Community and Arts Foundation

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Foundation's Values:

  • Arts Create Community
  • Strong Volunteer Involvement
  • Positive Foundation Image
  • Community Partnerships
  • Arts Require Community Support
  • Involved and Supportive Board
  • Partnership with the City of Rancho Cucamonga

Foundation's Mission:

"The mission of the Rancho Cucamonga & Arts Community Foundation is to generously support arts programming at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center and throughout and beyond the Rancho Cucamonga community by annually raising substantial funding and effectively managing our resources."

Foundation's Major Strategies

  • Successful Fundraising
  • Effective Management
  • Generous Community Giving

Board of Directors:

The Rancho Cucamonga Community & Arts Foundation is led by its Board of Directors who plan and implement the actual fundraising campaigns. These Board members consist of residents and business leaders throughout the region who are committed to raising funds for the arts. The Foundation is always looking for hard working community members who are passionate about the arts and willing to solicit funds.

Fundraising Activities:

The Community & Arts Foundation implements a number of fundraising activities each year to raise money for its community giving goals. Information on how you can become involved in supporting the arts through the Foundation may be found here.

Arts Program Support:

As a result of its successful fundraising efforts, the Community & Arts Foundation has been supporting performing and visual arts programs throughout Rancho Cucamonga and beyond for many years. Some of the current programs being funded by the Foundation include:

  • Eight free Imagination Courtyard World Music Series Concerts
  • Playhouse performances by Art Garfunkel and Bobby Caldwell & Diane Schuur in Sing 'n' Swing
  • Sponsorship of 1,000 school student field trips to the Lewis Family Playhouse for disadvantaged students and families
  • Sponsorship of a series of Artist in Residency programs including: international children's playwright David Wood during James & the Giant Peach MainStreet Theatre Company production, Second City Improv Workshop, and Ferdinand the Bull, Cinderella and Treasure Island MainStreet Theatre Company School Outreach Programs
  • Community Theatre Series including performances of: Into the Woods, The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Crucible, A Christmas Carole, Grease, Smokey Joe's Café, Noises Off and Steel Magnolias
  • Sponsorship of three community wide Visual Arts Shows featuring local artists of all ages.

More Information:

For questions concerning the Community & Arts Foundation, including making a donation, please contact Francie Palmer at (909) 477-2760, extension 2104. For more information regarding the Lewis Family Playhouse please visit  For information on Community Services Department classes, programs, special events and parks and facilities information, please visit the Community Services Department web pages.

*The Rancho Cucamonga Community Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)3.
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