Grants

Available Grants

Available Grants

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 12, 2017 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 12, 2017 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 12, 2017 via email to: proposals@oc-cf.orgProposals will only be accepted at this email address.

Education

FEDCO Teach Grant Program

2016 grants have been awarded. Please check back in August 2017 to apply for the next grant cycle (2017-2018 school year).

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.

Environment & Animal Welfare

Partnership for the Care of our Environment

The 2016 deadline has passed. Please check back in Summer 2017 to apply for the next grant cycle.

The Orange County Community Foundation provides funding for projects and programs that enhance environmental literacy and public understanding of Orange County’s environmental issues. Funding supports hands-on education programs that increase awareness and understanding about energy, water, conservation of natural resources, as well as the creation or support of urban parks, gardens, greenways, trail systems, and rivers. Grants from this fund are being made available to qualified non-profit organizations which address one or more of the following:

  • 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.
  • 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 2016 deadline has passed. Please check back in Summer 2017 to apply for the next grant cycle.

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

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.

Health & Wellness

Frank & Ruth Bila Charitable Fund

The Frank and Ruth Bila Fund is a legacy grant program that was established, in part, to help support educational institutions within Orange County, California.  For the 2017 grant cycle, funds will support the following:

  • Acquisitions of equipment or development of facilities at educational institutions in Orange County, CA.
  • An educational institution, for the purposes of this grant, is described as non-profit two (2) year or four (4) year colleges, private or public, which offer a general curriculum, do not discriminate and meet the nonprofit requirements of the IRS Code and the laws of the State of California.

 

Grant Timeline:
Requests for Proposals due: August 15, 2017
Grant funding period: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018
For more information, please contact Austin Muckenthaler at amuckenthaler@oc-cf.org

Human Services

James Mock Jr. & Anna Mock Memorial Endowment Fund

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.

 

Grant Timeline:
Applications due to OCCF: August 7, 2017
Grant funding period: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018
For more information, please contact Austin Muckenthaler at amuckenthaler@oc-cf.org

Margaret E. Oser Fund for Women

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.

 

Grant Timeline:
Requests for Proposals due: August 25, 2017
Grant funding period: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018
For more information, please contact Austin Muckenthaler at amuckenthaler@oc-cf.org