Harold Robinson Foundation (HRF) became an official 501c3 in 2009 to help counter social and economic disparities in South LA and build bridges between diverse student groups through the transformative power of outdoor camp experiences. Eleven years later, founders Joyce and Jeff Robinson continue to dedicate much of their time working to deepen the organization’s impact in the community.
HAROLD ROBINSON FOUNDATION FOUNDED
The foundation was established in honor of Harold Robinson.
HRF becomes an official 501(c)3
100 MILES FOR A CHILD
First Funraising Event: “100 Miles for a Child” A Bike Ride from Watts to Oxnard and ending in Malibu raised $100,000.
PEDAL ON THE PIER
We launch Pedal on the Pier a unique fundraising event the first of it’s kind in Southern CA. We raised $254,000.
HRF INVOLVES PARENTS
HRF launches their Parenting Workshops, Parent From The Heart. Pedal on the Pier raises $512,228.
HRF hosts the first ever Watts United retreat, bringing together the 4 warring housing developments in Watts. Pedal on the Pier raises $636,413.
Camp Ubuntu Watts formally known as the Markham Project, a 6 week summer day camp in the heart of Watts is launched. Pedal on the PIER raises $595,029.
The Harold Robinson Foundation adopts the philosophy of Ubuntu, and renames their camp retreats, Camp Ubuntu. Pedal on the Pier raises $861,809.
SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY
Ubuntu is embraced by our schools and community. Harold Robinson Foundation/Camp Ubuntu has begun to evolve into more of a movement for change than a simple non-profit. Pedal on the Pier raises $868,967.
PACE JOINS THE MOVEMENT
Pedal on the Pier raised $1,063,217 and HRF was adopted by the Philanthropy and Engagement Community Engagement organization (P.A.C.E.).