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2020

July 6, 2020
Dark Times for Artists and the Arts are Lightened by a Countywide Advocacy Fund – Irvine Weekly

June 30, 2020
Status Update: Money for Anaheim Youth – Orange County Register

June 29, 2020
Status Update: Resilience Fund Grants – Orange County Register

June 29, 2020
COVID-impacted Artists and Arts Nonprofits to Receive Relief from Arts & Culture Resilience Fund – Huntington Beach News

June 26, 2020
Arts Orange County partners with local funders to launch OC Arts and Culture Resilience Fund – Stu News Laguna Beach

June 9, 2020
OCCF to Host Giving Day for Anaheim’s Youth – Stu News Newport

May 26, 2020
OC Comes Together Amid Pandemic to Raise $154,094 in 24 Hours for Local Veterans – Stu News Newport

May 20, 2020
In the Age of Coronavirus, Can an Online Fundraiser for OC Veterans Still Make Goal? – Orange County Register

May 18, 2020
Status Update: Coming Up – Orange County Register

May 15, 2020
OCCF Hosts Third Annual Giving Day for OC Veterans and Military Families – Stu News Newport

May 14, 2020
Around Town: Stand and Salute Giving Day – LA Times/Daily Pilot

May 5, 2020
How To Aid Those In Need During The Crisis – Orange County Register

April 27, 2020
Status Update: $1.7M Raised In A Day  – Orange County Register

April 26, 2020
Edward Lifesciences’ Staff Kitchen Plates Up Meals For The Homeless  – Orange County Register

April 23, 2020
The Crowd: ‘Help Them Home’ Event Raises Money For O.C.’s Homeless – LA Times/Daily Pilot

April 22, 2020
New Grant Commitments For COVID-19 Relief – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

April 14, 2020
OCCF Addresses Homelessness On Giving Day – Stu News Newport

April 14, 2020
Laguna Food Pantry Awarded Grants Totaling $85,500 – Newport Beach Independent

April 13, 2020
Newport-based OC Community Resilience Fund Announces COVID-19 Grants – Newport Beach Independent

April 9, 2020
OC Resilience Fund Interview With Jason Lacsamana – KNX AM Radio

April 6, 2020
OC Leader Board: Introducing A Fund To Help Our Most Vulnerable Neighbors – Orange County Business Journal

April 5, 2020
Philanthropic Organizations Must Act With Urgency – Orange County Register

March 27, 2020
OCCF: $2M In 10 Days – Orange County Business Journal

March 24, 2020
Coalition Of Funders Launches OC Community Resilience Fund – Stu News Laguna

March 23, 2020
The 2020 Guide to Giving – Orange County Business Journal

March 20, 2020
Coalition Of Funders Launches OC Community Resilience Fund – Stu News Newport

March 20, 2020
Newport Foundation Helps Launch Fund For Coronavirus Relief – LA Times/Daily Pilot

March 18, 2020
Volunteer Opportunities in Orange County Amid Coronavirus Shutdowns – Voice of OC

March 6, 2020
Local Group Announces Grants to Advance Environmental Conservation – Newport Beach Independent

March 5, 2020
Community Foundation to Hold Fundraising Drive – LA Times/Daily Pilot

March 4, 2020
OCCF Announces Grants To Advance Environmental Conservation, Education – Stu News Newport

February 28, 2020
Love Is’ Giving Day Raises $117k for Local Nonprofits – Newport Beach Independent

February 24, 2020
OC Leader Board: Philanthropy: Progress For Vets – Orange County Business Journal

February 24, 2020
Status Update: Good Works – Orange County Register

February 20, 2020
OC Community Foundation Raises Nearly $118,000 – Daily Pilot/LA Times

February 13, 2020
How This Small Foundation Invests Like A Big Endowment – Institutional Investor

February 10, 2020
OC Leader Board: Does Giving Size Really Matter? – Orange County Business Journal

February 10, 2020
2019 Largest Charitable Gifts – Orange County Business Journal

February 10, 2020
OCBJ Insider: Talent, Dedication – Orange County Business Journal

February 8, 2020
Wake Up California. Poverty and Homelessness Is On All Of Us. – Orange County Register

February 7, 2020
 OCCF To Host ‘Love Is’ Giving Day – Stu News Newport

February 6, 2020
Fundraising Drive To Help Area Nonprofits – Daily Pilot/LA Times

January 31, 2020
OCCF Awards Grants To Veteran Organizations – Newport Beach Independent

January 31, 2020
OCVI Awards $862,000 In Grants To Support Local Veterans And Their Families – Stu News Newport

January 14, 2020
OCCF Launches Pilot Phase Of New Workforce Development Initiative – Stu News Newport

January 10, 2020
Top Local Philanthropists Honored At Philanthropy Day Event – Newport Beach Independent

January 8, 2020
Newport Foundation Launches Workforce Development Program  – Daily Pilot

January 5, 2020
OCCF Helps Nonprofits Raise $1.6 Million in 2019  – Newport Beach Indy

January 1, 2020
OCCF Celebrates 30 Years of Philanthropic Impact  – Orange Coast Magazine

2019

December 30, 2019
OC Leader Board: Does Giving Size Really Matter? – OC Register

December 26, 2019
Giving Days Top $1.6M – OC Register

December 21, 2019
OC Community Foundation Celebrates 30 Years – Newport Beach Independent

December 9, 2019
Philanthropy: $1 Billion Target – Orange County Business Journal

December 6, 2019
OCCF Holds 30th Anniversary Annual Meeting – Stu News Newport

November 11, 2019
OC Leaderboard: How To Give Local Veterans The Welcome Home They Deserve – Orange County Business Journal

October 28, 2019
Bits & Pieces – Orange County Business Journal

October 24, 2019
OCCF Announces Tammy Tumbling as First Chief Operating Officer – Los Angeles Sentinel

October 23, 2019
Local Foundation Hires First-Ever COO – Newport Beach Independent

October 9, 2019
OCCF, Led by Laguna Beach Resident, Helps First-generation College Students Beat the Odds – Stu News Laguna

October 4, 2019
Stemming the Tide of Alzheimer’s – UCI News

September 27, 2019
Community Foundation Names Tumbling COO – Stu News Newport

September 26, 2019
O.C. Community Foundation Helps Nine Local Groups – LA Times/Daily Pilot

September 23, 2019
OCCF Names First COO – Orange County Business Journal

September 20, 2019
OCCF Helps Preserve Dignity – Newport Beach Independent

September 16, 2019
Status Update: Fundraising For Kids – The Orange County Register

September 12, 2019
OC Community Foundation Starts Fundraising Initiative – LA Times/Daily Pilot

September 3, 2019
Giving Day for OC Boys & Girls Clubs Raises More Than $280,000 In 24 Hours – Stu News Newport

September 3, 2019
OC Philanthropy: Plug In To Accelerate Impact – An Orange County Business Journal Special Report

August 30, 2019
Around Town: Local Boys & Girls Club Fundraising Nets $280,000 – Orange County Business Journal

August 5, 2019
Bits & Pieces – Orange County Business Journal

August 1, 2019
OCCF Awards Grants to Several Local Nonprofits – San Clemente Times

July 30, 2019
OCCF Awards Nearly $150,000 in Support of the Arts  – Stu News Newport

July 30, 2019
Status Update: Good Works – The Orange County Register

July 26, 2019
Newport Beach Nonprofit Raises $73,000 – LA Times/Daily Pilot

July 26, 2019
Orange County comes together to support older adults in need, raising $73,000+ in only 24 hours – Stu News Newport

June 27, 2019
Philanthropic Power – Newport Beach Magazine

May 24, 2019
OC Community Foundation Hosts Giving Day on May 30 – Newport Beach Independent

May 13, 2019
Philanthropy: Supporting Critical Needs – Orange County Business Journal

May 10, 2019
OC Community Foundation Giving Day – Newport Beach Independent

May 7, 2019
Orange County Raises $832,000+ To Help the Homeless – Stu News Newport

May 2, 2019
OC Annual Real Estate Luncheon Raises 700,000+ For Veterans – Stu News Newport

April 30, 2019
Women Of Coast 2019 – Coast Magazine

April 14, 2019
OC Leaderboard: How Women Drive Innovation In Local Philanthropy – Orange County Business Journal

April 10, 2019
5 Environmental Nonprofits To Benefit From 24-hour Giving Day – The Orange County Register

March 25, 2019
Philanthropy Your Way – Orange County Business Journal

March 21, 2019
Spotlight on Philanthropy: Finding Your ‘Why’ With Special Guest Shelley Hoss – Klein Financial Advisors

March 8, 2019
OCCF Holds Annual Meeting, Awards Grants – Newport Beach Indy

February 25, 2019
The 4th Annual Orange County Real Estate Luncheon: In Service To Our Veterans – Orange County Business Journal

February 12, 2019
OCCF Appoints Kate Duchene to Board of Governors – Stu News Newport

February 11, 2019
Status Update: “Love Is” Giving Day – The Orange County Register

February 5, 2019
Orange County Community Foundation to host “Love Is” Giving Day – Stu News Newport

February 1, 2019
OC Community Foundation Awards Grants – Newport Beach Independent

January 1, 2019
Community Giving Inspires All – Coast Magazine

2018

December 24, 2018
Philanthropy: Worldwide Impact – Orange County Business Journal

December 23, 2018
Most Influential 2018: Edwards Lifesciences CEO Mike Mussallem Leads Company Making Medical Breakthroughs – Orange County Business Journal

December 10, 2018
OC Leaderboard: What Bob, George and Our Moms Taught Us About Giving – Orange County Business Journal

December 3, 2018
The List: Nonprofit Organizations – Orange County Business Journal

September 18, 2018
Orange County Ignites Potential, Raises a Record-Breaking $154,843 in Only 24 Hours – Stu News Newport

September 3, 2018
OC Philanthropy: The Heart of Philanthropy is You  – Orange County Business Journal

August 15, 2018
Charity Pursuits and Coastal Happening: Giving Days – Newport Beach Magazine

May 14, 2018
A Lifetime of Devotion: Born Leader Discovered She Was Born to Serve  – Orange County Business Journal

May 4, 2018
$743,700 Raised for O.C. Nonprofits to Help Homeless – Daily Pilot

April 27, 2018
Online Fundraising Campaign for Groups Assisting Homeless Raises More Than $700K in One Day – Orange County Register

April 23, 2018
Unleashing OC’s Workforce Potential: Solving the Middle-Skill Opportunity Gap – Orange County Business Journal

April 20, 2018
Nonprofits Serving Homeless In Orange County Aim For $500K In Online ‘Giving Day’ – The Orange County Register

March 26, 2018
Joining Forces For Good: How Innovation Fuels OC Giving – Orange County Business Journal

March 12, 2018
A Family’s Giving Journey Lends Lessons In Next Generation Philanthropy – Orange County Business Journal

February 8, 2018
Orange County Community Foundation Holds Annual Meeting – Newport Beach Lifestyle

January 26, 2018
Newport Beach Philanthropist Elizabeth Steele Leaves A Legacy of Impact – Newport Beach Independent

January 12, 2018
OC Community Foundation Holds Annual Meeting – Newport Beach Independent

January 8, 2018
Nonprofit CFO Looks For Assets With Potential – Orange County Business Journal

2017

December 7, 2017
Editor’s Letter: Finding Your Superpower – Coast Magazine

November 27, 2017
All-Time-High-Giving – Orange County Business Journal

October 19, 2017
Collaborative of Grantmakers Awards $615,000 in Grants to 21 Regional Nonprofits – Stu News Newport

September 7, 2017
Act Anaheim Awarding Nearly $1 Million in Grants – Anaheim Bulletin

September 5, 2017
Act Anaheim Awarding Nearly $1 Million in Grants in 2017 – The Orange County Register

August 27, 2017
Civil Liberties Require Civility To Maintain Community – The Orange County Register

July 21, 2017
B of A Grants $30K to OCCF – Newport Beach Independent

June 5, 2017
Three Essentials For A Successful CEO And Board Chair Relationship – Orange County Business Journal

March 27, 2017
OC Philanthropy: Lessons in Innovation – Orange County Business Journal

2016

December 1, 2016
Newport’s Nonprofits Feature – Newport Beach Magazine

December 1, 2016
We Are the Change Agents – Coast Magazine

November 21, 2016
What’s Your Why? by Shelley Hoss – Orange County Register

July 5, 2016
Effort Grows To Help Anaheim Kids – Orange County Register

April 24, 2016
Giving Day Returns to Aid Nonprofits – The Orange County Register

February 15, 2016
Lessons from Africa: Leopard’s Instincts Spot On – Orange County Business Journal

February 1, 2016
Generosity and Optimism – Orange County Business Journal

January 27, 2016
ACT Anaheim Initiative is Latest Recipient of Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary Giveaway – Orange County Register

Press Releases

2020

July 7, 2020
OCCF Appoints Margita Labhard Blattner as Senior Director of Philanthropic Strategy

July 2, 2020
OCCF Hosts Third Annual Giving Day for OC Neighbors with Disabilities

June 22, 2020
Arts Orange County Partners with Local Funders to Launch OC Arts and Culture Resilience Fund 

June 15, 2020
OC Community Resilience Fund Awards Total Of $4.18 M To 162 Nonprofit Organizations Serving Those Most Impacted By COVID-19

June 8, 2020
OCCF To Host Giving Day For Underserved Youth Of Anaheim

May 21, 2020
Orange County Comes Together Amid Pandemic to Raise $153,094 in Only 24 Hours for Local Veterans

May 8, 2020
OCCF Hosts Third Annual Giving Day for OC Veterans and Military Families

April 20, 2020
OC Community Resilience Fund Announces Second Round of $1M in Grants to Local Organizations Addressing Growing Needs During COVID-19

April 8, 2020
OCCF to Address Homelessness By Hosting Third Annual “Help Them Home: A Giving Day For Orange County’s Homeless”

April 7, 2020
OC Community Resilience Fund Announces First $1M In Grants Directed To Local Organizations Tackling The Growing Impact Of COVID-19

March 27, 2020
OC Community Resilience Fund Forms To Collectively Support Vulnerable Communities Most Impacted By COVID-19 Reaches $2 Million In Contributions In Just 10 Days

March 19, 2020
Coalition Of Funders Launches OC Resilience Fund To Collectively Support Vulnerable Communities Most Impacted By COVID-19

March 4, 2020
OCCF To Host “The Future Is Working” Giving Day To Develop A Stronger Workforce In Orange County

January 23, 2020
OC Veterans Initiative Awards $862,000 In Grants Supporting Local Veterans And Their Families

January 15, 2020
OCCF Appoints New Board Members Maria Minon, M.D., And Arnold Pinkston

January 7, 2020
OCCF Addresses Needs Of Unemployeed And Underemployed Local Residents Through Workforce Development Initiative

2019

December 2, 2019
2019 Collaborative Giving Days Raise More Than $1.6 Million For OC Nonprofits

November 22, 2019
OCCF Celebrates 30 Years of Philanthropic Impact During 2019 Annual Meeting, Announces $1 Billion Granting Goal By 2024

November 14, 2019
Keith Swayne Names 2019 Orange County Philanthropist Of The Year

October 15, 2019
OCCF Awards $378,000 to Improve Outcomes for Pregnant Women and Mothers at Risk

September 16, 2019
OCCF’s OC Promise Program Helps First-Generation College Students Beat The Odds

September 3, 2019
OCCF To Hold Second Annual Igniting Potential Giving Day

August 22, 2019
Giving Day for OC Boys & Girls Club Raises More Than $280K in 24 Hours

August 7, 2019
OCCF Awards Makes $150K Loan to The Ecology Center’s Farm Stand

July 18, 2019
OCCF Awards Nearly $150K in Support of Arts and Culture, Boosting Arts Education

June 27, 2019
OCCF Apoints Paul Westhead to Board of Governors

June 13, 2019
Orange County Comes Together To Salute Local Veterans, Raising More Than $90,444 In Only 24 Hours

June 3, 2019
Orange County Opens Their Hearts To Empower Possibilities, Raising A Record Breaking $77,387 In Only 24 Hours

May 17, 2019
OCCF Hosts Second Annual Giving Day For OC Veterans And Military Families

May 13, 2019
OCCF Hosts Second Annual Giving Day For OC Neighbors With Disabilities

May 1, 2019
Fourth Annual Orange County Real Estate Luncheon Raises Over $700,000 For OC Vets

April 25, 2019
Orange County Opened Their Hearts to Help The Homeless, Raising a Record-Breaking $832,068 in Only 24 Hours

April 11, 2019
Orange County Comes Together To Raise A Record-Breaking $75,685 In 24 Hours In Support Of The Environment

January 8, 2019
OCCF Awards $100,000 In Support Of Environmental Education

January 8, 2019
OCCF Awards $918,000 In Support To Nonprofits Serving Orange County Veterans 

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