Thanks to funding from Anaheim City Council, the Anaheim Community Foundation has awarded $2.8 million in response and recovery grants to 65 nonprofits since April 2020.
ACF is announcing a call for proposals for a new round of recovery grants. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 21, 2020, and are open to both current grantees and new applicants.
Grants are to serve Anaheim’s most at-risk communities, including, but not limited to seniors, youth, families, households living in poverty, and other populations experiencing barriers. The areas of focus are:
June 28, 2020 – The Anaheim Community Foundation has announced $1.35 million in grants to 54 nonprofit organizations to support response and recovery efforts in Anaheim. These new grants extend support started in April when ACF launched a “Rapid Response” Grant Program that provided $1.45 million in grants to 40 nonprofit organizations to address immediate needs facing residents due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The newest round of Response & Recovery Grants are focused on emerging needs facing youth, families, seniors, and others with limited access/resources. These include food/meal distribution; household and hygiene supplies; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); groceries; gas/transportation; distance learning programs; and information/support services.
ACF thanks the Anaheim City Council for allocating $3 million to ACF since March as part of the city’s $15 million Economic Recovery Plan. It has enabled ACF to lead philanthropic outreach efforts and support the work of Anaheim’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
To date, ACF has awarded over $2.8 million in grants to 65 individual organizations providing vital support to Anaheim residents in need.
Response and Recovery Grantees
ACF’s new Response & Recovery Grants total $1,354,950 to advance the work of 54 nonprofit organizations (both previous grantees and new applicants). This will provide a variety of support and services throughout Anaheim over the next two to six months.
Meals on Wheels OC
Continue Grab & Go food distribution for seniors
Anaheim Family YMCA
Pre-packaged meals for adults transported into neighborhoods
L.A. Hospitality Training Academy
Meals for Anaheim food and service workers with lack of resources
Boys and Girls Clubs
Meals and mental health support for youth and families
Anaheim Union High School District
Help families with lack of resources, including baby supplies, PPE, groceries, food, gas
Vineyard Anaheim Church
Expand mobile pantries to under-resourced areas
Continue food and grocery distribution program at Lincoln park
Meal preparation and pantry packs to agency partners to feed Anaheim children
Continue providing volunteer “care partners” and personal supply kits for partners and residents
Connect homeless to resources, shelter/ housing, and long-term placements
Community Action Partnership of OC
Food boxes, grocery vouchers, supplies for low-income families
Second Harvest Food Bank
Food distribution throughout Anaheim
Lutheran Social Services of SoCal
Food, gas, hygiene products & bus passes for families in need
211 Orange County
Critical information and referral services for thousands of Anaheim residents
Voice of Refugees, Inc.
Food/meal distribution and youth summer programming
Grandma’s House of Hope
Food and supplies for homeless women
The Priority Center
Support Anaheim residents in serious need of mental health supportive care
Family Promise of OC
Shelter, food, groceries, gas, and support to help the unemployed transition from homelessness
Girl Scouts of Orange County
Leadership packs and virtual summer camp for Anaheim girls
Project Hope Alliance
Outreach to Anaheim motel families for educational and technology needs during the school year
Sudanese American Assoc.
Food support for families
AltaMed Health Services
PPE safety supplies and hand sanitizer for the low-income patients
Community Health Initiative of OC (CHIOC)
Information/referrals to safety net programs like CalFresh and Medi-Cal
SupHERvision enrichment program for at-risk and underserved girls
Alzheimer’s Orange County
Food and PPE supplies for Anaheim seniors
Delivering With Dignity (Moonridge Foundation)
Collaborative program with nonprofits, restaurants/food providers to feed vulnerable families in Anaheim
Grace Medical & Social Services
Food for families with limited access to resources
To help with PPE safety supplies for shelter residents
WTLC (Women’s Transitional Living Center)
PPE, supportive services, food, transportation, and essentials for survivors and their families
Food/meal preparation, produce, and dairy products for Anaheim distribution programs
Bilingual program materials, supplies, and classes/counseling for residents near the East Anaheim Corridor
Job assistance and referrals to help people come out of poverty and into the workforce
Emilio Nares Foundation
Transportation for low-income Anaheim children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses
Help teenage parents build healthy and stable lives through Connect to Success program and Learning Boxes for preschoolers
Give for a Smile
“Promotoras” providing support and information in low-income Anaheim families
Giving Children Hope
Weekly food to Anaheim families who are food insecure
Distance learning and food distribution service projects.
Miracles for Kids
Continue food and supplies for critically-ill children
MOMS Orange County
Groceries, baby necessities, phone cards, and bus passes for pregnant/new mothers in need
Food, supplies, and services to low-income Anaheim residents
Radiant Health Centers
Food and mental health services for people with health limitations
Santa Ana College Foundation
Vouchers to help low-income Anaheim students
StandUp for Kids
Tutoring, groceries, supplies, and support to Anaheim students
STEM enrichment programming to underrepresented youth in Anaheim
Anaheim Alana Club
Food distribution to seniors, homeless and those with limited access
Big Brother Big Sisters of Orange County
Support mentees, mentors and families to fill distance learning gaps
Access Anaheim, Inc. dba Carbon Creek Shores
Cleaning/sanitizing supplies, personal care items, and gift cards for low-income and impaired adults
Special Service for Groups, Inc.
Food/grocery gift cards to help Anaheim residents facing barriers and instability
Access California Services
Food vouchers for low-income Anaheim residents
Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center
Safely connect isolated seniors to the arts and creativity
Growing and distributing fresh produce to Anaheim residents in need
Southern California Hospice Foundation
PPE safety supplies for Anaheim hospice workers
United Across Borders Foundation
Food distribution in low-income neighborhoods.
Veterans Legal Institute
Legal support services for Anaheim-based veterans.
On June 17, ACF led ImpACT Anaheim Giving Day, a collaborative 24-hour campaign with nine organizations to support Anaheim’s underserved youth. Together, we raised $86,020 with the help of 393 donors, surpassing our collective goal of $75,000! Thank you to our fellow Anaheim-based nonprofits for joining us:
Because of you, ACF engaged 94 donors and raised $19,835 to support Anaheim youth
To the 94 donors who supported ACF, your generosity helped ACF raise $19,835 for our Youth Program Scholarship Fund and Helping Hands grant program. This will have a direct impact on Anaheim youth and teens in the coming months.
On behalf of all the youth we serve and organizations we support, thank you for believing in our cause to enrich the lives of all our residents.
Each day we are seeing amazing stories of our community coming together to help one another through the COVID-19 crisis. The Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF) is here to support our nonprofits on the frontlines and address emerging needs in our city.
As part of $2 million in funding approved by Anaheim’s City Council on March 26, ACF launched a Rapid Response Grant Program to provide immediate financial support to nonprofits working on the frontlines to help kids, families, seniors and others struggling amid the coronavirus crisis. Thus far, ACF has awarded funding in the amount $1,452,500 to 40 nonprofits.
In the first round of funding, ACF has awarded $1,085,000 in grants to 18 nonprofits
In the second round of funding, ACF awarded $312,500 to 17 more nonprofits
In the third round, ACF awarded $55,000 to 5 additional nonprofits
With the success of ACF’s Rapid Response Grant program, City Council approved on May 5 an additional $1 million for ACF. These funds, in addition of the remaining funds, will help ACF mobilize more grant opportunities and address needs identified through the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
ACF is holding a Call for Proposals May 29 through June 12 for a new round of response and recover grants. Read more here.
“Our mission has never been clearer. We know people are struggling with daily needs, job losses and the stress of these challenging times. But they are not alone. These grants and those to come will help Anaheim get through this together,” said Ed Munson, Board Chair of the Anaheim Community Foundation.
Thus far, Rapid Response Grants have funded core needs in our community:
Funding for families and youth for groceries, meals, food distribution programs, family support services, gift cards and household supplies, including diapers, soap and other essentials
Funding for seniors and those who are homebound to provide meals, groceries, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, face coverings, gloves and other household supplies
Funding for those living in homelessness or motels, including for groceries, hygiene kits, gift cards, bus passes and motel vouchers
Round 1 Grants | $1,085,000 | 18 nonprofits
$190,000:Meals on Wheels Orange County for senior outreach, meal delivery and drive-up distribution
$190,000:Anaheim Family YMCA for 40,000 meals focused on adults
$125,000:Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Anaheim-Cypress for family meals
$100,000:Salvation Army Orange County for household supplies for those who are homebound
$100,000:Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County for two Saturday food distribution events at Honda Center
$75,000:Community Action Partnership for groceries for needy families in west Anaheim
$70,000:Orange County Conservation Corps for food vouchers, gift cards and services for 50 or more families
$35,000:Love Anaheim for groceries and other needs at senior mobile home parks; hygiene kits, gift cards, grocery bags for those living in homelessness
$30,000:Alzheimer’s Orange County for outreach and household supplies for seniors
$30,000:Children’s Bureau of Southern California for family household supplies
$30,000:Bracken’s Kitchen for meals and other food services
$25,000:Caterina’s Club for meals for kids and families
$25,000:StandUp for Kids OC for groceries and support services for youth
$20,000:Chrysalis Orange County to help 200 or more people living in homelessness with gift cards, gas cards, bus passes
$15,000:Eli Home for help to recovering moms to keep families together
$10,000:Project Dignity for services, groceries and other needs among those living in motels
$10,000:Sudanese-American Association for meals, groceries and other household needs for Anaheim’s Sudanese-American community
$5,000:Renewable Farms for produce and other food for families
Round 2 Grants | $312,500 | 17 nonprofits
$45,000: Lutheran Social Services of Southern California for food, clothing, hygiene items, and transportation assistance to low-income families
$40,000: Illumination Foundation for food, groceries, baby formula, hygiene items, and cleaning supplies to those at risk for homelessness
$37,500: Higher Ground for meals and food distribution to low-income families
$30,000: Mercy House for food vouchers, household supplies, cleaning products, and transportation assistance
$30,000: Grandma’s House of Hope for meals to hungry and at-risk kids and families
$30,000: Pathways of Hope for meals, groceries, and transportation assistance
$20,000: 2-1-1 Orange County for critical helpline services to Anaheim residents
$10,000:Giving Children Hope for meals, hygiene supplies, diapers and formula to low-income families
$10,000: Community Health Initiative of Orange County (CHIOC) to connect low-income Anaheim residents Medi-Cal and CalFresh programs
$10,000: Radiant Health Centers to provide food for those on fixed incomes and managing chronic diseases
$10,000: Give for a Smile to connect low-income Anaheim residents to financial assistance, MediCal, and other resources
$10,000: Alana Club of Orange County for food and hygiene products to seniors, sober living population, and low-income families
$10,000:Jamboree Housing Corporation for food distribution to Anaheim residents with limited access
$5,000:Miracles for Kids for groceries and support to families with ill children
$5,000: Emilio Nares Foundation to support low-income Anaheim children suffering from cancer and other serious illnesses
$5,000: Grace Social & Medical Services for food and care boxes for struggling families
$5,000: Mirage Manor Homecare for meals and support for elderly residents
Round 3 Grants | $55,000 | 5 nonprofits
$5,000: Breast Cancer Angels to provide meals for individuals suffering from cancer
$10,000: Colette’s Children’s Home for food distribution to needy children and families
$5,000:Access California Services to provide food vouchers to low-income families
$5,000: Santa Ana College Foundation to support for low-income students residing in Anaheim
$30,000:Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Anaheim to provide of grocery and meal prep items for 3,000 people weekly over three months in West Anaheim
During the COVID-19 crisis, the Anaheim Community Foundation is mobilizing resources and partnerships to help Anaheim residents. Below is information of helpful resources and ways you can give back.
DONATE TO HELP ANAHEIM DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the ACF Community Emergency Assistance Fundwill help provide support to vulnerable communities in Anaheim. Your donation will provide food, supplies, and other critical services to residents through the Anaheim Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and nonprofit partners on the front lines.
SENIOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
ACF has a Senior Emergency Assistance Fund for online donations to support one of our most vulnerable populations. Your support will help provide food, supplies, and resources to senior citizens in Anaheim. Thank you for your donation.
CITY UPDATES ON COVID-19
The city of Anaheim is closely watching the coronavirus outbreak, global and national events, federal Centers for Disease Control, Orange County Health Care Agency, and our local health authority. For up-to-date information, visit: www.anaheim.net/Coronavirus
NASEF OFFERS FREE ESPORTS TO STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
The North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) has launched free daily “Community Club” sessions for students. The interactive online gatherings will provide fun activities, online socialization with friends, development of game skills, and insights into the careers in the esports industry. Students and families can participate in “Community Club” streams Monday – Friday at NASEF’s Twitch Channel. All streams will be monitored by UCI vetted professionals with experience working with teenage youth. The schedule of activities and other details can be found at esportsfed.org/learning/community-club.
FREE “GRAB n’ GO” MEALS FOR CHILDREN UNDER 18
ANAHEIM FAMILY YMCA
The Anaheim Family YMCA has set up six distribution points for grab-and-go meals for families with children under 18; and activity packets for kids. Monday-Friday from 11am-12:30pm.
Anaheim Family YMCA 240 S. Euclid St., Anaheim, CA 92802
Franklin Elementary 521 W Water St, Anaheim, CA 92805
Henry Elementary 1123 W Romneya Dr, Anaheim, CA 92801
Juarez Elementary 841 Sunkist St, Anaheim, CA 92806
Revere Elementary 140 W Guinida Ln, Anaheim, CA 92805
Stoddard Elementary 1841 9th St, Anaheim, CA 92802
Lincoln Elementary 1413 E Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92805
Anaheim Union High School District and Anaheim Elementary School are also distributing meals for children daily 11am-noon.
Katella High School – 2200 E Wagner Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806
Anaheim High School – 811 W Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805
Sycamore Junior High School – 1801 E Sycamore St, Anaheim, CA 92805
Loara High School – 1765 W Cerritos Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804
Brookhurst Junior High School – 601 N Brookhurst St, Anaheim, CA 92801
Western High School – 501 S. Western Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804
Kennedy High School – 8281 Walker Street, La Palma, CA 90623
Ponderosa Elementary School – 2135 South Mountain View Ave. Anaheim, CA 92802
During the COVID-19 crisis, seniors are among our most vulnerable population. You can help by donating to the Anaheim Community Foundation’s Senior Assistance Fund. Your support will help provide food, supplies, and resources to senior citizens in Anaheim. Thank you for your donation.
The Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF) announced the launch of a new fund last fall thanks to seed funding made available by the Samueli Foundation followed by a request for proposals from non-profit service agencies for the newly established Anaheim Community Impact Grant (ACIG). The purpose of the fund is to bolster and enhance the efforts of the City of Anaheim by bringing additional supportive services to seven established community hubs found throughout the city.
“Thisnew grant funding opportunity is like no other funding process we’ve been involved in. The opportunity to participate in this grant funding process of identifying the highest needs of our residents and pairing these with the resources available in the community has been a true cross-collaboration effort. The Anaheim Community Services Department team is very appreciative of the Anaheim Community Foundation for bridging this relationship with the Samueli Foundation to further our mission of meeting the needs of our community.” Joe Perez, City of Anaheim Community Services Superintendent.
This is not the first investment made by the Samueli Foundation with the ACF. Last year the foundation made a commitment to Anaheim by supporting the ACF’s strategic plan by providing $200,000 in operational support; along with $25,000 in support of the Helping Hands grant program. In addition, given the proximity of the Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center, the Samueli Foundation was able to lean on its private sector resources and partner with the ACF on a shared office space concept, now called “The Hive”; home to 15 nonprofit organizations all serving the city of Anaheim.
“On behalf of the ACF Board of Directors, we thank the Samueli Foundation for being a preeminent partner in our collaborative impact,” said ACF Board Chair, Ed Munson. “Beyond financial resources, the Samueli Foundation also has brought guidance and expertise, which has deeply enriched ACF’s brand and our mission to build community through people, partnerships and pride.”
Resources and connections are just a few of the perks that come along with funding made by the Samueli Foundation. The biggest resource is their time! In May of last year, the foundation added to their team and hired Victoria Torres, Director of Community Impact, with the sole focus of serving Anaheim. A nonprofit capacity builder, and Anaheim native, Victoria quickly teamed up with John Guastaferro, Executive Director of the ACF, to see how she could further support the ACF and meet the needs of her hometown.
“There is no greater joy than being able to serve the community you grew up in. Building up The Hive and working with the nonprofits serving our schools and residents is just a piece of the puzzle. Learning about the goals of the city through the lens of the community foundation has been key to understanding how we as a funder can make a sustainable impact. That’s how the Anaheim Community Impact Grant was created,” Victoria Torres, Sameuli Foundation.
The ACF and Samueli Foundation want to thank the 34 nonprofit agencies who submitted proposals last fall. The following 11 nonprofit agencies were selected for the ACIG 2020 funding cycle, totaling $150,000 dispersed throughout, to support programming at the 7 identified community hubs.
West Anaheim Youth Center – The Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Currently the West Anaheim Youth Center receives a high volume of youth in the afternoon for after school programming and teen services. However, between the hours of 9am-2pm, the City desires to engage the growing population of seniors near the area. The Muck will begin offering weekly arts classes and programming to seniors in March and will run year-round.
Brookhurst Community Center – Pure Game and MomsOC
The intention for Brookhurst Community Center is to engage youth and families to better assist the needs that are arising in the area. Pure Game and MomsOC, will partner with the City’s S.T.A.R.S and Project Support Anaheim’s Youth (SAY) youth leadership program, to serve both existing and new families to the community center. The concept is to engage youth through the fun sport of soccer (Pure Game) and follow up with educational workshops and trainings (MomsOC) to help support moms and dads in the community.
Central Library – Child Creativity Lab
The library is excited to partner with a subject matter expert like Child Creativity Lab to enhance their S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) programming by developing new curriculum to enhance their existing S.T.E.A.M. kits. Once completed, each kit will be accessible at the library for different grade levels and has the potential to be scaled up for use by other libraries in the city.
Ponderosa Park Family Resource Center – Community Action Partnership of Orange County
CAP OC will offer their Economic Empowerment Program, “Your Money, Your Goals” (YMYG) to help empower and educate low-income individuals, families and teens to reach financial goals and improve their family stability.
Sunkist Library – The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Public Law Center & Project S.A.Y.
The Muckenthaler will expand their arts and culture programming at Sunkist Library as well, starting in March; along with various information seminars hosted by Public Law Center. In addition, through the request for proposal process, the library was also connected to the community development team at Microsoft and have plans to bring monthly trainings on computer skills and technology to senior citizens, FREE of charge! This unique and exciting program will help bridge the multi-generational gap by partnering youth from the City of Anaheim’s Project S.A.Y. Youth Leadership Program with senior citizens to educate and assist them in learning how to use new technology in their daily life. Microsoft will provide the training and Project S.A.Y. youth will earn community service hours and a stipend for their time and effort.
Miraloma Park Family Resource Center – The Priority Center & O.M.I.D Institute
The Priority Center and O.M.I.D Institute are teaming up to provide mental health and case management services to the residents surrounding the Miraloma Park FRC. The Priority Center will be providing weekly educational workshops from their School Readiness program and serve as a referral provider to O.M.I.D Institute for counseling and supportive services to clients living in and around the Park Lane neighborhood that flanks the Miraloma Park FRC.
Oak Canyon Nature Center (OCNC) – Inside the Outdoors
Did you know Anaheim has a nature center? In the far east portion of the city, tucked away in the hills of Anaheim, is a beautiful piece of land just waiting for everyone to enjoy. Inside the Outdoors aims to increase attendance at the OCNC throughout the year through their established partnerships with local schools through their subject matter expertise in providing curriculum-based educational experiences that will foster development.
All Community Hubs – Love Anaheim
In addition to the seven selected organizations, Love Anaheim was also selected as a funding recipient with the intention of providing volunteer support and coordination to all 7 community hubs. As a component of programming, each community hub is encouraged to create community service based projects and opportunities as an opportunity to give back to their community and involve external stakeholders to garner greater community support.
We look forward to the year of programming ahead! Follow the Anaheim Community Foundation, Samueli Foundation, the City of Anaheim Community Services Department and all the grantees listed above for more updates and stories of impact throughout the year.
The Anaheim Community Foundation is honored to announce our two newest board members: Rick Armendariz, Deputy Police Chief for the City of Anaheim; and Andrea Manes, longstanding Anaheim community leader. Both Rick and Andrea will bring valuable insight and action to our dynamic board of directors.