22 Jun 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 Black residents 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 our work for racial justice and equity. It is the first of a lasting commitment to investing in the promise and potential of our diverse communities.
The African American Alliance Fund has granted over $357,000 to 33 organizations that demonstrate their investment in Black communities in Orange County and surrounding areas.
To learn more about Tammy’s personal experiences and motivations for starting the Fund, read this Orange County Register feature article: Fund For The Future.
“During a time of much social injustice in African American communities and with the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, I believe it’s a time to go beyond what I’ve done in the past. I was inspired to set up something that can provide others an opportunity to help support the African American community in a thoughtful and deliberate way. This is an opportunity to be part of the solution – to help bridge people of different backgrounds to a common cause.” – Tammy Tumbling
We are thrilled to announce that grants have been awarded from the African American Alliance Fund. A review committee was assembled to review select proposals for funding based on the priority areas of education, health, human services, economic development and civic engagement. To date, the following organizations have been selected for grants.