OC Community Resilience Fund
The OC Community Resilience Fund, which reached more than $3M in contributions within two weeks of launching, is a coordinated philanthropic effort to support nonprofit organizations working to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Orange County residents. The Fund allows the region’s foundations and donors to focus resources, share infrastructure, reduce duplicative efforts, support innovative responses, and maximize impact in areas of greatest need.
The Fund awarded grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to local nonprofits that support our county’s most vulnerable residents, including veterans, low-income seniors, households under the poverty line, children of all ages and their families, and individuals who are homeless, disabled or underinsured.
This brief report captures what we learned from the nonprofits who submitted the first round of applications, and represents a first glimpse of the impact of COVID-19 on the Orange County nonprofit sector.