Category: coronavirus

ACF Announces Rapid Response Grant Program

Each day, we are seeing amazing stories of our nonprofit community rising to provide critical services to youth, families, and seniors during the coronavirus crisis. 

As part of $2 million in funding approved by Anaheim’s City Council, the Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF) will propel the vital efforts of our nonprofit partners to help those who need it most in our community.

ACF has designed a Rapid Response Grant Application Program to provide immediate financial support to nonprofits that are working on the frontlines providing meals and other vital necessities to our community.

Grant Criteria

  • Funding to support 501c3 nonprofit organizations serving at-risk or vulnerable populations and who present a clear case of direct impact to Anaheim. This includes providing local access to food, meals, basic necessities, and other materials or services to overcome barriers due to the pandemic. 
  • Nonprofits seeking funding must be able to demonstrate their capacity to serve Anaheim’s most at-risk communities, including school-aged children, youth, and families; seniors; households living under the poverty line; and others who have difficulties accessing necessities.
  • Funding will be provided to help nonprofit organizations accommodate increasing community needs as a result of such occurrences as school closures, program cancellations, etc.
  • Grant amounts will range from $10,000 to $250,000
  • Proposals must be quantified with a submitted budget
  • Nonprofits providing immediate assistance to residents, including food, meals, and other vital necessities, will be prioritized
  • Grantees will be asked to provide impact reports to ACF

$1.4 million will be utilized for the grant program. Awards will be given through April or as funding remains. Grants will be reviewed on a weekly basis. Nonprofits are encourage to submit requests by April 14, 2020. The grant program will be administered by Anaheim Community Foundation, in coordination with the city of Anaheim. 

Online Grant Application 


Here are other resources for nonprofit organizations:

  • The OC Community Resilience Fund has been established as a collaborative response to strengthen and support community-based organizations who serve vulnerable communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here.
  • Sempra Energy Foundation has announced a $1 million hardship fund for small to medium nonprofits. You can learn more here.

Donate to Help Anaheim During the COVID-19 Crisis

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the ACF Community Emergency Assistance Fund will help provide support to vulnerable communities in Anaheim.

Your donation will provide food, supplies, and other critical services to residents through Anaheim’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Thank you for you support!

Working Together

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Anaheim Community Foundation is mobilizing resources and partnerships to help Anaheim residents. Below is information of helpful resources and ways you can give back.

DONATE TO HELP ANAHEIM DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the ACF Community Emergency Assistance Fund will help provide support to vulnerable communities in Anaheim. Your donation will provide food, supplies, and other critical services to residents through the Anaheim Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and nonprofit partners on the front lines.

SENIOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

ACF has a Senior Emergency Assistance Fund for online donations to support one of our most vulnerable populations. Your support will help provide food, supplies, and resources to senior citizens in Anaheim. Thank you for your donation.

CITY UPDATES ON COVID-19

The city of Anaheim is closely watching the coronavirus outbreak, global and national events, federal Centers for Disease Control, Orange County Health Care Agency, and our local health authority. For up-to-date information, visit: www.anaheim.net/Coronavirus

ORANGE COUNTY RESILIENCE FUND

To help nonprofits, the OC Community Resilience Fund has been set up to rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. To learn more about the OC Community Resilience Fund, visit https://charitableventuresoc.org/resiliencefund/

NASEF OFFERS FREE ESPORTS TO STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

The North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) has launched free daily “Community Club” sessions for students. The interactive online gatherings will provide fun activities, online socialization with friends, development of game skills, and insights into the careers in the esports industry. Students and families can participate in “Community Club” streams Monday – Friday at NASEF’s Twitch Channel. All streams will be monitored by UCI vetted professionals with experience working with teenage youth. The schedule of activities and other details can be found at esportsfed.org/learning/community-club.

FREE “GRAB n’ GO” MEALS FOR CHILDREN UNDER 18

ANAHEIM FAMILY YMCA

The Anaheim Family YMCA has set up six distribution points for grab-and-go meals for families with children under 18; and activity packets for kids. Monday-Friday from 11am-12:30pm.

  • Anaheim Family YMCA 240 S. Euclid St., Anaheim, CA 92802 
  • Franklin Elementary 521 W Water St, Anaheim, CA 92805 
  • Henry Elementary 1123 W Romneya Dr, Anaheim, CA 92801 
  • Juarez Elementary 841 Sunkist St, Anaheim, CA 92806 
  • Revere Elementary 140 W Guinida Ln, Anaheim, CA 92805 
  • Stoddard Elementary 1841 9th St, Anaheim, CA 92802 
  • Lincoln Elementary 1413 E Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92805

ANAHEIM SCHOOLS

Anaheim Union High School District and Anaheim Elementary School are also distributing meals for children daily 11am-noon. 

  • Katella High School – 2200 E Wagner Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806
  • Anaheim High School – 811 W Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805
  • Sycamore Junior High School – 1801 E Sycamore St, Anaheim, CA 92805
  • Loara High School – 1765 W Cerritos Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804
  • Brookhurst Junior High School – 601 N Brookhurst St, Anaheim, CA 92801
  • Western High School – 501 S. Western Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804
  • Kennedy High School – 8281 Walker Street, La Palma, CA 90623
  • Ponderosa Elementary School – 2135 South Mountain View Ave. Anaheim, CA 92802

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER ANAHEIM-CYPRESS

  • Tuesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 26
  • 1260 North Riviera, Anaheim 92801
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