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The Water Buffalo Club is a charitable organization dedicated to fostering the well-being of underserved and at-risk children in Los Angeles through its members' commitment of their time and financial resources. The WBC directly impacts smaller charities by providing grants, hosting events, and supporting youth programs. We are Big Kids Helping Little Kids!


The Water Buffalo Club envisions a Los Angeles where each child can experience a sense of well-being and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The Water Buffalo Club is a non-profit charity support group made up of seventy-five men from the Westside of Los Angeles.


The WBC was born in 1989 when a bunch of guys got together and decided to create a group that was fun, social, and supportive of needy kids and organizations that often fell "under the radar screen" of traditional giving.  We chose the name Water Buffalo Club as something that didn't sound too serious and a name that people would remember.  And no, we're not part of the Flintstones and we don't wear hats with horns.

Since that time in 1989, we have had over 275 different members (75 per year) and supported 180 different organizations to the tune of $3,000,000.  Each year the WBC members select one or more organizations to support with a "silver bullet" or item(s) that will last beyond our giving.  This could be a bus, a van, computers, copiers, books, school and art supplies, musical instruments, or a food trailer, to name a few.  These organizations fill out the WBC grant application form, then are vetted by our Charity Selection Committee, and if selected, present in front of the WBC membership.

In addition to our grants, the WBC is committed to taking kids out of their everyday environment for a "fabulous field trip".  Whether it's to the Santa Monica Pier, a Holiday Movie Screening, or Dodger Stadium, we recognize the importance of connecting with these wonderful youngsters in a meaningful way while reminding them that there are people who really care.

...And that's what the WBC strives to accomplish 365 days a year!


The Water Buffalo Club is a 501(c)(3) Organization.

Our Federal ID is 95-4250320.

To see a recent news article about the WBC from the PALISADIAN POST (1/15/15) Pacific Palisades, CA click on the attached PDF

To view a recent article about the WBC from the LA TIMES, (9/1/13Click article below.

"The Water Buffalo Club's grass-roots charity pays big dividends"


   Bruce Mandel

 of our 2016 Poker


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