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Running Events 2024

Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon Weekend

Thursday, Sept 5, 2024- Sunday, Sept 8, 2024

The Anaheim Community Foundation has been selected as the Celebrated Charity for the Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon Weekend!

By joining Team Helping Hands, you will be helping support grants that are awarded to local nonprofit organizations providing vital services in mental health, food insecurity, water-safety, literacy, emergency shelter, college readiness and more.

Race and Registration Details:

Disneyland 5K 

Friday, September 6, 2024

Disneyland 10K DISNEYLAND HALLOWEEN 10K  

Saturday, September 7, 2024

DISNEYLAND HALLOWEEN HALF MARATHON

Sunday, September 8, 2024

CHILLS & THRILLS CHALLENGE (HALLOWEEN 10K & HALLOWEEN HALF MARATHON)

Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8, 2024

To be considered for the Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon Weekend through Team Helping Hands, please complete the application form with your participant information, select a race type, agree to the fundraising commitment, and submit payment of your non-refundable registration fee through the link provided.

Fundraising Commitment:

To participate as a Team Helping Hands member you must meet a minimum fundraising commitment, based on the race selected.

  • Disneyland Halloween 5K – $500 fundraising commitment
  • Disneyland Halloween 10K – $750 fundraising commitment
  • Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon – $1,000 fundraising commitment
  • Thrills & Chills Challenge – $1,500 fundraising commitment

Fundraising Team Benefits:

  • Team Helping Hands running shirt.
  • A personal fundraising page to help you reach your fundraising goal.
  • A network of teammates to offer support and motivation.

If you have any questions, please contact janis@anaheimcf.org or leave a message at 714-765-4419 and we will call you back within 48 hours.

All Disney names and logos are used with permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement by Disney, express or implied, of any organization, company, or fundraising campaign. Disney does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on this website. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Disney, and agreement with those views may not be implied by use of the Disney names and logos. ©Disney

Anaheim Community Foundation Awards $300,000 to Enhance Services for Anaheim’s Homeless

The Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF) has selected City Net and Covenant House as the recipients of $150,000 grants to provide services to support Anaheim’s homeless. The funding was provided by the former Anaheim Interfaith Shelter/Halcyon organization. Over 45 organizations submitted grant applications and a panel comprised of ACF Board members, City of Anaheim staff and Halcyon Board members made the selection.

City Net will utilize the funds for a Mobile Response vehicle with facilities for client care and case management. This asset will elevate City Net’s capacity to onboard and sustain progress with clients in every corner of Anaheim.

Shelter, Supports, Sustainability – A Covenant House California Continuum for Youth is the program funded and will provide safe shelter beds, age-appropriate assessments, intensive and thoughtful case management, crisis intervention, home-cooked meals, physical and mental healthcare linkages, substance
use/recovery services, educational and vocational supports, life skills curriculum and activities, permanent housing programs, and aftercare – that stabilizes youth who have experienced trauma as a result of homelessness and, often, trauma that caused their homelessness.

The Anaheim Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Anaheim by increasing charitable giving, connecting donors to community needs they care about, and providing leadership in critical community needs. To learn more or donate, go to www.anaheimcf.org
or call 714-765-4419.

Holly Jolly Online Auction

‘Tis the season to support Anaheim Community Foundation and help make the
Holidays brighter for Anaheim families in need!

Join us for a special online auction and find gifts for everyone on your shopping
list! Monday, November 27 to Monday, December 4 at 5:00 pm. Proceeds will benefit the Anaheim Community Services Holiday Adopt-A-Family program and the ACF Triple Impact to support our mission, our programs, and our future!
To browse the amazing items and place a bid, please visit:
https://app.donorview.com/w3KrO

Thank you to all the individuals and businesses that donated items, especially
the Disneyland Resort, Rutan & Tucker, Mayor Ashley Aitken, Council Member
Jose Diaz, Council Member Norma Campos Kurtz, Council Member Stephen
Faessel, Council Member Natalie Meeks, Anaheim Ducks, and Karen Neal.

For more information, please call the Anaheim Community Foundation at 714-
765-4419 or email Program Specialist Gina Pedigo at gina@anaheimcf.org

$66,000 in Helping Hands Grants Announced

The Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF) has awarded over $66,000 to 38 non-profit organizations with a 2023 Helping Hands Grant. The Christopher K. Jarvi Helping Hands grant program focuses on strengthening youth, residents, and neighborhoods through supporting community-based organizations.  Named after the founding Executive Director of the Anaheim Community Foundation, the Helping Hands grant honors the memory of Chris Jarvi who was a strong advocate for youth and Anaheim.

ACF’s Helping Hands is funded through the generosity of the Disneyland Resort, Samueli Foundation, SolidShape and Anaheim residents that make gifts through their Anaheim Utilities. If you or your business are interested in supporting the Helping Hands program, please contact Anaheim Community Services at 714-765-4419.

Anaheim Community Foundation 2023 Helping Hands Grant Application Deadline To Apply: September 30, 2023

Anaheim Community Foundation

2023 HELPING HANDS GRANT APPLICATIONS – Now Open!

The Anaheim Community Foundation has begun the application process for the 2023 Helping Hands Grant program.  Nonprofit organizations may apply for small, targeted grants to address community needs in Anaheim. Only one (1) application per organization.

  • Grant awards typically range from $1,000 – $2,500
  • Must primarily impact Anaheim residents.
  • Special consideration for organizations that:
    • Serve youth or other at-risk populations.
    • Provide services that address key Anaheim needs, particularly poverty, children/family health, food insecurity, academic support, and workforce development.
  • A follow up report will be requested from grantees 60 days after the money is spent and/or by January 30, 2025.

The application deadline is September 30, 2023. 

The grant application is available here

Join us on 7/26 for ImpACT Anaheim

ImpACT Anaheim

Our Anaheim youth are facing greater challenges than ever before. YOU can help turn barriers into bridges by YOU can help turn barriers into bridges by donating to ImpACT Anaheim Giving Day, a 24-hour virtual day of giving dedicated to helping the underserved youth and teens of Anaheim.

Please join our campaign and help us reach our goal of $50,000!

Tell your friends and family members about the important work ACF does in our community and ask them to join us.

Starting at 12AM on July 26, 2023
visit www.impact-anaheim-giving-day.ocnonprofitcentral.org and make a donation to ACF and/or to any of the great participating nonprofit organizations in Orange County. All giving will end at 11:59 PM on July 26, so make sure to get your gift in on time.

Get involved with ACF on ImpACT Anaheim

Here is how you can give back and get involved:

  • Spread the Word: Tell your friends and family about this Giving Day by following us on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Donate to ACF on July 26th: Save the date for July 26th and donate here. Your support is essential to making this day a success.

Every gift to ACF will have a triple impact: 1) help youth directly through our youth-focused programs; 2) advance ACF’s operations and collaborative efforts related to youth and teens; 3) impact future generations of youth through ACF’s endowment.

Thank You to this year’s Matching Gift Donors

Samueli FoundationThe Samueli Foundation strives to create societal value by investing in innovative, entrepreneurial and sustainable ideas. “Our vision is to be a resource for organizations that empower people to more fully realize their potential.”

Additional Matching Donors

D.E.V.O.T.E

GBP Labs/Bio Cell Labs

Northgate Gonzalez Market

Republic Services

Rutan & Tucker, LLC

Solari Enterprises

Give on July 26th and learn more at

https://impact-anaheim-giving-day.ocnonprofitcentral.org

Running Events

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

Thursday, Jan 11, 2024- Sunday, Jan 14, 2024

The Anaheim Community Foundation has been selected as a participating charity for the return of the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend!

By joining Team Helping Hands, you will be helping support grants that are awarded to local nonprofit organizations providing vital services in mental health, food insecurity, water-safety, literacy, emergency shelter, college readiness and more.

Race and Registration Details:

Disneyland 5K 

Friday, January 12, 2024

Disneyland 10K 

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Disneyland Half Marathon

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Dumbo Double Dare Challenge (10K & Half Marathon)

Saturday & Sunday, January 13 & 14, 2024

To be considered for the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend through Team Helping Hands, please complete the application form with your participant information, select a race type, agree to the fundraising commitment, and submit payment of your non-refundable registration fee through the link provided.

Fundraising Commitment:

To participate as a Team Helping Hands member you must meet a minimum fundraising commitment, based on the race selected.

  • 5K – $500 fundraising commitment
  • 10K – $750 fundraising commitment
  • Half Marathon – $1,000 fundraising commitment
  • Dumbo Double Dare Challenge – $1,500 fundraising commitment

Fundraising Team Benefits:

  • Team Helping Hands running shirt and swag
  • A personal fundraising page to help you reach your fundraising goal
  • A network of teammates to offer support and motivation
  • Option to host a fundraising night at A Snail’s Pace Running Shop in Orange County, CA.

 If you have any questions, please contact janis@brandonj35.sg-host.com or call 714-765-4419

All Disney names and logos are used with permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement by Disney, express or implied, of any organization, company, or fundraising campaign. Disney does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on this website. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Disney, and agreement with those views may not be implied by use of the Disney names and logos. ©Disney

SOLIDSHAPE MAKES $5,000 GIFT 

The Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF) has received a $5,000 gift from Solidshape. Company President Elchin Mirzayev attended the Anaheim City Council meeting recenty and presented the check to ACF Board Chair Kimberly Chips and Vice Chair Carol Latham. Support from the business community fuels our efforts to address critical needs and we are grateful for companies like Solidshape for their generosity. 

Solidshape Statement: At Solidshape, our mission is to support and give back to our local communities, particularly those in need. We believe in being a responsible corporate citizen and making a positive impact where we can. Starting with Anaheim, where many of our warehouses are based, we will be donating our first check to the Anaheim Community Foundation to support those who are less fortunate, including the homeless. Our eventual goal is to give back 20% of our profits to local communities, demonstrating our commitment to making a positive impact beyond providing exceptional materials and customer service. As a supplier of finish materials for residential and commercial construction, we understand the importance of a home and recognize that while many of us enjoy building and renovating our homes, there are people who do not have a home to call their own. We are dedicated to being more than just a business but a community partner that makes a difference in the lives of those in need. 

$50,000 in Helping Hands Grants Announced

The Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF) has awarded over $50,000 to 39 non-profit organizations with a 2022 Helping Hands Grant. The Christopher K. Jarvi Helping Hands grant program focuses on strengthening youth, residents, and neighborhoods through supporting community-based organizations.  Named after the founding Executive Director of the Anaheim Community Foundation, the Helping Hands grant honors the memory of Chris Jarvi who was a strong advocate for youth and Anaheim.  

The Helping Hands program has recently expanded to provide one-time emergency assistance grants of $500-$2,500. The application is available on the ACF website at www.brandonj35.sg-host.com 

ACF’s Helping Hands is funded through the generosity of Anaheim residents that make gifts through Anaheim Utilities. Since 1992, over $700,000 in Helping Hands funds have supported the program.  

Janis Heckel Selected Executive Director for the Anaheim Community Foundation

ANAHEIM, California (October 25, 2022)

—Janis Heckel has been selected Executive Director of the Anaheim Community Foundation, it was announced today by Board Chair Kim Chips.

“It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Janis back to our Anaheim Community Foundation family,” said Chips. “Her experience with the city, the non-profit sector and the ACF are strong assets that will help us advance our mission and build a stronger community.”

Ms. Heckel has been an enthusiastic administrator with over 35 years of management experience in community programming, recreational activities and funding initiatives. Her professional resume includes 10 years with the city as its Community Services Superintendent, in which she served as a liaison to the ACF. She has served on a variety of community boards as well as volunteered with the Girl Scouts of Orange County, the Boy Scouts of America, Relay for Life and several PTA’s. A graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, she has been a resident of Orange County for over 25 years.


“I am thrilled to be joining the ACF team and look forward to working with the board of directors to continue making a positive impact in our community,” said Heckel.


Heckel succeeds former Executive Director John Guastaferro who left the organization in June for career advancement. Ed Munson has served as the Interim Executive Director during the search for a permanent director.

For additional information, please visit our website at www.brandonj35.sg-host.com.

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