About Us

Giving Families Hope

Our Mission: Supporting families whose children suffer from life-threatening illnesses, diseases and disorders, by providing financial, emotional and resource support to their desperate situation.

Our Purpose: While we cannot cure a child, we can help the families endure, and soften their heartbreaking journey; thereby bringing relief, hope and a sense of normalcy in the home environment.

Mitchell Thorp Foundation (MTF) changing lives, saving lives, impacting lives and communities’ one child at a time.

A public 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides support throughout California. Our focus is to provide individualized aid to meet the needs of the child and family through our Medical and Home Assistance Programs, Healing and Wellness Programs and Conversion Van Program (see programs for more detail).

How You Can Help

We are supported by the public through our annual events, private donations, corporate sponsorships, grants, legacy giving, and monthly giving. We welcome donations throughout the year to help us provide relief to the overwhelmed and financially strapped families and children we serve. Please consider donating today.

Our Inspiration

Mitchell and Brad Thorp

The foundation was inspired by our son Mitchell, who fought a 5 year courageous battle with an undiagnosed illness that took our family across the United States looking for answers. Mitchell could no longer walk or talk; and he had difficulty seeing. The pain in his head was so severe, that no medicine helped and he went through myoclonic seizures due to the constant pain. None of the many hospitals or doctors could heal him, or even find what caused his excruciating pain. Mitchell’s life-threatening symptoms began at age 13 and he passed away at age 18. He was a remarkable young man, a 4.0 GPA scholar and an accomplished athlete. Mitchell had a kind, gentle spirit and his joy and light radiated out to all who knew him. His life was defined by his family, his faith, his friends and his incredible passion for baseball. Mitchell’s strength and courage (Joshua 1:9) lives on through the Mitchell Thorp Foundation as inspiration to young athletes and children who suffer from life-threatening illnesses.

The Thorp’s truly understand what community is all about after receiving the incredible emotional and financial support, as well as the outpouring of love that took place on their behalf. It was a natural progression, inspired by Mitchell and directed by GOD that led them to form the Foundation in Mitchell’s memory to help others.