Founding Board Chairman General William Lyon passed away on Friday, May 22nd. He was a tremendous advocate for foster youth in Orange County and will be sorely missed. Our condolences to Willa Dean and the entire Lyon family.Learn more
44 Women for Orangewood invites you to the 16th Annual Scholarship Luncheon virtual experience that includes a gourmet meal sent to your door with a special gift.Learn more
May is Foster Care Awareness Month. Take part and help us spread the word! Orangewood Foundation works every day to prepare foster and community youth to reach their greatest potential.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 >
The Orangewood Foundation “My Orangewood” program is a great way to celebrate or mark an occasion and support our youth at the same time.Learn More >
Our auxiliaries, 44 Women for Children and PALS, 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.”