• Mendocino Coast Children's Fund Back to School Program serves 200 coastal children

    Back to School Program - We want every child to feel like they belong. Every August, we provide more than 200 coastal children the chance to "shop" at our Back to School store.

  • Mendocino Coast Children's Fund provides grants for child art programs

    Grants for the Arts - MCCF provides grants to community artists and school programs to encourage each child's discovery of their inner artist.

  • Mendocino Coast Children's Fund provides resources to help kids participate in many activities

    Activities - We help children participate in sports, camps, field trips, and safe travel to school. We also help with special activity and college application fees.

  • Medical & Health — We provide everything from diapers to help keep newborns dry and clean, to hygiene products for teens, and emergency funds for families with local children hospitalized out of the area.

  • A Helping Hand – We serve youth from Rockport to Gualala and inland to Comptche in Mendocino County, California. We are the safety net for our coastal infants and children.

A Osorio Photo

The MCCF is the community’s way of showing up for families when tragedies occur. Our Misfortune Fund allows the community to donate to families in a direct way to meet immediate needs. Earlier this week, a wonderful young man, Alex Osorio, a 2013 graduate from Fort Bragg High School was killed in a local logging accident.  Just days before, Alex and Mayari  Aguayo had just welcomed their beloved newborn daughter, Ezra.

For those of you who would like to help out, your donations to the Misfortune Fund mean that the Children’s Fund can respond on behalf of all of us. For 25 years, the MCCF has been the heart of our loving community.

Please write Misfortune on your check or your PayPal donation. As always all fees and incidental costs are paid by generous MCCF benefactors so 100 percent of your money can be used as intended.


A Helping Hand Year-Round!

From infancy to graduation, local children count on your generosity. Thanks to you, we are here for kids 365 days a year. Right now we are gearing up for summer camp and recreation programs at local agencies, non profits and community organizations.

We also are providing needed diapers and medical mileage. We have hundreds of wonderful kids who, through no fault of their own, need a helping hand.

Please be assured that 100 percent of your donation is used for community children. Bequests, donor advised funds, grants, and other efforts on the part of the board pay our operational costs so that we can keep that promise always.

Click here to view a recent article on our efforts from the Real Estate Magazine:

When tragedy hits a community, it takes a village and we are so glad you are part of ours!

Please click to learn about our new Change Can giving program.

Make 2016 a year full of promise and hope for local infants, toddlers, children, and teens.

We invite you to read a few stories of how we help in our community.