About the company

The Wilshire Foundation, created by the team at Wilshire Financial, is a diverse and dynamic company by design. We create programs and invest in organizations that change the fabric of the planet by changing consciousness. Our partners have transformative potential and can lead us to uncover ways of addressing chronic environmental, social, and economic challenges.

It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.


It starts now

Entrepreneurial approaches can make efforts to address social challenges faster, smarter, and more impactful.


Making the world a better place

We work to use new technologies, collaborate with other risk-takers and accelerate innovative approaches to social change.



We believe that the definition and practice of philanthropy needs a major reboot so we can make real progress toward addressing chronic challenges.

How it works?

See things in the present, even if they are in the future. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

  • Emerson
    The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
  • Anonymous

    Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can.

  • Anne Frank
    How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
    Anne Frank
  • - Chris Grosse
    Opportunities don't happen. You create them.
    - Chris Grosse
  • - Kevin Kruse
    Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.
    - Kevin Kruse
  • - Amelia Earhart
    The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
    - Amelia Earhart


Innovation requires taking risks to discover new ideas and approaches that keep up with a rapidly changing world. We believe that trying and testing assumptions about what works, sharing the results of those tests and building a culture of courage are key to problem solving.

"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill