2017 City Therapeutic Recreation Program
2017 Police SWAT Vests
2017 Police Memorabilia honor Officer Boyer
2018 Disaster Preparedness - Electric Cart
2018 Canine safety vests
2018 Holiday Banners
2018 DUI Checkpoint Traffic Safety Lighting
2019 Bailey House Air Conditioning
2019 SWAT Training
2019 Partnered with KaBOOM! to revitalize the playground at Broadway Park (Video)
2019 SWAT Unit Specialty Equipment
2019 Firefighter Sculpture (in progress)
2019 Art Banner Program in support of the Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation
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Community Donations through Dancing with the Whittier Stars

American Red Cross (local chapter)
Boys and Girls Club of Whittier
CAPC
Friends of La Serna
Friends of the East Whittier Middle School Instrumental Music Program
Imagine Whitter
La Serna High Keith Boyer Scholarship Fund
Maddie's Closet
PIH Health
Plaza De La Raza
Rio Hondo College Foundation
Special Children's League
Studio Danza
Whittier Area Community Church Sports & Recreation Scholarship Fund
Whittier Assistance League
Whittier City School District
Whittier College Center for Engagement with Communities
Whittier Historical Society
Whittier Host Lions Club
Whittier Police Officers' Association
Whittier Public Library Foundation
Women's and Children's Crisis Shelter
YMCA

Grand Total: Over $714,000

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2017 Whittier 5k Video