The Christopher K. Jarvi HELPING HANDS grant program focuses on strengthening youth, residents and community 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 passed away April 22, 2013. He was a strong advocate for youth and the Anaheim Community. If you’d like to support Helping Hands, we invite you to make a donation online.

2023 Helping Hands Grant Application

Helping Hands Grants & Year-Round Support

ACF believes in supporting our community. From youth enrichment scholarships to grant programs, we are dedicated to giving a helping hand to enrich the lives of Anaheim residents.

Helping Hands Grant applications are accepted in the Fall annually, followed by a funding announcement in December. Gifts are typically $250-$2,500. Emergency Helping Hands Grants are available year-round to support organizations facing a one-time challenge. You can submit an Emergency Grant application HERE!

Helping Hands 2022 Grant Recipients

The ACF awarded over $50,000 to the following 39 non-profit organizations to provide programs and services that improve the lives of Anaheim residents.

Altrusa International of Anaheim
American Career College Educational Foundation 
Anaheim Ballet
Anaheim Cops-4-Kids 
Anaheim Fall Festival
Anaheim Family YMCA
Anaheim Flag Day Celebration
Anaheim Public Library
Assistance League of Anaheim 
Ball Junior High School, AUHSD
Chance Theater
Child Creativity Lab
City of Anaheim- Community Services Department
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County
Dwelling Place Anaheim 
Emilio Nares Foundation
Food Finders, Inc.
Higher Ground Youth & Family Services
JMh-Anaheim Foundation Inc / Love Anaheim
Junior Achievement of Orange County
Kid Healthy
Lutheran Social Services of Southern California 
Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center
My Day Counts
Orange County Community Housing Corp
Orange County Family Justice Center Foundation
Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees
Pathway of Hope
Project Access, Inc.
St. Jude Neighborhood Health Centers
StandUp for Kids
The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Anahem/Cypress
The Literacy Project
The Priority Center 
Together We Rise Corporation
Voice of Refugees
YWCA of Orange County