November 25, 2020 – Thanks to funding from the City of Anaheim, the Anaheim Community Foundation announces its latest round of grants to 57 nonprofit organizations to aid in pandemic recovery efforts.

These grants will propel efforts started in April 2020 when ACF launched its Response & Recovery Grant Program. To date, ACF has administered over $3.75 million in grants to 76 total organizations, and supported the work of Anaheim’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) through ACF’s Emergency Assistance Fund.

The latest round of Recovery Grants launched with a call for proposals Oct. 8 through Oct. 21. Out of 81 submitted proposals, 57 were selected for funding, which includes 11 new organizations. Grants totaling $970,700 are focused in the following areas:

  • Food insecurity (including meals, grocery boxes, grocery vouchers)
  • Support services (including counseling, information/referrals, distance learning and/or after-school support, mentoring, job training)
  • Safety and security (including personal protective equipment, hygiene supplies, cleaning supplies, motel vouchers, gas/transportation)

Recovery Grantees (November 2020)

2-1-1 Orange CountyBuild capacity to manage the intake of calls, texts, and emails from callers in need in Anaheim during this pandemic.$25,000
Access Anaheim – Carbon Creek ShoresSecure PPE, cleaning supplies and gift cards for needy residents at Carbon Creek Shores.$5,320
Access California ServicesDelivery of the services as well as grocery store vouchers for eligible Anaheim residents.$10,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp.Distribute PPE, including masks, and travel-size hand sanitizers to the low-income patients of AltaMed’s Anaheim clinic site.$10,000
Alzheimer’s Orange CountyProvide Anaheim seniors with sanitizer, bottles, gloves, masks and other PPE supplies.$10,000
Anaheim Family YMCAFood and meal distribution to residents in Anaheim neighborhoods in Anaheim.$60,000
Anaheim Union High School DistrictProvide Anaheim families with safety and hygiene items, including baby supplies, PPE, cleaning supplies, bus passes, grocery gift cards, clothing, meals, headphones, and school supplies.$50,000
Assistance League of AnaheimSupport Anaheim students in need of headsets and microphones.$5,000
Boys and Girls ClubsSupport for food distribution and distance learning.$50,000
Bracken’s KitchenSupport delivery, access, and preparation of food resources in Anaheim.$20,000
Breast Cancer AngelsProvide assistance to Anaheim women and men with breast cancer breast cancer experiencing barriers during the pandemic.$10,000
Caterina’s ClubSupport access, delivery, and preparation of meals to needy kids and families.$22,500
Chef Martin Guerrero FoundationPrepare and distribute meals, nutrition and cooking classes, and relief aid events for low-income Anaheim families.$10,000
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)Provide provide timely COVID-19 information and resources to low-income Anaheim families and students.$5,000
Community Action Partnership of Orange CountyPurchase and distribute food boxes and grocery vouchers to families at Anaheim Indepencia Family Resource Center who are struggling with getting enough to eat because of the economic crisis brought on by the pandemic.$25,000
Community Health Initiative of Orange County (CHIOC)Provide information and resources to help residents with healthcare and social service benefits and referrals to food distribution, employment assistance, and other resources.$5,000
Delivering With Dignity – MoonridgeWork with restaurant partners and volunteer drivers to provide meals to the most vulnerable in Anaheim.$5,000
Eli Home, Inc.  – ESCRI East Street Community Renewal InitiativeFamily counseling, food, clothing, and household supply bags for families in need.$20,000
Families ForwardFood and safety net services to at-risk, food insecure Anaheim families.$10,000
Food FindersSupport the purchase of crucial food items, fruits and vegetables, to deliver as food boxes to those in need in Anaheim.$5,000
Give for a Smile“Promotoras” to provide assistance to low and middle-income families dealing with crisis and seeking support service programs.$5,000
Giving Children HopeProvide food, basic needs items, and parental support to vulnerable families in Anaheim.$10,000
Grace Social and Medical ServicesAddress food insecurity, workforce navigation, and social services for Anaheim families.$20,000
Higher Ground Youth & Family ServicesAfter school program support; and PPE youth, families, staff, and volunteers.$30,000
Hospitality Training AcademyMeals for the families of hospitality and food service workers who live and work in Anaheim.$35,000
Illumination FoundationConnect clients in family emergency shelters, micro-communities, and site apartments to resources for food, utilities, PPE, and household items.$15,000
Innovative Housing Opportunities, Inc.Provide critical resources such as groceries, PPE, gas and transportation assistance to low-income seniors .$15,000
Jamboree Housing CorporationSupport safety, food distribution, and support services at three affordable housing communities.$10,000
Love Anaheim – JMh – Anaheim Foundation Inc.Volunteers, leaders, and staff to provide physical and emotional support, grocery/food gift cards, hygiene kits, and personal visits/calls.$45,000
Lutheran Social Services of Southern CaliforniaHelp vulnerable households in Anaheim with food boxes, hygiene items, gloves, masks, PPE, cleaning supplies, transportation vouchers, access to essential services, and financial assistance.$20,000
Meals on Wheels OCMeal preparation, delivery, and outreach to the Anaheim senior population.$60,000
Mercy House Living CentersAssist formerly homeless residents and those with limited incomes and Coronavirus-related job losses through Mercy House’s support programs.$15,000
Miracles for KidsSupport Miracles for Kids’ Wellness Program, which focuses on the emotional impact that childhood illness has on children affected by disease and the family unit as a whole.$10,000
MOMS Orange CountyProvide financial assistance to new moms for necessities including food, baby supplies, household goods, cleaning supplies, and hygiene items.$5,000
Muzeo Museum and Cultural CenterSupport isolated seniors during the pandemic through virtual art, self-expression, and connection with others.$5,000
Orange County Conservation CorpsSupport youth actively engaged in training, employment, and educational programs, and projects to benefit the community.$20,000
Pirchei ShoshanimFood procurement, preparation and delivery to Anaheim residents in need.$5,000
Project AccessHelp isolated families with food, distance learning, referrals and application help for rental assistance programs, and volunteer-led wellness checks.$10,000
Project Hope AllianceHelp motel families with case management and basic needs, including groceries, hygiene, school supplies, clothing, gift cards.$15,000
Radiant Health CentersHealth and nutrition services and meals tailored to those experience health challenges.$5,000
Renewable FarmsFresh produce for seniors and low-income families.$5,000
Salvation Army Orange CountyProvide safety through electrostatic sprayers as part of the Red Shield Distance Learning Program.$13,000
Santa Ana College FoundationProvide low-income Anaheim-based students with support for textbooks, basic necessities, and groceries.$10,000
Saviors Road (dba Charity on Wheels)Help those struggling with homelessness with access to showers, transportation, meals and groceries, and other support.$5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, Inc.Food for 60 distribution sites in Anaheim$60,000
Seneca Family of AgenciesTherapeutic support for youth during the pandemic through guided animal intervention therapy.$5,000
Sight and Sketches Project – OneOCFamily care packages with hygiene products, PPE, cleaning and disinfecting supplies, and bilingual resources to free local mental health clinics, free clinics, and free after-school resources.$12,880
Southern California Hospice FoundationGrocery gift cards to homebound hospice patients and their families in the Anaheim Area so that they can purchase meat and produce.$10,000
Special Service for Groups, Inc.PPE, hygiene kits, grocery gift cards, and case management support.$5,000
StandUp for Kids, Orange CountyHelp at risk youth and families with food, financial support, mentoring and tutoring.$25,000
Sudanese American AssociationGroceries and meal distribution.$5,000
United Across Borders FoundationSupport food distribution in needy Anaheim neighborhoods.$10,000
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Orange County Inc.Support child patient safety by providing PPE to caregivers, child development specialists, and pediatric therapists.$5,000
Vietnamese Community Actions for Resources & EmpowermentProvide fresh meal for Anaheim residents, many of whom are elderly, unemployed, isolated, and experiencing poverty during the pandemic.$5,000
Vineyard Christian Fellowship (Vineyard Anaheim)Food pantries, food packages, and senior delivery across Anaheim.$60,000
Voice of RefugeesFood support, family counseling, and job training.$12,000
Women’s Transitional Living CenterSupport services and counseling for domestic violence survivors.$5,000