Founded by OCCF’s Executive Vice President & COO, Tammy Tumbling, the mission of the African American Alliance Fund is to raise awareness about systemic racism and support programs that advance African Americans 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.
To learn more about Tammy’s personal experiences and motivations for starting the Fund, read this Orange County Register feature article: Fund For The Future.
“During a time of much social injustice in African American communities and with the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, I believe it’s a time to go beyond what I’ve done in the past. I was inspired to set up something that can provide others an opportunity to help support the African American community in a thoughtful and deliberate way. This is an opportunity to be part of the solution – to help bridge people of different backgrounds to a common cause.” – Tammy Tumbling
Meet Our Grantees
We are thrilled to announce that grants have been awarded from the African American Alliance Fund. A review committee was assembled to review select proposals for funding based on the priority areas of education, health, human services, economic development and civic engagement. To date, the following organizations have been selected for grants.
100 Black Men of Orange County
Arts and Learning Conservatory
Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc.
Black Leaders of Orange County
Bridge Builders Foundation
Cal State Fullerton Black Student Scholarship
Community Action Partnership OC
Council of African American Parents (CAAP)
CSUF Institute of Black Intellectual Innovation
The Enlightened Mentor Project (TEM)
Forgiving For Living
Forgotten Children Inc.
The G.R.E.E.N. Foundation
LA African American Women’s Public Policy Institute (LAAWPPI)
Learning Rights Law Center
NAACP of Orange County
National College Resources Foundation
National Society of Black Engineers, Cal State University, Fullerton Chapter
National Society of Black Engineers, UC, Irvine Chapter
Orange County Heritage Council
OC Justice Initiative
Parenting For Liberation
The Positive Results Center
UCI Black Thriving Initiative
Whittier College – Bayard Rustin Fellowship Program