How To Give

View our Year-End Giving Guide

To make a gift using your Charitable Gift Account (Donor Advised Fund) at your brokerage firm by recommending grants online, on the phone, by fax or by mail, follow the easy steps below:

As a Charitable Gift Account (aka Donor Advised Fund) Holder, you can make grant recommendations to the charitable accounts at your brokerage firm.
Recommendations are generally processed within a few business days, and those made online are generally processed immediately.
There are no restrictions on the maximum number of grants that can be recommended in any given time period, and the minimum requirement is at least one grant every seven years.

Customize Grants
Recognize. Your grant recommendation can be “acknowledged” to you, another person, or to the name you gave to the Giving Account, such as The Smith Family Fund.
Designate. You can recommend that the grant be used to support the Orange Catholic Foundation and direct your gift to the For Christ Forever Capital Campaign, a parish, school or Catholic charitable organization.
Schedule. Your grant recommendation can be set up as an ongoing remittance or “scheduled grant.” You can choose from the following frequencies: monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and annually.
Repeat. Once you’ve recommended a grant to the Orange Catholic Foundation, you can easily recommend a “re-grant” anytime online, with one easy click.

For more information, please contact the Orange Catholic Foundation at 714-282-3021 or

A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift and you may be eligible for a charitable tax deduction. Cash gifts can be made to a variety of priorities listed below. For all gifts other than the Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA) and For Christ Forever (FCF) Capital Campaign, please complete the OCF Gift Form and mail to the Orange Catholic Foundation address. For PSA or FCF gifts, please click on the appropriate links provided below.

Orange Catholic Foundation
13280 Chapman Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Checks payable to: Orange Catholic Foundation

If you wish to pay by credit card, please select which area you would like to donate to:
For Christ Forever
Marian Alliance

The Orange Catholic Foundation (OCF) welcomes requests from Corporations and Foundations interested in collaborating with OCF to fulfill their community involvement objectives. If interested, please contact the Orange Catholic Foundation at 714-282-3021 or
For donation of vehicles or other tangible assets, please contact Yolanda Wright at 714-282-3134 or
A convenient way to make a gift to the Orange Catholic Foundation (OCF) is through an Electronic Fund Transfer directly to OCF from a checking or savings account on a one-time or recurring basis. If you would like to set up automatic payments or electronic funds transfer (EFT), please contact the Orange Catholic Foundation at 714-282-3134 or at
The Orange Catholic Foundation (OCF) presents many ways to support the Catholic causes you care about most. Through your generosity parishes thrive, Catholic school tuition remains affordable, seminarians receive crucial financial assistance, and Diocesan ministries provide services that would otherwise not be possible.
We invite you to explore our lists of funds to discover how you can make a difference in our Diocese of Orange by supporting one of our existing funds or establishing your own fund at the Orange Catholic Foundation.
Please click here for more information and to see a list of existing funds.

On December 18, 2015 President Obama signed into law legislation that extends the special IRA rollover incentive for gifts completed in 2016 and future years.

• The law makes the IRA charitable rollover permanent.
• The law makes the IRA charitable rollover retroactive to December 31, 2015. Charitable distributions transferred directly from your IRA to the Orange Catholic Foundation at any point during 2016 will qualify as a rollover gift. These gifts (up to the $100,000 limit per person) are both tax-exempt and can be used to meet your required minimum distribution.

IRA Charitable Rollover Details. The basic rules for IRA Charitable Rollovers remain the same. A donor age 70 1/2 or older can transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA to a qualified charity, such as the Orange Catholic Foundation, each year. A married couple who are both 70 1/2 or older at time of the transfer can each transfer $100,000 from their IRA’s for a total of $200,000.
• Your IRA administrator may take several weeks to process your request for a transfer of your distribution to the Orange Catholic Foundation. Please consult with your IRA plan administrator for instructions and deadlines.
• Distributions from your IRA that are made out to you personally and not to the Orange Catholic Foundation will not count as an IRA Charitable Rollover.

As stated before, an IRA Charitable Rollover is a tax-exempt distribution from the IRA. The amount transferred can be used to meet your required minimum distribution.
Click here to view and download IRA Charitable Rollover Instructions and Form
Please visit our Planned Giving webpage for more details.

If you have any questions, email or call (714) 282-3134.

Ways You Can Benefit From an IRA Rollover This Year!

Requests to match or even double gifts are accepted. Opportunities are available to match gifts made by other donors, businesses or your employer.

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For more information on matching gifts, please contact the Orange Catholic Foundation at 714-282-3134 or at

Planned gifts are gifts made from assets and require more planning and counsel than most other gifts. Planned gifts may provide a family with immediate income, income to charity over time or delay a gift for lifetime or other period of years while a family retains income and/or access to the assets used to fund the gift. Because of the current or future charitable benefits, there are tax benefits and consequences that may need to be considered.

Please click here for more information about planned giving or our Light of Christ Legacy Society. You can also contact us at 714-282-3021 or

Pledges can be made for the Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA) and the Christ Cathedral Capital Campaign. Please visit our PSA webpage or our Christ Cathedral Capital Campaign webpage for more information and to make a pledge.
Gifts of real property such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or ranch or commercial property and tangible property such as works of art, jewelry, collections and other personal property may be given to the Foundation subject to the approval of our Gift Acceptance Committee. Please click here for more information or contact us at
A gift of your securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy way to make a gift. By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets. For more information on giving a gift through securities, please click here.
Stock Donation Form