About Community Wish List

The Tustin Community Foundation is the Conductor in the Symphony of Tustin Nonprofits.

100% of your donation, excluding possible credit card fees, will be passed on to the organization(s).

Donations of any amount are appreciated and you can be assured that the nonprofit organization or school will use your donation as you requested.

Donating Online - You will be asked for specific “wish” and organization information during the payment process.

Please select the “wish” and organization you would like your donation directed to.

Mailing a Check as Payment for your Online Donation - Please use the code MAIL on the final payment page.

Make checks payable to the Tustin Community Foundation P.O. Box 362, Tustin, CA 92781.

Donating Stock - For instructions on donating stock, wire transfer, or any other assistance with your gift,

please contact our office at 714-393-8506 or e-mail [email protected]

~ A donation can be split between multiple organizations or wishes ~

All gifts going to or through the Tustin Community Foundation are fully deductible to the extent permitted by law as the

Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, publicly supported organization.

Why Community Foundations are important to Donors: Community Foundations have a long history of supporting local and regional philanthropic efforts in the United States. In fact, the Cleveland Foundation—the nation’s first community foundation—dates back to 1914.* According to the Council on Foundations, there are more than 750 community foundations across the United States today. A community foundation is a public charity that typically focuses on supporting charities within a specific geographical area or a particular cause. They derive most of their financial support from local donors and are governed by a board of directors or trustees. Community foundations typically accept charitable donations and grant funds to a wide variety of causes, such as community services, the arts, education, the environment, health, and disaster relief within a specific geographic region. Program officers and other staff members at community foundations generally have a deep understanding of the local community and can leverage that knowledge to direct charitable funds where they can make the biggest impact. They often serve to bring people together who want to focus their funds and time on a common cause within a specific geographic region. - FIDELITY LEARNING CENTER 2020