The purpose of the Tustin Community Foundation is to promote and advance philanthropy in the greater Tustin area. By partnering with its donors, the foundation supports nonprofit organizations and public institutions that effectively address community needs.
~ Tustin Community
Foundation is a 501c(3) Organization ~
Tustin Community Foundation is supported 100% by
donations from individuals and corporations.
The Foundation is not funded by the City of
Tustin and does not receive or manage CDBG funds or taxpayer dollars.
What is a Community Foundation?
The League of California Community Foundations offers this
simple definition: A community foundation is a publicly
supported philanthropic institution governed by a board of
private citizens chosen to be representative of the public
interest and for their knowledge of the community. It
administers individual funds contributed or bequeathed to it
by individuals, other agencies, governments, corporations
and other sources.
Who does a Community Foundation Serve?
Community foundations uniquely serve three publics: donors,
the nonprofit sector and the community as a whole.
Individual community foundations may focus to some extent on
one of these publics over the other two (leading to
considerable diversity in the field) but by structure and by
regulation the community foundation must always serve all
three. League of California Community Foundations
leveraging of public and private resources
transparency and accountability of outcome
Creation of a
strategic approach to meeting critical community
goals through multi-year funding and the
leveraging of in-kind gifts
relationships that encourage partnerships
between nonprofit organizations and local
businesses and corporations
volunteerism to increase the capacity of
Equity in the
geographic distribution of resources
funding to organizations that strategically
focuses on positive change and improvement