ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

Our mission is to help raise awareness for the plight of at-risk children in our community

Dick Marconi founded the Marconi Foundation for Kids because he is a big advocate for children, especially “at-risk” children that don’t get the opportunities that many of our children do today.  With his vision in mind we continue to raise money for “at-risk” children’s organizations such as Olive Crest, Drug Use is Life Abuse, ChildHelp, Orangewood, Covenant House, and many many more.

The Foundation consists of many things. As a staff, we are diligent in visiting a variety of children’s charities here in Orange County.  It’s important to us to stay engaged with our mission – helping at-risk children in our local community. If our staff knows the plight of these children, then they are better able to pass along the information to those that visit and use our museum for special events, thus, everybody is motivated to do their part to make a better life for impoverished children and their families.  Leading the staff are Dick and Bo Marconi who never tire from getting the word out.  No one is ever surprised when Bo Marconi stops in to be an active part of a class room project at one of our charity partners.

The holiday season focuses on toy drives and delivering the various toys both large and small, to some of our local agencies. To see the delighted faces of children, and the relief from parents who are now able to provide for their children, is worth so much to each of us here at the Marconi Automotive Museum & Foundation for Kids.

Charities We Support

  • Muscular Dystrophy/Augies Quest
  • Mustard Seed Ranch
  • OC Rescue Mission
  • Olive Crest
  • Orange County High School of the Arts
  • Orange County Register Charities
  • Orangewood Children’s Foundation
  • Oscar De La Hoya Foundation
  • Project Hope School
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Speech and Language Development Center
  • SPIN (Serving People In Need)
  • Starkey Hearing Foundation
  • Tustin Chamber of Commerce
  • Tustin Community Foundation
  • Tustin Police Association
  • Tustin Public Schools
  • United Way
  • WIN (Women in Need)

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Breast Cancer Network
  • California Cystic Fibrosis
  • CASA
  • Child Abuse Prevention Center
  • ChildHelp USA
  • Children’s Hospital of Orange
  • Covenant House
  • Drug Use is Life Abuse
  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation
  • Festival of Children
  • Freedom Writers Foundation
  • Hands Together
  • Hillview Acres Children’s Home
  • Juvenile Diabetes
  • KidWorks
  • Make a  Wish Foundation
  • March of Dimes
  • Mary’s Shelter Midway City Community Center

Testimonials

  • “The Jessie Rees Foundation wouldn’t be where we are today

    Erik Rees, Chairman & CEO, Jessie Rees Foundation
    if it wasn’t for the love and support of the Marconi Foundation. We are so thankful and grateful for Team Marconi!” ~Erik Rees, Chairman & CEO, Jessie Rees Foundation
  • “The Marconi Foundation for Kids has been an integral part of the work we do,

    Childhelp
    particularly with children in residential treatment that are so severely abused that they have failed to thrive in foster care and are placed in one our residential treatment homes.” ~Childhelp
  • “The Marconi Foundation for Kids has been a tremendous partner and supporter

    Child Guidance Center
    to our agency for over 5 years, helping to ensure access to quality treatment services for those who need it most and/or might not otherwise get the help they need.” ~Child Guidance Center
  • “The Marconi Foundation for Kids is a wonderful foundation that raises money

    Mustard Seed Ranch
    to make differences in the quality lives of others to eliminate drug use, homelessness, and child abuse.” ~Mustard Seed Ranch
  • “The Marconi Foundation for Kids does tremendous work on behalf of undeserved families.

    Pretend City Children’s Museum
    Their support is vital to our operation and many others.” ~Pretend City Children’s Museum

Support Children in Our Community
We give a large percentage of our net proceeds to help agencies who provide terrific services for these children in need.