The Mission of the Santa Monica Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is to provide educational opportunities through programs, funding, and mentorships that will improve the quality of education in our schools along with providing professional development opportunities to the business community.

Please contact Judy Kruger, CEO and President for more information


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Art Lesmez

Law Offices of Arthur Lesmez

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Angela D. Scott


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Jay Sherrard

Mass Media Films

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Len Lanzi

The Precelerator

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Ann Greenspun

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Nat Trives

Former City Mayor

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Mitchell Kraus

Capital Intelligence

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Kiersten Elliott

Santa Monica College

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Sharon Gavin

The Chamber Foundation oversees a signature program, NextGen Mentorship, partnering with the Santa Monica College. The NextGen program runs for six weeks fall and spring term and is focused on the Black and Latinx students at Santa Monica College. The mentors are professionals and chamber members who are also Black and Latinx from all industries and who provide the mentees with valuable information on how to navigate career pathways to success.