KIDSPLAY™: KidsPlay™ was created by the Community Foundation of Orange to open the doors to youth sports programs for children whose families could not afford to let them play. We have currently expanded our program to include support of our youth who wish to participate in visual and performing arts recreational classes. We have assisted over 1200 youth over the past 13 years.
COSTS: KidsPlay™ will cover registration costs associated with participation in qualifying extracurricular activities. Cost may include 50% of registration fees. An additional amount may be allocated for necessary equipment or supplies. Cost coverage will vary and will be based on matching funds (matching the amount that each family and/or organization has provided). The CFO will reimburse registration costs directly to provider.
ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS: KidsPlay™ currently supports participants in K-12th grade, who demonstrate financial need by submitting a KidsPlay™ Application and supporting documentation. Applicants must reside within Orange Unified School District boundaries or attend school within the boundaries of the Orange Unified School District. Current guidelines state that generally only one scholarship per family will be awarded per twelve- month period.
HOW TO REQUEST FUNDING: Families requesting assistance from KidsPlay™ should provide the following documents:
KidsPlay™ Application for each child, with one or more of the following within two weeks of the close of registration:
Additional information may be requested to verify need.
Send all inquiries to:
Community Foundation of Orange
c/o KidsPlay™ Program
1940 North Tustin Street, Suite 106
Orange, CA 92865
For more information, please contact:
Ron Esparza, 714-505-3400 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Larry Cohn, 714-997-3700 ext 30 (email@example.com)
Moira Singer, 714-538-5591 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Funding is disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis. Approval may take up to four weeks. When approved, parents will receive a letter, along with a participation verification form to be returned at the conclusion of the sports season/class.
Initial funding for KidsPlay™ was obtained through a $10,000 matching grant from the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation, which, for the past 41 years, has raised funds to build and maintain youth sports programs and help scholar-athletes meet the financial challenges of a college education
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