The Gaylord-Hansen Community Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization started by the Gaylord-Hansen Mortgage Team. We are dedicated to providing direct support and services within areas of need in the community.
Our goal is to build connection by promoting awareness, identifying ways to empower our youth, engaging in community improvement, and supporting our military/frontline responders and the community as a whole, because we believe we are all in this together.
In 2012, Bill Gaylord and Sam Hansen planted the foundation's roots with a small nonprofit called the Gaylord-Hansen Shoe Foundation, where the main goal was to give back to San Diego school kids at an annual New Shoe Event.
After seven successful years, eight southern California Elementary schools, over 5,000 new pairs of shoes, and
a whole lotta smiles, their mission started to expand.
In 2019, the Gaylord-Hansen Community Foundation was born.
Thanks to great success and growth of its main funding source, the Gaylord-Hansen Mortgage Team at loanDepot, the foundation now expands to all areas of the community.
We look forward to giving back to the community that
has given so much to us.
Our mission is simple. We are going beyond to GIVE back to the community we love!
Our vision is clear. We are focused on building connection, happiness & resilience with our community, for our community.
ratitude in action
nspire by example
nrich the lives of others
Learn more about the initiatives we support, and check out upcoming events you can join.
In the meantime, get to know us below!
Meet the friendly faces who support our mission! These members are responsible for overseeing the organization's activities including coordinating events, actively seeking areas of need, forming new friendships, as well as strategic development and community engagement.