To help you on your mission or project we’ve put together this list of nonprofit and community resources, research websites and Orange County community data information.
Orange County Community Data
Cost Study of Homelessness Report
We partnered with Jamboree, and the University of California, Irvine, with the support of the Association of California Cities – Orange County (ACC-OC), 2-1-1 of Orange County, and the Hospital Association of Southern California to create a collaborative study on the cost of homelessness in the county.
2017 Orange County Community Indicators Report
Since 1999, the Orange County Community Indicators Project has annually produced reports measuring the overall quality of life in Orange County by tracking key indicators of economic, social, and environmental well-being.
Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost Measure in California 2018
Struggling to Stay Afloat is United Ways of California’s new statewide report on financial challenges for working families. It measures the real costs of living in California’s communities and increases awareness and understanding of the hardships families face in meeting actual costs of living.
Big Data Base
A comprehensive, keyword and field searchable database with detailed information and profiles on foundations, corporate donors, matching gift programs, in kind donations and government grant makers.
Board Café is the electronic newsletter exclusively for members of nonprofit boards of directors. Short enough to read over a cup of coffee, Board Café offers a menu of ideas, information, opinion, news, and resources to help board members give and get the most out of board service.
California Association of Nonprofits
Provides resources to help promote, strengthen and advance the influence, professionalism, accountability and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations. Offer conferences, management, fundraising and technical support resources.
Executive Coaches of Orange County
Executive Coaches of Orange County (ECOC) is a nonprofit that provides one-on-one coaching to nonprofit leaders at no charge. The 25+ coaches have been helping busy managers set specific goals and solve difficult issues in a confidential setting for over 10 years.
Executive Director Forum
Each Executive Director Forum is comprised of 10 to 12 executive directors facilitated by two ECOC coaches who are experienced nonprofit management consultants. The monthly meetings use a proven process to guide the group to practical solutions for issues brought to the table by each participant.
The Foundation Center is the nation’s leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grant makers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust.
A comprehensive, keyword and field searchable database with detailed information and profiles on foundations, corporate donors, matching gift programs, in-kind donations and government grant makers.
The Grantsmanship Center provides training workshops of varying intensities for nonprofit and government agency staff to learn comprehensive and applicable skills needed to benefit local communities. Through their Grantsmanship Training Program, grant-seekers create, critique, and evaluate proposal components as well as study funding sources to prepare a complete proposal.
Membership-based service that provides grant proposal alerts, complete list of Funder profiles, grant research tools, as well as proposal writing tools and many other resources for nonprofit administration.
GroundWork Group Orange County
GroundWork Group’s mission is to strengthen the impact of nonprofit organizations by enhancing their ability to manage their business operations and achieve their missions through sustainable and affordable information management, education and technology solutions.
Offers “Grant Explorer”, a comprehensive source of grant information available online. It has information on funding and programs for more than 34,000 US foundations and 680,000 grants.
World’s largest searchable database of charitable donations.
Access to various nonprofit resources including targeted foundation lists and free or low cost trainings for nonprofit capacity building.
Orange County’s Healthier Together
Orange County’s Healthier Together is a community-wide initiative that aligns public and private resources within the public health system to improve health for all communities in Orange County. This initiative is led by the Health Improvement Partnership (HIP).
For technology assistance specifically for non-profit organizations. Contains articles, message boards, and free tools and resources lists.
The Olin Group
The Olin Group is dedicated to raising the standard of business practice among nonprofits and to fostering collaboration and resource sharing throughout the nonprofit community. Services include program and fund development, strategic planning, and foundation and grants management.
Information on government grant opportunities.
Other Orange County Funders
The following foundations and corporations provide grant support to Orange County nonprofits based on their organization’s giving strategies and policies. Please check their specific guidelines of eligibility:
Bank of America
Change A Life Foundation
Children and Families Commission
Edwards Lifesciences Fund
Irvine Health Foundation
Orange County Community Foundation
Pacific Life Foundation
Sisters of St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation
St. Joseph Health System
The Allergan Foundation
The Boeing Company
The California Endowment
Wells Fargo Foundation
Working Together On Our Shared Goals
For more information about United Way’s FACE 2024 grant making process, grants for nonprofits, community grants, education, income, health and housing grants please contact us via email to learn more