Community Benefit Foundation
West Valley-Warner Center Chamber of Commerce

Community Benefit Foundation

“The mission of the Foundation is to benefit the Woodland Hills and Tarzana Communities at large in the areas of education and beautification.”

The Woodland Hills ~ Tarzana Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Foundation, incorporated in 2011, is an extension of the West Valley ~ Warner Center Chamber of Commerce. This foundation was created to further the Chamber’s mission. The Community Benefit Foundation has a 501 C3 Charitable Nonprofit status that was created to strengthen our ability to raise funds. These funds have benefited our foundation’s effort to educate our business community and to offer educational events and programs to the youth within our community.  The beautification funds are used to increase desirability of the areas in which our businesses are and where the employees and families of these businesses work, live and play.

2013 Community Benefit Foundation Chair Diane Deats (818) 887-7203

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Since 2011, The Woodland Hills ~ Tarzana Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Foundation has initiated events and directly contributed funds to support the community.  These funds have targeted and underwritten specific events such as: Earth Day, Tree Planting, Community Disaster Preparedness Fairs, Career and Job Expos, Education and Art Grants, Legislative Education such as Candidate Forums  just to name a few.

In 2012, the Woodland Hills~Tarzana Chamber of Commerce Foundation introduced the Adopt-A- School Program with much success. In 2013, we introduced yet another community-driven program titled: The Community Choice Award. Also in 2013, the Get Empowered. Get Employed. Program was launched.

Our Education Efforts:

The Education Committee has a vision to create a better place to learn and work for our community through collaborative efforts with business, community and educators.  The Education Committee plans and facilitates important programs annually. Through the “Get Empowered, Get Employed” program local job applicants are educated in social media behavior, branding, resume building and job hunting tasks.  In addition we take the lead on educating the community at large concerning legislative issues.

Contact: Chuck  Martinez  818-594-8732

Our Beautification Efforts:

The Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Foundation Beautification Committee works on improving business districts within the Woodland Hills-Tarzana area through alliances with the City of Los Angeles, local homeowners groups, and other government entities.  We have participated in and contribute to: Anti-graffiti projects, Clean-Up days, Reseda Holiday Lights, and many more community enhancement events. Recently, we have planted over 100 trees in Woodland Hills and Tarzana along Ventura Boulevard.

Contact: Sean McCarthy 818-389-1876


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