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The Henry L. Guenther Foundation is a private non-profit charitable California corporation organized to promote and engage in
exclusively charitable endeavors, which will tend to improve social conditions, promote human welfare, and/or alleviate pain and
suffering. Endowed with the advantage of choice, the Guenther Foundation primarily applies its resources to preserve and
enrich the benefits to be derived by California residents, and principally those residing in Southern California, from
improved and expanded medical services, opportunities for youth, and other similar humanitarian projects.








The Henry L. Guenther Foundation has been a supporter in our community for years.
As recently as 2017, the Foundation generously invested in the success of
Verbum Dei High School’s student body by providing the funds necessary for 25 new
Chromebooks, charge carts, and updating the technological resources available to our
students. By providing our students with access to the highest quality handheld
technology, the Foundation increased Verbum Dei’s capacity to offer a rigorous,
college-preparatory academic program that prepares students for lifelong success.
Today, our school serves over 340 students, all of which are minority students from
some of the most impoverished communities in Los Angeles County, and many of which
rely on Verbum Dei for their only computer and internet access. Therefore, updating
our school’s available technology was critical in guaranteeing each Verbum Dei
student had equal means to achieve success in a 21st century workforce.
Verbum Dei would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the Guenther Foundation for
supporting the success of our students and this community.

Verbum Dei High School

Los Angeles, California

Impact Statements


LA Regional Food Bank

The Henry L. Guenther Foundation has been supporting the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, one of the best charities in Los Angeles, for more than 20 years. This support has provided an estimated half-million meals to the community. The Food Bank acquires food and grocery products and distributes that food through our agency network, reaching... Read more »

San Pedro Ballet

Violeta participates in San Pedro City Ballet’s DancEd Steps Up after school educational program, which provides free dance classes. In 2017, Violeta became homeless and has been living in the car with her mother. This situation made it difficult for her to feel worthy and she had a complete loss of self-esteem. Our instructors mentor… Read more »

Sharp Healthcare Foundation

Thanks in part to the Henry L. Guenther Foundation’s transformative grant of $300,000 last year in support of the Ocean View Tower at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, we are well on our way to serving approximately 130,000 patients this year. Because of your generosity, we have been able realize Sharp’s vision of ensuring the... Read more »

Some of Our Non-Profit Partners