Orange County Endowment

Building A Healthier, More Vibrant Orange County for All

The dream of a more vibrant, prosperous Orange County is within our reach. OCCF is uniquely positioned to provide long-term leadership in many areas of Orange County by working in collaborative and innovative ways to build a stronger, more vibrant community for all who call it home. Strategic community leadership initiatives that OCCF has helped to lead include the following:

The Orange County Endowment

The Orange County Endowment was established in 1994 to ensure that OCCF could respond quickly and effectively to Orange County’s most pressing needs. Five funds support specific fields of interest:

Excellence in Education Fund

Supports programs that help close the achievement gap for local students, with a focus on training and development for teachers using research-based practices.

Health and Wellness Fund

Supports prevention and early health intervention for children with special focus on access to healthcare, immunization, and child abuse prevention.

Environment Fund

Supports hands-on education in schools, public understanding of Orange County’s unique natural resources, and conservation and preservation of open spaces.

Special Needs Fund

Supports programs that enhance the quality of life for people living with disabilities and other special needs, therapeutic and/or intervention services, adaptive equipment or assistive technology, and respite care services for families and caregivers.

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