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Orange County Business Journal

by Katie Murar

Revenue Up 6% at OC’s Top Nonprofts

Rounding out the top five on this year’s list is Orange County Community Foundation, up one slot to No. 3, and the National Christian Foundation, down two notches to No. 4.

The Orange County Community Foundation, which reported a 52% increase in
revenue to $151.7 million, moved its headquarters this year from Newport Beach to Irvine.

The organization generates revenue from donors, including individuals, families, foundations and businesses who wish to fulfill charitable objectives through the foundation.

The firm also launched a new initiative, the Orange County Social Justice Fund, headed by Keith Swayne, who for 22 years served as CEO of Case Swayne Co., a maker of custom sauces and seasonings, and after its sale to BestFoods, as CEO of its successor International Food Solutions.

The group aims to “shine a light on the issues that need to be addressed in Orange County to ensure it is a community that provides equitable opportunity to all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or other characteristics,” Swayne told the Business Journal in a June Leader Board article.

It has given north of $400,000 in grants to 25 local nonprofits, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast, which will use the funding for its workforce development efforts.