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Tustin Community Foundation

 P.O. Box 362
 Tustin, CA 92781
[P] (714) 393-8506
[F] --
[email protected]
Erin Nielsen
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Organization DBA TCF
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 33-0558228 00000


Mission StatementMORE »

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.

Mission Statement

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.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $281,000.00
Projected Revenue $287,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Community Grants
  • Project Pajamas
  • Volunteer in Tustin
  • LIVEgreen Tustin
  • Community Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
  • Tustin Community Pride

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Mission Statement

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.

Background Statement

On October 17, 1992, Tustin Council Member Jeff Thomas suggested that the City consider creating a general purpose nonprofit foundation to which individuals and businesses could make financial contributions in support of their community.   In the ensuing months, information was collected from other municipalities which operated or co-sponsored community non-profit foundations. Based on the City of Tustin’s structure at that time, it was determined that the most logical location for this type of foundation would be in the Community Services Department. When Mayor Chuck Puckett’s term on the City Council ended, he became a Founding Member of the Tustin Community Foundation.   Early Foundation funding primarily supported the Tustin Area Family and Youth Center (TAFFY). The Foundation contributed $5000 to restart the Miss Tustin Scholarship Program and donated the major funding for the Police Department Santa Sleigh and truck, still a big hit with thousands of Tustin children.  After major grant funding ended in 2002, TCF sat dormant.  Encouraged and supported by newly elected Tustin Council members, an independent Tustin Community Foundation was reborn in 2006 with new bylaws and a new Mission to promote and advance philanthropy in the greater Tustin area and help meet ever-changing needs of area nonprofit organizations and schools. The Foundation serves the greater Tustin area, including unincorporated North Tustin / Santa Ana and does not receive any financial support from the City of Tustin.

Impact Statement

The Tustin Community Foundation is a local organization with deep roots in the community, governed by a dedicated volunteer Board of community leaders. The Foundation works to identify community issues and opportunities and act as a leader to address immediate and long term community issues and opportunities. TCF multiplies the impact of gift dollars by combining them with other gifts to determine the most effective uses of donated funds. The Foundation coordinates resources to create positive change in the greater Tustin area to support the area’s most pressing needs and make an impact for generations to come.

Needs Statement

The more the Foundation raises, the more we are able to put  into the community to meet current and emerging needs. The demands for community nonprofit support from TCF continues to increase and donations of all sizes are leveraged together to make the best impact.  The Foundation's 5 most pressing needs are:
  • Local nonprofits and schools need volunteers to help them meet their goals to provide services. The costs to promote volunteer opportunities to meet every schedule and interest continue to increase.
  • As costs for students to participate in music, sports and extra-curricular activities increase, TCF would like to be able to provide more grants to schools and booster clubs to make participation affordable. 
  • The Foundation strives to raise funds to help many among us who are unable to continue to help themselves, including our seniors, disabled and homeless. The more we raise, the more we can give.
  • The cost to maintain TCF's online commmunity calendar continues to increase. It's a vicious circle as the more information we provide means a higher cost. 
  • The Foundation is only able to award a fraction of the grant requests from deserving nonprofits received each year. Donors who trust TCF to put their money to the best use in our community is our most pressing need.

CEO Statement

A donation to the Tustin Community Foundation is a wise investment as the Foundation multiplies the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts to meet the ever-changing needs of the greater Tustin area.  Providing grants for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations is the primary way the Foundation makes an impact. Nonprofit organizations throughout the community view the Tustin Community Foundation as an innovative and valuable philanthropic resource and look to the Foundation to provide a variety of services and resources, including funding effective local programs, connecting volunteers to causes they care about, and publicizing nonprofit events, programs and activities. The good work of the Foundation is only limited by funds received.

Board Chair Statement

The Tustin Community Foundation (TCF) is familiar with local nonprofit organizations and with the critical issues facing the greater Tustin community.  To assure donors that their contributions will have an impact, TCF researches the organizations and issues they support.  TCF is in the unique position to raise funds from a wider base or donors and distribute money back to a nonprofit that they would not normally have received.  
My passion for the Foundation is deep-rooted as I was raised in Tustin.  I attended the schools, played in the parks and on the ball fields, shopped in the stores and drove on the streets.  Now, living here as an adult, I want my children and grandchildren to have a passion for Tustin, too.  I want them to stay here and feel safe, be proud of the community and become involved. 

As I drive around town, I'm always amazed at the the things that the Foundation made possible and I'm enthused about what is on the horizon for us.
Maggie Hart

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

A donation of time or money to the Tustin Community Foundation is a wise investment and no donation is too small.The Foundation works to identify community issues and opportunities and act as a leader to address them, including coordinating resources to create positive change in the greater Tustin area. The Foundation multiplies the impact of gift dollars by combining them with other gifts to most effectively support the community’s most pressing needs.  As our funds grow, so will our ability to touch even more lives. Monetary donations may be made on our website, mailed to our office or given directly to our representatives at our events and activities. Those looking to volunteer with the Foundation may sign up on our website, call our office or visit with us at one of our many community events.  The Foundation has volunteer opportunities to meet every schedule, ability or interest.

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
The Tustin Community Foundation serves the Greater Tustin Area which includes the City of Tustin, North Tustin, unincorporated Santa Ana, portions of West Irvine and Santa Ana and all schools within the Tustin Unified School District.

Organization Categories

  1. Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations - Community Foundations
  2. Public & Societal Benefit - Citizen Participation
  3. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Fund Raising & Fund Distribution



Community Grants

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.

Budget  $40,000.00
Category  Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other Comprehensive Grantmaking
Population Served General/Unspecified Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
It's easy to see the success of the COMMUNITY GRANT program. For instance, each time the Tustin High School Boys Soccer Team takes the field they wear uniforms purchased by TCF to replace worn uniforms that were over 10 years old.  The majority of players on the team come from economically disadvantaged homes and are unable to raise all of the funds necessary to compete.
Program Long-Term Success 
The Tustin Community Foundation began awarding COMMUNITY GRANTS in 2008 and has already awarded much needed grants to more than 60 deserving nonprofit organizations and schools in the the greater Tustin area.
Program Success Monitored By 
The Grant Committee meets annually to review Grant requests and the results of the Grants awarded the previous year.  This information is gathered and reported to the Board of Directors.
Examples of Program Success 
  • Tustin-area Seniors line up to play and compete against each other on the Nintendo Wii sports console TCF purchased for the Tustin Area Senior Center. They can now again play tennis, bowl and even ski.
  • The PADRE Foundation (Pediatric-Adolescent Diabetes Research and Education Foundation) helps educate diabetic children and their families and babysitters on how to live a full, satisfying life with this incurable disease.
  • Approximately 750 Tustin Eastern Little League (TELL) players each year benefit from a TCF grant used to purchase new pitching machines and machine-pitch baseballs. TELL offers baseball programs all year round.
  • The Tustin Police Department repaired and upgraded their Santa Sleigh that visits every Tustin neighborhood during the holiday season. The smiles along the route are priceless!
  • St. Cecilia School (a designated Red Cross Center) purchased a Tri-Mode Solar Power Pack and a Solar Survivor Watermaker that provides a renewable source of energy for power lighting and communications equipment and converts non-drinking water into potable water for the community’s use in the case of an emergency.

Project Pajamas

Since 2013, the Foundation has collected new pajamas (sizes 2-18) to distribute to children in need throughout our community and in 2016 we added pajama collections for our needy seniors. Last year over 600 pair were collected and distributed through the Tustin Santa Cop program, the Tustin Family & Youth Center, Laurel House, Families Forward and to every "Little" and "High School Big" in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. Families and volunteers tell us that these pajamas are much appreciated. 
Budget  $1,000.00
Category  Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Public, Society Benefit, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) At-Risk Populations Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 

This program allows people to give something to children that they know will be appreciated and used ... giving the donor a very special gift of doing something good. Another short-term success is that this brings the community together and makes everyone want to care about others. Of course, this is fabulous for a community.

Program Long-Term Success 
Every year the Foundation collects more pajamas but every year our list grows. We know that this smile not only puts smiles on the faces of many children, they no longer sleep in their school clothes, old PE clothes or hand-me-downs, which leads to higher self esteem.
Program Success Monitored By 
We measure the success of the program by the growing list of organizations, like the Tustin Santa Cop program, who continue to ask for our pajamas. These fun pajamas, often superhero or princess themed, are a much desired gift during the holidays. The Foundation receives many thank yous.
Examples of Program Success 
Two stories prove how successful this program continues to be:
In 2014 a mother living in and out of shelters with her young son told us that he isn't afraid to go to sleep when he wears his Spiderman pajamas.
Last year a teenage girl at Tustin High School, with tears in her eyes, told one of our volunteers that she cannot remember ever having a pair of pajamas. She said that she has always worn her regular clothes to bed.

Volunteer in Tustin

Connecting people with causes they care about benefits both the volunteer and the nonprofit organization.  Community members and companies connect with Tustin area nonprofits needing members and event volunteers through VOLUNTEER IN TUSTIN on the Tustin Community Foundation website, VOLUNTEER SPEED MATCHING and CLUB RUSH events.

Budget  $5,000.00
Category  Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other Voluntarism Promotion
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families
Program Short-Term Success 
Although VOLUNTEER IN TUSTIN is a new program of the Tustin Community Foundation, we have already had success connecting volunteers to area nonprofits!  More than 80 people participated in the first Volunteer Speed Matching and a good number of people click on the "Help Wanted" section of our Community Ties newsletter each month.
Program Long-Term Success 
Program began mid-2010.
Program Success Monitored By 
Website reports will allow us to track the number of "matches" made.  The TCF volunteer committee reviews the program on a quarterly basis and report to the Board of Directors annually.
Examples of Program Success 
Volunteers "connected" to fill shifts in nonprofit booths at the Tustin Chili Cook Off & Street Fair and Tiller Days.  Of the 24 nonprofits participating at the first Volunteer Speed Matching event, 18 found volunteers.

LIVEgreen Tustin

The Tustin Community Foundation's LIVEgreen program aims to raise environmental awareness and increase motivation for conservation and recycling in the greater Tustin area.

Budget  $10,000.00
Category  Environment, General/Other Environmental Education
Population Served Families Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Program Short-Term Success 
"Zero Waste" events are being planned throughout the greater Tustin area since nonprofits and schools received the TCF Zero Waste Resource information.  A LIVEgreen Tustin blog was recently started by a volunteer.
Program Long-Term Success 
The LIVEgreen Tustin program began late 2010.  Recycling trashcans are now available at all City of Tustin events, including the summer Concerts in the Park, because of the Foundation's efforts.  More than 100 residents have attended the "Can I Recycle This" seminar and each month a new "LIVEgreen" tip appears in the Community Ties newsletter sent to 3000 readers.
Program Success Monitored By 
The LIVEgreen chairperson and committee formally evaluate each event and report to the Executive Director who will take the findings to the Board of Directors for review.  Information is also passed on to the City of Tustin and the City keeps the Foundation up-to-date on recycling efforts as a result of suggestions from the Foundation.
Examples of Program Success 
TCF has distributed over 500 reusable bags filled with reduce-reuse-recycle information at Tiller Days and other events.  Recycle trashcans are now available at City of Tustin events and activities.   TCF is currently creating a state-of-the-art information source for residents that will be reachable through the City of Tustin website.

Community Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

The SUPERHEROES OF TUSTIN Community Volunteer Recognition Luncheon is held annually as a tribute to those who volunteer their services to our community. Business leaders, city officials, friends and neighbors join together to celebrate the efforts of  local non-profit organizations, schools, churches and community volunteers. Over 50 local nonprofit organizations take part each year and over 400 people have been named a "Superhero of Tustin" since 2009.

Budget  $3,000.00
Category  Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other Voluntarism Promotion
Population Served Adults K-12 (5-19 years) Elderly and/or Disabled
Program Short-Term Success 
Over 50 nonprofit organizations were represented at the first luncheon and the number continues to rise each year.  Over 400 volunteers, representing 83 different organizations, have been recognized, year-to-date, and the number of attendees continues to increase.  We continue to outgrow our venues as attendance increases every year.
Program Long-Term Success  The COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION LUNCHEON "SUPERHEROES OF TUSTIN" is the Tustin area's largest nonprofit networking opportunity and an enjoyable way to say "thank you" to those who work passionately to improve our community. Over 400 "Superheroes" have been recognized.
Program Success Monitored By 
The Luncheon Committee completes a formal event evaluation report after the Luncheon. Since the number of participating nonprofits increases each year, we know that the program is well received throughout the community.
Examples of Program Success 
You know you've been successful when you read in another organization's newsletter about how your program touched one of their people.  For example, TCF is always thrilled and honored to be mentioned in organization newsletters and in social media posts after recognizing one of their special volunteers at the COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION LUNCHEON.

Tustin Community Pride

In 2013 the Tustin Community Pride Committee came under the wings of the Community Foundation.  TCF was thrilled to continue their projects and infuse new life into their activities. 
Approximately 100 homes, neighborhoods and businesses are recognized with a coveted "Tustin Pride Holiday Display Award" in their yard during each holiday season.  This popular program grows every year with both home and business participants as well as an increasing number of visitors to the well-lit neighborhoods.
Each Spring TCF distributes Landscape Beautification Awards to homes and businesses throughout greater Tustin. A tour of the gardens is on the drawing board.
TCF's "Done in a Day" committee falls under the Tustin Community Pride committee.  Past projects have included cleaning and painting all of the booths used by the City for the Chili Cook-Off, Tiller Days and other activities.  The committee has also decorated the Olive Crest youth homes, collected books for the library, conducts an annual Socks & Underwear Drive for Tustin school children and runs food drives for the Tustin Area Senior Center, seniors in need, and the Tustin Police Department giveaway program..
Budget  $2,500.00
Category  Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Citizen Participation Programs
Population Served Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 
We know our "Done in a Day" projects are successful by the feeling of accomplishment felt by our volunteers and the group/organization receiving our support.  The number of volunteers who sign up with us continue to increase, as does the number of groups asking for our assistance.
Program Long-Term Success 
Some people want to participate with their community but don't think they have the time.  "Done in a Day" projects allow them to give up one day and make a difference.
City beautification efforts generally decrease crime and increase pride in a community.  The landscape and holiday display awards are popular with the public and very well received, growing each year and continuing to beautiful our community and get people involved.
Program Success Monitored By 
We measure success by what is accomplished.  Generally, these "Done in a Day" projects take very little from our budget.
Examples of Program Success 
We heard stories about how many students needed socks and underwear halfway through the school year and were pleased to collect them and make a difference.  Freshly painted booths were noticed by everyone participating in the Tustin Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off. We don't want our seniors to go hungry, so having food drives with their specific dietary needs made donations go further and made it easier on donors.  The Foundation is always looking for ways to serve our community and truly make a difference.


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Erin McPherson Nielsen
CEO Term Start Dec 2007
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

After successful careers in equipment leasing and employee staffing  management, Erin joined the Tustin Community Foundation as a member of the Board of Directors in 2006, accepting the position of Executive Director in 2007.

In addition to over 25 years of management experience, Erin earned bachelor degrees in both Communications and United States History from the University of California, Santa Barbara and holds Certificates in Nonprofit Management, Fundraising Fundamentals, Fundraising Leadership and Volunteer Management.

A native Southern Californian, Erin rarely says no to volunteering and has been actively involved in community development for over 30 years including serving on the Board of Directors for the Assistance League Santa Ana, the Junior League of Orange County, Las Campanas, and multiple Parent-Teacher and youth sport organizations.

Erin is passionate about the Foundation and works to bring prosperity though philanthropy to the greater Tustin area.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Ms. Maggie Hart Jan 2014 Jan 2015
Chuck Puckett Jan 2010 Aug 2012

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Erin Nielsen Executive Director --


Award Awarding Organization Year
Spirit of Volunteerism Award OneOC 2017
Top 10 Award The District at Tustin Legacy 2017
Non-Profit Organization of the Year Tustin Chamber of Commerce 2011


Affiliation Year
-- --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --


The Tustin Community Foundation is an active member of OneOC, Cal Nonprofits and the Tustin Chamber of Commerce.  The Foundation actively collaborates with the City of Tustin, the Foothill Communities Association and the Tustin Area Historical Society in both activities/events and needs assessments.  In addition, the Foundation has wonderful partnerships with most of the nonprofit organizations and schools in the greater Tustin area by partnering with them to promote their events and activities and assist them with membership recruitment.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 150
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: 1
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 1
Male: --
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Government Licenses


CEO Comments

The Tustin Community Foundation is in full compliance of all 990 requirements. Although we are a relatively small community foundation, we prepare for the future by striving to meet the the requirements and policies of larger organizations.

Foundation Comments



Board Chair Mr. Gene Micco
Board Chair Company Affiliation Tustin Community Bank
Board Chair Term Jan 2019 - Jan 2020
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term Jan - Jan

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
MS. PATRICIA ALLEN Community Volunteer Voting
MR. BRADY DARVIN Darvin Research & Consulting Voting
MS. DEBBY EWING Community Volunteer Voting
MS. EMILY FRANCE Southern California Gas Company Voting
MS. DONNA MARSH PEERY Community Leader Voting
MR. GENE MICCO Tustin Community Bank Voting
MS. NOELLE MINTO Minto & Associates Voting
DR. RICHARD NELSON Foothill Communities Association Voting
MR. EDWARD REYNOLDS The Reynolds Group Voting
MS. CHRISTINE URIBE Alex Moving & Storage Voting
MS. CHARLOTTE WAGGONER Community Leader Voting
MR. TONY WONG Badune Networks Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Bob & Kerry Ammann Reetired NonVoting
Cyndi Bartholomew Cyndicate Designs Voting
Tammis Berkheimer Boy Scouts of America - Orange County Council NonVoting
Ivan & Barbara Bishop Community Volunteer NonVoting
Julie Chay County of Orange NonVoting
Al & Pat Corefield Community Volunteers NonVoting
Chris Cusac CUSelleration NonVoting
Lis Fortner Red Hill Lutheran Church & School NonVoting
Wendy Greene 2013 Tustin Woman of the Year NonVoting
Irene Jones Keller Williams Real Estate NonVoting
Dr. Patricia Machado Community Volunteer NonVoting
Del Patterson Retired NonVoting
Momi Pointer Guaranteed Rate NonVoting
Shelleyanne & Jack Rein Experian NonVoting
Jodi Ristrom HMWC CPAs NonVoting
Soledad Rivera Families Forward NonVoting
Kelly Scott CYS NonVoting
Bonnie Solomon Tustin Unified School District NonVoting
Gretchen Whisler Retired NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 8
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

The Tustin Community Foundation is blessed with a strong and active Board of Directors and Advisory Council. It is my honor to serve with each of these amazing, involved, positive, enthusiastic community leaders. 

The Foundation Board of Directors is a diverse group of recognized leaders from the greaterTustin area who serve without compensation. The Board is responsible for grant allocations made from Foundation funds and provides overall direction and policy for the Foundation.

Advisory Council members are chosen for their knowledge of community issues and their desire to serve the common good. Advisory Council members are chair a majority of Foundation events and committees.  Our Foundation philosophy is "If everyone gives a thread, the poor man would have a shirt" meaning that we ask them to give the amount of time that they are able.  Some of our Advisory Council members work on one event or activity while others seem to be involved with everything.  We look to our Advisory Council for ideas for new activities, additional ways to serve our community, organizations to connect with and feedback on how we're connecting with Tustin.  We are thrilled that quality people come to us to volunteer their time.

Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • Distributions / Grant Making
  • Executive
  • Personnel
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $287,000.00
Projected Expenses $281,000.00
Form 990s

2017 990

2016 990

2015 990

2014 990

2013 990

2012 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $287,936 $164,070 $194,702
Total Expenses $286,974 $161,191 $190,317

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$44,551 $61,390 $57,725
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $69,670 -- $22,365
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- $86,258 --
Investment Income, Net of Losses $23 $15 $16
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $69,623 $16,407 $69,499
Revenue In-Kind $106,069 -- $45,097
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $184,390 $101,614 $145,040
Administration Expense $47,535 $59,577 $23,308
Fundraising Expense $26,169 -- $21,969
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.00 1.02 1.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses 64% 63% 76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 14% 0% 15%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $20,851 $15,863 $12,984
Current Assets $20,851 $15,863 $12,984
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities $5,807 -- --
Total Net Assets $15,044 $15,863 $12,984

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 3.59 inf inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) 90%
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates June - July
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments

The Tustin Community Foundation primarily raises funds through annual fundraising events and activities:
January - The Tustin Mayor's Dinner
February -  Swirl, Sip & Stroll through Old Town Tustin
March - Community Pancake Breakfast
April - Superheroes of Tustin Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
July - Socks & Underwear for Students Drive Kick-Off
August - Let's Celebrate Tustin
September - A d'Vine Wine Affair
October - Food Drive for Tustin Seniors
November - Tustin Thanksgiving Breakfast
December - Project Pajamas Drive
Unfortunately, at this time the Foundation does not have an Endowment Fund.  We are currently in the process of establishing one through Conaway & Conaway. 

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.


Other Documents

What We Do (2013)

Charting Impact Report (2012)

No Other Documents currently available.