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.