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Volume 6, Issue 75  | September 17, 2021

Orange County Community Foundation to host “Love Is” Giving Day

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF), based in Newport Beach, will host “Love Is,” a Giving Day to support healthy teen relationships in Orange County. Held during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, “Love Is” is the first Giving Day of 2019 and the latest in a series of Collaborative Giving Days launched by OCCF last year to boost the capacity of nonprofits through collective giving. The seven Giving Days held throughout 2018 raised a total of $1.4 million to benefit local organizations. 

 “Love Is” will be a 24-hour online effort to raise critical funds for seven nonprofits, including Orange County Women’s Health Project, Human Options, Waymakers, LGBT Center OC, Women’s Transitional Living Center (WTLC), Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties, Inc. and Laura’s House.

Orange County Community Foundation two teens

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“The ‘Love Is’ Giving Day will deliver crucial support to our local nonprofits empowering teens to show respect and engage in healthy relationships,” said Shelley Hoss, OCCF President. “We are proud to fuel this positive impact and help break cycles of abuse by encouraging collaboration as a powerful change-making tool.”

Orange County Community Foundation first challenged Orange County residents to “give where their heart lives” during the inaugural i©oc Giving Day in 2015, raising more than $1.8 million through gifts to 347 participating nonprofits in just 30 hours. Orange County Community Foundation nearly doubled those results in 2016 during the second annual i©oc Giving Day, receiving contributions totaling $3.2 million for 418 participating nonprofits. In 2017, OCCF re-envisioned i©oc as an expanded opportunity for nonprofits to connect with one another in support of their shared missions.

To give online during the “Love Is” Giving Day and for more information, visit

Founded in 1989, the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) works with donors, strengthens the local nonprofit sector and works to find solutions to community needs. Since its inception, OCCF has awarded $560 million in grants and scholarships and ranks in the top two percent in grantmaking activity among more than 780 U.S. community foundations.

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