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.

2021 Helping Hands Grants

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. Our 2021 Helping Hands grant program is now open to support organizations through small, targeted grants that address community needs. Grant applications are being accepted through November 5, 2021. Grant Criteria
  • 501c3 organization or eligible through a fiscal agent
  • Grant awards typically range from $1,000 – $2,500
  • Must impact Anaheim residents
  • Special consideration for organizations that provide services that address key Anaheim needs, particularly poverty, mental health, food insecurity, access to childcare, educational enrichment, and workforce development
Helping Hands Grant Application

Our 2020 Helping Hands Grantees

Anaheim Fall Festival

$1,500

Anaheim Police Department Cops-4-Kids

$1,500

Anaheim Public Library Foundation

$1,500

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Anaheim-Cypress

$1,000

Chance Theater

$1,500

Child Creativity Lab

$1,500

City of Anaheim Community Services- Oak Canyon Nature Center

$1,500

City of Anaheim Community Services- Pearson Park Amphitheatre

$1,500

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County

$1,500

Extraordinary Lives Foundation

$1,000

Fundation de Sobrevivientes de Traffico Humano

$1,000

Junior Achievement of Southern California, Inc.

$1,000

Kid Healthy

$1,500

Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center

$1,000

Orange County Adult Achievement Center DBA My Day Counts

$1,500

Orange County Education and Research Institute

$1,500

Pure Game

$1,500

Reaching Youth Through Music Opportunities (RYTMO)

$1,000

Seneca Family of Agencies

$1,000

The Literacy Project

$1,500

The Salvation Army Orange County

$1,000

UCP of Orange County

$1,500