Archive for November, 2012

CMFA Financings Enable $45,000 in Contributions to California Non-Profits

Nov 19, 2012

The CMFA continues to give back to the communities in California by directing a portion of its issuance fees to charitable organizations. There were several non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that received grants an aggregate total of $45,000 from the California Foundations for Stronger Communities with funds donated by the CMFA.

 The deserving organizations include:

Bay Area Rescue Mission provides a variety of programs that serve those in need in the bay area.  Their program includes: Emergency Shelter, Meals and Food Distribution, Distribution of Clothing, Furniture, and Household Items, Long-term Residential Recovery Programs, Education, Job Skills Training, Life Skills Training, Job Placement & more.

Casa 0101is dedicated to providing vital arts, cultural, and educational programs — in theater, digital filmmaking, art and dance — to Boyle Heights, thereby nurturing the future storytellers of Los Angeles who will someday transform the world.

Communities Advocating for Resident Empowerment (CARE)provides comprehensive human services to low and moderate income residents living at affordable housing communities. This 501 (c) 3 organization was created to provide high-quality and consistent critical social services, educational programs, advocacy and training for children, youth, families and seniors living in affordable housing communities.

Freedom Dogs teams Specialty Service Dogs with troops returning from war with PTSD and physical limitations.  Returning personnel can participate in the Partner Program that pairs a wounded warrior with a Specialty Service dog and their trainer on a short term, intermittent status, or the Partner for Life Program which permanently places the Specialty Service Dog with the wounded warrior.

Indian Health Council is a consortium of nine tribes dedicated to the continual betterment of Indian Health, wholeness, and well-being.  From their two facilities, the Indian Health Council provides a full spectrum of on-site and outreach services and programs to the North San Diego County reservations of Inaja-Cosmit, La Jolla, Los Coyotes, Mesa Grande, Pala, Pauma, Rincon, San Pasqual, and Santa Ysabel.

Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum works to engage at-risk youth in aviation, science, and mathematics as an alternative to the negative influences in their environment. 

Windward School Selects CMFA as Issuer

Nov 13, 2012

Founded in 1971, the Windward School is a college-preparatory school serving middle school and high school students.  The school challenges each student to achieve excellence in a nurturing, inclusive community. Windward teachers, parents, and administrators work together to inspire its students to be responsible, caring, well informed, ethical, prepared, and well balanced young adults.  Recently Windward School selected the CMFA as their Issuer of a $20.0MM tax-exempt loan.  Proceeds were used to refund existing debt associated with the construction and renovation of their campus in 1999.  Additional proceeds will be used to expand their academic facilities, construct a new math and science center and complete other campus improvements.

CMFA Financings Enable $47,500 in Contributions to California Non-Profits

Nov 13, 2012

The CMFA continues to give back to the communities in California by directing a portion of its issuance fees to charitable organizations. There were several non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that received grants an aggregate total of $47,500 from the California Foundations for Stronger Communities with funds donated by the CMFA.

The deserving organizations include:

White Memorial Medical Center Charitable Foundation supports White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles.  The non-profit is a faith-based, teaching hospital, which provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and diagnostic services to communities in and near downtown Los Angeles. The entire donation helps cover the medical bills for the less fortunate that are unable to pay for their medical treatments.  

Carols by Candlelight is a spectacular family Christmas concert in San Diego. Over its 23 year history, Carols by Candlelight features both pop and country stars singing Christmas Carols along with their biggest hits. The net proceeds benefit Rady Children’s Hospital.  CFSC’s donation purchases tickets for veterans and their families to attend this seasonal event. 

Grace Land is an Anaheim-based organization serving people with disabilities since 1999. Grace Land offers multiple services and advocacies including education, advocacy and counseling programs.

La Familia Counseling Center has been providing services to at-risk youth and families in the Sacramento region for over 38 years.  Their counseling, support services and programs are designed to help families to first overcome adversity. Staff works to help their clients to empower themselves and succeed.  Their programs touch all aspects of family life and include Birth & Beyond, Career Center, Mental Health Services, and Project Reach which serves At-Risk youth program designed for youth considering gang affiliation or of dropping out of school.