The Christopher K. Jarvi HELPING HANDS grant 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.


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.

While our annual grant program is currently closed, ACF considers support opportunities throughout the year. If you have a program, project, or event that addresses an important community need, fill out this Interest Form. ACF reviews opportunities for support quarterly. Gifts are typically $250-$1,000.


Our 2021 Helping Hands Grantees

ACF’s 2021 Helping Hands Grant program awarded 50 community organizations a total of $79,000. Thank you for your extraordinary work to make our community safer and stronger for residents of every age and background. 

Access California Services

$1,500

Anaheim Ballet

$2,000

Anaheim Family YMCA

$2,000

Anaheim Senior Citizens’ Club

$2,000

Anaheim Public Library Foundation

$1,500

Anaheim Union High School District

$2,000

Anaheim Youtopia

$1,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and Inland Empire

$1,000

Breast Cancer Angels

$1,000

Cancer Kinship

$1,000

Child Creativity Lab

$1,500

City of Anaheim – Pearson Park Amphitheater

$2,000

City of Anaheim – Oak Canyon Nature Center

$2,000

City of Anaheim – Concerts in the Park

$2,000

Close Up Foundation

$1,000

Creative Identity

$1,000

Emilio Nares Foundation

$1,500

Family Support Network

$1,500

Food Finders

$1,500

Fristers

$1,500

G R A C E Social And Medical Services

$1,500

Girl Scouts of Orange County

$1,000

Giving Children Hope

$2,000

Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County (Healthy Smiles)

$1,000

HERstory,Inc

$1,000

Jonathan’s Giving Tree

$1,500

Junior Achievement of Orange County

$1,000

Mercy House Living Centers

$1,500

MOMS Orange County

$1,500

Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center

$1,500

My Safe Harbor

$1,500

Orange County Adult Achievement Center dba My Day Counts

$1,500

Pathways of Hope  (Fullerton Interfaith Emergency Service)

$1,500

Project Access, Inc.

$2,000

Pure Game

$2,000

Santa Ana College Foundation

$2,000

Saviors Road Inc. dba Charity on Wheels

$1,500

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County

$2,000

Seneca Family of Agencies

$2,000

Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc., DBA: HomeAid Orange County

$1,500

Sight and Sketches

$2,000

Tara’s Chance Equine Therapy Center

$1,500

The Chance Theater

$2,000

The Literacy Project

$2,000

The Priority Center

$2,000

The Salvation Army Orange County

$2,000

Together We Rise Corporation

$2,000

United Across Borders Foundation

$1,000

Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Anaheim (Vineyard Anaheim Church)

$1,500

Voice of Refugees, Inc.

$1,500