We’re working to build a brighter, more vibrant Orange County.

At the Orange County Community Foundation, we look for opportunities to lead and for leaders who make great partners. We invite you to join us by lending your ideas, experience, time, or resources to make a lasting impact on our community.

Take a look at our work in progress and see what inspires you!

  • ACT Anaheim is a collaborative response to the needs of youth facing poverty, academic challenges, and limited opportunities in Orange County’s hidden urban core. We’ve convened community partners and local nonprofits in a collective impact model to change the future for thousands of Anaheim youth. Read more about ACT Anaheim and become a partner in this important work!
  • The OC Veterans Initiative addresses the issues facing veterans returning home from service. Our goal is to help Orange County veterans achieve a successful transition from military service to a civilian life that offers steady employment, stable housing, and security promising a future for them and their families. Read more about the OC Veterans Initiative.
  • OCCF super-charged local philanthropy through the second annual iheartoc Giving Day April 27-28, 2016. As a community we raised more than $3.25 million 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 iheartoc 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
  • Our OC Nonprofit Central website shares information on hundreds of local nonprofits working in the areas of human services, education, the environment, veterans services, health and wellness, arts and culture, and youth development. To learn all you need to know, visit Nonprofit Central.

The 2015 Orange County Veterans Study highlighted a real need to support veterans returning home. Our first annual OC Real Estate Luncheon showcased how an industry can make a positive impact.

Pat DonahueChief Executive Officer | Donahue Schriber Realty Group
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