Grant Recipient Luncheon ~ June 2018

Since its inception DARTS has distributed over $2 MILLION to Orange County non-profit organizations that help and empower women and children to achieve their potential as responsible contributing members of our community. Funds are available through an annual grant application process. Organizations may apply for funds for a specific project or a general grant, but definitive goals and anticipated outcomes are essential.


*Must be a non-profit organization
*Emphasis is upon helping women, children and families
*Must serve local communities in Orange County

DARTS does not provide support for funding operating budgets, capital campaigns or individuals.

Most grants range from $5,000 to $25,000. The current Grant Summary and 2019-20 Grant Application are posted to the DARTS website each year on December 1. Applications are due February 15, at which time the application window closes. Recipients are announced in May and grants are distributed in June.

Questions? Please contact Madeline Hayward at

Grant Recipient Luncheon ~ June 2018

DARTS 2018-2019 Grants Recipients

Breast Cancer Solutions
Breast Cancer Solutions provides financial support, community resource navigation, and emotional support to financially disadvantaged breast cancer patients.

Casa Youth Shelter
Casa Youth Shelter’s Residential Shelter Care Program provides shelter, counseling, case management, and educational services to at-risk, runaway and homeless youth.

The Environmental Nature Center
The Environmental Nature Center’s Traveling Naturalist Program brings hands-on environmental education to elementary school children in primarily low-income school districts to help with students’ critical thinking skills and inspire curiosity.

Families Forward
Families Forward offers a Community Counseling Program focused on strength-based mental health services for low-income youth and their families.

The Fristers Life Coach Program helps low income teen parents build healthy and stable lives and families through classes and workshops, mentoring, case management, and the support of a caring community.

Healthy Smiles
Healthy Smiles provides Smile Mobiles for a school-based Oral Health Prevention Program for children in disadvantaged Title 1 schools. Includes screening, cleaning, fluoride varnish, and sealant

llumination Foundation
Illumination Foundation’s Children’s Resource Centers provides comprehensive education, enrichment, and supportive services to homeless or at- risk of homelessness children.

Spin provides financial assistance for housing for female-headed households in crisis and support services which address barriers to achieving self-sufficiency.  SPIN is also the housing partner with the Melinda Hoag Smith Center associated with Hoag Hospital.

Taller San Jose/Hope Builders
Taller San Jose/Hope Builders “Health Care Training Program” prepares disadvantaged, unemployed young women for careers as medical assistants and, ultimately, increases their life and economic stability.

Waymakers provides a comprehensive short-term residential services to homeless, runaway, and at-risk youthhelping those experiencing conflict or crisis make their way to a place of strength and stability.

WHW provides the unemployed and the underemployed with the skills and resources they need to get and keep a good job. The Employment Success Program provides comprehensive employment supportive services which include employment workshops, digital literacy programs, job placement, employment retention support, transportation and professional apparel services.

WTLC Women’s Transitional Living Center
The WTLC offers comprehensive services including immediate shelter and longer-term support to all survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.

The Decorative Arts Society is also pleased to have provided a one-time monetary gift in 2018 to Laurel House, Pretend City and Thomas House.

Grant Recipient Luncheon ~ June 2018

Past Grant Recipients Include:

(click on name to learn more)

American Red Cross

Blind Children’s Learning Center 

Casa Teresa

Caterina’s Club

Down Syndrome Association of Orange County

Laura’s House

Laurel House

Mariposa Women and Family Center

Project Hope Alliance

Providence Speech and Hearing Center

Serving People in Need (SPIN)

Taller San Jose Hope Builders

Women Helping Women

Women’s Transitional Living Center, Inc.

Youth Employment Services

Grant Recipient Luncheon ~ June 2018

Grant Summary 2018-2019