Community Foundation Grants Integral in Charity’s Vitamin A Supplementation Program

Vitamin Angels Reaches 4,000,000 Children in Need Thanks to Grants from The S.L. Gimbel Foundation Fund of The Community Foundation

By Amber McEldowney

Santa Barbara, CAVitamin Angels, a global aid charity that provides nutritional support to women and children in need, has been able to reach 4,000,000 children thanks to grants from The S.L. Gimbel Foundation Fund of The Community Foundation ® to support its programs providing vitamin A to at-risk populations globally.  In 2018, Vitamin Angels received its 4th grant from The Community Foundation in support of the organizations efforts to offset the effects of malnutrition. The monetary awards have provided much needed support to the organization as it continues to scale-up its programs around the world.

“We’re thrilled to receive the support of The Community Foundation,” said Howard Schiffer, President and Founder of Vitamin Angels. “These consecutive grants have allowed us to reach increased numbers of children with lifesaving vitamin A across the world.”

The Community Foundation seeks to support nonprofits and programs that enrich the lives of residents in Riverside County, California and regions within the Southern California area. The S.L. Gimbel Foundation Fund has provided operational grants to Vitamin Angels since 2012. 

“This grant represents our donor’s wishes to help women and children in need through Vitamin Angels,” noted Celia Cudiamat, Senior VP of Grants and Programs of The Community Foundation. “Through their giving, we continue to fund such programs that are important to them at home and abroad.”

Vitamin Angels is grateful to The Community Foundation and its S.L. Gimbel Foundation for the year-over-year support. The organization currently operates in 74 countries across a field partner network of more than 1,200 organizations. In addition to its vitamin A and deworming programs for preschool-aged children, the charity announced earlier this year that it would be expanding the reach of its prenatal multivitamin program, with a goal set to reach 50 million women annually by 2030.


About The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation is the oldest and largest community foundation in Inland Southern California (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties). Established in 1941, at 77 years old The Community Foundation stewards more than $100 million in assets and provides college scholarships and grants to nonprofit organizations across the two-county region and beyond. Since its founding, the Foundation has awarded more than $100 million to support programs that strengthen the community. For more information visit The Community Foundation’s website at www.thecommunityfoundation.net. Be a part of our conversation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


About Vitamin Angels

Vitamin Angels helps at-risk populations in need—specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five—gain access to lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals. Vitamin Angels works to reach underserved communities across the U.S. and in 74 countries around the world. Vitamin Angels has the highest ratings for financial transparency and accountability from Charity Navigator and GuideStar. To learn more, visit vitaminangels.org. 


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