04 Mar Information on COVID-19
We have been closely monitoring the recommendations of leading health organizations in response to the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and as Orange County’s community foundation we are taking necessary steps to limit the spread of disease in our region.
Safety & Service:
First and foremost, we are taking all the recommended precautions to minimize the risk to everyone in the OCCF family. We will be postponing all OCCF events through April, and all upcoming meetings scheduled to take place at our offices will now be held virtually. Impacted individuals and groups will be notified directly. If you have questions about an event you were planning to attend, please reach out to us at (949) 553-4202, or email any member of the OCCF team.
OCCF staff will remain as available as always, but members of our team may be working remotely over the coming weeks. None of the OCCF services you rely on will be disrupted during this time. If you are a donor, you will be able to contribute to your fund and make grants as usual.
Commitment to our Community:
In partnership with a coalition of Orange County funders, we have helped launch the OC Community Resilience Fund to quickly and strategically deploy funds to tackle the growing impact of COVID-19 on our most vulnerable communities.
The Fund has deployed over $2 million to 88 local organizations tackling the growing impact of COVID-19 on our most vulnerable communities, and additional funds will be awarded through ongoing grant cycles.
To everyone who has contributed: Thank you for putting your compassion into action. Your extraordinary response allows us to tackle the unprecedented challenges facing our local nonprofits, and all those who depend on them.
If you haven’t yet, please consider supporting the OC Community Resilience Fund. Every contribution, no matter what size, supports those in our community who need our help most.
- The OC Health Care Agency: Information for residents in multiple languages about Coronavirus
- California Department of Public Health: Find daily state updates on COVID-19
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Up-to-date health information
- World Health Organization: Information and guidance from WHO
- Philanthropy California: Coronavirus facts and prevention tips
- OneOC: Resources for nonprofits, volunteers and the community