At Orange County Grantmakers, we are committed to supporting an inclusive and equitable Orange County where all people, no matter their race, ethnicity, or religious preference, feel welcome and safe. We denounce all forms of hate and violence that run counter to these ideals.
While the brutal terrorist attacks on Israel and the ongoing violence in the Middle East may seem distant from our daily work, we are acutely aware that its repercussions have a direct and profound impact on many members of our community. We know that in times of crisis, people look for ways to help. We encourage you to take this time to connect with your family, friends and colleagues.
As a connector within the philanthropic community, we believe it is important to provide a space to share information, resources, and support. Below are a number of responses from the local and national philanthropic community, as well as other helpful resources.
National Philanthropic Responses
- Center for Disaster Philanthropy: https://disasterphilanthropy.org/disasters/palestinian-israeli-humanitarian-crisis/
- Council of Philanthropy: https://cof.org/news/philanthropys-response-israel-hamas-war-2023
Local Responses from OCG Members (to be updated as information becomes available)
- Samueli Foundation: https://www.samueli.org/a-message-from-henry-susan-samueli/
- Jewish Federation of Orange County: https://www.jewishorangecounty.org/
- Orange County Community Foundation: https://www.oc-cf.org/humanitarian-efforts-in-israel-and-gaza/
Resources from report Groundswell to report all forms of hate and violence
- Go to https://hatehurtsusall.org/en/home_en/#report-a-crime to report via an on online form or to report via email
- Call 2-1-1 and press #6 to report via phone
- Text OCHATEACTIVITY to 898211 to report via text
- Contact your local law enforcement agency/police department