Each year, Las Candalistas receives numerous requests for funding from local South Bay philanthropies that benefit children or the environment. Each of these organizations completes a detailed application. Our Officers and Board of Directors then select 6 finalists. The 6 philanthropies give a presentation to our general membership at our October meeting. Our voting membership selects the top 3. These 3 philanthropies will receive the majority of our net proceeds for the season. However, we do our best to support all the philanthropies in some way. Our fiscal year is from July 1-June 30. We begin accepting applications for consideration in April until June 30th. For more information please send a message to lascandalistas@gmail.com

Las Candalistas is pleased to announce our Top 3 philanthropies for 2022-23

Manes for Movement’s

mission is to help…

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1736 Family Crisis Center

offers emergency and

rehabilitative services …..

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Community’s Child’s

purpose is to end child hunger…

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Our Runner-Up Philanthropies for 2022-23

  • Friends of the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium – General Education and Outreach Program
  • South Bay Children’s Health Center – SBCHC Dental Program
  • Wyland Foundation – Wyland Clean Water Mobile Learning Center

All Philanthropies for 2022-23


  • 1736 Family Crisis Center
  • Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach
  • Community’s Child
  • Family Promise of the South Bay
  • Friends of the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
  • Los Serenos de Point Vicente
  • Manes for Movement
  • Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles
  • Momentum Pediatric Therapy Network
  • Providence TrinityKids Care
  • South Bay Children’s Health Center
  • South Bay Wildlife Rehab
  • Toberman Neighborhood Center
  • Wyland Foundation
  • In addition, Las Candalistas provides clothing, toiletries and other items to House of Hope, Beacon House, SHAWL, Toberman Neighborhood Center, Harbor Interfaith Services, YWCA of the Harbor Area and other organizations in need.

Complete list of all South Bay philanthropies Las Candalistas has supported since 1967


  • 15th Street Elementary School Library
  • 1736 Family Crisis Center
  • AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles
  • American Cetacean Society
  • Angel Gowns of South Bay
  • Art for Educators
  • Ayres Clinic
  • Boys and Girls Clubs – LA Harbor
  • Bring Me a Book Foundation
  • Cabrillo Beach Youth Sailing Club
  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
  • Campus Concerts
  • Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach
  • Center for Learning Unlimited
  • Children’s Collaberative (Boy’s and Girl’s Club)
  • Children Institute International
  • Community Helpline
  • Community’s Child
  • Compassionate Friends (Sibling Group)
  • Costume Closet
  • Counseling4Kids
  • Family Promise
  • Freedom 4 U
  • Gathering Place
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Harbor Interfaith Services
  • House of Yahweh
  • International Bird Rescue Research Center
  • Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center
  • LA Biomed
  • Ladera Linda Discovery Room
  • LAPD Teen Community Advisory Board
  • Los Angeles Maritime Institute-Top Sail Youth
  • Los Serenos de Pointe Vincente
  • Madrona Marsh
  • Manes for Movement
  • Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles
  • Momentum Pediatric Therapy Network
  • Palos Verdes Art Center
  • Palos Verdes Land Conservancy
  • Peninsula Friends of the Library
  • Providence TrinityKids Care Hospice
  • Portuguese Bend Pony Club
  • PV Pop Warner Challenger Cheer
  • Rainbow Services, Inc.
  • REACH-RPV Recs and Parks
  • Ride to Fly
  • Sharefest Community Development
  • South Bay Child Guidance Clinic
  • South Bay Children’s Health Center
  • South Bay Wildlife Rehab
  • South Coast Botanic Garden
  • St. Peter and Paul Property Program
  • Toberman Neighborhood Center
  • United Cerebral Palsy
  • Wellness Community
  • Wilmington Boys and Girls Club
  • Wilmington Teen Center
  • Wyland Foundation
  • YWCA – Harbor Area and South Bay