DONATIONS SOUGHT TO SUPPORT TUSTIN AREA NONPROFITS
The Tustin Community Foundation has received over $50,000 in grant requests this fall, however it is $7,500 short of reaching its 2016 financial goal to help local nonprofit organizations and schools meet current and emerging community needs. Every application received represents a worthy community project and it is the goal of the Foundation to award as many grants as possible. Help TCF reach its goal! Even small donations, when added to others, will make a huge impact on our community! 2016 Community Foundation Grants will be awarded at the Community Thanksgiving Breakfast on November 17, 2016. Learn More Here
The Tustin Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Committee and the Tustin Community Foundation were pleased to award cash donations to the following organizations: Assistance League of Tustin, Tustin High School Model United Nations Program, Foothill High School Football, Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary Club, Tustin Host Lions Club, Kiwanis of Tustin, Tustin High School Basketball, Tustin Teens in Action, Tustin Area Senior Center, SADD, Miss Tustin Scholarship Program and Tustin Young Life.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Chili Cook-Off!
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On January 21st, 2016 at the Community Services Commission Meeting, Tustin Community Foundation donated funds raised at their Concerts in the Park booth over the past summers totaling $3061.24. The Commission will use the funds to purchase items for their preschool at the Tustin Family & Youth Center.
Back Row: Commissioners Ken Henderson, Chairperson Donna Marsh Peery, Amy Nakimoto and Larry Sample
Front Row: P&R Director Dave Wilson, TCF Exec Director Erin Nielsen, TCF CFO Chris Uribe, P&R Supervisors Barbara Guerrero Yanez and Marilyn Buescher
A Note from TCF
President Gene Micco:
Community foundations, like all public charities, are prohibited from engaging in activity that supports or opposes a candidate for public office. In the spirit of our nonpartisan mission, the Tustin Community Foundation, as an organization, does not endorse or oppose candidates running for public office, nor do we affiliate with any political party.
The core mission of the Tustin Community Foundation is to work with donors and other partners to enhance the quality of life in throughout greater Tustin. The Foundation strives to understand local needs and seek creative solutions to meet those needs by bringing people and organizations together to address local issues and opportunities. The Foundation exists to support local charities in a non-partisan manner and serve donors who wish to better their community, now and in the future.
The Tustin Community Foundation directs charitable funds to the real and immediate needs and interests of the greater Tustin community. Since 2008, the Foundation has awarded over $250,000 to community-wide programs and local non-profit organizations and schools and connected community volunteers with causes they care about.
If you're looking for volunteer opportunities in Tustin, there are plenty of organizations that need your help. If you are seeking volunteers, the Tustin community is there to support you. Whether you're looking to raise funds, raise awareness, or just raise spirits, you’ll find there are endless opportunities to get involved in causes that matter to you right here in Tustin and the surrounding Community.
Located in the central part of Orange County, 37 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 88 miles north of San Diego, the Tustin Community Foundation serves the City of Tustin, portions of Santa Ana, the North Tustin foothills and portions of the City of Irvine including West Irvine, Orchard Hills, and Northpark.
Besides connecting community volunteers with causes they care about, the Foundation annually awards grants in each of the following areas of interest:
Expanding Educational Outreach
Athletics, Arts and Cultural Resources
Outreach Programs to the Underserved or Disadvantaged