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Thanks for supporting ImpACT Anaheim

Together, ten organizations engaged 467 donors and raised a grand total of $231,199!

The Anaheim Community Foundation would like to extend our gratitude for supporting Impact Anaheim Giving Day. This collaborative 24-hour campaign with nine other organizations to support Anaheim’s underserved youth raised $231,199 with the help of 467 donors, surpassing our collective goal of $125,000! Thank you to our fellow Anaheim-based nonprofits for joining us:

Thanks to our ACF donors, we engaged 46 donors and raised $34,225 to support Anaheim youth

Thank you to our Matching Gift Donors

Additional Matching Gift Donors

Disney VoluntEARS

Rutan & Tucker

Kaiser Permanente

Kiwanis Club of Greater Anaheim

John Guastaferro

Thank you to our Major Gifts donors

Hilgenfeld Mortuary

Bharat Patel

Join us on 7/27 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 $30,000!

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 27, 2022 visit 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 27, 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 27th: Save the date for July 27 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.”

PCL Construction

From small renovations to complex billion dollar projects; from sports arenas to water treatment plants and petrochemical facilities, PCL has you covered. Collaborative, driven and innovative: we’re focused on finding the best way forward and elevating your vision of success.

Additional Matching Donors

Disney VoluntEARS

Rutan & Tucker

Kaiser Permanente

John Guastaferro

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Farewell to John Guastaferro

John Guastaferro, Executive Director of the Anaheim Community Foundation since October 1, 2018, has announced his plans to pursue a new career opportunity. Beginning July 1, John will join Hyundai Motor America, where he will lead Hyundai Hope On Wheels and Genesis Inspiration Foundation, both with a history of impacting youth nationwide.

John was ACF’s first full-time paid employee.  Before his time as Executive Director, John was an ACF Board Member with a life and career deeply rooted in Anaheim.

During John’s time with ACF, he has led a period of tremendous growth for the organization, including:

  • securing ongoing financial support from a variety of community partners,
  • leading the Impact Anaheim annual giving day in collaboration with numerous Anaheim nonprofits;
  • building structure and financial processes to facilitate ACF’s long-term financial sustainability;
  • instituting ACF’s commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion;
  • chartering much-needed community research and hosting ACF’s very first annual Outcomes Forum to share research finding with the Anaheim community;
  • revitalized ACF’s annual Impact Report;
  • initiating various Action Planning Groups to facilitate cross-sector collaboration and change;
  • launching ACF’s Response & Recovery pandemic relief grant program, thanks to $4 million in city funding, to provide aid and support to Anaheim residents; and
  • engaging donors in making a triple impact by supporting ACF’s programs, mission, and future.

ACF will be conducting an executive director search over the next 12 weeks. In the meantime, past board chair Ed Munson will serve as interim Executive Director under the continued board leadership of Kim Chips. Over the next 12 weeks, ACF will conduct a search for ACF’s next executive director.

To all of our partners and donors, thank you for your continued support and dedication to ACF!

Honoring Chuck Malley

The Anaheim Community Foundation honors longtime ACF board member and partner, Chuck Malley, who passed away on February 6, 2022.

Chuck is a past ACF board member and Finance Chair, and he continued on to be our tax advisory professional for many years. He was passionate about helping people and was a generous donor over the years.

We invite you to make a gift to ACF in memory of Chuck Malley. Your gift will have a triple impact by supporting ACF’s programs. its mission, and its future through the ACF endowment. 

Make a Donation

Thank you!

2021 Impact Report

Each day at the Anaheim Community Foundation, we are driven to enrich the lives of Anaheim residents. We can’t do this work alone. We extend our thanks to our generous donors, volunteers, collaborative partners, and board of directors.

In our 2021 Impact Report, we share highlights of our impact, recognize our donors, and share stories of our community funds in action.

On behalf of everyone at your Anaheim Community Foundation, thank you for helping your fellow neighbors and supporting causes important to you.

Download Report

ImpACT Anaheim

Help Us Help Youth

From the recent pandemic to ongoing social and mental health barriers, youth are facing greater challenges than ever before. YOU can help turn barriers into bridges by donating to ImpACT Anaheim, a giving day dedicated to helping underserved Anaheim youth and teens.


We invite you to be a matching gift donor for our upcoming ImpACT Anaheim Giving Day on July 27, 2022.

As a matching gift donor, not only will you be making a significant difference, you will inspire others to give as well. 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.

In recognition for your matching gift, ACF will spotlight you or your organization through various promotion efforts leading up to our giving day on July 27, 2022.


  • We will mention/tag you on ACF social media channels at least two times leading up to the event on July 27
  • We will acknowledge your gift on our ACF e-newsletter in July


  • We will mention/tag you on ACF social media channels at least three times leading up to the event on July 27
  • We will acknowledge your gift on our ACF e-newsletter in July
  • We will include a description and link of your organization in our promotion

$5,000 or more

  • We will spotlight your logo at least four times prior to event on July 27
  • We will acknowledge your gift on our ACF e-newsletter in July and August
  • We will include a description and link of your organization in our promotion
  • We invite you to provide a 30-60 second video to post on ACF social media

Spring & Summer Youth Scholarships


ACF is proud to offer youth scholarships to help low-income Anaheim families participate in Anaheim enrichment programs.

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, qualifying youth are able to participate in the variety of recreational opportunities offered through the Community Services Department including gymnastics, sports, art, and music classes.

Through this program, youth ages 17 and under can apply for scholarships ($50-$100 per child) to participate in the City of Anaheim’s Community Services classes and programs.


ACF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION for Spring/Summer 2022 (Word)


ACF Insights & Impact

On September 29, ACF hosted a virtual “Insights & Impact” event to share highlights from its community assessment efforts this past year. Thanks to our Event Sponsor, Disneyland Resort and Evaluation Sponsor, Samueli Foundation.

The event led with a video celebrating a year of community impact.

ACF Executive Director, John Guastaferro and ACF Board Chair, Kim Chips shared an overview of its community impact, and results of surveys with community organizations, clients/individuals, and stakeholder focus groups.

ACF also shared results from its Rapid Response & Recovery Grant Program. Thanks to $4 million from the City of Anaheim, ACF partnered with 76 nonprofit organizations to provide over 3.4 million meals, 22,000 support and consulting services, and numerous other vital services.

Beyond pandemic efforts, ACF shared data from its comprehensive assessment surveys with 100 community organizations and over 2,000 clients receiving services. 

You can read through the highlights in the slide deck here.

What are some of the key takeaways?  

  1. We learned that community-based organizations in Anaheim were incredibly nimble and agile in adapting their service models to meet the new challenges presented by the pandemic, to address what their clients needed the most at that point in time;
  2. We saw collaborations across sectors and organizations like we had never seen before in Anaheim—and it was highly effective.  In fact, one of the positive things that came out of this very trying time was finding a way for us all to work better together for the well-being of our community;
  3. Community-based organizations would not have been able to do all the good they were able to do during this timeframe without additional sources of funding, from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors;
  4. There is a real concern about what will happen when these additional sources of funding go away.  Organizations are worried that they may have to scale back the services they have been providing to their clients, despite the ongoing need.

What’s next?

Moving forward, it will be crucial that we ALL continue to collaborate – not in response to crisis – but in a proactive intentional way. To foster continued dialogue and cross-sector collaboration throughout Anaheim, ACF will be announcing Action Planning Groups in the coming months. We look forward to your involvement.

Download Slide Deck

ACF Partners with OCCF for “ImpACT Anaheim” Giving Day

24-Hour Fundraiser Seeks to Raise $90K for Nonprofits Providing Programs and Services for Underserved Youth and Teens

Anaheim, Calif. (July 15, 2021)The Anaheim Community Foundation will partner with the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) on July 28 for ImpACT Anaheim– a collaborative Giving Day to support underserved youth and teens in Anaheim. The 24-hour online effort aims to raise $90,000 for 10 nonprofits offering a range of programs in STEM education, arts, recreation, leadership development, and more.

Per a 2019 U.S. Census report, Orange County boasts more than 689,000 youth aged 17 and younger. Of that number, 84,000 live in Anaheim, equating to 24% of the City’s population.[1] This Giving Day is an opportunity for donors to collectively support the nonprofit organizations providing the tools and resources necessary for Orange County’s youth to receive vital support – especially during a time where their everyday way of life has been uprooted.  

In 2020, ACF spearheaded the efforts for ImpACT Anaheim Giving Day to raise $86,020 with the help of 393 donors, surpassing its collective goal of $75,000. ACF raised $19,835 for its Youth Program Scholarship Fund and Helping Hands grant program.

In addition to ACF, other participating organizations include Anaheim Ballet, Anaheim Family YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, Chance Theater, Girls Inc. of Orange County, Higher Ground Youth & Family Services, Love Anaheim, Pure Game, and Voice of Refugees.

“With the funds donated during the ImpACT Anaheim Giving Day, our up-and-coming youth will participate in essential programs they have lacked since the onset of the pandemic,” said Shelley Hoss, president and CEO of the Orange County Community Foundation. “We are proud to lead this collaborative initiative to help alleviate the barriers for underserved Anaheim youth and teenagers.”

“As Executive Director of the Anaheim Community Foundation, I am drive by our focus in building a foundation of opportunity for all in Anaheim,” said John Guastaferro, Executive Director of the Anaheim Community Foundation. “Our ImpACT Anaheim is a fantastic way to help Anaheim youth…today, tomorrow, and always.”

To give online during the 24-hour Giving Day, please visit For more information about Orange County Community Foundation Collaborative Giving Days, please visit

About Anaheim Community Foundation

The Anaheim Community Foundation is non-profit public benefit corporation established in 1984. The Foundation supports a broad base of programs, services, organizations, and facilities that enrich the lives of Anaheim residents. A volunteer Board of Directors provides leadership and manages donations to ensure they are returned to the community to meet vital community needs. For more information, visit

About Orange County Community Foundation

Founded in 1989, the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) works with donors, strengthens the local nonprofit sector and works to find solutions to community needs. Since its inception, OCCF has awarded nearly $780 million in grants and scholarships, placing the organization in the top two percent in grantmaking among U.S. community foundations. For more information, visit oc-cf.orgor call 949-553-4202. Be a part of our conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. View OCCF’s 2020 annual report here.

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