The Turner Foundation

The Turner Foundation, formerly the Rose Garden Village Foundation, was founded in 1958 by Rev. Dr. Albert J. Turner. Thus beginning a legacy of service to those who are in need.  At the time the needs of the elderly were primerose of the Foundation.  For 45 years the Rose Garden Village was a staple of 'service to seniors' in Riverside, CA.  At the same time, the United States government adopted Section 231 of the Federal Housing Administration (HUD), which provided for the underwriting of retirement homes for the elderly. Rev. Turner's Rose Garden Senior Living haven was the first project in the nation under that act.

With a distinguished history of service, The Turner Foundation today owns and operates The Village at Santa Barbara, a 70-unit affordable housing complex on the west side of Santa Barbara. The Foundation seeks to care for people by providing a safe, comfortable, and affordable living environment. By providing services on-site in a village setting, that can serve the residents in unique ways, develop a sense of community, and reduce the problems and tensions often associated with an affordable housing facility. The Turner Foundation looks forward with great expectations, blessed by the sacrifice and vision of Rev. Turner.