The Santanas have a strong connection to their childhood home of Tovar, Venezuela. They often return with their family to Tovar. They are deeply committed to finding ways to make a difference in Tovar and have been making a difference there since 2005, especially in the lives of its children.
In this regard in 2006, the Santanas formalized their commitment to Venezuela and established the Johan Santana Foundation (Venezuela). The Foundation’s mission focuses on helping the children of Tovar. The Foundation has conducted Toy Drives, provided assistance to the local hospital, given baseball equipment to community children, donated Fire equipment, and lent their support to a myriad of local Fundraising events meant to raise monies and awareness of the critical needs of the region.