The following non-profit organizations and schools were awarded grant funding from the
Tustin Community Foundation
The American Legion Tustin Post 227 received a Grant to support their Veterans Emergency Assistance Program that assists low and no income veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces with payment of essential bills to ensure the veteran and their family remain safely housed or are able to obtain housing.
Child Creativity Lab received a Grant to fulfill a comprehensive program for the Tustin Family & Youth Center, including an 8-week afterschool program of STEAM education, a Professional Development course for TFYC staff, and 100 STEAM kits to be used for future family activities.
The Columbus Tustin Parent Teacher Organization received a Grant from Jeff & Cherie Thompson through the TCF Adopt-A-School Program to purchase specialized equipment support their growing robotics program for grades 6-8.
Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child received a Grant to enable them to hold a training presentation to 1000 teachers, special educators, administrators, and any other school staff on the implementation of collaborative problem solving in academic settings.
LEAP Learning Center received a Grant from Jeff & Cherie Thompson through the TCF Adopt-A-School Program to purchase thoughtfully selected texts to address the current reading needs of their students across all of their five (5) Tustin Unified School District Elementary Schools, plus additional materials to support their newest school, Loma Vista Elementary.
ListoAmerica received a Grant for the acquisition of the upcoming Apple Vision Pro, a mixed reality headset, which will give their students hands-on experience with Spatial Computing, putting them at the vanguard of the digital frontier.
Meditation Gardens of Orange County, located in North Tustin, received a Grant to increase publicity of their Garden and events through signage upgrades and the continued development and management of a website.
St. Cecilia Catholic Church Food Pantry received a Grant to provide food and resources to anyone of any faith in our community.
Access to showers is limited for those who are unhoused and the ability to shower offers a sense of wellbeing and dignity. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church received a grant to support their weekly Sunday Showers program by funding the cost of water and towel service for a year.
Sunday Supper received a Grant to fund a Sunday meal and take-home groceries for families, seniors and unhoused individuals who may not have enough to eat.
The Giving Tree Orange County received a Grant to purchase tires and cover general maintenance on their 2005 Ford F250 pickup truck to enable them to continue serving and feeding Tustin families.
The Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) received a Grant to purchase art supplies and curriculum materials for their Art Masters program at nine (9) Title 1 schools in the Tustin Unified School District.
The Tustin Area Senior Center Fund received a Grant to fund their monthly Birthday Celebration Luncheons which are especially significant for seniors who do not have families and often suffer from social isolation.
Tustin Eastern Little League received a Grant to purchase an automatic pitching machine and help cover the cost of renting the TUSD fields which will help keep player fees as low as possible.
The Tustin Family & Youth Center received a Grant to start a Birthday Celebration Program for the youth who attend their after-school program, which may be the only celebration some of these children receive.
The Tustin High School Boys Basketball Booster Club received a Grant to support their robust 11-month program by helping to defray costs for uniforms, equipment, team meals, tournament fees and transportation.
The Tustin High School Instrumental Music Program received a grant from the Cassin Family Grant Fund to purchase two wall-mounted speakers and an amplifier that will be used daily with the Harmony Director purchased with a 2022 Grant.
The Tustin High School Girls Soccer Program received a grant from Christine Uribe to purchase new soccer uniforms replacing 10-year-old uniforms which will ensure that every player will have a uniform. Extra funds will be used to offset tournament fees.
The Tustin Police Foundation received a Grant to help build relationships with at-risk youth in the community through their Run with a Cop and Turkey Cup programs at Title 1 schools in the Tustin Unified School District and the Tustin Police Department’s Santa Cop program.