The History of Christian Foundation of America

Our History

In 1981

Leadership from the Western Region of the Missionary Church, Inc. established “Western Loans” as a non-profit to receive funds and deposits that would in turn be loaned to churches and ministry organizations.  Over the years, activities expanded, and in 1992 the organization become the “Stewardship Development Foundation” so that complex gifts such as securities, real estate and other assets could be gifted to support a variety of ministry efforts.  By 2005 we were being approached by Christian families, churches and charities beyond the Missionary Church. Therefore the Board of Directors voted to expand the reach of the Foundation which was renamed “Christian Foundation of the West”.  Still operating largely as a volunteer organization, services grew to Donor Advised Funds and Charitable Trusts.

In 2012

a full time Executive Director was hired to launch comprehensive community foundation services in Southern California and Southwest US.  The Board of Directors was expanded from seven to 13 members over the next several years.  In late 2018, the Board of Directors approved the formation of an Advisory Council, and offices moved from Moorpark to Westlake Village, California.

In September 2019, recognizing the continued expansion of services and opportunities beyond the Western US, we changed our name to Christian Foundation of America.