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The Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) has granted $146,000 to 30 local nonprofit organizations dedicated to the enrichment of arts and culture programs and arts education. Several San Clemente nonprofits received funding, including the Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area, Casa Romantica, San Clemente Community Theatre and Surfing Heritage Foundation.

Funding will support programming, venue repairs to performing arts venues, education and workshops, youth scholarships and music camps.

“In partnership with our generous donors, we are proud to support these organizations as they foster a diverse array of arts and cultural programs in Orange County,” said Shelley Hoss, president, OCCF. “From performing arts and music to historic cultural landmarks, these programs are enriching the lives of our youth and strengthening our entire community.”

Grants are awarded from The San Clemente History, Arts & Culture Fund, The Robert J. & Doreen D. Marshall Fund for Dramatic Arts and Classical Music, and The Jane Deming Fund.

Founded in 1989, the OCCF works with donors, strengthens the local nonprofit sector and works to find solutions to community needs. Since its inception, OCCF has awarded nearly $600 million in grants and scholarships and ranks in the top 2 percent in grant-making activity among more than 780 U.S. community foundations. For more information, visit or call 949.553.4202.

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