Assistance League of Santa Monica is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation of member volunteers who assist children and families in need in the Santa Monica Bay Area. Since becoming the 4th chapter of National Assistance League in 1937, our chapter has impacted the lives of people in need in our community. We have 84 members who create, assess, and administer our philanthropic programs and fundraising activities. A social component is very important as our member volunteers use their education and life skills to help their community while making friendships that endure.

Since 1937, the chapter has been helping children and young adults in need in the Santa Monica Bay Area. We work closely with the Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District and local Los Angeles Unified School District to identify those in need in our community.

Our member volunteers administer our chapter’s philanthropic programs that assist local kids with:

  • Backpacks with school supplies
  • Camp scholarships
  • College and trade school scholarships
  • Emergency school clothing
  • Puppet Shows on social issues
  • Vision and dental care
  • Literacy programs

The Thrift Shop is our main source of funding.  Donations are always welcome and are tax deductible. We also get funding from rental property income, the Night Lights Auxiliary annual Campership Event and donations from members and friends.

In 2016-2017, 3,154 people were served, $240,531 was returned to our local community for a 70% return and 84 members and 5 community volunteers gave 18,544 hours of service.


To assist children and young adults in need in our community to be successful in school and life.


Annual Report 16-17


Form 990 for 2017

National Assistance League Volunteers in Action