Program areas at OCCF
Discretionaryin alignment with our mission to catalyze sustainable Community impact, occf continued to direct its discretionary resources toward multiple initiatives: 1) act anaheim, $156,000 toward building a better future for the youth of anaheim; 2) oc veterans initiative, $375,000 toward assessment, referral, transition support, health, and career advancement for veterans returning to oc; and 3) oc opportunity initiative, $869,000 toward ensuring immigrants successfully integrate into the economic and civic life of our Community. These initiatives are much more than responsive grant programs. In each of these initiatives, occf is the trusted Community partner with the relationships to both assemble and leverage funding resources, and the capacity to facilitate stronger partnerships between nonprofits to achieve collective impact. With a relatively modest investment of our discretionary grant funds, occf leveraged the contributions of a broad array of donors and funders to magnify our collective impact. In addition, occf continues to support local nonprofits through oc nonprofit central, a publically available database of over 500 nonprofits located in or serving Orange County.
Donor advised and scholarship funds contributions to donor advised funds (endowed and nonendowed) were $111,007,000. Grants from donor advised funds were $90,868,000. Occf also has over 85 scholarship funds that helped more than 500 students with scholarships totaling $3,262,000. Other granting totaled$2,471,000. Occf facilitates customized programs for donors with special interests including the oc social innovation fund and the Orange County promise fund. This year we also partnered on funding to help people impacted by the pandemic, which included the Orange County Community resilience fund and Orange County arts and culture resilience fund. In addition we administer two countywide scholarship programs: 1) the hispanic education endowment fund and 2) the avid scholarship program.
Field of interest and legacy in alignment with our mission to faithfully steward the intentions of our donors, occf maintains several field of interest and legacy funds that award in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, special needs and nonprofit capacity building. Total grants made through a competitive selection process from unrestricted and field of interest funds were $4,024,000. This included $531,000 to protect endangered species and $748,000 to support the health, education, and social welfare of women in Orange County.