Headquartered in Chino Hills, California, and whose founders are Thomas Simon and Penny Ampant with Simon Group Real Estate in Chino Hills, Advancing Ideas Foundation, Inc is a nonprofit public benefit corporation, organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for public and charitable purposes. We are an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) public charity, a California Franchise Tax Board tax-exempt, incorporated organization & collective of like-minded and charitable individuals and companies, who believes life is about helping endlessly.

Our mission is to provide free, lifelong learning opportunities, enabling people to improve their quality of life, by applying learned knowledge in any subject to their everyday lives.

Advancing Ideas Foundation makes grants, provides expertise and accepts tax deductible contributions from persons like you, so that free and lifelong learning opportunities for the betterment & advancement of humanity may be developed and provided.

Advancing Ideas Foundation, Inc is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible. Pledge Your Support Contact us, by calling (909) 248-4804


Thomas Simon

    Co-founder, Advancing Ideas Foundation, Inc
    CEO & Broker of Record, Simon Group Real Estate
    CEO & Broker of Record, Simon Group Real Estate (Thailand) Co. Ltd
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Penny Ampant

    Co-founder, Advancing Ideas Foundation, Inc
    Director, California & ASEAN Operations & Real Estate Professional, Simon Group Real Estate
    51% Majority Shareholder, Simon Group Real Estate (Thailand) Co. Ltd.
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We do not engage with those whose policies or practices discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Contact Us

(909) 248-4804

3100 Chino Hills Parkway, Suite 1525, Chino Hills, CA 91709

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