The John P. Previti Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of at-risk youth through programs of education, advocacy and recovery. We support and inspire people to overcome adversity. By teaming with local charities we strive to make a real, lasting impact to the health and vitality of communities.
Learn more about our work below, and then join our cause.
James (“Jimmy”) Previti created the foundation in 2009 to honor the memory of his brother, John, and to provide philanthropic support to worthy organizations.
A longtime and well-respected Southern California home builder, Jimmy Previti is President and CEO of Frontier Communities and Frontier Enterprises. Jimmy was named in 2004 to the prestigious Builder 100 list compiled annually by Professional Builder Magazine, and he has been honored as the Builder of the Year by the Building Industry Association.
Along with his business success, Jimmy Previti has spent nearly two decades and hundreds of hours volunteering at local substance abuse prevention and rehabilitation programs. He works one-on-one with those who are struggling to shed their addictions and reclaim their lives.
His company, Frontier Enterprises, is similarly focused on the foundation’s goals. Frontier Enterprises has helped restore communities across Southern California by purchasing more than $500 million in foreclosed properties and transforming those houses into beautifully-restored homes that have been resold to families and first-time buyers.
This commitment to new beginnings, family, and community is central to the mission of the Previti Foundation. By providing grants to effective non-profit groups, we help to create a better future for all.
The John P. Previti Memorial Foundation has provided substantial, meaningful assistance to numerous worthy and reputable organizations.
Recipients of the foundation’s philanthropic support have included Loma Linda University Medical Center; Steven’s Hope for Children; Hope Love & Charity; Hope Through Housing; Victor Valley College Foundation; the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund; the Ontario Montclair YMCA; Make-A-Wish Foundation; HomeAid Inland Empire, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer; Children’s Fund; Smile Train; and Casa Colina.
In recent giving, the Previti Foundation has provided $1 million to Loma Linda University Health to benefit the new Children’s Hospital tower and the naming of the new Learning Center.
In addition, the Previti Foundation donated $500,000 to Riverside University Health Systems Foundation to fund Pediatric items needed such as activity tablets, toys, books and bookcases for their Medical Center for children to play with while in the waiting areas.
In 2012, the Previti Foundation provided a $100,000 donation to the Cedar House Life Change Center in Bloomington. Cedar House has offered substance abuse treatment programs to area residents for nearly 35 years. The funding will allow the center to continue its mission of restoring the lives of individuals and families who have been negatively impacted by chemical dependency, mental illness, and unhealthy lifestyles.
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