Orange County's OneOC—a resource center for the county's nonprofits—and Costa Mesa-based Working Wardrobes for a New Start have each received $25,000 from the Walmart Foundation and its California State Giving Program.
The grants are part of $918,000 that the foundation has given to 33 nonprofits in its second round of grants this year.
“We consider it our responsibility to make a positive impact in the communities we serve," said Kimberly Sentovich, senior vice President of Walmart's Pacific division. “The California nonprofit organizations awarded these grants are making a profound difference each and every day.”
OneOC, which got its start in Newport Beach and is now based in Santa Ana, has grown to be one of the nation's volunteer centers.
To date, the Walmart Foundation’s California State Giving Program has awarded a total of $2.2 million in grants to California nonprofits, according to the foundation.
To be considered for a Walmart Foundation Grant or Walmart State Giving Council grant, prospective organizations must submit applications through the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program’s online grant application. Applicants must have a current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in order to meet the program’s minimum eligibility criteria. The State Giving Program has two application cycles per year.
Other California organizations that received grants include:
- AltaMed Health Services (Los Angeles) for $38,000
- Arts for All Inc. (Fresno) for $25,000
- Casa Familiar Inc. (San Ysidro) for $25,000
- Children’s Fund, Inc. (San Bernardino) for $25,000
- Community Resources Council, Inc. (Roseville) for $25,000
- Del Norte Senior Center (Crescent City) for $25,000
- Dress for Success San Francisco (San Francisco) for $75,000
- EJ Jackson Foundation (Los Angeles) for $10,000
- Family Health Centers of San Diego (San Diego) for $25,000
- Family Services of the Desert (Desert Hot Springs) for $25,000
- Fresno First Steps Home (Fresno) for $40,000
- Homeboy Industries (Los Angeles) for $75,000
- L.A.’s Best (Los Angeles) for $20,000
- La Casa de San Gabriel Community Center (San Gabriel) for $15,000
- Midnight Mission (Los Angeles) for $15,000
- New Economics for Women (San Fernando Valley) for $5,000
- Para Los Niños (Los Angeles) for $10,000
- Project Angel Food (Los Angeles) for $10,000
- River City Food Bank (Sacramento) for $25,000
- San Diego Hunger Coalition (San Diego) for $25,000
- San Joaquin College of Law (Clovis) for $25,000
- San Jose Public Library Foundation (San Jose) for $50,000
- Silicon Valley Education Foundation (San Jose) for $100,000
- Special Needs Network (Los Angeles) for $10,000
- The ARC of San Diego (San Diego) for $25,000
- The Salvation Army, Southern California Division (Long Beach) for $25,000
- Union Rescue Mission (Los Angeles) for $15,000
- Voices for Children (San Diego) for $25,000
- WayUp Sacramento (Sacramento) for $25,000
- West Angeles Community Development Corporation (Los Angeles) for $25,000
- YMCA of East Los Angeles (Los Angeles) for $5,000