2020

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

Tustin Community Foundation and/or City of Tustin CARES Fund

 

Alzheimer’s Orange County received a TCF Grant to purchase personal protective items, cleaning supplies and sanitary items for homebound seniors and others with Alzheimer’s dementia who are unable to leave their homes.

Assistance League Tustin received a CARES Grant to replace income lost from closing their Thrift Store during the COVID-19 shutdown. Funds will be used to purchase clothing for Tustin Unified School District students in need through their Operation School Bell program.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County received a TCF Grant to offset salaries for staff that coordinate youth mentoring in Tustin.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tustin received a TCF Grant to help lower registration fees and provide targeted membership scholarships to disadvantaged youth in the Tustin Unified School District.

Breast Cancer Angels received a TCF Grant to help provide financial assistance to individuals and families living in the Greater Tustin area who are undergoing breast cancer treatment.

California Youth Services received a CARES Grant to help cover operational cost deficiencies due to the loss of revenue from the Tustin Unified School District.

Cancer Kinship received a TCF Grant to support their Resource Navigation program which provides one-on-one, whole-person support to help meet the growing needs of Tustin’s cancer community.

Child Creativity Lab received a CARES Grant to help cover operational expenses incurred during the COVID-19 shutdown.

Columbus Tustin Middle School Parent Teacher Organization received a TCF Grant to help them continue to assist students and their families with any hardships they face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Families Together OC received a CARES Grant to fund their dramatic increases in personal protective equipment acquisition and other overhead costs incurred while serving community families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global Hope 365 received a TCF Grant to allow them to virtually train Tustin Unified School District high school teachers on the PROTECT program so they can educate students on the red flags of human trafficking.

G.R.A.C.E. Social and Medical Services received a TCF Grant to support their food pantry delivery service in Tustin, primarily serving Middle Eastern and North African immigrants who do not otherwise have access to services due to language barriers.

Grandma’s House of Hope received a CARES Grant to continue their distribution of 11,200 bags of food a month that support at-risk students and their families residing in Southwest Tustin.

Hope Harbor received a CARES Grant to support their efforts to provide a nurturing home environment, mental health care, and supportive services to at-risk, runaway and homeless teens in our community.

Human Options received a TCF Grant to support their Teen Ambassadors Program in Tustin that will provide education and resources on teen dating violence to Tustin Unified School District middle and high school students.

Kids READ! received a CARES Grant to purchase new books that will be given to students at Title 1 schools in the Tustin Unified School District and help cover the cost of the required expansion of their storage facility.

Laura’s House received a TCF Grant to help fund the cost of direct services, community outreach and education activities for Tustin area individuals and families impacted by domestic violence.

LEAP Learning Center received a CARES Grant to help fund their student tutoring program due to the loss of funding from the Tustin Unified School District due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ListoAmericas received a CARES Grant to help maintain their tutoring services and to increase their tech equipment loan program for Tustin families most in need of technology and connectivity, allowing them to fully participate in remote learning endeavors.

Make-a-Wish Foundation received a CARES Grant to help cover rental costs incurred during COVID-19 so that “Wish” donations they receive can continue to be used for wish-making instead of rent for their building.

Mary’s Path received a TCF Grant to help fund the staffing coverage required to ensure that teen mothers and their babies receive the nurturing and supportive therapies they need.

Mercy House Living Centers received a TCF Grant to help cover operational costs of their Family Care Center that provides Housing Navigation, Case Management, and Shelter Services to the most vulnerable families in Tustin.

Operation Warm Wishes received a CARES Grant to purchase additional food, personal protective items and supplies for local families in need and our homeless population.

Orange County Rescue Mission received a CARES Grant to help cover the increased cost of staff personal protection equipment and increased janitorial expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patriot Aquatics received a CARES Grant to purchase required personal protection equipment and to cover the cost to pay the Tustin Unified School District for pool rental during the COVID-19 shutdown

Patriots & Paws received a CARES Grant to cover the costs of increased pick-ups and delivery in the City of Tustin during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patriots & Paws received a CARES Grant to cover the costs of increased pick-ups and delivery in the City of Tustin during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sunday Supper received a CARES Grant to cover increased costs for enhanced safety protocols and the purchase of additional food and lunch supplies distributed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sycamore Magnet Academy Parent Teacher Association received a TCF Grant to fund supplies for 300+ Sycamore Sunshine Care Boxes containing disposable masks, personal hygiene products, sanitizer and family fun activity supplies distributed to at-risk families in their South Tustin community.

The All-American Boys Chorus received a CARES Grant to supplement their budget to cover lost revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to assist with the purchase of enhanced safety requirements.

The Priority Center received a TCF Matching Grant to support the Bright Futures program, which addresses child abuse prevention and intervention services for high risk families in Tustin.

The Salvation Army Tustin Ranch received a TCF Grant to purchase iPads for their Hybrid Learning Support Program and Henley Youth Center.

Tustin American Legion Post 227 received a CARES Grant to support the Veteran’s Emergency Fund which has seen increased need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts received a CARES Grant to purchase art supplies and curriculum materials for their Art Masters program at 7 Title 1 schools in the Tustin Unified School District.

Tustin Area Historical Society received a CARES Grant to help replace lost income due to the cancellation of their largest fundraiser, the annual Home Tour, during the COVID-19 shutdown.

Tustin Dollars for Scholars received a TCF Grant to cover required expenses paid for events ultimately not held during 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tustin High School Baseball Boosters received a CARES Grant to cover the cost of high school field maintenance, player supplies and equipment due to the cancellation of team fundraising events during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tustin High School Dance Team & Boys Hip Hop received a TCF Grant to help fund program costs as the team was unable to hold their traditional fundraisers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tustin Meadows Tiny Tots received a CARES Grant to pay for fixed expenses incurred during the COVID-19 shutdown and the cost of required personal protective equipment and safety barriers for classrooms.

Tustin Police Foundation received a CARES Grant to offset the cost of implementing safety protocols at outreach events, virtual fundraising software and materials to open communication between residents and the Tustin Police Department.

Tustin Public Schools Foundation received a CARES Grant to cover fixed costs incurred during the COVID-19 shutdown, including rent, employee cell phone reimbursement, and the unexpected cost of personal protective supplies.

Tustin Youth Football received a TCF Grant to help lower registration fees so more families can afford to participate and help pay for the rental of Tustin school fields.

Vital Link Education-Business Consortium received a TCF Grant to offset the additional cost for a virtual event platform that will be used for the Tustin Unified School District 2020 Virtual College and Career Fair Event.

Waymakers Tustin Youth Shelter received a TCF Grant to help fund coping skills supplies and suicide prevention kits.

Working Wardrobes for a New Start received a TCF Grant to support their Career Success Institute, that provides career development services for unemployed and underemployed persons seeking to find and maintain employment.