Who is CGF?

The Chris Guzman Foundation was founded in 2005 by a white Spanish male with a universal religious upbringing. A Love for Philosophy is visible throughout the diverse array of industry development. Like Oprah & Buzz Aldrin he is part of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. Having a consortium of high profile appointed advisors has been key to accomplishing the forefront of the Chris Guzman Foundation’s mission in the community. He started with a vision to house the homeless, touched by an experience as a teenager when his family became homeless and eventually clients of a transitional shelter- Orange Coast Interfaith Shelter. This passionate young man became destined to give back to his community. Most importantly he first focused on all the organizations he was empowered by at the age of 15. The American Red Cross taught him CPR & First Aid, along with helping him build leadership skills and self- esteem through special events and trainings. Earning a lifetime membership at the local Boys & Girls Club he became inspired to start a newsletter detailing all the fun club activities. Later, allowing him to be nominated by staff for the Orange County Register Youth of the Year Award. Save Our Youth paid him for his grades and provided him with tools to acquire above average grades. They provided mentoring and the YMCA provided a personal tutor to him. Also, at a young age Chris was involved in church activities, he was a youth leader, donations coordinator, Sunday School Teacher, Multimedia Editor and the list goes on…
As an adult he was ambitious to succeed- he graduated 6 months early. After High School he worked 5 part time jobs at the mall. Later he started a Music Production Company, selling local bands into the studios.
Whereafter, he started hosting award winning Blood Drives, Disaster Drill SImulations, and teaching CPR/ First Aid CPR all over California for the American Red Cross. Chris served on the 2010 211 Homeless Point in time count Advisory Committee. He also taught Yoga to the Boys & Girls Club & Alzheimers Association as well as helping re-group a team at Save Our Youth. At Christmas time he held Holiday Parties at other charities as well as distributing pumpkins and christmas trees from the YMCA. Not to menton the 11 days of Feeding the Homeless in November, he would rent a van and drive volunteers, give cup noodle soups, burritos, sandwiches, enchiladas, as well as Thanksgiving feasts.
He has gone on to start other charities, placing several other nonprofits in our community, fulfilling the need in today’s generation. He co- founded the Foundation for Survivors of Human Trafficking (fsth.org) as well as globalfreedomconcerts.com & lovetoall.org as well as collaborating to create a LGBT Q Resource Center in Oceanside, not to exclude the coordination of a federally funded parent resource center at one of the largest high schools in Orange County CA He has attended and served at San Diego, Oceanside, & San Francisco PRIDE festivals as an Emergency Medical Responder. Collaborating with the SF AIDS Foundation to recruit and complete an HIV study on youth for UC San Francisco.
Chris Guzman is a dedicated brother of charities, after also serving as a Task Force Member of the UC Berkeley Health Initiative of the Americas as well as a planner, coordinator, and collaborator with the UC Berkeley network. He toured health fair events in October from Calexico to San Diego To Orange County to Los Angeles to San Francisco, the bay area, and San Antonio Texas. He was on the steering committee to start the IBIZA Zacatecanos Primero committee. At a UNICEF training event he translated for the Speakers and attendees from all over Latin America & Spain. He even became part of the staff at cofem.org an advisory organization to the Consul/ Secretary of External Relations.
The focus is mainly to fill the gaps in our system- providing social services and community resources bridging a new future, today- finding innovative strategies to streamline resources in our social services system.

Consider a tax deductible donation today! Help keep our program in the community!


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One thought on “Who is CGF?

  1. I would like to thank u soo much from da bottom if my heart for donating this tree to us. It made me n my boys happy. I had no money at all n im going thru hardship n i could not purchase one. so i made one on da wall. We decorated it our tree immediately. Thank u God Bless u n sll ur helpers.. This made my Christmas

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