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Total granting has reached more than $800,000 since the Fund’s inception in 2020.

IRVINE, Calif.(June 19, 2024) — Communities throughout Orange County, Calif. and surrounding regions have benefited from grants awarded through the African American Alliance Fund (AAAF) at the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF). In celebration of Juneteenth 2024 and the Fund’s fourth anniversary, OCCF is announcing grants totaling $178,500 to 28 organizations, bringing the total granted since inception to more than $800,000 in support of 71 nonprofit organizations.

AAAF Convening Dec 2023

Founded on June 19, 2020 by OCCF’s President, Tammy Tumbling, the mission of the African American Alliance Fund is to raise awareness about systemic racism and support programs that advance African American communities throughout southern California. The Alliance Fund reflects OCCF’s lasting commitment to investing in the promise and potential of diverse communities in Orange County and beyond.

“We are proud to continue supporting and empowering Black-led and Black-serving organizations with resources to grow their operations and social impact,” said Tumbling. “The African American Alliance Fund is a powerful bridge to the African American community through philanthropy and engagement.”

“New Hope Presbyterian Church is grateful to receive this award from the African American Alliance Fund,” said Reverend Chineta Goodjoin. “This grant goes a long way in helping us to establish a Historically Black Youth Orchestra in Orange County, and we are excited to be a part of a collective vision in partnership with the African American Alliance Fund that advances the cause of racial equity and justice in Orange County.

Last year OCCF granted $163,500 to 20 organizations through the Alliance Fund. AAAF grantees have educated and supported Orange County’s Black communities – connecting them with vital resources for their benefit. The 2024 grantees include organizations that reapplied for funding and new organizations that have met specific eligibility criteria. Grantees have exemplified the AAAF mission by investing in the success of underrepresented and diverse communities.

In addition to granting, the AAAF holds community gatherings that connect OC and LA based organizations focused on racial equity and education. The AAAF hopes to serve as a convener in the county, building on the relationships with grantees to create a supportive community of Black-led and Black-serving organizations.

For more information about previous and current African American Alliance Fund grantees, please visit

About Orange County Community Foundation
The Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) combines giving strategy, community intelligence, enduring relationships, and heartfelt intention to amplify the power of giving and its profound result: greater good in Orange County, and beyond. 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.


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