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Community Services Funding


The following guidelines are provided to assist with the application process for the City of Mission Viejo Community Services Funding Program.

1. Who is eligible to apply?

All community not-for-profit organizations meeting the requirements and guidelines specified in the City Council's Community Service Program Funding Policy may apply for funds. Policy furnished upon request.

2. Funding categories for the allocation process?

The City Council Policy has targeted categories for priority consideration.

a) Cultural Services

b) Human Services

However, an open-application process will also be maintained to allow consideration of all funding requests serving the City of Mission Viejo.

3. Funding / Report cycles

Applications are due by the end of August, funding is dispersed in early December as planned. Two funding reports are required of grant recipients; August 31 and December 31. All funds must be utilized by the end of the calendar year, December 31.

4. How do you apply?

You must submit a completed application and a copy of the following materials unless currently on file:

a) Articles of Incorporation

b) Bylaws of Organization 

c) Names/addresses of current Board of Directors

d) Verification of current General Liability Insurance - 1 million general aggregate with the City listed as additionally insured or letter stating the ability to obtain before funding is allocated.

e) Board approved current operating budget.

f) Recent letters of support (1-2 years prior to grant submission date).


Please review the PDF iconinsurance-standards.pdf.


5. How will programs be reviewed? 

The Recreation and Community Services Commission review all applications and conducts two public meetings, one in September and one in October to receive additional input from applicants and the public. Applicants will be notified of these meeting dates. The Commission forwards their recommendation to the City Council for funding consideration. Final decisions as to the allocation of funds will be made by the City Council. 

Agencies are required to return any unexpended funds at the end of the one-year grant period. City monies shall be used only for the purpose fuly authorized by the City Council and in accordance with the budget information submitted by the agency.

6. Questions?

For technical assistance contact Community Services Supervisor Leslie Rea-McDonald at 949-470-8412 or by email at lmcdonald@cityofmissionviejo.org.

7. Please mail or deliver applications to:

Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center

Attn: Leslie Rea-McDonald

24932 Veterans Way

Mission Viejo, CA 92692


Before proceeding, please read the special instructions below.

1. Save all required forms to your computer before proceeding.

2. Before opening the Community Services Funding Application - Fillable please make sure you are using the most current version of Adobe Reader X. For any questions, please refer to the help tab in Adobe Reader. 

3. After completing the Community Services Funding Application - Fillable, please print, sign and submit via email the application by the posted deadline. 


Applicant Forms

PDF iconcsf-application-fillableCommunity Services Funding Application - Fillable

Processing Forms (One-time ONLY)


Vendor Application

Report Forms

Semi-Annual Report Form 2016-17 - Fillable

Semi-Annual Report Form 2015-16 - Fillable