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Philanthropy & Nonprofits

 Published: February 01, 2013


Orange County United Way
18012 Mitchell Avenue South
Irvine • 949.660.7600

Orange County United Way is mobilizing the caring power of Orange County to improve lives and strengthen OUR community.  We invite you to join our movement so we can continue to invest in Orange County children, families, and individuals to meet their most basic human needs—food, shelter, and medical care—while creating pathways to self-sufficient futures through education and training. To do this, we focus on the Building Blocks for a self-sufficient life: Education, Income, and Health, so TOGETHER, we can create an Orange County where every neighborhood—from northern Brea to the heart of Santa Ana, to the shores of San Clemente, and everywhere in between—thrives and every person has a chance at a brighter future.
Orange County United Way believes that when a network of caring people UNITE to change lives, anything is possible. Prove us right—be a part of the change by joining our movement today.

Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties
700 South Tustin St.
Orange • 714.633.6373 • pposbc.org

Planned Parenthood: Helping Orange County get healthy and stay healthy. Every day, someone you know turns to Planned Parenthood.
They’re women who have lost their insurance and need a well-woman exam. They’re young adults who want to know how to prevent sexually transmitted infections. They’re mothers who have completed their families and turn to Planned Parenthood for Essure incision-free permanent birth control.
They’re your family, neighbors, and friends. And they trust Planned Parenthood to be there for them — regardless of their personal circumstances or ability to pay.
The economic downturn continues to affect the women, men and families who turn to Planned Parenthood for the tools and information they need to get healthy and stay healthy.
More than 160,000 people turned to Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties last year for preventive services like life-saving cancer screenings, well-woman exams, STD prevention and treatment, family planning counseling, prenatal care, breast health screenings, and more.
Demand for Planned Parenthood’s health services have more than doubled in the past three years. As a nonprofit organization, donor support plays a major role in Planned Parenthood’s ability to meet the ever-increasing demand for affordable, quality health care and ensure that no patient is ever turned away because of an inability to pay.
To make a gift or learn more about Planned Parenthood, please visit HealthWomenTrust.org or call 714.633.6373.

Sunwest Bank
2050 Main Street, Suite 300
Irvine • 714.730.4491 • sunwestbank.com

• Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation

Established in 1969, Sunwest Bank is a privately held community bank with assets in excess of $600 million. The bank’s solid balance sheet includes significant liquidity, resulting in an ability to lend in an environment where many banks are unable or unwilling to do so. Through sound business practices and a sensible approach to lending, Sunwest Bank continues to grow and expand their base of loyal customers who appreciate a stable, safe bank that still possesses a true community orientated spirit.
Sunwest Bank prides itself in being an active part of the communities they serve. To support and assist in this process, in 2009 the Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation was formed to foster charitable giving and support worthy charitable endeavors within the Bank’s communities as well as throughout the United States and other areas of the world in need of humanitarian and economic support.
Since inception, the Foundation has made grants that support organizations serving the homeless, abused, hungry, sick, unemployed and as part of its international program, children rescued from slavery in Ghana, Africa.
Sunwest Bank has banking offices in Tustin, Anaheim, Newport Beach, Laguna Hills, San Clemente and Encinitas, in California, in addition to three branches in Flagstaff and one in Cottonwood, Arizona. Visit www.sunwestbank.com or call 800.330.9890 to learn more.

Wells Fargo Foundation Orange County
2030 Main Street, 11th Floor
Irvine www.wellsfargo.com/about/charitable/

Giving Back is Part of Wells Fargo Culture
Wells Fargo’s Vision & Values talks a lot about philanthropy. This concept is fostered through a culture of “giving back” that encourages team member donations and volunteerism. Each team member is given 16 hours of paid time every year to volunteer at a charity of his or her choice.
In 2012 the Wells Fargo Foundation, Wells Fargo’s philanthropic arm, and team members donated over $5 million in Orange County, and they volunteered almost 14,000 hours.
Wells Fargo giving encompasses a wide variety of causes:

Human Services, $1.5 million – Last year Wells Fargo was able to help Grandma’s House of Hope with a $22,500 grant to help homeless women get back on their feet and provide lunches for homeless children.

Education, $1.3 million – Wells Fargo supports education with grants and up to $5,000 matches for team member donations to qualified educational institutions.

Housing, $400,000 – In addition to financial literacy and foreclosure prevention seminars, Wells Fargo donated $100,000 to Orange County Community Housing Corporation for down payment assistance.

AIDS Services Foundation Orange County
17982 Sky Park Circle Ste J • Irvine • 949.809.5700 • ocasf.org

AIDS Services Foundation Orange County’s mission is to prevent the spread of HIV and improve the lives of men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Orange County. Founded by a group of volunteers in 1985 because people were dying and had nowhere to turn, ASF is now the largest, most comprehensive AIDS-service organization in Orange County. ASF helps more than 1,600 men, women, children, and families living with HIV disease. Essential services include food, transportation, housing, emergency financial assistance, kids and family programs, mental health counseling, and HIV education and prevention services.

American Red Cross
601 N. Golden Circle Drive • Santa Ana • 714.481.5300 • www.redcross.org/oc

The humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross connects us to people and communities down the street, across the nation and around the world.  The common bonds of humanity and compassion unite us together in the face of emergencies and disasters, and in helping neighbors every day.
• We provide care, compassion and emergency needs when disasters strike.
• We support the military, veterans and their families.
• We train the community in lifesaving skills and disaster preparedness.
• We collect and distribute 40 percent of America’s blood supply.
• We respond to emergencies, prepare for disasters, prevent disease and promote humanitarian values worldwide.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Orange County has recently introduced a new corporate engagement program through its site-based mentoring division.  In this new and innovative program, BBBS is partnering with a local corporation to provide the infrastructure, management and curriculum for semi-monthly mentoring in the corporate office.  Employees are “matched” with Littles from a local underprivileged school. Littles are transported to the company’s offices twice a month to meet with their Big for help with schoolwork, projects, games and friendship.  If you think your company may be a good candidate for our Beyond School Walls program, please contact Melissa Beck, COO at mbeck@bigbrooc.org or 714.544.7773.

Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council
1211 East Dyer Road • Santa Ana • 714.546.8558 ext. 145 • ocbsa.org

Devon Dougherty, Chief Development Officer
The Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America (OCBSA) is one of the largest local youth-serving organizations, providing quality programs to more than 30,000 young men and women annually. These educational programs include life-skills, leadership development, personal responsibility and ethical decision-making through fun activities and adventures. Education centers include the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center, near Irvine Regional Park, which teaches participants to explore the outdoors while developing leadership skills and respect for the environment. The Newport Sea Base provides exciting aquatic learning experiences year-round. Both of these facilities are open to the community for individual, group and corporate programs.

Girls Inc.® of Orange County
150 Paularino Avenue, Suite D-290
Costa Mesa • 714.597.8600 • girlsinc-oc.org

Girls Inc.® of Orange County positively changes the lives of 4,000 girls, ages 4 1/2 to18, each year, by providing year-round holistic, compensatory, and intentional programming focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). The mission of Girls Inc. is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We put our mission into practice through the Girls Inc. experience that equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. Health, education and independence are the three main areas that surround our program curricula. Visit www.girlsinc-oc.org or more information.

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
2200 South Ritchey Street
Santa Ana • 714.434.6200 • habitatoc.org

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, headquartered in Santa Ana, CA, is dedicated to transforming lives and communities by helping families in need build and purchase or renovate their own homes. Habitat builds affordable homes that are sold to qualified low-income families for a 1% down payment, closing costs, and a long-term mortgage. Proceeds are recycled to build more Habitat homes in Orange County. Habitat for Humanity families and volunteers have built 173 homes in Orange County since 1988. For more information, please visit www.habitatoc.org.

MOMS Orange County
1128 W. Santa Ana Boulevard
Santa Ana • 714.352.3427 • momsorangecounty.org

For more than 20 years, MOMS Orange County has been helping at-risk mothers and their families have healthy babies by providing access to prenatal care, health screenings, infant development screenings, health education and referral services through monthly home visits and group classes. Mothers receive one-on-one education and support during pregnancy to help increase their chance of delivering a healthy baby. After babies are born, the focus turns to promoting their healthy growth and development so they grow up happy, healthy and ready to learn. Contact us to find out how you can help families have healthy babies.

Orange County Community Foundation
4041 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 510
Newport Beach • 949.553.4202 ext. 39 • oc-cf.org

Have you ever wondered how you can create a bigger impact with your giving? What causes and issues could best use your support? Or what solutions show the brightest promise for real change? Then the Orange County Community Foundation is the philanthropic partner for you. OCCF ensures that your giving is strategic, effective, and creates lasting impact for the causes you care about most. Since 1989, OCCF has partnered with local donors to grant more than $225 million to meet needs in Orange County, across the nation, and around the world. Learn more at OC-CF.org. Together, we can build a brighter Orange County!

Orange County Community Housing Corp.
2024 N. Broadway, 3rd Floor
Santa Ana • 714.558.8161 x 21 • occhc.org
For 35 years, OCCHC has been transitioning extremely low-income families toward greater self-sufficiency by assisting with housing and education. Our signature program, SteppingUP, allows us to transition at-risk families from homelessness and provide a stable environment conducive to learning and self-improvement. SteppingUP encourages families earning $10 an hour to the SteppingUP to improved education, job skills, health care and financial literacy through Family Mentoring and our College Awareness Program (CAP). Join us in educating tomorrow’s future today.

2130 East Fourth Street, Ste. 200
Santa Ana • 800.550.CHILD • olivecrest.org

Since 1973, Olive Crest has transformed the lives of over 60,000 abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families. We work tirelessly to meet the individual needs of kids in crisis by providing safe homes, counseling, and education for both youth and parents. Our many innovative programs reflect our conviction that strengthening the family is one of the most powerful ways to help heal children. With unwavering compassion, the Olive Crest family maintains a lifelong commitment to the youth and families we serve even after they have graduated from our programs. Learn more at www.olivecrest.org or 800.550.CHILD.

1901 E 4th Street, Suite 100 • Santa Ana • 714.953.5757 • oneoc.org

When companies and causes connect, everyone wins. OneOC accelerates nonprofit success as your partner with: 
• Volunteer Services Connects individuals, families and businesses in volunteer opportunities at local nonprofits.
• Training Services Provides educational forums enhancing nonprofit leadership, professional development and use of best practices for nonprofit and corporate leaders.
• Consulting Services Maximizes nonprofit capacity, community impact and corporate engagement.
• Business Services Extends our nonprofit status to vital community initiatives and emerging nonprofits, providing back office support including human resources, accounting, and grants management solutions.

Orangewood Children’s Foundation
1575 E. 17th St. • Santa Ana • 714.619.0200 • orangewoodfoundation.org

Since our founding in 1981, Orangewood Children’s Foundation has been committed to helping abused and neglected children not just survive but thrive. Over the years we have expanded our programs to meet the unique needs of these innocent victims. Today we focus on the areas of education, supportive services, life-stage transition and child abuse prevention. We offer current and former foster youth financial assistance, college scholarships, independent living skills workshops, transitional housing, one-on-one life coaching, and mentors. In our 32 year history we have helped thousands of children and teens find their wings and soar.  Beyond our programs, for these children Orangewood means “family,” “opportunity” and “hope.”

Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble • Irvine • 949.428.3900 • pretendcity.org

Pretend City Children’s Museum features a small, interconnected city designed to “build better brains” through purposeful play, hands-on learning experiences, role playing, and educational programming.  As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, we depend on community-based funding and guest support.  Through 17 interactive exhibits and activities guided by a highly trained staff, children learn foundational math, reading and science skills, while fostering creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and self-confidence. The museum is a unique community resource offering developmental screenings and tools for families, educators and community agencies to ensure that each child gains the experiences needed to reach their greatest potential.