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Causes: Community Foundations, Philanthropy

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 grants and awards to 111 community-wide programs. In addition, the Foundation has connected volunteers to causes they care about, collected food, clothing, cleaning supplies, books and other items to assist those in our community who need support.

Target demographics: Major Program Areas: COVID-19 Community Recovery, 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: 90 deserving Tustin area nonprofit organizations and schools received a grant, COVID-19 Recovery Fund donation or donation from their participation in the Paper Football Challenge ... which means we helped hundreds of people!

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

Programs: annual community grantmaking that addresses current and emerging community needs; Friends Feeding Seniors where low-income and house-bound seniors receive 3 free restaurant meals delivered every Friday to nourish them through the weekend; a Volunteer in Tustin program that connects people with causes they care about and helps area nonprofit organizations find new members volunteers; the Patriots & Pioneers program that recognizes the sacrifices of our current service people as well as pays tribute to the local heroes who lost their lives in the service of our county; and annual food, pajama, cleaning supplies, and socks & underwear drives to help those in our community who can use a hand-up.

Community Stories

94 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are the All-American Boys Chorus, a local arts nonprofit. The Tustin Community Foundation has been an absolute pleasure to work with. Our relationship with them only goes back a few years, but they have been so good to us and our members! From the immense fun of their paper football fundraiser to their hard work in facilitating grants and contributing to the community at large, TCF has made a HUGE difference in all of our lives. We could not be more grateful for all that TCF has done, and we can't wait to continue working with them in the future!

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a local business owner, getting to know Tustin Community Foundation and all that they are involved with in order to help our community thrive, has been an absolute blessing. Erin and the team put forth so much effort to truly make those in need feel appreciated. I, myself, had no idea the amount of non-profits in Tustin alone, that take on such hardships, in order to help others, and TCF is right there to support and cheer them on. The events put on by TCF always bring so much joy to the community, they are so fun, all while helping others! Thank you TCF for everything you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are the PTA of Sycamore Magnet Academy in North Tustin. As a result of COVID-19 many families in our community are in need of essential supplies to slow the spread of the COVID virus. This year we worked with the Tustin Community Foundation (TCF) and secured a grant to support a service project for families in our school and surrounding community. We applied to the TCF Community Grants program to help fund some of the cost of our Sunshine Boxes program. This program will provide up to 500 boxes of essential health supplies, e.g., hand sanitizer, face masks, alcohol wipes etc to families in our school and community. Receipt of this grant is essential to the success of this important program and we are extremely appreciative of the support we have received from TCF. Also, over the years, TCF have supported a number of other programs for our school community, e.g, Run with a Cop that partners our students with members of the Tustin Police Force to prepare for the Dino Dash event. We very much look forward to continued partnership with TCF in the future and greatly appreciate their support and encouragement of so many important community initiatives.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for a Tustin-based nonprofit, LEAP Learning Center, and I've had the most wonderful experience working with Erin Nielsen and the entire Tustin Community Foundation team. TCF is always hard at work organizing events and fundraisers to strengthen all sectors of our community, and everything they do is done with such a loving, caring, and joyful spirit. They are quick to respond to any need and always ready to jump in and help. Our program is so grateful for their commitment to ensuring that our students and schools are always supported, especially those most in need. Thank you, TCF, for your dedication to keeping us #TustinStrong!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erin and the team at Tustin Community Foundation (TCF) are amazing! The grant process was easy and the follow-up and communication from their end is stellar. We are able to help more residents in the community thanks to amazing partners like TCF.

Susan D.13

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It has been such a pleasure to watch the extraordinary growth and success of Tustin Community Foundation over the years. It began as an idea to help non profits in the greater Tustin area. Like many organizations, its early years were a struggle to find a voice and support. Today it stands as the epitome of philanthropic leadership in the Tustin community. Over the years, nearly every non-profit and public institution in Tustin has received help from TCF through the annual grants program, promotional efforts, or collaborative fundraisers. This success comes through the hard work of its director, board and volunteers, through the imagination and creativity of its fundraisers and marketing strategies, and through the alliance TCF has formed with the community. I am proud to be a former board member and champion of Tustin Community Foundation.

Julie M.9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I help the Friend's café with the "Friends feeding seniors" program. Everyone is very nice and helpful. The seniors are always so grateful for the meals we bring. It warms my heart to know there are businesses who care about the community and want to help people in their time of need.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Tustin Community Foundation has been incredibly helpful to Tustin Post 227 of The American Legion. Erin Nielsen, Executive Director, was the inspiration for our Veterans Emergency Assistance Program in 2017. Since then we have helped Veterans pay bills they could not pay. Since inception, we have paid out over $90,000 and often prevented the Veteran from becoming homeless. We have received grants from them consistently each year plus $6,500 the year we provided many volunteers for the Tustin Chili Cook-Off. TCF also gave us $5,000 from the CARES Act. We have other sources of income but none more reliable than the Tustin Community Foundation. Ivan Bishop, Commander Post 227

Gretchen Davis W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I never cease to be amazed by the scope and depth of assistance Tustin Community Foundation gives to our community! The Friends Feeding Seniors program to help meet Tustin's senior citizens who are experiencing food insecurity; matching volunteers with neighbors in need; organized donations of furniture for needy families; providing a variety of fundraising efforts to ensure funding of community grants to local nonprofit organizations and our schools; Project Pajamas for those children who are in need; immediate response to the first effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community--which continues to this day. These are just some of the programs and assistance Tustin Community Foundation provides. Thank you, TCF, for all you do for Tustin!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What would our beautiful city do without TCF? This organization brings it all together! I have volunteered to help with annual events to better the place where I live for all citizens. To see people come together and support worthwhile causes is what makes this town really special. Whether you work an event or attend, what you give is always outmatched by what you receive.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very nice group of volunteers that are really serving the seniors in the community. They are very friendly & doing an amazing service to the less fortunate, usually very old people that can't go out & get their own hot meal. I have the pleasure to be part of those volunteers that drive around dropping off those meals. If by any means you want to volunteer or donate, they'll welcome you with a big smile!

Advisor

Rating: 5

The Tustin Community Foundation is an incredible asset to our community. I've been very involved with several of their events, and they are always not only fun, but great at bringing members of the community who might not otherwise ever meet together. And those same events raise significant monies for causes that are vital to our community. All of TCF's officers and Board members are trustworthy and caring, and I give them the highest recommendation!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Tustin Community Foundation has helped so many needy groups and causes here in Tustin where I live. From the homeless to school groups to food banks and senior centers, TCF is truly a blessing for this community!

Bob M.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am writing in regard to the Friends Feeding Seniors program by the Tustin Community Foundation. It is a pleasure to be able to provide meals to the less fortunate that are unable to get out to get food for them. Most of the receivers are very old and frail people. We think that this is a great program of the Foundation that helps people out. I hope to continue supporting this program !

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for The Tustin Community Foundation for "Friends Feeding Seniors" about 6 months now. They are very professional and genuinely care about our community!

Board Member

Rating: 5

TCF is actively doing EXACTLY what a community foundation should be doing -- have a handle on what the community needs help with, looking out for the interest of ALL local charities and helping them in their mission, and connecting charities to each other and connecting charities with the community. This COVID environment has brought these attributes about TCF in a big way. When the going gets tough, the true nature of an organization and its people shine or they become irrelevant. TCF has never been so bright. Kudos for the work on the vetting and distribution of the Tustin CARES funds. The CIty of Tustin could not have done it in the timeframe necessary without TCF's leadeship and implementation.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

TCF helps all charities in the Tustin area, not just the one or two the media is emphasizing or that is conveniently popular. TCF does it by partnering with the local charities, raising funds/grants without competing for the same donation dollars, and passing the funds through efficiently with minimal to zero overhead expense. Examples are the fundraising events like Sip & Stroll, Paper Football, and D'Vine Wine & Chocolate Festival. These are unique, fun, but more importantly a platform for charities to leverage. D'Vine Wine & Chocolate event allows 3-4 charities to sell tickets and receive a large portion of the proceeds WITHOUT the expense or efforts to put on the event.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I choose to service with Tustin Community Foundation as a board member to better my
town. The more you are involved in your home town the more invested keeping it safe
happy and clean and heathy.

Sandi B.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am the Director of a small charity that has been feeding our neighbors in need for the past 10 years. We are called Sunday Supper because we had been providing a home cooked, volunteer served meal each Sunday night. Much like the traditional Sunday meal at your mother's or grandmother's. Currently we have had to change our model due to COVID, but we still provide a bagged take away meal and take home groceries. TCF has been a consistent supporter of our mission with grants and gifts, like the yearly pajama donation. I am sincerely grateful for everything they do not only for us, but for the other non-profits in Tustin. I am grateful for their focus for those who might otherwise be forgotten.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We worked with Tustin Community Foundation this year to secure a grant to support a very important virtual program for the Tustin Unified School District. During the pandemic it was going to be impossible for the school district to hold a college and career expo in person. A virtual event would require additional expenditures to secure a platform for the event. So Vital Link submitted a grant proposal to cover part of those costs and allow the district to stage an event that allowed students to learn about their post high school college and career opportunities. It is wonderful when multiple organizations can pull together to help our students during such a difficult time.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Tustin Community Foundation is an extraordinary Foundation supporting greater Tustin. They plan an amazing number of special events that not only support the Comunity, they are designed to bring the Community together, which has created so many close ties between all residents, Youth, adults and seniors aike. They have also created an environment that brings many, many volunteers together to plan and participate in their activities, so in the greatest sense of Community, Tustin Community Foundation supports the community financially and supports the residents to BE a community that supports and cares for each other, our Youth, our seniors, our Schools and all residents.They continuously spread a feeling of coommunity and good will.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Tustin Community Foundation is a true advocate and partner to numerous organizations in the city of Tustin. They are steadfast in their mission and truly committed to making the community better in any way possible.

Kurt B.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Tustin Community Foundation has set itself apart from one of the three-hundred plus charities in Tustin. TCF is involved in so many fundraising events, all for the purpose of giving back to the community. It s starts in February with the Paper Football Challenge (my favorite) and nears the end in November with the Tustin Mayor's Thanksgiving Breakfast and December's Holiday Walk to name a few. TCF's continual commitment to our community is one of the reasons why Tustin has a small town feel in a big-time city. Through the organizations efforts, there is no other place I would like to live.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tustin Community Foundation is a wonderful nonprofit dedicated to making Tustin a better place! They hold wonderful events and are able to give out grants to many who require help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

TCF provides grants to nonprofits. I am president of a local nonprofit and we were able to leverage the grant we received. The grant allowed our organization to do something we could not have done otherwise. This made a huge difference for us and we are very grateful to TCF.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Board member I see firsthand how the Foundation serves the community. All year long we are focused on our fund-raising events and then in October our Grant committee meets and reviews the scores of grant requests. This is all culminated with our Thanksgiving Breakfast where we handout checks to local charities.

Christine U.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I started Volunteering for TCF years ago, as I became more involved with understanding the purpose of the group I enjoyed doing more. This is a one stop to donate to any non-profit in the Tustin area. You can be hands on, you can provide funds to make things happen. You can pass through funds to an origination that is dear to you. You can chair a fundraiser to raise money for the organization to help fund grants that are giving out yearly. So many options TCF can be a great fit for you in paying it forward as you feel is your purpose.
This flexibility is why TCF far exceeds expectations as a nonprofit, and why TCF is a top-rated nonprofit.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work with Tustin Community Foundation because we raise money and give grants, that keep
it paying forward in our own community. Its fun its exciting to see our hard work pay off
in our own community. Helping non profits thrive is a great goal.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

TCF is a wonderful organization filled with passionate and kind people. I joined the board this year and am enjoying my experience very much. TCF brings the community together in so many ways-- with fun and engaging community events, and by providing grants to local nonprofits. I am so grateful to be involved with such a great foundation!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Its been a great honor working with Tustin Community Foundation and am happy to support all the different organisations in Tustin. I look forward to being part of the TCF family for a long time and look forward to all the great volunteer events that they host.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am such a fan of TCF. They are constantly assessing the needs of the community and finding ways to deliver on meeting those needs. They lift up and support small local charitable organizations that are already doing great work. Thank you for all you do TCF!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Tustin Community Foundation is an extraordinary organization focused on helping Charities in Tustin achieve their goals which enhances the lives of all our citizens. They are consistently involved in planning and executing events that seem to grow in popularity and accomplish more each year.

Annie Christian S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I live in Tustin and I cannot sing the praises of the Tustin Community Foundation largely enough! They put on so many events to support our Community and with such professionalism and enthusiasm, that it makes me want to volunteer my time, my efforts and my financial support even more!!! They support non-profits, such as our Assistance League of Tustin, which supports our community and our schools and they sponsor many super fun events throughout the year which bring our Community together to further raise up our quality of life here! So much of what Tustin has become as a fabulous City in which to live and enjoy family largely is a result of the many efforts and activities put forth by the Tustin Community Foundation! We care and have pride to live here, largely due to the strength of this busy and productive Foundation!! Thank you for all you do to keep Tustin thriving!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We love the Tustin Community Foundation! In addition to empowering and supporting Tustin Area Nonprofits, the TCF has linked us with other nonprofits and professionals whose mission is similar to our own mission. If we are ever interested in meeting a nonprofit professional in the Greater Tustin Area, we call the TCF and speak to their Executive Director! My family and I also enjoy attending their community social events. Thank you!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Tustin Community Foundation does so many wonderful things. We Are a small business in Old Town Tustin and whenever possible we support and work with them for their events. They are all amazing people who work so tirelessly to take care of so many other non-profits in our community. They care so much about the people and causes they raise money for. They events are always successful because the wonderful volunteers have such a big heart. Tustin would not be the same tight knit community we are without the Tustin Community Foundation.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful non profit. Always Loking for ways to help and improve the lives of their community members.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to be a board member of the Tustin Community Foundation and see first hand how conscientious and dedicated the members of this board are in not just the fundraising but also how the grants are distributed. This is a great group helping to raise and give funds for non profit organizations in Tustin

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so very grateful that the greater Tustin area has a non-profit like the Tustin Community Foundation. I am a president of our local art council, and frankly, I don't know what my organization would do without the the help we receive from the Tustin Community Foundation! We were fortunate enough to receive two substantial grants from TCF over the past year. It is because of the very hard work and dedication of their board and volunteers that my art council is able to to fund the arts and music education to our Title I schools in our district. The Tustin Community Foundation graciously donates items to our annual opportunity drawing fundraiser and shows further support by attending our public art events. They fill a huge void in our community by holding clothing and food drives for our seniors and other groups. The Tustin Community Foundation has a heart for giving in our city and we are blessed by their efforts.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TCF has become an integral part of the Tustin community, helping many other non-profits and making direct contributions of its own. Everywhere you look, in every season of the year, TCF volunteers are there supporting community organizations. Their Superhero award program is one way in which they offer recognition to the volunteer community, and it is a much-appreciated tribute. The Foothill Communities Association sponsored me for a Superhero award last year due to my work on some land use issues, and I consider my cape a real honor.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was honored by the American Legion Post 227 as a superhero. What an amazing acknowledgment! I could not be more grateful. The Tustin Community Foundation, in my opinion, is the pride and joy of Tustin. By supporting Tustin charities many citizens are assisted, with dignity and respect. to the basic necessities of life. What greater gift or reward is there? Bravo and well done!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was one of the Superhero Volunteers of the Year for 2018. Before this year, I had not heard of this event. However, seeing all the different organizations come together to recognize, not only the individual, but the organizations they represent was a terrific thing. This shows the Community Foundation's love for the city and how it encourages people to be more involved.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tustin Community Foundation is synonymous with giving in the greater Tustin area and I am so proud of the tireless and ongoing work they do for the benefit of our other nonprofits and schools. Whether it be donating uniforms to the local school band, pajamas to children in need, awarding generous grants to organizations which help our less advantaged residents--Tustin Community Foundation consistently goes above and beyond in giving back. Volunteering for their fundraising events is always a fun and rewarding effort, and in this way everybody wins. We are so fortunate to have Tustin Community Foundation in our lives!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tustin Community Foundation is a vital organization that supports so many wonderful nonprofits in Tustin! Thanks to fundraisers supported by the wonderful TCF volunteers and sponsors, grants are established to help provide needed funds to those nonprofits. Tustin Community Foundation has made such a difference in our community!

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Robert F.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tustin Community Foundation does a great service to our community by partnering with other non-profits and community organizations and helping to spread the word and share the love where needed. They are a great "go-to" resource for anyone looking to volunteer or in need of help. Their recognition event, to honor the volunteers of many organizations throughout the Tustin community is top-notch, and really brings together many of the familiar faces of the most generous servants of Tustin. I am very happy to have learned about TCF and all that they do, and am honored to have been a part of their mission, and will continue to tell everyone about their service.

Sarah M.4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a nonprofit professional who has worked closely with the Tustin Community Foundation, I know the well-being of the community is their top priority. In addition, the organization's transparency is apparent, and they were a pleasure to work with.

Antoinette Naddour B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Tustin Community Foundation brings together multiple nonprofits to collaborate and provide a holistic array of services to the community. Their work is tremendous and inclusive and it is a pleasure working with them.

Board Member

Rating: 5

We were a brand new non profit organization, however our work started well before we were actually able to register ! With planning and getting together a board as well as building programs we will one Day have to offer we’ve had a lot of rough nights but worked hard Thru our hearts and put our minds together and made it happen. Thru this when we registered as a non profit organization, Tustin Chamber of Commerce was amazing. They introduced themselves to us and immediately there were there and invited us to join the Superheroes of Tustin & two volunteers were recognized, I was one of them. I was so glad and it meant and still means the world to me. After so many days of work and sweat and then actually registering and quickly within months American Disciples Angel’s Project was able to put on Easter Baskets and games for kids in need and their families , we had a few very special families that we helped out durin April and November and then the toy drive at the holiday times. It was an eye opener seeing what these kids wanted for Christmas and how their moms and dads would do anything to have their beautiful children have “something to open on Christmas morning “ and to see the moms and dads faces when they came to pickup gifts , price less and emotional !
I did not volunteer to get recognition or awards and I don’t expect anything from the people that I help in return and sometimes you don’t get a thank you or don’t hear a good job for months , but you just keep going and so when I was contacted and told that I was being recognized it really gave me the recharge I needed to keep going and then I met the MOST AMAZING WOMAN and that is Erin Nielsen Tustin Community Foundation and she , to this day answers my silly questions and allows piston events and just always is there when I need her. She makes me feel like I am definitely not the only one when things aren’t great and has great advice and I would love to become friends with her on a more personal basis and as I have met people along the way , and each one is very special, Tustin Community Foundation stands out to me because Erin is so special and she goes out of her way , like she knows I needed and still need volunteers and makes sure we know when there is an event TCF has for matching volunteers to organizations. Just a great foundation and great people holding it up and making it work for everyone! I missed the superhero lunch this year , but We already have one of our amazing superhero’s picked out for next year and can’t wait to find the other one and sign up with Tustin Community Foundation. Thanks for all you do and especially Erin thank you for being you. No one can train anyone to have the deep care and love that you hold.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tustin Community Foundation goes above and beyond, investing in and supporting its community. They have donated fresh new pajamas to the teen girls of Laurel House for several years. We love that they bring our "Superheroes," the volunteers of our nonprofits together for a celebratory luncheon, recognizing their acts of volunteerism and service to the community. Thank you, TCF, for all that you do!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

TCF is a wonderful community partner and neighbor! Both the Orange County Rescue Mission and the Hurtt Family Health Clinic are so blessed by their support and partnership in so many ways. We are thankful for the role that TCF plays in our community and the way they serve our great city!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Working with TCF has allowed me to volunteer with some of the most amazing people! I have made life-long friends, served my community and had fun doing it. Thank you TCF!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Tustin Community Foundation is such a worthwhile organization. I have volunteered to help with various events and this is such a well run Foundation, it is a pleasure to be associated with them. Please consider donating or volunteering. You will not be sorry.

Board Member

Rating: 3

As Board President of a small Tustin non-profit, Tustin Dollars for Scholars, I can not say enough wonderful things about Tustin Community Foundation! The first assistance they gave our group came in a wonderful newsletter format that they generously shared with us! Next came the participation by the director in our major fundraiser, The Kentucky Derby Party, as a "jockey" for 4 years in a row! TCF has given our group many opportunities to become known in Tustin. By being invited to participate with the many other non-profits, TCF serves as the conduit to make our city a great place to live. We have participated in their fund raising events and have honored our volunteers of the year at Tustin Community Foundation's HEROES LUNCHEON. TCF consistently keeps us informed about Tustin activities and graciously advertises Tustin Dollars for Scholars events.

Our group's purpose is to raise money for scholarships for local high school seniors. One way we do this is by selling hamburgers and hotdogs at the summer Concerts In the Park. TCF awarded us a $500 grant to purchase a new bar-b-que! Two years later they awarded us another grant to purchase a customized canopy! This has made it possible to award additional scholarships! Thank you TCF for what you do for our community, and for your support of Tustin Dollars for Scholars.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Tustin Community Foundation staff and volunteers work their butt off throughout the year in putting together community events that are fun and engaging, and most importantly, that raise funds for their grants that they distribute in support of the arts, children, homeless, education, and more. It's a pleasure working with a true community partner that wants the best for Tustin. Tustin is very fortunate to have TCF!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Tustin Community Foundation is an excellent partner for our Clinic in the Park, (www.clinicinthepark.org). With the support and enthusiasm of TCF we have transported children and families to the Clinic on the 2nd Sunday of the month at the OC Great Park Farmers Market. Well over 1500 Clinic visitors have benefited from our services which have included oral health exams, developmental assessments, mini consults with our dietitian, fee bicycle helmets and booster seats, and connections to health insurance and other income eligible social services. This is an outstanding community foundation committed to serving underserved children and their families in Tustin.
Phyllis Agran, MD, MPH.
Founder & Executive/Medical Director Clinic in the Park

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Board Member

Rating: 5

TCF is a great example of neighbors helping neighbors. Although located in a mid-sized city in one of the most populous counties in the nation, the foundation is an authentic expression of wonderful and caring community . Through its civic spirit-building events to the grants offered to small organizations serving all segments of community life, TCF unites neighbors in service to eaach other.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Tustin Community Foundation is an important part of the fabric of Tustin. The group not only holds fund-raising events. Individuals in its Advisory and Board of Directors groups are hands-on, everybody-in worker bees. The funds raised support vital non-profits in the Tustin area. The "many hands make light work" attitude of the members helps extend the Foundation's reach in the community. It truly is an organization that strives to strengthen the "unity" of the community. Erin McPherson Nielsen is a key figure in the organization, always bringing in new members who share the group's commitment. TCF is a touchstone in the Tustin community.

Sharon Nicola

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Advisor

Rating: 5

The Tustin Community Foundation is a true "community builder". By this I mean that it's advisory and board membership, its activities and events, its website and communications, as well as the grants it awards help to strengthen the fabric of the community. It is inclusive, reflective, enthusiastic, positive, broad-based. It is also assets-based. I believe the leadership make a conscious effort to build on the strengths the Tustin community already has: history, the arts, recreational parks and activities, family support. And it remains non-political; therefore it is objective and service-oriented.

I participate in the annual Pancake Breakfast that accompanies the Easter Egg Hunt at the Tustin Sports Park. I meet HUNDREDS of people that day who remark on the happiness of us--members who are serving--as well as the TCF as an entity. Regular "folks" recognize the impact this organization has on our community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Tustin Community Foundation (TCF) is a "great" non-profit organization! Motivated by the endless energy of Erin Nielsen, Executive Director, TCF serves the greater Tustin community by raising funds for other local volunteer organizations who deliver programs and supportive services to members of the community most in need; in particular, children and families. TCF is a catalyst for building collaborative relationships with other non-profits, which has brought people together and strengthened the Tustin community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Tustin Community Foundation supports all of the numerous volunteer organizations in the Tustin area. TCF is very dynamic and provides programming that affects thousands of people in Tustin. Erin Nielsen, the Executive Director, works around the clock to fuel this phenomenal group. The many, many volunteers of TCF are extremely devoted to this cause and are all outstanding people to work with. Keep up the great work TCF!

1 MarilynBuescher

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tustin Community Foundation is dedicated to helping the Tustin Community, its nonprofits and volunteers. They reach many organizations through their grant programs, events and direct involvment with Citywide special events such as the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting and the Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off!. They also serve as a resource for interested volunteers wanting to serve their community. Thank you TCF for all you do in Tustin!

1 Smsaki

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love seeing how dedicated TCF is in giving back to the Tustin community. Their grant program is able to help so many other non-profits with the funds they need - such a great group of selfless people!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

TCF is a fabulous organization that serves the Tustin Community. One of my favorite events that this organization sponsors is an annual volunteer luncheon that honors a "volunteer of the year" from every non-profit organization in the community. What a great way to honor the people that give so much of their time and effort, and ask for very little in return. It is amazing to see how many wonderful non-profit organizations are in the Tustin area! TCF helps bring us all together!