FCSF provides financial and volunteer support for Fairfield’s parks, recreation activities, the arts and community services. Fun on the Run, a major mission-based program funded by the Foundation, was created to offer support and guidance for Fairfield’s children. This free mobile recreation program is conducted in a safe place after school and during the summer. Children and youth in Fairfield’s low-income neighborhoods can participate in a range of recreational and academic activities that promote their health and well being.
Fun on the Run (FOTR), is a FREE mobile recreation program serving low income families in Fairfield. FOTR began in 2005 with a van refurbished by the California Prison System Auto Body Shop. The program provides year round, supervised recreational and educational activities for kids ages four to eighteen at Fairfield’s neighborhood parks and school sites in low income areas. Trained community services staff and volunteers oversee the activities including
- Physical exercise and team sports
- Healthy food and nutrition programs
- Science and nature programs
- Creative art activities
In 2006, FOTR was selected for The Helen Putnam Award, a prestigious statewide award of excellence by the League of California Cities. It also received a statewide award of achievement in the category of cities with populations over 100,000 by the California Park and Recreation Society
NOTE: This endowment fund was originally set up as the Fairfield Fund For Children by John and Leslie Batson, established to advance and strengthen the character, and broaden the experiences, of young underprivileged people in Fairfield and Suisun City. In the summer of 2011 fundholder authority for this endowed fund was transferred to the YIPPIE Foundation, Inc. In the fall of 2015 fundholder authority was once again transferred, this time to the Fairfield Community Services Foundation.