Collaborating for a Better Orange County: The Power of Community Organizations

The California Association of Nonprofit Organizations (CAN) is a statewide organization that is devoted to protecting, strengthening, and advancing nonprofit organizations in the state. CAN works to end poverty and prevent it by providing people with the resources they need when they need them. By forming strategic partnerships, CAN creates a powerful force to improve the community. GuideStar is a leader in providing comprehensive data on more than 1.5 million non-profit organizations, connecting them with donors, foundations, companies, and government agencies in a nationwide donor community. The United Way of Orange County has joined an initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) health equity grant.

This grant includes engaging and recruiting participants, as well as managing the various funding opportunities. Founded in 1983, AFP Orange County has more than 250 members dedicated to raising funds and encouraging philanthropy. Equity in OC is an initiative of the Orange County Health Care Agency that works to improve the lives of marginalized and multicultural communities in Orange County by promoting health equity, access, and well-being through a collective, responsive, and unified approach. The Alliance has been providing support to more than 400 non-profit organizations each year since 1993. This support helps them develop their skills, strengthen their bases, and improve their capacity to better serve their communities through education, human services, health care, hunger and homelessness, the arts, and more. This funding specifically seeks organizations that provide services to the American Indian and Alaska Natives community, the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community, and the transgender and gender nonconforming community. The Fieldstone Leadership Network was created to provide grants, leadership development services, and other resources to non-profit organizations working to serve people in the communities of Orange and San Diego Counties in Southern California.

They serve community organizations in more than 35 cities in Southern California with a focus on Long Beach, South Bay, and Gateway Cities. The goal of this organization is to make Orange County a safe, healthy, and satisfying place to live, work, and play for today's generation as well as future generations by providing outstanding and cost-effective regional public services. The Gianneschi Center for Nonprofit Research supports and encourages the work of charitable organizations in Orange County. Since 1924, Orange County United Way has been at the forefront of health and human care services in Orange County. Chapter members (executive directors, development directors, consultants, grant writers, fund-raising volunteers, and foundation executives) cover the full range of the Orange County nonprofit community.

The OCNPN serves new, emerging, and experienced nonprofit organization professionals in the Orange County area who seek to grow and improve their careers by experiencing what it means to be part of an effective organization. Orange County is home to many incredible community organizations that are working together to create a better future for all its residents. From providing resources for those in need to promoting health equity among marginalized communities - these organizations are making a real difference in people's lives. By collaborating with each other on initiatives such as CDC health equity grants or Fieldstone Leadership Network grants - these organizations are able to maximize their impact on the county as a whole. Through their collective efforts they are creating a brighter future for everyone living in Orange County.