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

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.

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