Foundation Relations

Westmont College is honored to partner with foundations to accomplish mutually significant goals.

Our common objectives provide tremendous opportunity for impact on student lives. Through the college’s academic programs and scholarships, research initiatives, equipment purchases, and well-equipped facilities, our students and faculty thrive and flourish. We are deeply grateful to each of our foundation partners in this work.

Keck TelescopeIn the 2015 fiscal year, foundations invested nearly $2 million in Westmont. The college celebrates foundation contributions that support Westmont's place as a top-tier liberal arts college.

Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics featuring the Darling Foundation Lecture Hall, the Mosher Foundation Sculpture Green and Terrace which leads to the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum and Adams Center for the Visual Arts, Mericos H. Whittier Science Building, and the powerful Keck Telescope and Physics and Engineering Lab are just a few of Westmont's treasures made possible through Foundation grants.

Westmont places high value on life transformation. Thousands of graduates are forever grateful for foundation scholarship support during their academic career. Westmont deeply appreciates scholarship support from many foundations including the James L. Stamps Foundation, The Ahmanson Foundation, and The Brighstar Foundation.

2014-2015 top foundation grant highlights:

Westmont Institute for Global Learning and Leadership:

  • Samuel and Margaret C. Mosher Foundation

Music Programs & Equipment:

  • Williams-Corbett Foundation
  • David T. and Dorris E. Staples Foundation

Biology and Chemistry Lab Renovations:

  • The Fletcher Jones Foundation

Science Programs & Equipment:

  • The John Stauffer Charitable Trust
  • The Outhwaite Charitable Trust
  • Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation
  • The Fletcher Jones Foundation

Press Releases About Foundation Grants

Westmont invites foundation board and staff members to visit our growing campus:

Please contact Dan Thomas in the Office of Foundation and Corporate Relations at (805) 565-6851 or via email at to arrange a visit and campus tour.


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Message from the President

President Gayle BeebeYour investment in Westmont helps us accomplish our distinctive mission as a rigorous undergraduate, liberal arts college with a deep Christian commitment where students live in a close residential community and develop a broad global perspective.

The genius of Westmont lies in connecting these five essential characteristics in a unique educational experience that transforms young men and women into leaders inspired to change the world for Jesus Christ.

Students grow deeper in all areas of their lives -- intellectual, spiritual and personal -- while they develop their talents, discover their calling and prepare for a lifetime of service meeting the great, pressing needs of our time.

Gayle Beebe