Orange County Grantmakers (OCG) envisions an Orange County where philanthropists and nonprofits work together as partners to achieve equity for our most impacted communities.
Orange County Grantmakers advances equity by creating strategic alignment and cultivating transformational relationships and leadership among OC philanthropists and nonprofits.
Equity Framework: From Inclusion to Justice
Orange County Grantmakers recognizes that equity requires the alignment of systems and relationships to move from inclusion towards justice.
Equity Framework: Advancing equity from direct services to systems change advocacy
Strategies must be aligned to impact root causes of inequity, and there is a role for everyone.
Making systems work equitably (e.g., policies to increase the amount and accessibility of affordable housing)
Building capacity to navigate existing systems (e.g., how to navigate affordable housing programs)
Addressing immediate needs (e.g., by providing rental assistance or legal representation)
Root Causes of Inequity
Increasing impact from individual to community
OC Grantmakers makes the following commitments to advance equity
OCG will apply these commitments to strategic planning and ongoing programing decisions. OCG will work with philanthropists to consider how they might apply these commitments within their own varied spheres of influence, including personal and institutional.
Orange County Grantmakers invites philanthropists to join us on our journey to create a more equitable Orange County through:
8 Equity Goals
Create Power Sharing Spaces with the Nonprofit Community
Align OCG Affiliate Groups Around The OCG Equity Commitments
Serve as a Hub for Funders to Connect to Organizations doing Equity Work
Target Outreach for Capacity Building and Training to Undeserved Geographies and Demographics
Advance Equity Internally and Externally by Integrating a Focus on Equity, Justice and Systematic Racism Into all our Programming
Promote Best Practices
Engage with Native Nations
Develop a Sustainable Leadership Pipeline for Bipoc Foundation Leaders and Staff