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.
On October 1, the Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF) hosted its inaugural “Kicks for a Cause” Foot Golf Fundraiser & Reception at Dad Miller Golf Course. The day also featured the introduction of the foundation’s new Executive Director, John Guastaferro, CFRE.
On June 11, 2018, the ACF board was proud to pay tribute to long time board member Sarah Alevizon for her many years of service to ACF and the Anaheim community. “There is one thing that remains constant, and that is the importance of CHARITY. That is what the Anaheim Community Foundation has always represented—and still does.”
The City of Anaheim hosted its 2018 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on March 21 at The National Grove of Anaheim. Anaheim Community Foundation was among the many organizations and individuals honored.
At the 10th Annual Disney Half Marathon, the Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF) was awarded $10,000 to support Project S.A.Y. (Support Anaheim’s Youth) and Summer Yourh Scholarships. ACF has been the celebratory charity of the race since it began. Ten members of Project S.A.Y. participated in the Disneyland 5K. Project S.A.Y. is one of many free programs for Anaheim youth in middle and high school made possible through ACF.
ACF Board Chair David Bostwick along with Project S.A.Y. students accepted the check at the event.