Grants

Available Grants

Available Grants

Please note that to be eligible to apply for a grant from OCCF, you must complete a Nonprofit Central profile.* To begin a profile please visit: https://www.ocnonprofitcentral.org/for-nonprofits/getting-started/.

*This does not apply to the FEDCO Teacher Grant Program or to the TK Foundation Youth Sailing Program.

Arts & Culture

Jane Deming Fund

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:

  • involve stringed instruments
  • provide tuition for music camps and workshops
  • purchase musical instruments for promising music students
  • produce musical performances reaching new or under-served communities

Click here to view the RFP. Proposals must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 25, 2018 via email to: proposals@oc-cf.orgProposals will only be accepted at this email address.

Robert & Doreen Marshall Fund for Dramatic Arts & Classical Music

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:

  • opera, choral and symphonic performances
  • dramatic arts performance groups
  • arts education for youth regarding dramatic arts and/or classical music

Click here to view the RFP. Proposals must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 25, 2018 via email to: proposals@oc-cf.orgProposals will only be accepted at this email address.

San Clemente History, Arts & Culture Fund

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:

  • Producing arts & culture activities
  • Participating in arts & culture activities
  • Performing Arts
  • Arts Education

Click here to view the RFP. Proposals must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 25, 2017 via email to: proposals@oc-cf.orgProposals will only be accepted at this email address.

Education

FEDCO Teach Grant Program

The 2017 deadline has passed. Please check back in Fall 2018 for more information.

 

The Orange County Community Foundation, in partnership with the FEDCO Charitable Foundation, provides grants for full-time Orange County public school teachers serving students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. FEDCO teacher grants provide up to $750 per teacher for hands-on classroom projects or field trips that bring “learning to life.” Priority is given to schools that serve children with low socio-economic statuses and/or low academic scores.

Lilian M. Davies Movement Fund

The 2017 deadline has passed. Please check back in Fall 2018 for more information.

 

The Lilian M. Davies Movement Education Fund was established to provide direct funding and services to children and teachers in Movement Education in elementary education (preschool through grade six).  This call for proposals seeks applications from qualified non-profit organizations, groups of organizations, or qualified public preschool and elementary schools which address one or more of the following:

 

  • For direct, field based Movement Education for children and teachers at school sites, i.e., teacher education in Movement Education such as workshops, seminars, institutes, etc.
  • To enhance the knowledge of and teaching skills in Movement Education for all preschool and/or elementary school faculty (as opposed to only physical education specialists, which may be included)
  • For the purchase of Movement Education equipment and materials, but in conjunction with staff teacher preparation and leadership, involvement in instructing and participating with children in the use of the purchased equipment.

TK Foundation – Youth Sailing

The 2018 deadline has passed. Please check back in Winter 2018 for more information.

 

The TK Foundation is looking for youth sailing programs that do this through a combination of program criteria that aim to:

1. Offer an ongoing educational experience

Programmatic elements may include: Instruction, mentoring, and educational field trips

2. Promote responsibility

Programmatic elements may include: Internships, or other types of work-related, hands-on experience

3. Promote leadership skills

Programmatic elements may include: Volunteer opportunities, peer mentorship, or advocacy

Environment & Animal Welfare

Partnership for the Care of our Environment

The 2017 deadline has passed. Please check back in Fall 2018 for more information.

 

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.

 

Environmental Education:

  • Hands-on education programs, delivered in coordination with school science curriculum, to students either in class or in the field by environmental organizations.  Preference may be given to programs that encourage and incorporate parental involvement.
  • Programs that increase awareness and understanding about energy, water, conservation of natural resources and other pressing resource issues which prepare children and adults to effectively address these issues throughout their lives.

 

Conservation & Preservation:

  • Creation or support of urban parks, gardens, greenways, trails and rivers.
  • Development or support of environmental sustainability programs – e.g. hydroponics, development of innovative drought solutions, programs that reduce waste.

Henry W. & Ellen R Warne Family Endowment Fund for Endangered Species

The 2017 deadline has passed. Please check back in Fall 2018 for more information.

 

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:

 

  1. Improve health and resilience of critical coastal endangered species ecosystems
  2. Sustain or increase coastal endangered species populations

Health & Wellness

Frank & Ruth Bila Charitable Fund

The 2017 deadline has passed. Please check back in Summer 2018 for more information.

 

The Frank and Ruth Bila Fund is a legacy grant program that was established, in part, to help nonprofit hospital assistance groups within Orange County, California:

  • Nonprofit hospital assistance groups providing free services to hospitals in Orange County or their patients.  This may include cancer support groups, free screening services and hospital auxiliary groups.

Human Services

James Mock Jr. & Anna Mock Memorial Endowment Fund

The 2017 deadline has passed. Please check back in Summer 2018 for more information.

 

The James Mock Jr. & Anna Mock Memorial Fund was established in 2004.  The intention of the James Mock Jr. & Anna Mock Memorial Fund is to provide support to homeless children.  The 2017 grant period will grant funds to organizations serving homeless children.

Margaret E. Oser Fund for Women

The 2017 deadline has passed. Please check back in Summer 2018 for more information.

 

For the 2017-2018 funding period, Oser funds will support organizations providing transitional housing for homeless women and women with children.  Transitional housing includes providing safe, stable living accommodations, and services to help women develop the skills necessary to become independent. Preference will be given to specific projects, particularly those of an innovative nature that focus on preventing or solving problems, rather than general operating expenses.