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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.

Orange County Coastline Oil Spill

On Saturday, October 2nd, an estimated 144,000 gallons of oil entered the ocean when a pipeline broke approximately 4 miles off the Orange County coastline.  The resulting oil made its way into the habitat of OC’s most vulnerable wildlife, and is currently devastating OC’s wetlands. A combination of public and private entities set up a unified command to coordinate the many agencies that are responding. They have created a website to provide updates: Southern California Spill Response - socalspillresponse.com/ Many of ...
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The African American Alliance Fund Grantees

Founded on June 19, 2020, by OCCF’s Executive Vice President & COO, Tammy Tumbling, the mission of the African American Alliance Fund is to raise awareness about systemic racism and support programs that advance African Americans within Orange County and surrounding communities.  The African American Alliance Fund is one of many tools to advance our work for racial justice and equity. It is the first of a lasting commitment to investing in the promise and potential ...
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Making a Charitable Gift of Real Estate

While cash is a meaningful and efficient way to support the causes important to you, it is not the only way to make an impact! In fact, one of the best ways to give is a gift of real estate. By giving residential or commercial real estate to OCCF: You pay no capital gains tax. The asset is no longer part of your estate, possibly lowering estate taxes. You save the expenses of maintaining, insuring ...
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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

In 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law. The $2 trillion economic stimulus law was intended to provide immediate relief for individuals, nonprofits, businesses, and state and local governments. It also included several changes to charitable giving provisions that have now been extended into 2021. Provisions that Impact Charitable Giving The measure increases the deduction cap for cash contributions for itemizers to 100 percent of adjusted gross ...
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Love in Action

Check out highlights from our 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting ...
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Fund for the Future

OCCF Executive Vice President & COO, Tammy Tumbling, founded the African American Alliance Fund to raise awareness about systemic racism and support programs that advance African Americans in Orange County and surrounding communities. Check out the article in the Orange County Register on her story, inspiration and philanthropic mission behind the fund ...
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KPCC Interview with Shelley Hoss on COVID-19 Relief Grants

OCCF president and CEO, Shelley Hoss, joined 89.3 KPCC public radio to discuss the OC Community Resilience Fund, which has distributed more than $4 million dollars in COVID-19 relief grants for local nonprofits. Hear her on-air interview here: ...
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The African American Alliance Fund

Founded by OCCF’s Executive Vice President & COO, Tammy Tumbling, the mission of the African American Alliance Fund is to raise awareness about systemic racism and support programs that advance African Americans within Orange County and surrounding communities. Inspired by her own personal experiences, Tammy’s vision is for this fund to create a bridge to the African American community through philanthropy and engagement. The African American Alliance Fund is one of many tools to advance ...
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