Charity Begins at home

Thanks To You, We Are Making a Difference!

Our Mission

Since the club’s inception, the core values of El Caballero Country Club have always been to be non-discriminatory and that charity and philanthropy are prerequisites for membership. While we respect our members for their dedication to various causes near and dear to their hearts, the El Caballero Foundation was specifically established to enhance the lives of our loyal employees and the community around us.

About Us

The El Caballero Foundation is a charitable organization established, supported and managed by members of El Caballero Country Club. Board Committees are active in planning , budgeting, distributing grants, investments and financial reporting. El Caballero Foundation operates under section 501 (C ) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Contributions to the Foundation are exempt from federal taxes to the extent allowed by the law. In January of each year all donors will receive a letter acknowledging their contribution.

How the Foundation Helps the
El Caballero Employees

  • Providing financial assistance for college, vocational programs and other educational needs. We are proud to have assisted many children of employees with tuition support, and even prouder knowing that many children were the first in their family to attend college.
  • The Foundation sponsors and supports seminars and workshops for employees and their families to help determine the right path for higher education.
  • Assisting employees with medical expenses including doctor appointments, dental work, hospitalizations, hearing aids, vision care, prescriptions and other health wellness care.

How to Donate

Please make checks payable to: El Caballero Foundation:

Att: Kristen Charness
El Caballero Country Club
18300 Tarzana Drive
Tarzana, CA 91356

Supporting Our Community

The Foundation’s first priority is to support its family of employees and their families. We also believe our community requires support as well. The Foundation supports initiatives that may touch or be impacted by the El Caballero Country Club’s membership or employees, as well as our ability to help make a difference with community initiatives.

Since El Caballero’s founding, the core values of its membership have always been charity and philanthropy. Individual member support has always been wide ranging and over the years their donations total in the millions of dollars. In 2013, longtime member, Al Wiener, approached the board with the idea of establishing the El Caballero Foundation. The concept was enthusiastically approved, bylaws were written, IRS approval was obtained, fundraising began and the Foundation’s first grants were made shortly thereafter.   

  • 2013 – The El Caballero Foundation is formally established to help the club’s employees and their families in times of need, and to support community institutions.
  • 2014 – The Foundation issued its first grants
    • To an employee who needed help with City of Hope medical expenses.
    • To an employee who required assistance for funeral expenses.
    • To the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission.
  • 2015 – The Foundation awards its first of many educational scholarship grants.
  • 2016 – The Foundation reaches a new milestone with more than 100 Sustaining Members. Sustaining Members support the Foundation with monthly donations added directly to their club bill.
  • 2017 – The Foundation Board expands to 24 members as more club members desire to participate in furthering the Foundation’s Mission.
  • 2018 – The Foundation and Sue Slotnick teamed up to create College Workshops.
    • College Access Partnership for assisting the employees and their families in accessing college scholarships.
  • 2020 – The Covid-19 pandemic hits and the Foundation supported El Cab’s employees and families with many grants for medical, educational, funeral and bereavement expenses and much more.
    • The Foundation buys computers and laptops for children of employees in order to receive at home on-line education during a year-long lockdown.
    • The Foundation issues 56 grants to employees whose jobs were affected by the pandemic.  
  • 2021 – The Foundation makes employee emergency and community grants:
    • The Foundation helped 9 employees with dental & medical issues.
    • The Foundation awarded 10 educational grants.
    • The Foundation helped an employee family with a bereavement grant.
    • The Foundation awarded several community grants:
      • The Providence Tarzana Foundation to help in building the new hospital.
      • The Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission to help build the Tiny Home community.
      • The Southern California PGA Foundation to help provide scholarships for qualified and deserving students.

Have questions?

The El Caballero Foundation is a 501(c)(3) California Corporation. Federal Tax Identification number 46-3746405. Contributions are tac-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Contributors will receive a donation confirmation letter every year in January.