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Some of Our Past & Current Foundation Projects:

Volcom Skate Park

Veterans Memorial

Angels Playground – Tewinkle Park

Our NEW Community Grants Program!
The Costa Mesa Community Foundation awards grants on a selective basis for grass-roots projects that benefit the Costa Mesa community. The Foundation is particularly interested in organizations with low overhead, innovative approaches, and collaborative elements to their work.

Community Objective Grant Areas:
Grants are awarded in four areas:
Youth Education & Recreation: Park Enhancements: Public Safety: Community Pride Initiatives: Programs that positively influence youth in their academic and physical development. Projects that enhance the condition and availability of our public parks. Projects that improve the quality of public safety equipment and services. Projects that build neighborhood involvement in shared interests and community activities.

Program Guidelines:
Eligibility: Costa Mesa-based nonprofit and community organizations (such as neighborhood associations or groups). The Foundation does not provide grants to individuals, for fundraising, to programs that promote or engage in religious or political doctrine, or to organizations outside the city of Costa Mesa. Funding Amount: Grants range in size from $250 to $5,000 annually.

Recent Grant Winners:
Orange County Fairgrounds After-School “Ranch” Program - $3,000 Costa Mesa Police Department – K9 Specialized Training in Detecting Guns & Narcotics - $2,000 Costa Mesa Police Department – Accident Diagramming Software - $618

Application Process – Go to our website: www.CM-Fund.org
Further Information: Email info@CM-Fund.org or call 714-754-4950.

Costa Mesa Community Foundation
COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM 2008 GRANT APPLICATION
Indicate the community objective that your project will benefit: X Youth Education & Recreation _____Park Enhancements _____Public Safety _____Community Pride Initiatives Name of Organization/Group: Estancia High School Title of Project: Keep Teenagers off Streets and in School Contact Name/Title: Dennis Ashendorf/Math Teacher Address: 3210 Montana Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: 714 360 0060 Email: dennis@ashendorf.com

Evaluation Criteria:
Project Objectives/Community Benefits: (submit additional pages/material as necessary): ALEKS software, a UCI spinoff product, is offered to students who are practically walking out of the door as dropouts. For obvious reasons, dropouts strolling our streets is not in our city's interest. Keeping them in school for 2-3 more years allows more socialization and greater success for all. Failing math is the primary school reason for students to drop out. They give up. Helping them earn credits quickly is the best way to help them pass math, stay in school and graduate. Project Activities: Continue current math licenses to keep 200 to 270 students per year not dropping out. Ability to Leverage Other Community Resources: The Sunrise Rotary Club, the Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation, DonorsChoose, and some parents have all helped keep the math credit recovery program going and succeeding. Computers are already installed in school and the software can be used at home or in libraries. Project Schedule: All licenses will be used immediately. School district funding has been cut. Amount Requested: Annual licenses including summer school that each serve 3-6 students cost $40 each. 50 licenses would cost $2,000. Even one license would help. Applications will be reviewed by the Subcommittee, and the Foundation will make a determination within 6-8 weeks of receipt. For more information visit the Costa Mesa Community Foundation website at http://www.cm-fund.org/ or call 714-754-4950.

Community Grant Program Sponsorship Opportunities
Business/Corporate Sponsorships
Community Visionary Community Builder Community Friend $10,000 $5,000 $1,000

Individual/Family Sponsorship
Community Visionary Community Builder Community Friend $1,000 $500 $200

BENEFITS OF SPONSORSHIP
All Sponsors:


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Tax deductible charitable contribution benefiting Costa Mesa (CMCF is a 501(c)(3) organization.) Listing on the Foundation website Listing in program award announcement published in The Daily Pilot newspaper Certificate of Recognition

Community Builders also receive:
Link to Sponsor’s website and Logo Presence on the Foundation website Invitation to Grant Awards Ceremony

Community Visionaries receive all of the above and:
Recognition through a specific grant named for the sponsor Prominent mention in Foundation public relations materials and advertising Recognition on Costa Mesa TV, Cable Channel 24

We want to support our community by making a tax-deductible donation in the following category. [ ] Corporate Sponsor [ ] Individual/Family Sponsor

$__________ Community Visionary $__________ Community Builder $__________ Community Sponsor $__________ Other

Company or Individual Name: _________________________________________________________ Contact Person: ____________________________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________________________________ City: _______________________________________________ State: _______ Zip:

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Phone #: ______________________________ E-mail: _____________________________________ _____ Check here if you wish to remain anonymous

Please attach a business card (if applicable), completed form and sponsorship check payable to Costa Mesa Community Foundation and mail to: P.O. Box 10268 - Costa Mesa, CA 9262