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 $7 million in grant-funding for local charitable programs and projects, and more than $680,000 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.

Our Board of Directors and Staff