COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM (we are currently ONLY accepting applications for grants that directly benefit our veterans and active duty military.) No other grant applications will be accepted at this time.
The Community Foundation of Orange was established in 2000 to enhance the quality of life for residents in the Greater Orange Community. Being a part of the community means giving back to the community. The primary purpose of the CFO Community Grant Program is to provide financial assistance to programs within the greater Orange community supporting efforts to strengthen the community, families, and individuals, and in particular, those in need of financial assistance for social, educational and cultural programs.
Grants are awarded to projects that align with our mission and that meet our Grant Guidelines (download below). The Foundation’s goal is to support the work of a wide variety of organizations that serve our community.
CFO distributes funds broadly. It supports both established and newly formed organizations, including those in the fields of human services, arts, culture and humanities, public/society benefit, health, education, and veterans/military.
Organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS code and are located in the County of Orange (with a preference given to organizations within the City of Orange) interested in applying for funding should read the Grant Guidelines below, then complete and submit a Grant Application. After review, you will be notified by the CFO if we require additional information. A link to the Grant Application is below. Grants are reviewed on an ongoing basis each January, April, July and October. Please note that we are currently only accepting grant applications that directly support our veterans and active duty military (Field of Valor grants).
Camino al Bienestar Wellness Clinic
Youth Centers of Orange
Youth Employment Services
CHOC Foundation/C.A.R.E. Channel
HomeAid OC Family CareCenter
Orange HomeGrown Foundation/Education Farm
SCC Hawk's Nest Food Pantry
Youth Centers of Orange
Beverly's House through the Orangewood Foundation
Summer College 4 Kids through California State University Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation, benefitting 4 OUSD elementary schools students and teachers)
HomeAid OCFamily Care Center, located in Orange
C.E.R.T (Community Emergency Response Team) through the Orange Police Department
The Adult Literacy Program at the Orange Public Library
The Santiago Canyon College "Buy the Book" program
PureGame Soccer Program, benefitting the GRIP Program students at 4 OUSD elementary schools (Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership)
Orange Senior Center (Veterans Assistance Fund)
Santiago Canyon College Buy the Book Program
PureGame Soccer Program for Yorba Middle School and and Portola Middle School programs)