NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 700 philanthropists, business and community leaders convened at Orange County Community Foundation's (OCCF) 2015 Annual Meeting, held Nov. 18 at Hotel Irvine.
OCCF President Shelley Hoss announced that the Foundation awarded $59 million in grants and scholarships to hundreds of nonprofit organizations and deserving students during its fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, bringing total grant and scholarship awards over the Foundation's 25-year history to $360 million.
With total assets now exceeding $247 million, OCCF ranks in the top 10 percent in asset size and is the nation's 12th most-active grantmaker among more than 750 U.S. community foundations.
"Our 25th anniversary was not a time to look back, but to take bold new strides in our work to ensure that Orange County is a place where every member of our community has the opportunity to thrive. Building on the accomplishments of the past 25 years in partnership with our donors and nonprofit partners, we believe the best is yet to come."
Attendees learned more about OCCF leadership initiatives, including its first annual iheartoc Giving Day, growth of its Orange County Veterans Initiative and expansion of its ACT Anaheim collaborative. Additionally, OCCF announced it will hold the second annual iheartoc Giving Day on April 27-28, 2016.
Social entrepreneur Jessica Jackley, cofounder of the microlending website Kiva, joined OCCF as a guest speaker and delivered an inspiring talk about how the power of one can influence many to drive change in our world.
2015 Annual Meeting Partners
OCCF thanks donors and Orange County-based businesses for sponsoring the 2015 Annual Meeting.
Center for Living Peace
Crevier Family Foundation
Jay and Kelly Jacobs
Richard and Katrina Kalvoda
Warren and Susan Lortie
Bill and Pat Podlich
Richard & Elizabeth Steele Fund
Rimrock Capital Management, LLC
The Thompson Family Foundation
Anaheim Ducks & Honda Center
Block Family Foundation
Eric and Connie Boden
Draper Family Foundation
University of California, Irvine
Kent J. and Carol L. Wilken Fund
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 $360 million in grants and scholarships and ranks among the top 10 percent in asset size among more than 750 U.S. community foundations. For more information, visit oc-cf.org or call 949-553-4202. Be a part of our conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
View OCCF's 2015 annual report at oc-cf.org/2015annualreport.
SOURCE Orange County Community Foundation