Please note that to be eligible to apply for a grant from OCCF, you must complete a Nonprofit Central profile.* Click here to create your profile and get started.
*This does not apply to the TK Foundation Youth Sailing Program.
For more information about available grants, or to request the RFP, please contact Austin Muckenthaler at [email protected].
The Jane Deming Fund is a permanent endowment at the Orange County Community Foundation. This grant program reflects Jane Deming’s commitment to charities located in Orange County that are producing, participating in, performing or supporting musical activities, or musical education. Due to her passion to improve the lives of under-served youth and her love of classical music, special consideration will be given to programs that:
2023 Grant Timeline
The Robert and Doreen Marshall Fund for Dramatic Arts and Classical Music is a permanent endowment fund at the Orange County Community Foundation. This annual competitive grant program reflects the Marshall’s love of classical music and performing arts. Funding priorities include support of dramatic arts and classical music programs in Orange County with a special emphasis on the following:
2023 Grant Timeline
The San Clemente History, Arts & Culture fund is a permanent endowment at the Orange County Community Foundation. This grant program reflects the anonymous donor’s commitment to charities located in, or providing services in San Clemente that are providing one or more of the following elements:
2023 Grant Timeline
Request for Proposals available: March 28, 2023
Proposals due: April 19, 2023
Grant decisions announced: June 2023
Grant funding period: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024
The Henry W. & Ellen R Warne Family Endowment Fund was founded at the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) as a permanent endowment that reflects the Warne Family’s commitment to educational institutions.
The massive upheaval resulting from the pandemic and the myriad unprecedented educational challenges faced by students, teachers, and parents requires targeted support to schools and school districts most impacted. In response, OCCF is coordinating a special opportunity grant program to invite K-12 schools/districts to apply for funding to support advancing educational equity by providing services including but not limited to literacy, academic tutoring, mentoring, career exploration, mental health, and childcare in communities most impacted by the pandemic.
2021 Grant Timeline
• Request for Proposals available: April 5, 2021
• Proposals due: April 30, 2021
• Grant decisions announced: June 2021
• Grant funding period: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 (Flexible based on project timeline)
Partnership for the Care of Our Environment will not be accepting unsolicited proposals in 2021. Please check back in 2022 for an update.
The Orange County Community Foundation is pleased to continue its support of environment education programs and the creation or support of trails and open space.
Conservation & Preservation:
The Henry W. & Ellen R Warne Family Endowment Fund was founded at the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) as a permanent endowment that reflects the Warne Family’s commitment to protecting and promoting the protection of endangered species. Orange County’s endangered species and their ecosystems face significant ecological threats, which include increased population and housing development, habitat fragmentation/destruction, climate change, and recreational impacts. This fund seeks applications from qualified non-profit organizations, or groups of organizations, which focus on one or more of the following goals:
Goal 1: Improve health and resilience of critical coastal endangered species ecosystems
Outcomes in the CSS ecosystems and EEL ecoregion under this goal include increased leveraged funds for habitat improvement, increased capacity for climate adaptation planning, increased acres of connected endangered species habitat through acquisition and/or restoration, and increased new acres of endangered species habitat secured.
Goal 2: Sustain or increase coastal endangered species populations
Outcomes in the CSS ecosystem and EEL ecoregion under this goal include stronger partnerships with key multi-sectoral organizations to support adaptive management and science-based decision-making and increased endangered species populations in new and existing habitats.
2022 Grant Timeline
For the 2022-2023 funding period, Oser funds will support organizations improving outcomes for women, including women facing obstacles re-entering the workforce, women facing obstacles finding good/cost effective childcare options, and women facing health issues.
Funding will be available to provide support to organizations assisting women in the following ways: