About Assistance League of the Foothill Communities

Assistance League, founded in California, was the first nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization to recognize the potential of volunteers helping those less fortunate to a better more meaningful life.  The first chapter began in Los Angeles in 1919.  As the area grew, more chapters were formed. To support the growing number of chapters, National Assistance League was organized in 1936 and incorporated in 1949.  From this modest beginning, Assistance League has grown to 120 chapters with over 23,000 members throughout the United States.

Assistance League of the Foothill Communities is proud to continue this legacy of caring and commitment in action serving the communities of Ontario, Montclair, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Alta Loma, Etiwanda, and portions of Fontana.  Funds to support the chapter’s philanthropic programs are raised through our Thrift Shop; an annual fundraiser; direct mail appeals; gifts and grants.  Funds benefit individuals in need in local communities.


Assistance League volunteers transforming lives of children and adults through community programs.


Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.


Assistance League of the Foothill Communities embraces the following core values:
Commitment | Leadership | Ethics | Accountability | Respect