Like many families in 2008, the economic downturn brought real-life challenges to Ryan and Reshma Block, both in their careers and on the home front. They had just adopted their young daughter and knew they had to shift, but didn’t know how. From the downturn, they saw an upswing. A friend introduced them to a simple concept: Give away what you want to receive. The courageous couple tried it. Within a few months, they opened a fund at the Orange County Community Foundation, made their first few grants and things started to change. OCCF helped them turn their giving mentality into a philanthropic strategy and today they are giving away more than ever through the Block Family Foundation.