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Orange County’s issues are connected—and so are you. We invite you to get in touch with critical information, promising approaches and a growing community of partners who share your passion for our county. Already, we are making strides toward the dream we share for Orange County.

Supporting Community Health

If community health is sub-optimal, we are all impacted. Whether we talk about the possibility of a major outbreak of a communicable disease (think measles, influenza or tuberculosis), or we talk about how the long-term implications of increasing chronic conditions such as diabetes will impact our workforce, the health of our fellow residents should be a concern to all of us. And this is where philanthropic efforts are important. There are numerous examples of foundations ...
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Spreading the Love

by Dick Allen When Alexis de Tocqueville, a French political thinker and historian, toured America in the early days of our democracy, he observed that philanthropy was very different in the United States than in any other country. Our giving spirit was “uniquely American,” as we set about the journey of building our budding democracy. Fast forward almost a century and a half and I believe the same philanthropic dynamic exists today. As Americans, we ...
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OC METRO February issue features OC businesses investing in philanthropy

This month's OC METRO cover story focuses on five Orange County cause-driven companies. We're very excited about the cover, which features our president Shelley Hoss!  You can read the complete story by clicking on the image below, which will take you directly to learning more about what Shelley is doing alongside some amazing companies here in Orange County ...
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Look Who’s Talking

When launching a major initiative, it’s hard not to hold your breath until you see whether your vision will find its way to receptive hearts and minds.  We are thrilled to see this happening already with ConnectOC, thanks to a warm welcome by the media  who have found the information in our community report compelling and important enough to communicate with their audiences.  Here are a few highlights of what people are saying about ConnectOC ...
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Transforming Disparate Communities: Promising Solutions for Orange County

A report just released by the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) pairs eye-opening information about a deep divide in the well-being of local residents with promising approaches to our county’s greatest challenges. Many of our residents are hanging by a thread. It’s time to act. Failure to Thrive Startling disparities exist when it comes to health and wellness in Orange County. In fact, out of all U.S. Congressional Districts, two adjoining districts in Orange County ...
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