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What We have Done

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 fund raiser the Whittier Car Show held at Parnell Park. 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 $600,000 through private donations, grants and fundraisers. We are proud to have given back to our community in the following ways:


2010 Police Memorial Statue
2010 Parnell Zoo addition of a mini-horse (Duke)
2012 Marley Floor for the Center Theatre
2012 GWT Fitness Equipment
2013 Parnell Park Zoo - Horse Trailer and supplies
2013 Michigan Park playground feature "Dinosaur"
2013 Support of the City's first Dog Park
2013 Inflatable Screen/Programs for community family events
2013 Parnell Zoo - addition of two Alpacas
2014 KaBOOM - Kennedy Park playground project
2014 All America City application
2015 Center Theatre lighting Project
2015 Police Services - Flash Camera
2015 Disaster Preparedness - Emergency Trailer donation
2016 KaBOOM - York Field playground project
2016 Laptop for Foundation programming
2016 Michigan Park Fitness Equiment
2016 Friday Forum Youth Program
2017 KaBOOM - Guirado Park playground project
2017 Art Exhibit Panels
2017 Police Canine and car amenities
2017 Wi-Fi capabilities at Community & Senior Center
2017 WPOA Benevolent Fund
2017 City Therapeutic Recreation Program
2017 Police SWAT Vests
2017 Police Memoriabilia honor Officer Boyer
2018 Disaster Preparedness - Electric Cart
2018 Fire Fighter Tribute
2018 Canine Safety Vests
2018 DUI Checkpoint Traffic Safety Lighting
2019 Bailey House Air Conditioning
2019 KaBOOM "Broadway Park"
2019 SWAT Unit Specialty Equipment
2019 Fire Sculpture "Stronger Together"
2019 SWAT Training
2019 City Art Banner Program
2019 Holiday Lights on 5-Points Bridge

Community Donations through "Dancing with the Whittier Stars"

American Red Cross (local chapter)
Boys and Girls Club of Whittier
Friends of La Serna
Friends of the East Whittier Middle School Instrumental Music Program
Imagine Whitter
La Serna High Keith Boyer Scholarship Fund
Maddi'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

Grand Total: Over $714,000