The Linda Vista Foundation was formed to improve the quality of life for people by providing recoverable grants and loans to help the poorest of the poor help themselves. Our belief is that a hand up is preferable to a handout. Guided by Christian principles, it is our mission to serve others with compassion, transparency, and love. Our funding helps small and growing businesses to flourish and change the lives of the owners and employees of those businesses. This in turn helps to create systematic and generational changes in communities! Most of the grants and loans awarded by the Linda Vista Foundation are in the areas of agriculture, community development, education, job training, healthcare, nutrition programs, and clean water projects. Preference is given to sustainable projects over relief efforts. Our grants will be given to organizations with projects in Central America, Mexico and California (in Santa Barbara and SLO Counties).