Grants

Available Grants

Arts & Culture

Jane Deming Fund

 

The Jane Deming Fund is a permanent endowment at the Orange County Community Foundation. This grant program reflects Jane Deming’s commitment to charities located in Orange County that are producing, participating in, performing or supporting musical activities, or musical education. Due to her passion to improve the lives of under-served youth and her love of classical music, special consideration will be given to programs that:

  • involve stringed instruments
  • provide tuition for music camps and workshops
  • purchase musical instruments for promising music students
  • produce musical performances reaching new or under-served communities

Click here to view the RFP. Proposals must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 12, 2017 via email to: proposals@oc-cf.orgProposals will only be accepted at this email address.

Robert & Doreen Marshall Fund for Dramatic Arts & Classical Music

The Robert and Doreen Marshall Fund for Dramatic Arts and Classical Music is a permanent endowment fund at the Orange County Community Foundation.  This annual competitive grant program reflects the Marshall’s love of classical music and performing arts. Funding priorities include support of dramatic arts and classical music programs in Orange County with a special emphasis on the following:

  • opera, choral and symphonic performances
  • dramatic arts performance groups
  • arts education for youth regarding dramatic arts and/or classical music

Click here to view the RFP. Proposals must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 12, 2017 via email to: proposals@oc-cf.orgProposals will only be accepted at this email address. 

San Clemente History, Arts & Culture Fund

The San Clemente History, Arts & Culture fund is a permanent endowment at the Orange County Community Foundation. This grant program reflects the anonymous donor’s commitment to charities located in, or providing services in San Clemente that are providing one or more of the following elements:

  • Producing arts & culture activities
  • Participating in arts & culture activities
  • Performing Arts
  • Arts Education

Click here to view the RFP. Proposals must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 12, 2017 via email to: proposals@oc-cf.orgProposals will only be accepted at this email address.

Education

FEDCO Teacher Grant Program

2016 grants have been awarded. Please check back in August 2017 to apply for the next grant cycle (2017-2018 school year).

The Orange County Community Foundation, in partnership with the FEDCO Charitable Foundation, provides grants for full-time Orange County public school teachers serving students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. FEDCO teacher grants provide up to $750 per teacher for hands-on classroom projects or field trips that bring "learning to life." Priority is given to schools that serve children with low socio-economic statuses and/or low academic scores.

Environment & Animal Welfare

Partnership for the Care of our Environment

The 2016 deadline has passed. Please check back in Summer 2017 to apply for the next grant cycle.

The Orange County Community Foundation provides funding for projects and programs that enhance environmental literacy and public understanding of Orange County’s environmental issues. Funding supports hands-on education programs that increase awareness and understanding about energy, water, conservation of natural resources, as well as the creation or support of urban parks, gardens, greenways, trail systems, and rivers. Grants from this fund are being made available to qualified non-profit organizations which address one or more of the following:

  • Hands-on education programs, delivered in coordination with school science curriculum, to students either in class or in the field by environmental organizations. Preference may be given to programs that encourage and incorporate parental involvement.
  • Programs that increase awareness and understanding about energy, water, conservation of natural resources and other pressing resource issues which prepare children and adults to effectively address these issues throughout their lives.
  • Creation or support of urban parks, gardens, greenways, trails and rivers.
  • Development or support of environmental sustainability programs – e.g. hydroponics, development of innovative drought solutions, programs that reduce waste.

Henry W. & Ellen R Warne Family Endowment Fund for Endangered Species

The 2016 deadline has passed. Please check back in Summer 2017 to apply for the next grant cycle.

The Henry W. & Ellen R Warne Family Endowment Fund was founded at the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) as a permanent endowment that reflects the Warne Family’s commitment to protecting and promoting the protection of endangered species. Orange County’s endangered species and their ecosystems face significant ecological threats, which include increased population and housing development, habitat fragmentation/destruction, climate change, and recreational impacts. This fund seeks applications from qualified non-profit organizations, or groups of organizations, which focus on one or more of the following goals:

  1. Improve health and resilience of critical coastal endangered species ecosystems
  2. Sustain or increase coastal endangered species populations

Goal 1: Improve health and resilience of critical coastal endangered species ecosystems
Outcomes in the CSS ecosystems and EEL ecoregion under this goal include increased leveraged funds for habitat improvement, increased capacity for climate adaptation planning, increased acres of connected endangered species habitat through acquisition and/or restoration, and increased new acres of endangered species habitat secured.

Goal 2: Sustain or increase coastal endangered species populations
Outcomes in the CSS ecosystem and EEL ecoregion under this goal include stronger partnerships with key multi-sectoral organizations to support adaptive management and science-based decision-making and increased endangered species populations in new and existing habitats.

Health & Wellness

Frank & Ruth Bila Charitable Fund

The 2016 deadline has passed. Please check back in Summer 2017 to apply for the next grant cycle.

The Frank and Ruth Bila Fund is a legacy grant program that was established, in part, to help support nonprofit hospitals within Orange County, California. For the 2016 grant cycle, funds will support the following:

  • Nonprofit hospitals located in Orange County, CA who provide care for the needy ill in Orange County, conduct research, research experimentation or research training in Orange County, or for the acquisitions of equipment or development of facilities to be used in Orange County.
  • A nonprofit hospital, for the purposes of this grant, is described as not owned by an organization or persons, directly or indirectly, which fail to meet the nonprofit requirements of the IRS Code and the laws of the State of California.

Human Services

James Mock Jr. & Anna Mock Memorial Endowment Fund

The 2016 deadline has passed. Please check back in Summer 2017 to apply for the next grant cycle.

The James Mock Jr. & Anna Mock Memorial fund was established in 2004. The intention of the James Mock Jr. & Anna Mock Memorial Fund is to provide support to homeless children and/or women who are victims of domestic violence. The 2016 grant period will grant funds to organizations serving homeless children.

Margaret E. Oser Fund for Women

The 2016 deadline has passed. Please check back in Spring 2017 to apply for the next grant cycle.

Oser funds support organizations providing programs and services that improve the health, education and social welfare of women affected by substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence. Preference will be given to specific projects, particularly those of an innovative nature that focus on preventing or solving problems, rather than general operating expenses. These services include providing women affected by substance abuse, mental health, and domestic violence with:

  • Case management–securing, coordinating, and monitoring the appropriate treatment interventions and ancillary services necessary to successfully treat women
  • Counseling–offering individual or group therapeutic counseling sessions to address substance abuse, mental health, and domestic violence
  • Transitional Living – providing women with stable, safe living accommodations, and services that help them develop the skills necessary to become independent
  • Temporary housing/shelter—offering temporary or emergency shelter or housing vouchers for short-term housing to homeless or low income women
  • Secondary Education completion –assisting women with earning their high school diploma, GED or high school equivalency
  • Employment support and training—assisting women with job skills retraining or employment placement assistance
 
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