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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.

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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 https://impact-anaheim-giving-day.ocnonprofitcentral.org/. For more information about Orange County Community Foundation Collaborative Giving Days, please visit oc-cf.org/givingdays.

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 www.anaheimcf.org.

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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[1] https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/anaheimcitycalifornia

Pandemic Relief

Since the rise of the pandemic in March 2020, the Anaheim Community Foundation has provided philanthropic outreach thanks to generous funding for $4 million from the City of Anaheim.

ACF launched a Rapid Response Grant program in April 2020, followed by several grant cycle focused on recovery and emerging needs. In total, ACF awarded grants to 76 nonprofit organizations working on the frontlines to help kids, families, seniors, and others struggling amid the pandemic. ACF also supported the work of Anaheim’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) through our ACF Community Emergency Assistance Fund.

Together, we have provided over 1.2 million meals, over 93,000 food and grocery boxes, and numerous other supplies and resources to people of every age and background. Our focus has been on initial response for the most critical needs, followed by expanded services to address emerging needs.

RESPONSE

  • Grab-n-go meals
  • Food pantries
  • Groceries
Household supplies
  • Hygiene kits
  • Transportation
  • Motel vouchers

RECOVERY

  • Continued food distribution
  • PPE safety gear
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Mental health / counseling
  • Distance learning
  • Micro-neighborhood programs

We continue to share stories of response, recovery, and resilience through our ACF social medial channels. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see these stories in action.

ImpACT Anaheim

Help Us Help Youth

From the pandemic to other social 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 MAKE A MATCHING GIFT

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 28, 2021.



$1,000-$2,499

  • We will mention/tag you on ACF social media channels at least two times leading up to the event on July 28
  • We will acknowledge your gift on our ACF e-newsletter in July

$2,500-$4,999

  • We will mention/tag you on ACF social media channels at least three times leading up to the event on July 28
  • 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 28
  • 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



Jersey Mike’s Giving Back

Jersey Mike’s is launching its first store to Anaheim at 111 E Katella Ave. As part of its grand opening celebration, Jersey Mike’s giving back by proudly supporting the Anaheim Community Foundation.

For anyone redeeming a coupon (see below) July 31 – August 11, Jersey Mike’s will donate $2.00 to the Anaheim Community Foundation’s Youth Program Scholarship Fund. This will help families who need it most to participate in enriching Anaheim-based youth programs.

Download and print the exclusive fundraiser coupons below:

The Anaheim Hive

The Anaheim Community Foundation, in partnership with the Samueli Foundation, is helping to build the capacity of nonprofits serving Anaheim. In the summer of 2019, “The Hive: Where Nonprofits Thrive” will be a shared space for community-based organizations to utilize for workstations, offices, conference rooms, meeting space for staff trainings, and many other amenities.

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Disneyland Awards ACF $10,000 for Youth Programs

At the 10th Annual Disney Half Marathon, the Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF) was awarded $10,000 to support Project S.A.Y. (Support Anaheim’s Youth) and Summer Yourh Scholarships. ACF has been the celebratory charity of the race since it began. Ten members of Project S.A.Y. participated in the Disneyland 5K. Project S.A.Y. is one of many free programs for Anaheim youth in middle and high school made possible through ACF.

ACF Board Chair David Bostwick along with Project S.A.Y. students accepted the check at the event.

ACF Supports Project S.A.Y.

Erick Samayoa has been a resident of Anaheim for 10 years and was a participant in Project S.A.Y. from 2006 to 2010. In 2010 he was accepted to The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and is now serving on the USS Anzio as a naval officer. During 2013 he returned home to help out with the Project S.A.Y. Cycling Team.

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ACF Gives a Helping Hand

In April, the Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF) announced $35,000 in assistance to 17 local service organizations through its Christopher K. Jarvi HELPING HANDS grant to strengthen youth, residents and community. Named after the founding Executive Director of the Anaheim Community Foundation, the Helping Hands grant honors the memory of Chris Jarvi, who passed away April 22, 2013. He was a strong advocate for youth and the Anaheim Community. 

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