Our campus is a testimony of our commitment to continuing our work to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people well into the future.
About our campus
Our building is only the first phase of a four-phase construction project, which has been designed to exceed the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Platinum certification. This building enables far more efficient usage of energy and water than a typical office building. Our goal is to achieve net-zero energy usage in the near future.
Our entire campus aims to establish and nurture a regional precedent for environmental stewardship, and will conserve the natural resources on our 43-acre site below Ladyface Mountain in Agoura Hills, California.
“This campus will allow us to grow accordingly into the future" — Steven M. Hilton, Chairman of the Board
During the planning, design, and construction of our new campus, we documented the process both in photos and articles to help capture all the work that went into our offices. To learn more about the design and build considerations of our campus explore the following articles:
Serving as a good neighbor
The Foundation is committed to enhancing the Agoura Hills community by serving as a good neighbor. We will be a source of information and ideas by offering the expertise of our staff, who can speak on a variety of topics at events sponsored or hosted by local non-profit organizations. Additionally, we will boost the local economy by bringing new professional jobs to the community, and encouraging our staff to engage in volunteerism and community service.
Consistent with our desire to establish and maintain a positive presence in the local community, we have developed guidelines for local philanthropic involvement that complement our priorities. Although it is our policy not to accept unsolicited proposals for our priority programs, we will entertain unsolicited proposals for small-scale community focused grants that fall within these guidelines.
The Foundation has completed the first phase of a four-phase campus in Agoura Hills, California to serve as its home. The site was selected for its beauty and the overall quality of life within Agoura Hills and its environs. The Foundation is committed to enhancing these community qualities by both the type of campus it has constructed and by serving as a good neighbor. The site itself can serve as an educational resource where visitors can learn more about “building green,” the generation and use of renewable power, best practice uses of water and optimal use of native plant species in landscaping. The Foundation can also be a source of information and ideas by offering the expertise of its staff who can speak on a variety of topics at events sponsored or hosted by local organizations. The Foundation is bringing new professional jobs to the local community which will be a boost to the local economy.
Consistent with our desire to establish and maintain a positive presence in the local community, we have developed guidelines for our philanthropic involvement in our new home. While the majority of our grantmaking will continue to be devoted to our priority program areas, a modest amount will be earmarked for local, small-scale grants to nonprofit organizations with IRS 501( c )(3) status. Decisions on these grants will be guided by the same philosophy that guides our priority program grants—addressing the needs of the disadvantaged and vulnerable. On a limited basis, we may consider grants that help institutions that are part of the integral fabric of our community. In no case will we consider grants to individuals. The primary geographic focus of these grants will be Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and/or Thousand Oaks. Although it is our policy not to accept unsolicited proposals for our priority programs, we will entertain unsolicited proposals for small-scale community focused grants that fall within the above guidelines.