The Tustin Community Foundation coordinates community resources to create positive change and support the area’s actual and most pressing needs.
Providing grants for local nonprofit organizations and schools is the primary way the Foundation makes an impact. Since 2008, 88 local nonprofit organizations, schools and community wide programs, including the Assistance League, Tustin Public Schools Foundation, Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts, Families Forward, Council on Aging and booster clubs that support arts and athletics at all TUSD high schools, have received grants to help them deal with the ever-changing critical issues facing the community. The Foundation conducts annual Community Needs Assessments to direct grant funds where they are most needed and will make the largest impact.
Earlier this year the Foundation provided the seed money for American Legion Post 227’s Veterans Relief Fund to care for Tustin veterans; continuously collected food for the Tustin Area Senior Center Food Distribution Program; kicked off the Tustin Rocks! craze that has connected over 1000 Tustinites of all ages; hosted the annual Superheroes of Tustin Luncheon where local non-profits honored their special volunteers and held Patriots & Pioneers programs to recognize local military heroes who perished while serving our nation.
The Foundation does not receive funding from the City of Tustin or taxpayer dollars. All funds raised are from individual donors and through a variety of fundraising events.