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On Jan. 19, Irvine Co., led by chairman and owner Donald Bren, presented Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) with a $2 million check as part of its Excellence in Education Enrichment Fund. This contribution, part of a 20-year, $45 million funding commitment by Irvine Co., enables IUSD to maintain the highest level of arts, music and science education in times of constrained local and state budgets, and invest in new educational platforms and technologies.


Calmoseptine Inc., a Huntington Beach-based maker of ointments and other skin products, has reached a milestone: $1 million donated to the American Red Cross.


Blind Children’s Learning Center (BCLC), together with Johnson & Johnson Vision, hosted an interactive, employee-organized virtual event in support of the children and families BCLC serves on Oct. 26. The event took part in at-home activities designed by an Orientation & Mobility Specialist and Teacher of the Visually Impaired at BCLC. Attendees had the opportunity to blindfold themselves before attempting tasks that may prove difficult for people with limited or no vision, including placing a fitted sheet, pouring a drink and navigating a staircase.


Anaheim-based Credit Union of Southern California (CU SoCal) is donating $150,000 to more than 50 Southern California businesses and their employees, as well as two nonprofit organizations as part of its “Merry Givemas” event, held Dec. 18.

Dancing, Singing to New Beat

Performing Arts School Resumes In-Person Classes, Offers Community Outreach

Artful efforts

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From Peace Corps to Nonprofit Leader

HOUSING: Families Forward serves 40,000

Coming home

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Chance Theater’s Voice is Heard

Anaheim Arts Spot Launches New Campaign

Last year, the Chance Theater in Anaheim hosted a production of the award-winning musical Ragtime.

YMCA Helps with Family, School Support

Child Care, Distance Learning for Employers

As school resumes, the majority of Orange County’s children will be starting via a distance and/or hybrid learning program.

Meet Five that Have Met The Coronavirus Challenge

Homeless-Focused Groups Continue to Serve

COVID-19 has caused turmoil in virtually every aspect of society and brought to the forefront the social imbalances that nonprofits have been fighting for years. As the corona-virus crisis stretches into its sixth month, Orange County nonprofits and the people they serve are in the battle of their lives, as hunger and the risk of homelessness grow to levels never seen before.

FarmBox to Table

Produce Collaboration Raises Funds, Combats Food Insecurity

You open the box and the first thing you notice is the range of colors before you—rich greens, bright yellow, cheerful orange, deep purple, all interspersed with specs of soft white.

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