Cormura Foundation

OVERVIEW: The Cormura Foundation supports education, immigrants, community recreation, and religious causes in Newport Beach and elsewhere in Southern California.

IP TAKE: This foundation lacks transparency and does not maintain a website; however, the Cormura Foundation remains involved in local social justice and faith communities.

PROFILE: Established in 2000, the Cormura Foundation is a private foundation based in Newport Beach, California. The foundation is run by the Corliss Family. Grantmaking areas of interest include education, immigrants, community recreation and religious causes.

The foundation does not have a website to guide grant seekers. However, Cormura is part of a grantmaker collaborative called the OC Opportunity Initiative, which is dedicated to improving outcomes for immigrants in Orange County, California. Other grantees include Solutions for Urban Living AG, Gill St. Bernard’s School, the Newport Aquatic Center, and Star Rock Ministries.  

Foundation grants tend to range between $1,000 and $10,000. Review the funder’s recent tax records to learn more about its local grantmaking. The foundation’s grantmaking is largely focused on Newport Beach and Orange County, California. Other California communities receiving grants include San Clemente, Santa Ana, and Irvine.

It does not appear that this foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. The phone number to reach the foundation staff is 949-212-1823.


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