Linda Vista Foundation

Helping People Help Themselves

Our Mission

The Linda Vista Foundation was formed to improve the quality of life for people by providing grants and loans to help the poorest of the poor help themselves. Our belief is that a hand up is preferable to a handout. Guided by Christian principles, it is our mission to serve others with compassion, transparency, and love.

Where We Work

The Linda Vista Foundation works primarily in Mexico, Central America and on the Central Coast of California. Our areas of focus are community development, education, job training, healthcare, nutrition programs, agriculture and clean water projects.

Our Philosophy

Above all, we believe in giving responsibly. We work with groups whose projects create sustainable change. We believe in coming alongside community leaders and promoting local participation to help people help themselves. Working in this way helps to transform living conditions in marginalized communities with values of service, compassion and justice.


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Areas Of Focus


Clean Water


Health & Wellness

Community Development

Job Creation & Training