St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund Publications
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SJCPF is committed to the three stages of disaster relief – relief, recovery, and resilience. In February 2020, SJCPF convened with leaders from philanthropic, Community Based Organizations, and local government in Santa Rosa to discuss the findings of a six month assessment carried out in partnership with Charitable Ventures, and to discuss next steps in the region’s recovery, resilience, and preparedness for the future.
COVID-19 in Orange County: An Impact Assessment of the Pandemic on the Region’s Communities and Nonprofits
The Orange County Community Resilience Fund (OCCRF), a partnership between St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund, the Orange County Community Foundation, Charitable Ventures, and OC Grantmakers, was launched to respond to the immediate and lasting impacts of COVID-19 in Orange County. By June, OCCRF had distributed $4.3M to 164 organizations. In addition to the direct support, OCCRF commissioned a broader impact evaluation to look at many data sources – including grant applications, surveys, interviews, economic data, news stories, reports from other organizations, and other resources – to capture the impact of the pandemic on our communities and nonprofits. Read the full report and executive summary here.
Read here, a blog article from Health Affairs about the Community Partnership Fund Intersections Initiative. With its partner, the Prevention Institute, SJCPF brings together cohorts from the communities served by the Providence St. Joseph Health System hospitals to advance health equity by addressing the community conditions that shape health outcomes. The partners have been working for several years to identify challenges and opportunities for hospitals and their partners to address the upstream causes of community-level health problems.
The OC Community Resilience Fund, which reached more than $3M in contributions within two weeks of launching, is a coordinated philanthropic effort to support nonprofit organizations working to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Orange County residents. The Fund allows the region’s foundations and donors to focus resources, share infrastructure, reduce duplicative efforts, support innovative responses, and maximize impact in areas of greatest need.
The Fund awarded grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to local nonprofits that support our county’s most vulnerable residents, including veterans, low-income seniors, households under the poverty line, children of all ages and their families, and individuals who are homeless, disabled or underinsured.
This brief report captures what we learned from the nonprofits who submitted the first round of applications, and represents a first glimpse of the impact of COVID-19 on the Orange County nonprofit sector.
The St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund believes that in order to bring about real and lasting positive impact, we must have a more complete understanding of the various needs that exist in our community. We partnered with PolicyLink and the USC Dornsife Program for Environmental and Regional Equity to provide a resource for our leaders and community partners who are working in collaboration to develop a comprehensive, equitable, and long-term strategy to address the root causes of such disparities.