Privacy Policy


This website is owned and operated by the Orange County Community Foundation. Our intention is to inform and educate visitors about our work as a grantmaker, community resource, and philanthropic partner to local individuals, families, and corporations. We are committed to honoring the privacy of all those with whom we work.

Personal Information We Collect

Your right to privacy is important to us. We will not sell, rent, loan or otherwise share any personally identifying information you provide with any individual or organization. We collect your information when you:

  • Register on our donor and/or applicant online systems
  • Register for one of our of events
  • Respond to a survey
  • Fill out a form/application
  • Make a donation
  • Recommend a grant
  • Respond to other communications for us to better understand your interests and needs

All sensitive information submitted to our website is secured via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

How We Use Your Information

We use your information to help us tailor and continually improve your experience on our donor and applicant sites. We use your information in the following ways:

  • Responding to your inquiries
  • Communicating with you about your account, submissions, or transactions
  • Communicating with you about upcoming events
  • Sending you newsletters, mailings and information about our initiatives and events via email or another medium
  • Processing your donation, competitive grant/scholarship application or grant recommendation request
  • Event registration
  • Performing statistical, demographic and marketing analysis of our online users
  • Personalizing content and experiences on our online system

How We Use Cookies

We may also use cookies to monitor traffic to our websites, store your preferences, improve our websites and your experience, and provide analytics. Our websites are functional without the retention of cookies. You may modify your browser setting to decline cookies. Cookies do not contain any personal or private information. You can find more information about cookies at

We use Google Analytics, which utilizes Google cookies, to help us understand how people use our website. The information is anonymous and is only used for statistical purposes, and it helps us to analyze patterns of user activity and develop a better user experience. You may prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out browser add-on, available here.

Third Party Sites

Our website includes links to other external websites that do not fall under the domain. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external websites. We encourage you to review their privacy policies as well.

Your Consent

By using our website, you consent to our privacy and cookie policy. We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of this privacy and cookie policy from time to time without notice. Your continued use of our website following the posting of changes to this privacy and cookie policy will mean you accept those changes.

Questions and Comments

We welcome comments and questions on this policy. To share feedback or to request information from the community foundation, please send an email to or write to:

Orange County Community Foundation
ATTN: Marketing & Communications, Privacy Policy
19200 Von Karman Ave., Suite 700
Irvine, CA 92612