Decorative Arts Society Grants

Decorative Arts Society Grant Recipients Luncheon 2019

Since its inception, Decorative Arts Society 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

Decorative Arts Society does not provide support for funding operating budgets, capital campaigns or individuals.

Most grants range from $5,000 to $25,000 and the current Grant Summary is posted to the Decorative Arts Society website.

The Grant Application is posted on the website each year on December 1st and is due no later than 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

2019-2020 Grant Recipients Luncheon at the Pacific Club


Decorative Arts 2019-2020 Grant Recipients


Blind Children’s Learning Center

This Orange County based education center is dedicated to ensuring optimal development of blind and visually impaired infants and toddlers. Our Grant will provide funds for early intervention services to children and mothers via their Bright Visions Early Childhood Center designed for affected children ages 6 months to 7 years.


Boys Hope Girls Hope

Our grant will support this Orange County based academic scholarship and boarding home for children in need for their College Road Program, a college prep and completion curriculum for children considered homeless by the California Department of Education.


Families Forward

With support from the Decorative Arts Society, Families Forward offers a Community Counseling Program. The program focuses on strength based mental health services for low- income youth and their families in crisis.



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.


Intervention Center for Early Childhood

The grant from Decorative Arts Society will support their Ounce of Prevention Program which ensures that children birth – 5 years of age, regardless of their ability to pay, are provided access
to developmental assessments, targeted early intervention and therapeutic services
for optimal developmental and health outcomes.


Mariposa Women and Family Center

The Decorative Arts Society Grant will support the Mariposa counseling program which seeks to stabilize the lives of low-income women and families through therapeutic mental health interventions around issues such as substance abuse, domestic violence, anxiety, sex trafficking and life skills.


Project Hope Alliance

The Decorative Arts Society Grant will support their “Family Stability Program” which moves working poor families directly out of homelessness into safe and permanent homes and equips them with the support and resources needed to become self-sufficient including education, social and emotional support and access to opportunity.


Project Scientist

Project Scientist educates, coaches and advocates for Girls and young women with a passion and interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and Math). Support from Decorative Arts Society will allow low-income OC girls at El Solo Science and Arts Academy in Santa Ana to attend at a 6-week summer STEM academy at Concordia University and 4 STEM expeditions throughout the school year.


Providence Speech and Hearing

Servicing some of the most vulnerable and in-need in our community, the Decorative Arts Society grant will provide life-changing impact and quality of life improvement for low-income hearing-impaired children and their families with hearing aids, education and support.


The Autism Community in Action (T.A.C.A.)

The Decorative Arts Society Grant will help support their Autism Education and Support Program which educates, empowers, and provides access to resources and gives hope to underserved children and families in our community affected by autism.


Thomas House

The Thomas House Family Shelter provides a safe, supportive environment and the resources necessary for homeless families with children in Orange County to remain together while empowering them to become independent and self-sufficient. Our 2019 funding covers all transitional shelter and supportive service expenses to empower 2-4 homeless families with children who reside in two (of their 24) shelter apartments over twelve months.



Waymakers provides comprehensive short-term residential services to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth helping those experiencing conflict or crisis make their way to a place of strength and stability. The Decorative Arts Society Grant will support their Youth Shelter Program mental health services.



Past Grant Recipients Include:

(click on name to learn more)
American Red Cross
Blind Children’s Learning Center 
Breast Cancer Solutions
Casa Youth Shelter
Casa Teresa
Caterina’s Club
Down Syndrome Association of Orange County
The Environmental Nature Center
Families Forward
Healthy Smiles
lllumination Foundation
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

click below for more information on the Grant Summary:
Grant Summary 2019-2020