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Honoring Chuck Malley

The Anaheim Community Foundation honors longtime ACF board member and partner, Chuck Malley, who passed away on February 6, 2022.

Chuck is a past ACF board member and Finance Chair, and he continued on to be our tax advisory professional for many years. He was passionate about helping people and was a generous donor over the years.

We invite you to make a gift to ACF in memory of Chuck Malley. Your gift will have a triple impact by supporting ACF’s programs. its mission, and its future through the ACF endowment. 

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Thank you!

2021 Impact Report

Each day at the Anaheim Community Foundation, we are driven to enrich the lives of Anaheim residents. We can’t do this work alone. We extend our thanks to our generous donors, volunteers, collaborative partners, and board of directors.

In our 2021 Impact Report, we share highlights of our impact, recognize our donors, and share stories of our community funds in action.

On behalf of everyone at your Anaheim Community Foundation, thank you for helping your fellow neighbors and supporting causes important to you.

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ImpACT Anaheim

Help Us Help Youth

From the recent pandemic to ongoing social and mental health barriers, youth are facing greater challenges than ever before. YOU can help turn barriers into bridges by donating to ImpACT Anaheim, a giving day dedicated to helping underserved Anaheim youth and teens.


We invite you to be a matching gift donor for our upcoming ImpACT Anaheim Giving Day on July 27, 2022.

As a matching gift donor, not only will you be making a significant difference, you will inspire others to give as well. Every gift to ACF will have a triple impact: 1) help youth directly through our youth-focused programs; 2) advance ACF’s operations and collaborative efforts related to youth and teens; 3) impact future generations of youth through ACF’s endowment.

In recognition for your matching gift, ACF will spotlight you or your organization through various promotion efforts leading up to our giving day on July 27, 2022.


  • We will mention/tag you on ACF social media channels at least two times leading up to the event on July 27
  • We will acknowledge your gift on our ACF e-newsletter in July


  • We will mention/tag you on ACF social media channels at least three times leading up to the event on July 27
  • We will acknowledge your gift on our ACF e-newsletter in July
  • We will include a description and link of your organization in our promotion

$5,000 or more

  • We will spotlight your logo at least four times prior to event on July 27
  • We will acknowledge your gift on our ACF e-newsletter in July and August
  • We will include a description and link of your organization in our promotion
  • We invite you to provide a 30-60 second video to post on ACF social media

Spring & Summer Youth Scholarships


ACF is proud to offer youth scholarships to help low-income Anaheim families participate in Anaheim enrichment programs.

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, qualifying youth are able to participate in the variety of recreational opportunities offered through the Community Services Department including gymnastics, sports, art, and music classes.

Through this program, youth ages 17 and under can apply for scholarships ($50-$100 per child) to participate in the City of Anaheim’s Community Services classes and programs.


ACF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION for Spring/Summer 2022 (Word)


ACF Insights & Impact

On September 29, ACF hosted a virtual “Insights & Impact” event to share highlights from its community assessment efforts this past year. Thanks to our Event Sponsor, Disneyland Resort and Evaluation Sponsor, Samueli Foundation.

The event led with a video celebrating a year of community impact.

ACF Executive Director, John Guastaferro and ACF Board Chair, Kim Chips shared an overview of its community impact, and results of surveys with community organizations, clients/individuals, and stakeholder focus groups.

ACF also shared results from its Rapid Response & Recovery Grant Program. Thanks to $4 million from the City of Anaheim, ACF partnered with 76 nonprofit organizations to provide over 3.4 million meals, 22,000 support and consulting services, and numerous other vital services.

Beyond pandemic efforts, ACF shared data from its comprehensive assessment surveys with 100 community organizations and over 2,000 clients receiving services. 

You can read through the highlights in the slide deck here.

What are some of the key takeaways?  

  1. We learned that community-based organizations in Anaheim were incredibly nimble and agile in adapting their service models to meet the new challenges presented by the pandemic, to address what their clients needed the most at that point in time;
  2. We saw collaborations across sectors and organizations like we had never seen before in Anaheim—and it was highly effective.  In fact, one of the positive things that came out of this very trying time was finding a way for us all to work better together for the well-being of our community;
  3. Community-based organizations would not have been able to do all the good they were able to do during this timeframe without additional sources of funding, from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors;
  4. There is a real concern about what will happen when these additional sources of funding go away.  Organizations are worried that they may have to scale back the services they have been providing to their clients, despite the ongoing need.

What’s next?

Moving forward, it will be crucial that we ALL continue to collaborate – not in response to crisis – but in a proactive intentional way. To foster continued dialogue and cross-sector collaboration throughout Anaheim, ACF will be announcing Action Planning Groups in the coming months. We look forward to your involvement.

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ACF Partners with OCCF for “ImpACT Anaheim” Giving Day

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 For more information about Orange County Community Foundation Collaborative Giving Days, please visit

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

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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2020 Impact Report

This past year has been anything but ordinary. In the light of crisis and disconnectedness, the Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF) has served as a beacon of hope for thousands. From pandemic relief to numerous community initiatives, 2020 has been a year of response, recovery and resilience.

We can’t do this alone. Thanks to the support of our generous donors, volunteers, supporters, and residents, ACF continues to put its mission into action to build community through people, partnerships, and pride.

We are pleased to release our 2020 Impact Report. Read more about how your support, and the support of all of our partners, has been the driving force of our progress in 2020.

Pandemic Relief

Since the rise of the pandemic in March 2020, the Anaheim Community Foundation has provided philanthropic outreach thanks to generous funding for $4 million from the City of Anaheim.

ACF launched a Rapid Response Grant program in April 2020, followed by several grant cycle focused on recovery and emerging needs. In total, ACF awarded grants to 76 nonprofit organizations working on the frontlines to help kids, families, seniors, and others struggling amid the pandemic. ACF also supported the work of Anaheim’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) through our ACF Community Emergency Assistance Fund.

Together, we have provided over 1.2 million meals, over 93,000 food and grocery boxes, and numerous other supplies and resources to people of every age and background. Our focus has been on initial response for the most critical needs, followed by expanded services to address emerging needs.


  • Grab-n-go meals
  • Food pantries
  • Groceries
Household supplies
  • Hygiene kits
  • Transportation
  • Motel vouchers


  • Continued food distribution
  • PPE safety gear
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Mental health / counseling
  • Distance learning
  • Micro-neighborhood programs

We continue to share stories of response, recovery, and resilience through our ACF social medial channels. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see these stories in action.

ACF Awards Recovery Grants to 57 Grantees

November 25, 2020 – Thanks to funding from the City of Anaheim, the Anaheim Community Foundation announces its latest round of grants to 57 nonprofit organizations to aid in pandemic recovery efforts.

These grants will propel efforts started in April 2020 when ACF launched its Response & Recovery Grant Program. To date, ACF has administered over $3.75 million in grants to 76 total organizations, and supported the work of Anaheim’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) through ACF’s Emergency Assistance Fund.

The latest round of Recovery Grants launched with a call for proposals Oct. 8 through Oct. 21. Out of 81 submitted proposals, 57 were selected for funding, which includes 11 new organizations. Grants totaling $970,700 are focused in the following areas:

  • Food insecurity (including meals, grocery boxes, grocery vouchers)
  • Support services (including counseling, information/referrals, distance learning and/or after-school support, mentoring, job training)
  • Safety and security (including personal protective equipment, hygiene supplies, cleaning supplies, motel vouchers, gas/transportation)

Recovery Grantees (November 2020)

2-1-1 Orange CountyBuild capacity to manage the intake of calls, texts, and emails from callers in need in Anaheim during this pandemic.$25,000
Access Anaheim – Carbon Creek ShoresSecure PPE, cleaning supplies and gift cards for needy residents at Carbon Creek Shores.$5,320
Access California ServicesDelivery of the services as well as grocery store vouchers for eligible Anaheim residents.$10,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp.Distribute PPE, including masks, and travel-size hand sanitizers to the low-income patients of AltaMed’s Anaheim clinic site.$10,000
Alzheimer’s Orange CountyProvide Anaheim seniors with sanitizer, bottles, gloves, masks and other PPE supplies.$10,000
Anaheim Family YMCAFood and meal distribution to residents in Anaheim neighborhoods in Anaheim.$60,000
Anaheim Union High School DistrictProvide Anaheim families with safety and hygiene items, including baby supplies, PPE, cleaning supplies, bus passes, grocery gift cards, clothing, meals, headphones, and school supplies.$50,000
Assistance League of AnaheimSupport Anaheim students in need of headsets and microphones.$5,000
Boys and Girls ClubsSupport for food distribution and distance learning.$50,000
Bracken’s KitchenSupport delivery, access, and preparation of food resources in Anaheim.$20,000
Breast Cancer AngelsProvide assistance to Anaheim women and men with breast cancer breast cancer experiencing barriers during the pandemic.$10,000
Caterina’s ClubSupport access, delivery, and preparation of meals to needy kids and families.$22,500
Chef Martin Guerrero FoundationPrepare and distribute meals, nutrition and cooking classes, and relief aid events for low-income Anaheim families.$10,000
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)Provide provide timely COVID-19 information and resources to low-income Anaheim families and students.$5,000
Community Action Partnership of Orange CountyPurchase and distribute food boxes and grocery vouchers to families at Anaheim Indepencia Family Resource Center who are struggling with getting enough to eat because of the economic crisis brought on by the pandemic.$25,000
Community Health Initiative of Orange County (CHIOC)Provide information and resources to help residents with healthcare and social service benefits and referrals to food distribution, employment assistance, and other resources.$5,000
Delivering With Dignity – MoonridgeWork with restaurant partners and volunteer drivers to provide meals to the most vulnerable in Anaheim.$5,000
Eli Home, Inc.  – ESCRI East Street Community Renewal InitiativeFamily counseling, food, clothing, and household supply bags for families in need.$20,000
Families ForwardFood and safety net services to at-risk, food insecure Anaheim families.$10,000
Food FindersSupport the purchase of crucial food items, fruits and vegetables, to deliver as food boxes to those in need in Anaheim.$5,000
Give for a Smile“Promotoras” to provide assistance to low and middle-income families dealing with crisis and seeking support service programs.$5,000
Giving Children HopeProvide food, basic needs items, and parental support to vulnerable families in Anaheim.$10,000
Grace Social and Medical ServicesAddress food insecurity, workforce navigation, and social services for Anaheim families.$20,000
Higher Ground Youth & Family ServicesAfter school program support; and PPE youth, families, staff, and volunteers.$30,000
Hospitality Training AcademyMeals for the families of hospitality and food service workers who live and work in Anaheim.$35,000
Illumination FoundationConnect clients in family emergency shelters, micro-communities, and site apartments to resources for food, utilities, PPE, and household items.$15,000
Innovative Housing Opportunities, Inc.Provide critical resources such as groceries, PPE, gas and transportation assistance to low-income seniors .$15,000
Jamboree Housing CorporationSupport safety, food distribution, and support services at three affordable housing communities.$10,000
Love Anaheim – JMh – Anaheim Foundation Inc.Volunteers, leaders, and staff to provide physical and emotional support, grocery/food gift cards, hygiene kits, and personal visits/calls.$45,000
Lutheran Social Services of Southern CaliforniaHelp vulnerable households in Anaheim with food boxes, hygiene items, gloves, masks, PPE, cleaning supplies, transportation vouchers, access to essential services, and financial assistance.$20,000
Meals on Wheels OCMeal preparation, delivery, and outreach to the Anaheim senior population.$60,000
Mercy House Living CentersAssist formerly homeless residents and those with limited incomes and Coronavirus-related job losses through Mercy House’s support programs.$15,000
Miracles for KidsSupport Miracles for Kids’ Wellness Program, which focuses on the emotional impact that childhood illness has on children affected by disease and the family unit as a whole.$10,000
MOMS Orange CountyProvide financial assistance to new moms for necessities including food, baby supplies, household goods, cleaning supplies, and hygiene items.$5,000
Muzeo Museum and Cultural CenterSupport isolated seniors during the pandemic through virtual art, self-expression, and connection with others.$5,000
Orange County Conservation CorpsSupport youth actively engaged in training, employment, and educational programs, and projects to benefit the community.$20,000
Pirchei ShoshanimFood procurement, preparation and delivery to Anaheim residents in need.$5,000
Project AccessHelp isolated families with food, distance learning, referrals and application help for rental assistance programs, and volunteer-led wellness checks.$10,000
Project Hope AllianceHelp motel families with case management and basic needs, including groceries, hygiene, school supplies, clothing, gift cards.$15,000
Radiant Health CentersHealth and nutrition services and meals tailored to those experience health challenges.$5,000
Renewable FarmsFresh produce for seniors and low-income families.$5,000
Salvation Army Orange CountyProvide safety through electrostatic sprayers as part of the Red Shield Distance Learning Program.$13,000
Santa Ana College FoundationProvide low-income Anaheim-based students with support for textbooks, basic necessities, and groceries.$10,000
Saviors Road (dba Charity on Wheels)Help those struggling with homelessness with access to showers, transportation, meals and groceries, and other support.$5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, Inc.Food for 60 distribution sites in Anaheim$60,000
Seneca Family of AgenciesTherapeutic support for youth during the pandemic through guided animal intervention therapy.$5,000
Sight and Sketches Project – OneOCFamily care packages with hygiene products, PPE, cleaning and disinfecting supplies, and bilingual resources to free local mental health clinics, free clinics, and free after-school resources.$12,880
Southern California Hospice FoundationGrocery gift cards to homebound hospice patients and their families in the Anaheim Area so that they can purchase meat and produce.$10,000
Special Service for Groups, Inc.PPE, hygiene kits, grocery gift cards, and case management support.$5,000
StandUp for Kids, Orange CountyHelp at risk youth and families with food, financial support, mentoring and tutoring.$25,000
Sudanese American AssociationGroceries and meal distribution.$5,000
United Across Borders FoundationSupport food distribution in needy Anaheim neighborhoods.$10,000
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Orange County Inc.Support child patient safety by providing PPE to caregivers, child development specialists, and pediatric therapists.$5,000
Vietnamese Community Actions for Resources & EmpowermentProvide fresh meal for Anaheim residents, many of whom are elderly, unemployed, isolated, and experiencing poverty during the pandemic.$5,000
Vineyard Christian Fellowship (Vineyard Anaheim)Food pantries, food packages, and senior delivery across Anaheim.$60,000
Voice of RefugeesFood support, family counseling, and job training.$12,000
Women’s Transitional Living CenterSupport services and counseling for domestic violence survivors.$5,000
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