Uplifting vulnerable communities
to meet their own needs


Supporting indigenous leaders
to build inclusive community


Nurturing the development
of true vocation and call

Vista Hermosa Foundation invests in the growth of holistic, flourishing communities.  As an operating foundation, we are both practitioners and partners, learning from our own communities of practice to inform how we engage with and invest in others.


Nueva Esperanza Leadership Academy teaches grades K-8 in the Vista Hermosa community, nurturing students’ identities as gifted and beloved children of God.



Our Scholars Program supports first generation college students to identify and develop their God-given gifts, talents and dreams in service to community.

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Our global partners invest in the growth of spiritual well-being and an empowered worldview in marginalized communities of Mexico, Haiti, India and East Africa.

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The Center for Sharing is our hospitality and training institute, where the teachings of servant leadership are carried out in both theory and practice.

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Vista Hermosa means “beautiful view.” Our vision is God’s dream — a world where all people feel safe, welcomed and supported to live out their purpose in service to one another.

For more information, see our Theory of Change.


Lessons through Theater

On June 7th, Nueva Esperanza Learning Academy (NELA) had their year-end showcase which included a student led cast reenacting the story of Moses. The students and staff of NELA took the challenge of presentingthis event in an approachable

Meet our new Programs Director

Susan Dobkins recently joined the Vista Hermosa Foundation in a new role as Programs Director. She supports the programs team who coordinate domestic and international grantmaking and the First Fruits Scholars program. She’s thrilled to join an organization

What makes a champion?

On the sidelines of the soccer field at the state soccer tournament, one of the tournament staff commented, “I really love your players.” It’s no doubt that he has been around countless teams and players over the years in his position, so what did he see that stood out  about our players in particular? From…

Global Partners

Over the past 25 years, the Foundation has been privileged to partners with organizations around the world. Today, we take a more targeted approach, partnering with fewer organizations in specific places. This focus enables us to interact at a deeper level, to learn about the uniqueness of each place, and to truly see when and how the spirit of a people begins to transform.  Our current priorities focus on place-based initiatives in Mexico, Haiti, India, Kenya and Uganda.

We Believe If You Nurture The Spirit Of A People They Will Lead Themselves.