Together We Are Building a Stronger, Healthier and More Vibrant Community

Local needs require local action and that is exactly why the Orange County Community Foundation works closely with Orange County’s nonprofit community. Our grant programs are made possible through the Orange County Endowment, field-of-interest funds, and legacy funds and are guided by research on our community’s needs. We are committed to making life better for all who call Orange County home.

We invite you to visit the listed areas of funding for details on our available programs, qualification criteria, proposal requirements and applications. Applicant organization should pay close attention to timelines and criteria, as unsolicited grant proposals are not accepted. Every grant program has its own application process and annual cycle. If you are a previous or current OCCF grantee, all reporting requirements must be current or your organization will not be considered for funding.

Available Grants

Research available grants and related requirements from the Orange County Community Foundation.

Grants Schedule

The Orange County Community Foundation awards grants year-round through competitive grant cycles as well as discretionary and advised grant making.

Report Guidelines

Grant agreements require your organization to provide reports on the progress and outcomes of OCCF supported programs.

Create a Scholarship

A scholarship fund provides the same tax benefits as a donor-advised fund and allows donors to focus their support on a particular area of interest for local students. And we make it easy.

Diversity of Grants Available

OCCF administers grants to address a wide range of community needs and issues. We award grants to qualified nonprofit 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.