Peter & Ginny Ueberroth Family Foundation

OVERVIEW: The Peter & Ginny Ueberroth Family Foundation supports youth, education, health and human services in Orange County, California.

FUNDING AREAS: Youth, education, health, human services

IP TAKE: This is a good funder to know for a broad range of local, community-based projects that promote social change in Orange County.

PROFILE: Established in 1984, the Peter & Ginny Ueberroth Family Foundation is a funder based in Southern California. Peter Ueberroth is the former Major League Baseball commissioner and was also a former chairman of the United States Olympic Committee. The funder aims to “support organizations who make a positive impact in our communities.” Grantmaking funds youth, education, health and human services.

This foundation funds local causes broadly and often supports programs that help families get back on their feet and educational opportunities for low-income students. Other top interests are providing basic needs services such as food, shelter and healthcare for people in need. As a general rule, this funder provides both core operating support and capital campaign support. However, the funder does not provide support for individual scholarships, deficits, debts or religious institutions.

Foundation grants are often between $10,000 and $100,000. View a list of past grantees by year and program area on the funder’s website. A majority of the Ueberroth Family Foundation’s grantmaking takes place in Orange County, California. However, the funder also supports outside communities where directors live.

Ueberroth accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry from grantseekers. These letters should be submitted a month prior to the grant deadlines of March 1 and September 1. The foundation then notifies applicants if they are invited to submit a full proposal. Direct general questions to the staff at info@ueberroth.org.

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