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Local collaborative partners are leading the coalition of organizations dedicated to ending hate within the Black community and will use the funding to implement essential services and programming

Orange County Black Solidarity NetworkGARDEN GROVE, Calif. (February 6, 2024) — Orange County is the recent recipient of the second round of California’s Stop the Hate funding through a newly formed coalition dedicated to ending hate within the Black community. The coalition, OC Black Solidarity Network (OCBSN), was formed with Charitable Ventures, Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAP OC) and with support of the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) and its African American Alliance Fund (AAAF).

This is part of the state’s efforts to curb violence and support local organizations that provide community-based services that promote healing for victims of hate and their families, and to prevent future incidents. According to the Orange County 2022 Hate Crimes Report, the Black community was and continues to be, the most targeted community for race-related hate crimes (52%) and hate incidents (43%). This round of funding totaling $91.4 million was distributed to 173 organizations statewide to support Black led and Black serving organizations seeking to end haate specific to the African American community. This new investment follows $44.6 million previously provided in response to the surge of anti-Asian hate incidents during the pandemic.

This grant was secured in Orange County through a concentrated effort to bring more resources to educate, prevent and address hate targeted at African Americans. Charitable Ventures, serves as the fiscal agent, CAP OC is leading the programming with the support of OCCF which initiated these efforts with the founding of the AAAF. Created in response to the tragic racial incidents of 2020, the AAAF’s mission is to raise awareness about systemic racism and support programs that advance Black residents within Orange County and surrounding communities.

“Community Action Partnership of Orange County’s mission is centered around social justice, and we are proud to be leading the efforts through this funding to implement projects and programming to educate our communities about anti-hate and prevention,” said Gregory C. Scott, president and CEO of CAP OC. “The money the county received through this grant will ensure thoughtful collaboration with partner organizations, helping us in executing our vision where we see generations of healthy communities where poverty ceases to exist.”

This funding enables OCBSN to harness the collective resources and knowledge of partner organizations, creating a formalized coalition with a shared vision, goals, and objectives and building its capacity to address the needs of the community.

Programming includes projects such as a musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. presented by the Arts & Learning Conservatory, and the recent 25th Annual Day of Service at the OC Food Bank, a program of CAP OC, where more than 700 volunteers prepared food boxes for Orange County’s most vulnerable residents. Upcoming and ongoing projects are comprised of counseling and bystander training for victims of violence, town hall meetings, community gatherings, cultural events and coordinating educational workshops and trainings with partner organizations.

The effort was launched with 7 key organizations and will expand to more organizations throughout the two-year grant period:

  • 100 Black Men of Orange County
  • Arts and Learning Conservatory
  • Charitable Ventures (CV)
  • Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAP OC)
  • Council of African American Parents (CAAP)
  • OC Black Chamber of Commerce’s nonprofit arm, the Black Chamber Education Fund
  • The G.R.E.E.N. Foundation
  • Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) and its African American Alliance Fund (AAAF)

“This additional investment expands our efforts and reach to curb hate in communities throughout California,” California Department of Social Services Director Kim Johnson said. “Initial investments have made a profound impact, reaching thousands of people in a short period of time. We remain committed to these necessary efforts.”

 To learn more about California’s Stop the Hate Program, please click here.

About Orange County Community Foundation

The Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) transforms our community’s heartfelt intention into greater impact for good by working with local donors and nonprofit partners as an expert advisor and innovator. We serve as a resource for individual and family philanthropists, facilitate grant and scholarship programs, and lead community-based initiatives. We inspire giving and connect people and resources to create sustainable impact, granting more than $1 billion since 1989 in Orange County, across the country, and around the world. For more information, visit or call (949) 553-4202. Be a part of our conversation on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. View OCCF’s 2023 annual report here.

About the African American Alliance Fund

Founded by OCCF’s President, Tammy Tumbling, the mission of the African American Alliance Fund (AAAF) is to raise awareness about systemic racism and support programs that advance Black residents within Orange County and surrounding communities. Inspired by her own personal experiences, Tammy’s vision is for this fund to create a bridge to the African American community through philanthropy and engagement. The African American Alliance Fund is one of many tools to advance our work for racial justice and equity. It is the first of a lasting commitment to investing in the promise and potential of our diverse communities.

About Charitable Ventures
Charitable Ventures has served as a catalyst for positive change since 2007, incubating powerful solutions for the health and well-being of our communities.  Working with nonprofits, foundations, government agencies and community leaders, Charitable Ventures offers fiscal sponsorship, public contract management, social impact consulting and a growing slate of supportive services.  Our mission is to strengthen communities by strengthening the stakeholders and initiatives that serve them, lifting equity and justice efforts across many of OC’s diverse populations.

About Community Action Partnership of Orange County
Born out of the War on Poverty nearly 60 years ago, Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAP OC) is a trusted resource for Orange County community members facing obstacles such as food insecurity, unemployment, economic turmoil and more. CAP OC serves as a catalyst for creating vibrant communities by stabilizing and empowering people with the resources they need when they need them through a multi-faceted programmatic approach. CAP OC programs and services include the OC Food Bank, diaper bank, utility and rental assistance, financial empowerment, workforce development, family resource centers and more. The nonprofit works to enhance the quality of life in Orange County by working with a network of community partners to address the root causes of poverty and advocate for reform to one day see a world where poverty ceases to exist.

Charitable Ventures
Annie Giang
(714) 597-6630 ext. 118 

Community Action Partnership of Orange County
Chelsea McKinney

Orange County Community Foundation
Monica Seely
949.533.4202 x247