Orangewood Foundation is proud to be chosen as the 2023 Nonprofit of the Year for the 34th Senate District by California State Senator Umberg! Thank you for supporting Orangewood and our youth.Learn more
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Getting your license is a rite of passage into adulthood. For Blanca, that chance wouldn’t have been possible without Orangewood’s help.Learn More >
Our auxiliary, 44 Women for Orangewood, provide the Foundation and the youth we serve with invaluable support.Learn More >
Samueli Academy is our free public charter high school for foster and community youth. Visit the website to learn more about what makes our school so great!Learn More >
If I didn't have Orangewood Foundation in my life, signing up for school would be so difficult. I wouldn't even know where to start."
My favorite thing about Samueli Academy is the teachers. They're supportive and helpful in every way. I'm going to miss them when I graduate.”
Receiving the scholarship was a testament that people believed in me when I didn't believe in myself."
The hot meals and food at Orangewood Foundation were the gateway. But the relationship I've created with the staff is where the real magic happens. They gave me the emotional support I needed."
Orangewood welcomed me with open arms and they've always been supportive and helpful. They aren't afraid to push me in the right direction and I'm grateful."
I was a shy and self-conscious kid. Orangewood staff guided and encouraged me. They pushed me to believe in myself.”
I used to feel unworthy of love or care. Mo and Lisa in the Orangewood Resource Center (ORC) changed that for me. Orangewood Foundation is my home, and the staff are my family. This program literally changed my life. I have no words to explain how grateful I am.”