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CMFA Financings Enable $197,500 in Contributions to California Non-Profits

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 $197,500 from the California Foundations for Stronger Communities with funds donated by the CMFA.

The deserving organizations include:

Adonai provides temporary help to Southern Californian families whose children are facing cancer or other life threatening diseases.

Cal Independent Scholars Network Program is dedicated to supporting undergraduate students at the University of California, Berkeley, who are former foster youth, orphaned or otherwise certified independent students to help them realize their dream of graduating from the university.

Center for Community Solutions operates two emergency shelters and a transitional housing program.  Their programs work to end relationship and sexual violence in the San Diego region.

Community Foundation of Mendocino County– Our donation will be used to support the Plowshares Garden in Ukiah, CA. Each year, this community garden produces over a ton of fresh produce and provides over 60,000 healthy meals for those in need.

 Cristo Rey High School is a college preparatory school in Sacramento, CA.  The private school  educates motivated students with limited financial means. All students participate in a unique Work-Study program learning professional work skills and generating income to offset the cost of their education. Our grant will be used to assist in the purchase of textbooks.

Earned Assets Resource Network (EARN) is a nonprofit that gives low-income working families the power to create prosperity for generations.  The organization helps low income family learn money management.  Through their unique savings matching program participants are able to purchase their first homes or send their children to college.

Eggelston Youth Center is a licensed, non-profit, social service agency serving abused, neglected, abandoned and delinquent youth in the Greater Los Angeles Region.  Through their eight locations throughout Los Angeles County, Eggleston helps over 1,000 children each year.

Guardian Scholars provides support to UCLA students who are current or former foster youth.  Their program works to support student’s academic achievement and personal development and promotes the realization of student’s educational and career goals.

Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund provides severely injured service members and their families with immediate financial assistance and quality of life solutions.  The organization’s goal help every injured service member attain the best possible quality of life while ensuring their family is not financially burdened by inevitable costs associated with recovery.

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Foundation – offers a specialized program combining college-preparatory academic instruction and conservatory-style training in the visual and performing arts.

Lytle Creek Community Center works through the City of San Bernardino to provide outreach and services to seniors.  Funds will be used to support their Meals on Wheels program and ongoing operations.

Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High School works to transform public education in Los Angeles and beyond, so that all children receive the education they need to be successful in high school, college, leadership and life.

Orange Housing Development Corp.  is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing secure, clean and attractive housing for people of low and moderate incomes.

Police Activity League is a community-based crime prevention program designed to provide young people with positive alternatives to gangs and drugs. Through interaction with police officers in recreational, educational, athletic and fine arts activities, young people are given the opportunity to form healthy, positive attitudes toward the police, the society and the laws they represent.

Soar for Youth was established in 2009 and helps foster youth move through adolescence and into their adult lives with confidence and independence.

Surfers Healing provides one day surfing camp for autistic children and their families.

Veterans First works to provide services exclusively to Orange County’s homeless and at-risk veterans. Their organization provides a multitude of services including housing, meals, case management, life skills, mental health counseling, benefit counseling, transportation, as well as job training and employment placement assistance.

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