Resource Network

There are hundreds of community-based organizations in Santa Ana. They include our 64 neighborhood associations, nearly 50 parent groups at schools, over 100 faith-based organizations, 25 service clubs and over 200 non-profit social service agencies not to mention the municipal agencies and private companies with an interest in civic engagement.

The Community Development Resource Network was developed through a collaboration of community-based organizations and Santa Ana's Community Development Agency in an effort to demonstrate the benefits of networking and recognition, strategic planning, information sharing and increased collaboration.

Our Resource Network is guided by a Steering Committee with representatives of area community-based organizations. Refer to the attached functional organization chart and overview of our program.

Networking and Recognition - Celebrate Santa Ana Event, Community Building Awards, Neighborhood Hero Award and the Most Beautiful Yard Program

Strategic Resources - Grant Search Assistance, Social and Demographic Data, Geographic Information System Maps and Inter-Agency Teams

Information Sharing - Items of Interest e-mail, Community Calendar, Neighborhood Association Resources and Tools, Com-Link, Neighborhood Links, and Special Notices, Newsletters and Event Flyers

Encouraging Collaboration - Grant for Blocks Program, Social Capital and Community Building Programs, Job Match and Health and Fitness Initiatives

Faith Based Roundtable - Santa Ana has hundreds of faith-based organizations. Each year, the Roundtable hosts the "Days of Good Deeds", which brings volunteers from area congregations together to assist families with modest incomes. For additional information, please contact Rebuilding Together at (714) 667-8174.

Financial Stability Initiatives - Our community's financial stability initiatives include Bank on Santa Ana and improving access to the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by local families. For more information, please call Orange County United Way at (949) 263.6127.