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Family Foundation Alliance

Family Foundation Alliance

The Family Foundation Alliance is a group of local family foundations committed to learning and sharing together in order to maximize their philanthropic impact. Family philanthropy is a rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging and the Family Foundation Alliance offers resources and support through connections with local foundation peers as well as foundation and nonprofit experts.

EVENT UPDATE: June 26, 2019 “Social Innovation Showcase”

Thank you to those who joined us for a special preview of some of the promising projects that surfaced during the inaugural outreach of the newly-created Social Innovation Fund at the Orange County Community Foundation. If you are interested in learning more about any of the four projects presented at the luncheon, please click on the links below:

For a brief summary of all four projects, please click here.

If you are interested in contributing to one or more of these projects, please complete this survey by Friday, July 12th, 2019.

Membership Qualifications

Membership is open to family members, board members and full time executive directors of local private foundations.

Membership Benefits

Membership with the Family Foundation Alliance provides opportunities to connect with other local foundations to explore strategies for being more effective, impactful, and engaged in achieving philanthropic objectives.

These opportunities include:

  • Four (4) member only gatherings per year, including roundtable discussions and educational presentations.
  • A variety of educational and peer networking opportunities with members and local nonprofits.

Membership Fee

Participating family foundations contribute an annual fee of $150 to support the costs of member educational events. This payment qualifies as a charitable distribution from your foundation to OCCF, a public charity. Membership fees can be paid online or via check:

  • Please visit and in the designation drop-down menu, select “Family Foundation Alliance.” In the comments section, please note the payment is for a Family Foundation Alliance membership fee and state the name of your foundation.
  • Pay Via Check: Print and fill out form. Make check payable to Orange County Community Foundation (write “FFA” in the memo section) and mail to:

Orange County Community Foundation
Attn: Lisa Wilterink
4041 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 510
Newport Beach, CA 92660