Established in 2006, the Altrusa Club of Chula Vista, Inc. Foundation is the 501(c)(3) arm of Altrusa International of Chula Vista and is a subsidiary of Altrusa International Foundation, Inc.

Our local foundation holds an annual fundraiser to provide scholarships and grants and support service projects of Altrusa International of Chula Vista that focus on education, youth, and families. Last year, we raised nearly $40,000, and we raised over $10,000 in our first virtual fundraiser this year. We are excited to continue to support those who need it most. Gifts and donations to the Foundation are


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This club year, our Foundation awarded $20,000 through our Lou Ann Vogler Grants Program with the vision of breaking down barriers in our community. Congratulations to our 2020-2021 grantees: Meals on Wheels and Reading Legacies! We are honored to be your partners in breaking down barriers in our community for the underserved.

Interested in knowing who’s on our Foundation Board? We invite you to meet our Foundation President, Hillary Sloan, and the rest of the Foundation Board. This special group of community leaders have come together to increase our impact and move us closer to achieving our mission.

We held our first virtual fundraiser in 2020 and it was a success! Thank you to everyone who supported our Helping Homeless Students Raffle. We raised over $10,000 for homeless students in the South Bay. The first round of donations were delivered in December 2020, and we are currently working with the school districts to identify further needs of these students.


The Altrusa International Foundation was established in 1962 as the charitable arm of Altrusa International. It funds the development and implementation of effective community services and leadership programs around the world. 


In total, over $3 million have been given in community service grants and educational scholarships through our international outreach, committed to improving economic

well-being and quality of life.


In the past five years, we have:

  • Distributed over $350,000 to volunteers at Altrusa Clubs in support of their local community service projects

  • Granted $53,000 in support to children and their families affected by diseases and disabilities 

  • Partnered with healthcare organizations and provided over $28,000 in grants to Ghana and Mali in West Africa

  • Distributed $34,000 to communities left devastated in the wake of natural disasters around the world 

  • Granted $47,000 in educational scholarships and awards to high school students and their sponsoring Altrusa Clubs

Established in 1997, the Club 21 Program is committed to supporting programs for children affected by disease and disabilities; as well as international healthcare curriculum. As members of Club 21, we are given an opportunity to extend a hand to these children and families.

The Disaster Relief Fund offers the Altrusa International Foundation an opportunity to respond with swift and direct aid to residents impacted by natural disasters worldwide, such as Hurricanes Irma and Dorian in Florida, floods in the Midwest, Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the fires in California, and Hurricanes Maria and Dorian in Puerto Rico. In 2019, they started a Luci Light initiative: Reaching Out to Light the Way, to provide solar-powered lanterns to those in need. The International Foundation distributed $41,847 to Disaster Relief efforts last biennium (2017-2019).

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Altrusa International of Chula Vista, Inc. is dedicated to improving the South Bay community by providing service and financial support, developing leadership, fostering education, and encouraging fellowship through an international network of volunteers.

Altrusa Club of Chula Vista, Inc.

Foundation is a 501(c)(3).

Tax ID: 33-0463922

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Founded April 11, 1917

Nashville, TN

P.O. Box 6225

Chula Vista, CA, 91909