Chino Hills Community Foundation

What Is The Chino Hills Community Foundation?

The Chino Hills Community Foundation is directed by 16 board members including city council members Cynthia Moran and Peter Rogers. The board sets the strategic direction for fundraising and donations while rolling up our sleeves to plan and work the events.

The Foundation’s fundraising efforts are anchored by our signature community event, the Chino Hills Wine Walk. This event helps drive our quest to raise money for the many good projects we support in the community. But, just as important, is our mission to ensure everything we do is tied to events that create a sense of community.

The donations to the community are broad and important. We have donated $70,000 to the Library in 2009, $335,000 to fund computers, furniture and artwork inside the then new Community Center in 2014, $75,000 for Chino Hills trails enhancements in 2018/19, $173,000 to fund the large playground at the new Los Serranos Park in 2019.  $50,000 was just pledged in late 2023 to assist with the renovation of Torrey Pines Park.

Our current major focus is to fund $125,000 for the soon to be constructed Inclusive Playground at Crossroads Park for kids with disabilities. The construction of that project commences in later 2023 and will be completed in early 2024. Smaller (but still significant) foundation sums have been donated to the new Veteran’s Monument in 2019, summer day camp scholarships for kids, AEDs and trauma kits at locations around town, military service member banners for families who can’t afford to sponsor, shade structures for the community dog park, $$ to assist the CH Historical Society and yearly donations for families in need at Christmas time.

Besides our signature events, we have built on our sense of community with Jazz and Blues Festivals, Home Tours, a yearly Kid Art Day and our very popular Concert Series (with known artists gracing our concert stage). In total, the Foundation has raised more than $2,000,000+ in our first 15 years….with all monies going back to the community!

The Chino Hills Arts Committee (chARTS)

chARTS is the branch of the Foundation that works to create an enriching environment for culture and the arts in Chino Hills through events, workshops and other activities.

chARTS is led by a group of local artists who represent a wide area of expertise such as: fine arts, music, creative writing, theater, graphic arts and more.

Sponsored events thus far include author talks, theater productions, arts shows and concerts.