Longtime Anaheim Community Foundation board member, Irv Pickler, passed away this week at age 98.
His service to Anaheim and our country is truly inspiring. He was a parent, husband, World War II veteran, Anaheim city council member, community volunteer, and so many other things to so many people.
In 2015, the ACF board of directors unanimously named Irv Pickler “Board Member Emeritus.” Irv Pickler’s lifelong efforts to make Anaheim a great place to live, learn, work, and play will never be forgotten.
The Pickler family asks that donations in honor of Irv Pickler go to the Anaheim Community Foundation. Please visit our donation page and type in “Irv Picker” in the PayPal donation form: anaheimcf.org/donate
The Anaheim Community Foundation recently provided 37 grants to community-based organizations through its annual Helping Hands grant program.
Jersey Mike’s is launching its first store to Anaheim at 111 E Katella Ave. As part of its grand opening celebration, Jersey Mike’s giving back by proudly supporting the Anaheim Community Foundation.
For anyone redeeming a coupon (see below) July 31 – August 11, Jersey Mike’s will donate $2.00 to the Anaheim Community Foundation’s Youth Program Scholarship Fund. This will help families who need it most to participate in enriching Anaheim-based youth programs.
Download and print the exclusive fundraiser coupons below:
The Anaheim Community Foundation, in partnership with the Samueli Foundation, is helping to build the capacity of nonprofits serving Anaheim. In the summer of 2019, “The Hive: Where Nonprofits Thrive” will be a shared space for community-based organizations to utilize for workstations, offices, conference rooms, meeting space for staff trainings, and many other amenities.
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For 35 years, the Anaheim Community Foundation has embraced the power of volunteerism and giving back to enrich the lives of Anaheim residents. On March 13, hundreds of volunteers were recognized at the 2019 Anaheim Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, held at the City National Grove.
KTLA’s Henry DiCarlo emceed the event, while the Anaheim Ballet brought the theme “Volunteers are Anaheim’s Royalty” to life through a captivating dance performance.
ACF was proud to be recognized among the many deserving individuals and organizations. From everyone at ACF, we offer sincere thanks to all of our Anaheim volunteers and generous events sponsors.
The Anaheim Community Foundation is happy to announce our 2019 HELPING HANDS grant program. Through Helping Hands, community-based organizations are invited to apply for funding to strengthen their impact with youth, residents and the community.
The announcement letter and application can be found here.
Applications are due by April 10, 2019.
Gerald Solomon, a mainstay as Executive Director of the Samueli Foundation since 2008, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Anaheim Community Foundation.
“We are delighted to have Gerald join our Board as we continue our outreach into the community,” said Board Chairman Ed Munson. “His wealth of experience in the years he has served as President and CEO of a number of nationally recognized organizations is well noted. His work with the Samueli Foundation in the areas of STEM education, community health, youth development and empowerment mirrors what the ACF is striving to do.”
A big thank you to Disneyland Resort for awarding this $5,000 VoluntEARS donation to benefit the youth of Project S.A.Y. (Support Anaheim’s Youth). (Pictured from left to right: Stephen Faessel, Larry Pasco, Ed Munson, John Guastaferro, Kimberly Chips, Bruce Solari, Orin Abrams, Priscilla Martinez, Steve Sain)
Project S.A.Y. (Support Anaheim’s Youth) engages junior high and high school-age youth in constructive activities that help them develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for their successful futures. The program uses a combination of outreach, academic support, and individualized guidance. Community-building activities are developed and implemented by over 850 teens in the program.
On November 2, teens from Project S.A.Y. (Support Anaheim’s Youth) took part in one of their largest community events to raise money and awareness for their program. The event was Dia de los Muertos: A Night of Community & Culture! Hundreds of families enjoyed the mariachi band, arts and crafts, altars, vendors, food, and student-led performances. Anaheim Community Foundation was proud to help celebrate with these amazing youth.