The Foundation has awarded grants to Jewish charitable organizations serving Orange County since 1991. Through these grants, the Foundation has helped to fund programming for children and teens, young adults, groups supporting individuals with special needs, women and seniors – all in our local community.

The JCFOC General Grants Committee, made up of lay leaders, reviews the applications and awards grants to match the donors’ vision on an annual basis. These grants are publicly announced and become the most visible sign of our donors’ impact here in Orange County and around the world.


Through a generous legacy gift from Albert and Rhoda Yvette Weissman, the Community Foundation established the Albert Weissman & Rhoda Yvette Weissman Endowment Fund in 2017.  As part of this fund and in honoring their wishes, the Weissman Arts Grants Program was formed. This grants program provides financial support to arts and arts-related programming in Jewish Orange County made possible through a joint grants program of Jewish Community Foundation Orange County and Jewish Federation of Orange County.

This grants program is conducted annually and is open to applications from Jewish non-profit organizations in Orange County. The grant applications are reviewed by the lay leaders comprising the Weissman Arts Grants Committee and Task Force.

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