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Everyone Deserves a Brighter Future

A long-standing mission to help special needs children and their families.

Improving Young Lives

We believe all children should have access to a bright future.

Vistas for Children grants funds to local nonprofit organizations that support children who have been diagnosed with a visual impairment, autism, or disability, are food insecure or homeless, are struggling with a crisis trauma or domestic violence, have a parent who is diagnosed with cancer, are a foster child, at-risk, underserved or in a treatment facility.

Who We Are

Vistas for Children was founded in 1978 in the South Bay of Los Angeles. We are a 100% volunteer philanthropic organization. We have granted over $7,600,000 to South Bay and Greater Los Angeles organizations that support children.

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You can make a significant impact.

We would like to personally invite you to make a difference in the lives of thousands of children.  Please consider becoming a member and help special needs children and their families. Contributing either your time or money provides remarkable benefits for the lives of children in need.

Our Philanthropy Mission

Vistas for Children provides grants for medical necessities, survival basics, and physical and emotional support for children as well as their families.  We carefully research and support worthwhile children’s programs, institutions, and community projects.  We know that families can give more to their children when they have more community support.

A Success Story in Our Community

19 Grant Recipient Organizations

Improving the Lives of Children


Vistas Fund Raising Successes


Grant Recipient Organizations



“Vistas for Children provides for me the opportunity to directly support children with special needs and their families.  As a 100% volunteer organization, I am surrounded by amazing women who desire to give back just like I do. I am grateful, thankful and blessed to be a part of this organization.”

Teri Nelson Carpenter, Prior Vistas President

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