Archive for November, 2011

CMFA Financings Enable $130,000 in Contributions to California Nonprofits

Nov 21, 2011

The CMFA continues to give back to the communities in California by directing a portion of its issuance fees to charitable organizations. Ten 501(c)(3) organizations received $130,000 total in contributions from the California Foundation for Stronger Communities with funds donated by the CMFA.

The ten well-deserving organizations include:

 A Safe Place offers a comprehensive program that provides both shelter and professional supportive services to victims of domestic violence. The Emergency Shelter Program provides up to 8 weeks of shelter and therapeutic environment for women and their children. An interim motel program is also available to provide emergency accommodations. The 24-hour crisis and shelter referral and information line handles nearly 3,000 calls each year. The shelter is a refuge for women and children and has provided each with services that include professional individual and peer group counseling, as well as advocacy and other professional supportive services.

Kennedy Commission is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing solutions to Orange County, California’s housing needs. Through advocacy, policy development, and community collaboration, they strive to increase housing opportunities for all Orange County residents.

Life Steps provides effective educational and supportive services to maximize the strengths of individuals and build resilient communities.

Olive Crest is dedicated to preventing child abuse, to treating and educating at-risk children and to preserving the family. From counseling to foster care services to transitional living assistance, Olive Crest offers a broad spectrum of care for abused, neglected and at-risk children and their families.

Sabin Children’s Foundation is a non-profit 501(C)(3) public benefit charity dedicated to relieving the distress of children around the world. SCF sponsors worthy charitable projects, which dramatically change the lives of children all over the world. SCF is committed to meeting children’s basic medical needs that are not already being addressed by governmental entities or other traditional charities. These children are typically those who are “off the radar screen” and who would not be helped without our involvement.

Sierra Child & Family Services provides residential, educational and community based programs for emotionally disturbed girls and boys in Northern California. The program includes a full continuum of care to ensure all children are served in the least restrictive environment possible.

Stanton Little League program assists youth in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Little League Baseball and Softball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.

Swords to Plowshares is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that provides counseling and case management, employment and training, housing and legal assistance to veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area.

VCA Charities Pet Food Pantry provides pet food to the clients of food pantries. It is co-sponsored by Iams. The VCA Charities Pet Food Pantry allows pets to get the necessary proper nutrition to stay healthy.

YMCA Montebello – Christmas at the Cannon charitable dinner serves at least three thousand individuals a Christmas dinner.  Additionally, each family will receive a food basket and each youth up to age fourteen will be given a toy.  There will be an invocation and entertainment.

CMFA Financings Enable $50,000 in Contributions to California Nonprofits

Nov 8, 2011

The CMFA continues to give back to the communities in California by directing a portion of its issuance fees to charitable organizations. Two 501(c)(3) organizations received $50,000 total in contributions from the California Foundation for Stronger Communities with funds donated by the CMFA.

The two well-deserving organizations include:

·         Mar Vista Family Center provides low-income families with quality early childhood education, youth enrichment, and educational tools to create positive change in their lives and their community. Every program adheres to the basic premise that it is critical to empower children, teens and adults to play vital and responsible roles – as decision makers, community leaders and advocates, mentors, classroom volunteers, and fundraisers.

·         Spark is a national nonprofit that provides life-changing apprenticeships to middle school students from disadvantaged communities. Spark’s one-on-one workplace apprenticeships empower young people to succeed in their education and beyond.

CMFA Financings Enable $85,000 in Contributions to California Nonprofits

Nov 8, 2011

The CMFA continues to give back to the communities in California by directing a portion of its issuance fees to charitable organizations. Six 501(c)(3) organizations received $85,000 total in contributions from the California Foundation for Stronger Communities with funds donated by the CMFA.

The six well-deserving organizations include:

Someone Cares Soup Kitchen provides a daily nutritional meal to homeless, unemployed, working poor families, senior citizens, the unemployed or under-employed, the mentally and physically challenged and most important – the children.

Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation provides a comprehensive physical fitness program established to promote self-confidence and healthy lifestyle choices among high school and middle school students. In partnership with school districts around the nation, Sound Body Sound Mind provides participating high schools and middle schools with the resources to be fit; state-of-the-art exercise equipment, professional development for educators and a comprehensive fitness curriculum.

Chapman College AMVETS Legal Clinic is a pro-bono law clinic for military service personnel and Veterans unlike any other on the West Coast. The program provides invaluable experience to Academic Fellows and free legal representation to veterans, service members and their families.

Community Catalysts of California provides vocational counseling, job placement, community-living skills training, residential support, in-home respite care, crisis intervention and other services to individuals with disabilities.

Rose Center Theater is a nonprofit corporation located in the heart of Orange County that serves the community in a variety of ways by helping bring the arts to young and old alike. The Rose Center Theater produces four Broadway-style Musicals every season.

Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families. Support includes help with memorial services and defray the financial costs for travel for immediate family members who live far away, scholarship programs and other educational assistance, and  funding for monuments and memorials to fallen operators across the country.