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Tustin Community Foundation

Rating: 4.95 stars   42 reviews 1,359

Address:

PO Box 362 Tustin CA 92781 USA

Mission:

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 ever-changing community needs.
The Tustin Community Foundation is supported 100% by donations from individuals and corporations and is not funded by the City of Tustin nor does it receive taxpayer dollars.

Results:

Since 2007 the Tustin Community Foundation has contributed more than $250,000 in grants and awards to more than seventy community-wide programs. In addition, we have connected volunteers to causes they care about, collected food, clothing, books and other items to assist those in our community who need support.

Target demographics:

Major Program Areas:Arts & Culture, Civic Affairs, Children & Youth, Community Development, Education, Health & Wellness, Human Service, Seniors and the broad general needs of the community

Direct beneficiaries per year:

25 deserving area nonprofit organizations

Geographic areas served:

The Greater Tustin Area includes the City of Tustin and portions of Irvine, Santa Ana and unincorporated Orange County.

Programs:

In order to support the community and those organizations which also serve the greater Tustin area, the Tustin Community Foundation has instituted a COMMUNITY GRANT program.   Each year TCF awards grants for a broad array of charitable purposes in the areas of education, arts and culture, health and wellness, children and youth activities, social services, and for general community programs that improve the well-being of the residents of the greater Tustin area.

 

In addition, every spring, in conjunction with the Tustin Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Steering Committee, the Tustin Community Foundation selects one or two Tustin area non-profit organizations to receive a donation from event proceeds that the organization will use for their community service programs to benefit Tustin area residents.

The Foundation also connects community volunteers to the causes they care about. Communities thrive when people feel involved.

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714-393-8506
www.tustincommunityfoundation.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

TCF is an amazing non profit agency, that not only is always ready to help wherever is needed, but also adapts to the needs of its community. They truly understand what needs to be done to better our community and they are not afraid to do the work. On the contrary they embrace it. I have been lucky enough to receive their support in many occasions , through food drives, pajama drives and underwear and sock drives. All the items collected were distributed to families in need in Tustin and surrounding areas. This might seem small thing to some people, but it made a huge difference in the life's of the children and their families.
I also have to add that none of these wonderful things could happen, without the incredible group of people that are the members of the foundation and the
leadership of an amazing and selfless person like Erin Nielsen. Always ready to roll up her sleeves and go to work in benefit of her community.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

TCF is an excellent example of an effective community based organization. At work in the greater Tustin community, TCF events and fundraisers provide essential funding for other local non-profits that deliver services directly to those most in need.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

TCF is unique as it serves the greater Tustin area by providing other non-profit service providers with grant funds to grow and enhance their ability to serve those most in need. TCF is a well-run organization led by Erin Nielsen, an energetic and forward-looking Executive Director.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Tustin Community Foundation is the example that we all want to follow in regards to non profits in Tustin, CA. The accumulation of sponsors and donors are necessary to provide organizations such as youth sports teams, high school organizations, and other very important non-profits with grants to help fund their programs. I am proud to be part of this group.

 
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The Tustin Community Foundation is one of those unique organizations that truly puts their fundraising efforts toward the betterment of the community. I am always most impressed by their grants program, which puts significant monetary awards in the hands of local organizations who truly need the help.

 
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TCF has been great for getting the community involved in the charitable needs of Tustin. I have been to nearly all of their events in the past year and am proud to help out. It is great to help a charity that I can see the donations come in and then get put into the hands of people who make a difference!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have attended several of their fund raisers over the past year. They have all been very well done and attended. I feel very confident in donating to their causes. I was able to attend their annual event where they awarded the grants to the recipients. I will continue to support Tustin Community Foundation.

 
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Amazing organization with amazing people who do so much for Tustin & nearby communities!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

TCF does so many wonderful things to impact our community in such a positive way. Tustin is a great little bedroom community with a lot of wonderful people that want to help others. TCF accomplishes this and it's an amazing organization filled with amazing people who care about our community.

 
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The Tustin Community Foundation raises funds throughout the year and is supported solely by donations and not City funds. The events bring the community and business leaders together to work for a greater cause. I urge you to attend an event and feel the energy generated by people working together to address community needs. I was recently honored at the Superheros of Tustin event and was floored by the energy in the room. Looking forward to the next and hope to continue meeting new friends!

 
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It is quite rewarding to work with Tustin Community Foundation. The Socks and Underwear drive in the fall helps contribute to filling the backpacks given to Tustin children at the start of school. Hosting a Pajama Drive each holiday season allows children to receive the gift of a brand new pair of pajamas. TCF supports the community of Tustin in countless ways and it is a honor to be part of this group.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

TCF supports the Tustin community in a variety of ways - both large and small. To volunteer with TCF is easy and fulfilling. There is always an event that provides the opportunity to volunteer your time and talents.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This group does so much with so little. Very efficient. Very creative approaches to getting community involvement and donations. The group redirects all the donations to such a wide, diverse array of local charities and causes. Keep going on!

 
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