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.

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



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.


International Women’s Day

Eleven years ago, I traveled to Kenya with my mother and 10-year-old daughter. We were 3 generations of women seeking to connect with and learn from the stories of others.  We met so many women and girls on our journey, and their stories are forever etched on our souls.

Welcome Christelle Gorman!

Christelle Gorman recently joined the Vista Hermosa Foundation as a Program Officer and manages the International Grants portfolio. Originally from Côte d’Ivoire “Ivory Coast” (West Africa), she is a graduate of Gonzaga University and has spent the last 10 years

Children and Youth Leading the Way

December 10 was celebrated as the UN’s Human Rights Day, commemorating the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.  The theme for 2019 is ‘Youth Standing Up for Human Rights’, celebrating the 30th anniversary

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.