The Angeles Chapter Foundation (ACF) is a 501(c)3 tax-deductible organization which primarily funds the charitable and educational activities of the Sierra Club’s Angeles Chapter.
The Foundation was formed in 1986 as “Friends of the Angeles Chapter Foundation”, to support the charitable and educational programs of the Sierra Club’s Angeles Chapter. In 2007 our name was shortened to “Angeles Chapter Foundation”, with no change of purpose.
ACF is committed to providing supplemental funding for Chapter activities that will allow the Chapter’s programs to develop and prosper. Recent grants have included supporting the Chapter’s publications, Conservation Committee initiatives and Inspiring Connections Outdoors programs which take groups of young people on day outings and overnight ventures into natural areas.
The ACF Board meets regularly to conduct business and plan future activities.
How is the Foundation related to the Angeles Chapter?
- ACF was founded by leaders from the Angeles Chapter, who saw needs that weren’t fully met by The Sierra Club Foundation when donors wanted their funds to go to a local foundation.
- The ACF Board usually selects its new directors from among the leaders of the Angeles Chapter.
- ACF manages several endowment funds; the earnings from these funds are provided to the Chapter.
- The Angeles Chapter Foundation has received grants from public agencies. In the past, over $100,000 was collected from agencies to support park planning and research in the San Gabriel Valley.