2019

The following non-profit organizations and schools were awarded grant funding from the

Tustin Community Foundation at the 2019 Tustin Thanksgiving Breakfast


Cancer Kinship received a matching grant to help them increase awareness of their programs that support those with cancer and their families who live in Tustin.

A grant to the Child Creativity Lab will allow them to serve all of the Tustin Unified School District Title 1 elementary schools with their mobile Creativity-based STEAM program.

Create To Learn received a grant to fund a monthly podcasting session with Title 1 middle and high schools in the Tustin Unified School District.

Dance! To Your Heart’s Delight received a matching grant to offset the costs of the many Nutcracker Ballet tickets donated to the under-served in our Tustin community

Proceeds from a grant to Grandma’s House of Hope will help defray their cost to distribute healthy, non-perishable meals from their new partner site with Tustin Unified School District’s ASES program outside Thorman Elementary School. Each child receives a bag with enough food for 14 meals covering 2 weekends.

Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child received a grant to pay a bilingual Spanish trainer to translate their course/workshop materials into Spanish.

A grant to Laurel House at the Orange County Rescue Mission will purchase six sets of mattresses, sheets, pillows, and blankets to shelter the at-risk teen, runaway, or homeless teen boys at the new Boys Home.

LEAP Learning Center received a grant to support the 2020 LEAP Reading Intervention Program for academically at-risk, as well as economically disadvantaged, elementary school children in the Tustin Unified School District.

Operation Warm Wishes received funding to support Tustin families in need of shelter and food.

The Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center received a matching grant to enhance the capacity of the Home-Visitation Program that helps to create safe, secure, and nurturing environments for Tustin children.

Sunday Supper was awarded a grant to purchase food for Sunday meals and weekly supplies to feed Tustin’s homeless.

The American Legion Tustin Post 227 received funding for their Veterans Emergency Assistance Program.

A grant to the Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) helped purchase the Orange County Health Department-approved food service tents required at Broadway in the Park.

Tustin Dollars for Scholars received funds to refurbish and repair their BBQ grill, upgrade the pop up tent and screens, and buy new inside food warming components in order to be to be Orange County Health Dept compliant.

The Tustin High School Dance Team received a matching grant to help cover transportation costs to take them to their competitions during the 2020 dance season.

The Tustin Host Lions Club received a grant to purchase an Orange County Health Department-approved food service tent.

The proceeds from a grant to the Tustin Police Foundation helped expand the Run With a Cop program to Thorman Elementary School and Currie Middle School.

The Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary Club received funding to support their special occasion lunches with the Tustin Area Senior Center.

A grant to the Veterans Legal Institute will help fund the salary for an attorney to provide free legal services to Tustin veterans.

Waymakers received funding to support their Tustin Youth Shelter project to aid Tustin children ages 12-17 who have experienced a suicide attempt or threat.