The Orange County Community Foundation partners with generous individuals, families, foundations, and businesses to fulfill their philanthropic and financial objectives while supporting the causes they care about most. Together we have awarded more than $425 million in grants and scholarships in Orange County, across the country, and around the world.
In 2016, Accelerate Change Together for Anaheim (ACT Anaheim), announced $1.5 million in funding to benefit 10 Orange County nonprofits addressing gaps in services for underserved Anaheim youth. These awards bring total ACT awards to $5 million since its launch in 2014. Read more about ACT Anaheim and keep up-to-date on OCCF’s latest news.
In February 2015, OCCF unveiled “The State of the American Veteran: The Orange County Veterans Study,” revealing significant challenges faced by veterans transitioning to civilian life. OCCF commissioned USC’s Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families to complete the report. As a follow up, OCCF invested $500,000 for nonprofits serving OC veterans, which was awarded later that year through a grant program. In April 2016, OCCF partnered with top Orange County real estate companies and financial institutions to sponsor the OC Real Estate Luncheon with all of the proceeds directly benefiting the more than 130,000 local veterans. Approximately $567,000 was raised during the event and will be used to fund a grant program addressing the health, education and employment needs of veterans returning to Orange County. Learn more
OCCF super-charged local philanthropy in Orange County through the second annual iheartoc Giving Day April 27-28, 2016. As a community we raised more than $3.25 million [PDF] in support of the exemplary work of local nonprofits. Our goal was to inspire Orange County to give where your heart lives for 30 hours on iheartoc.org. With contributions of $1.8 million in 2015, the two-year i♥oc Giving Day total exceeds $5 million. Thank you for showing your love, Orange County! Learn more at iheartoc.org
The contributions of generations of immigrants have shaped Orange County throughout our history, and our future depends on successfully incorporating the skills and talents of our diverse communities. The OC Opportunity Initiative helps immigrants realize their full potential through outreach, education and legal services to ensure their full participation in the economic and civic life of our county. Learn more about the OC Opportunity Initiative.
In 2015, we celebrated 25 years of giving and invite you to discover the stories of the people who have helped us build a brighter, more vibrant Orange County.