Mendiburu Magic Foundation… Making a difference.

Mendiburu Magic Foundation (MMF) was founded in 2000, as a 501c3 non-profit organization, in honor of Nancy Ann Mendiburu.  MMF responds to the unmet needs of local children and their families that may be facing cancer and/or other catastrophic or life threatening illness.

In the year 2009 MMF was slightly restructured so as to more effectively accomplish these worthy tasks and continue turning ideas into action! The foundation was established to turn ideas into action with people who are driven with relentless purpose and drive, all while supporting cancer care and providing assistance for children suffering from any catastrophic or life-threatening illness.

The organization’s leadership team is comprised of an Executive Board, Governing Board of Directors, and a Community Advisory Council chaired by Larry Reider and Steve Sanders.

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Pediatric Patient Assistance Funds

Mendiburu Magic Funds are disbursed at area medical organizations and/or hospitals for children, ages 0-17 within the County of Kern. The foundation uses referral based and private requests to assist those affected by life-threatening or catastrophic illness. Since 2005, the foundation has forged relationships with area hospitals to provide existing Mendiburu Magic Funds.

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Cancer Care & Support

The organization affirms the importance of scientific research and investigations of new approaches to cancer and any sort of life threatening illness detection, treatment, and prevention. Therefore, we strive to make annual contributions towards accredited cancer research and/or health issues related to our mission.

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Mendiburu Magic Foundation Community Investments

Community Investments

Mendiburu Magic Foundation responds to the unmet needs of Kern County, please contact a staff representative for anything that may not be related to Cancer Care or Patient Assistance, our primary focus areas. The Board of Directors will consider unique requests.

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