Eclipse Workshop with Tim Dickinson &

Kenneth Gatewood and Students

Letter From the Director,

Derek Richardson


Water Buffalo Club’s Annual Kid’s Holiday Movie Party to see COCO
at AMC Broadway 7 Theater in Santa Monica  8am - 2pm

Through academic and social enrichment programs for elementary students in underserved school communities of Los Angeles, our program increases students’ academic and emotional interest in school.

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Academically, through our enrichment programs, we are able to reach every student at this school.  Our goal is to create an atmosphere that triggers an emotional interest in school where children want to thrive academically and socially.
Our students are growing because of the support they receive. We believe this quote to be true from:
 "It's relationships, not programs that change children.... Young people thrive when adults care about them on a one-to-one level, and when they have a sense of belonging to a caring community." -Bill Milliken, CISSA

-Derek and Stephanie Richardson

Thanks to you, the Why Can't We Make A Difference Foundation helped to provide academic and social enrichment programs to underserved elementary school students. 
Starting 11/29/17 we will be starting our

Jr. Java Program for K-2nd grade students at 54th Street Elementary School. 

We are making a difference as the scores at 54th Street Elementary School continue to rise. 

We are raising funds that will go to supporting 5th grade students at 54th Street Elementary residing in domestic abuse housing, foster care and kinder care with their culmination trip to Washington D.C. and New York. Our goal is to raise $12,500

We understand there are many worth while organizations and foundations

you can support, but we am thankful you may consider supporting the
Why Can't We Make A Difference Foundation.

100 Thanksgiving Dinners Giveaway 

​Harvest Fest

54th Street Elementary School

2PM - 6PM



Welcome to the

Why Can't We Make A Difference Foundation

​Choir Performance

​The Globe Theatre at 5:30 PM

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Derek Richardson

3651 S. La Brea Avenue, Suite 767

Los Angeles, California 90016

Telephone: 213-944-2028

Fax: 323-296-0467

Quick Facts:


  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation
  • Founded November 25, 2005
  • 100% of raised funds go to individuals and private groups.
  • All services are free of charge!

 Our compassionate staff members are trained to help people through difficult challenges by offering charitable grants and providing referral services via other nonprofit organizations who offer various types of assistance.