OC Community Resilience Fund Community-based Organization Operations Grants

Orange County Community Foundation

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Grant amount: US $25,000 - US $50,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Capital Project, General Operating Expense, Exhibitions, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Orange County, California

Location of residency: Orange County, California

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About this funder:



The OC Community Resilience Fund will provide funding to support community-based organization operations for nonprofits serving vulnerable populations and who can present a clear case of direct impact due to the medical or economic effects impact of the pandemic. Support may also be given to nonprofits who have seen detrimental impacts to their fiscal and administrative operation as a result of a loss of revenue, fundraising, or staffing.

Nonprofits seeking funding must be able to demonstrate their capacity to serve Orange County’s most vulnerable and marginalized communities, including:

  • Veterans
  • Low income seniors
  • Households living under the poverty line
  • Immigrants and refugees
  • Homeless
  • Children ages 0-5
  • School-aged children, youth, and families
  • People with disabilities
  • Uninsured

Funding will be provided to nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable communities that request assistance to expand, adjust, or sustain existing services to accommodate increasing community needs as a result of such occurrences as school closures, program cancellations, etc.

Grant amounts will range from $25,000 to $50,000

Nonprofits seeking organizational capacity grants must:

  • Currently serve vulnerable populations with critical social and health services
  • Present a clear case for how your organization is directly impacted by and continuing to respond to the immediate needs of your community
  • Demonstrate how a grant will have meaningful impact on capacity to sustain program operations relative to organizational budget size or numbers served

The Fund will be administered by Charitable Ventures, which will provide accounting and grants management in support of fund distribution.

The Fund will have rolling grant cycles, and will work to respond to applicants on a monthly basis, for the duration of the Fund and availability of funding.

Applications will be reviewed regularly by a review committee comprised of Orange County Community Foundation staff, St. Joseph Health Community Partnership Fund and OC Grant-makers.

While keeping the reporting burden minimal, we will seek information from grantees on numbers served and description of impact on the community and on nonprofit operations. This information will be shared back with participating donors to keep them current with the Fund’s impact and the region’s emerging needs.

For questions on these grant opportunities, please contact: [email protected]

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.