The Anaheim Community Foundation recently provided 37 grants to community-based organizations through its annual Helping Hands grant program. 

Thanks to the support of our donors and the generosity of the Samueli Foundation and Disneyland Resort, ACF awarded over $60,000 in Helping Hands grants to strengthen community impact in Anaheim.

The funded programs provide a broad range of life-enriching services, including youth mentoring, literacy, water safety, cultural arts, education, career readiness, and resources for families and the community.

The annual Helping Hands grant program welcomes nonprofits to apply for funding in the spring of each year. You can support this effort by making a donation at

2019 Helping Hands Grant Recipients

  • 4GIRLS Organization – Anaheim Empowerment Workshop
  • Altrusa International of Anaheim Foundation, Inc. – NEA Big Read
  • Anaheim Assistance League – Cultural Arts Support Program 
  • Anaheim Ballet – Step-Up! Program
  • Anaheim Community Services – Summer Nights Under the Stars at Pearson Park Amphitheatre
  • Anaheim Cops 4 Kids – Anaheim Boxing Club
  • Anaheim Fall Festival – Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade
  • Anaheim Family YMCA – Swim/Water Safety and Adaptive Musical Theater Programs
  • Anaheim Flag Day – Anaheim Flag Day Celebration Event
  • Anaheim Public Library Foundation – Tech in a Tub
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of OC & Inland Empire – Mentoring Program
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim – Healthy Communities Programs
  • Child Abuse Prevention Center – Basic Needs Programs
  • Children’s Bureau – Family Oasis & Anaheim Harbor Family Resource Centers
  • Community Action Partnership of OC – College and Career Readiness Program
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of OC – Mentor-Advocate Program
  • First Light International Foundation Anaheim – Music Classes for Homeless Kids in Motels
  • Girl Scouts of Orange County – Comadres Outreach Program
  • Higher Ground Youth & Family Services – Teens2Work Summer Camp
  • Junior Achievement of OC – JA Programs for Elementary School Students 
  • Kiwanis Club of Greater Anaheim – Ross School Reading Mentoring Program
  • MUZEO Foundation – Anaheim Children’s Festival
  • OC Adult Achievement Center (My Day Counts) – LIFE TAP Program
  • Orange County Family Justice Center Foundation – Children’s Survivor Academy-Back to School Event 
  • Pathways of Hope (Interfaith Emergency Service) – Via Esperanza Program
  • Project Access – After-School Tutoring & Enrichment Programs (two sites)
  • Project Dignity – Red Bag/Bad Weather Gear Program
  • Project Hope AllianceFamily Stability Program
  • Project S.A.Y. (Support Anaheim’s Youth) – Dia de Los Muertos – “A Night of Community and Culture”
  • Seneca Family of Agencies OC – Guided Animal Intervention Therapy (GAIT)
  • Serving Kids Hope – Fuel Your Body
  • The Literacy Project – Eliminating Childhood Illiteracy in Anaheim
  • Tiger Woods Foundation (TGR Foundation) – College Bound Academy
  • United Cerebral Palsey Association of OC, Inc. – Pediatric Therapy & Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities from Anaheim
  • Women’s Transitional Living Center – Community Education