Orangevale-Fair Oaks Community Foundation

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$34,140 raised by 95 donors

85% complete

$40,000 Goal

The Orangevale-Fair Oaks Community Foundation exists to create opportunities to give and serve in Orangevale and Fair Oaks, creating a community where everyone can flourish. We have five major programs that we support in order to reach our mission. The Orangevale-Fair Oaks Food Bank is one of our programs that serves over 30,000 people in need with healthy food distributions four days a week. The Food Bank Farm is a one-acre farm that harvests over 14,500 lbs. of fresh, organically grown vegetables each year. This produce is mainly distributed to those in need through our Food Bank distributions and is also available as a seasonal subscription box. Fair Oaks and Orangevale HART is a homeless outreach program that strives to encourage those experiencing homelessness to take the next best step through a weekly shower program, meal distributions and through the use of a navigator that is able to assist them with legal needs. Big Day of Service is an annual organized day of service where over 800 people come together to complete 50 or more service projects throughout Orangevale and Fair Oaks. The Orangevale Teen Council is a group of 40+ active teen council members who plan and host safe and fun family friendly events, events for their peers, as well as service projects that benefit teens in need such as Teens Helping Teens Supply Closets at our local high schools. Additionally, we have many smaller compassion projects that create volunteer and donor opportunities as well as serving practical needs in our community. We believe the concept of "neighbors helping neighbors" creates a path toward a more flourishing community.

Giving Activity

Mission

Our mission is to inspire generosity, foster volunteerism, make meaningful connections, and invest together in the well-being of Orangevale and Fair Oaks. Our vision is to help everyone in our community flourish.

Needs

Orangevale-Fair Oaks Food Bank: A donation of $100 will provide groceries for a family of 4 for one month through the Food Banks purchasing options.

Food Bank Farm: A donation of $10 will “Grow A Row” providing 1 full row of fresh organic veggies for our Food Bank Farm to continue to grow healthy food for local families in need.

HART: A donation of $100 toward The HART Gap Fund helps to prevent a family from losing their housing due to a small rent shortage, it may also help to provide assistance toward a deposit shortfall for housing, and it may also cover a utility shortage to prevent large reinstatement fees and deposits.

Treat Our Teachers: A donation of $100 will reserve one spot for a local teacher to be a part of our Treat Our Teachers program where they will receive free lunch and much-needed school and classroom supplies.

Equity Statement

We are committed to fostering an environment where equality is championed, inclusion is valued, and diversity is celebrated. We recognize that diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences enrich our workplace and enhance our ability to innovate collaborate and serve our community.

Diversity: We believe that diversity encompasses more than just visible differences. It includes differences in thought, background, culture, identity, ability and experience. We are dedicated to cultivating a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve and embraces the unique strengths each individual brings to our organization.

Equity: We are dedicated to creating a fair and inclusive environment, where every member of our team has equal opportunities for growth, advancement, and success. We strive to identify and dismantle barriers to injustices and promote fairness in all aspects of our operations from hiring and promotion to compensation and professional development.

Inclusion: We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where all employees feel valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their best work. We actively seek out and amplify all voices, encourage open dialogue and collaboration, and promote empathy and understanding across differences. We believe that true inclusion requires ongoing effort, education, and dialogue, and we are dedicated to continuously improving our practices to ensure that everyone feels welcomed and supported.

Through our commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion we aim to create a workplace where all individuals can thrive, contribute to their fullest potential, and make a positive impact on our organization and the community we serve.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Orangevale-Fair Oaks Community Foundation

Year Established

2015

Tax id (EIN)

47-3548647

Mission Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Operating Budget

$250,001-$500,000

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Funding: Program

Demographics Served

Low-income individuals/families, General population, Homeless/Underhoused/Unhoused

Local Counties Served

Sacramento

Address

PO Box 2963
Orangevale, CA 95662

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US

Fair Oaks, CA, US

Orangevale, CA, US

Phone

916 238 8868

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