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.brandonj35.sg-host.com.

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