Building a better community…together!
The Orange County Community Foundation, Inc. is shaping the future through philanthropy and by helping donors find the causes they love, building a stronger community, and leading with bold solutions.
We advance innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems, engaging donors to make our community a better place for us all.
The Foundation is a comprehensive center of philanthropy. Through visionary leadership and strategic grant-making, we strive to strengthen the common good throughout Orange County.
Since 2001, the Foundation has provided more than six million dollars in grant-funding for local charitable programs and projects, and more than $650,000 in scholarships for Orange County students.
We value community, collaboration, diversity, inclusiveness, innovation, integrity, public accountability, respect, and responsiveness.
Our mission to build a better community is carried out in the following ways:
As a steward–by developing and managing permanent endowment funds which support community improvements and charitable causes;
As a strategic grant-maker–by awarding grants and other support to enable the community to respond to emerging and changing needs and opportunities;
As a charitable resource–by encouraging and educating donors and providing a flexible vehicle for individual donors, non-profit organizations, and the community at-large.
As a catalyst–by mobilizing community leadership in response to issues.
To learn more about us, get in touch. Together we’ll achieve great things.