Mission, Vision & Values

The Wood-Claeyssens Foundation enhances the quality of life in the local community through grantmaking to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations serving the Santa Barbara and Ventura County areas.

Mission, Vision & Values

Through its grant-making to various nonprofit organizations, the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation enables those in need to acquire the basic necessities of life – food, clothing, shelter, social services, public safety, and self-actualization – and to enhance their quality of living. The Wood-Claeyssens Foundation believes in anonymous giving and strategic philanthropy, maximizing its impact in the community through its careful selection of qualified grantees. The Foundation hopes to serve as a pillar of support for the nonprofit sector, assisting nonprofits in fulfilling their missions by offering funding to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations.


Mission Statement

The Wood-Claeyssens Foundation enhances the quality of life in the local community through grantmaking to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations serving the Santa Barbara and Ventura County areas.

Values Statement

The Wood-Claeyssens Foundation believes in anonymous giving, collective impact, strategic philanthropy, nonprofit excellence, clear goals, heightened accountability, thoughtful evaluations, and data-driven metrics. The Foundation is committed to excellence, integrity, and the public good.

Vision Statement

The Wood-Claeyssens Foundation strives to have a deeply positive impact in the local community by providing funding to select 501(c)(3) organizations. Through strategic philanthropy, the nonprofit sector will be streamlined, organizations will continually improve their services, and individuals – and the community as a whole – will be provided substantial help and support. Ultimately, the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation strives to create a better future and enable the Santa Barbara and Ventura counties to embody the very best that the third sector has to offer in the United States.