Supporting Children and Families of Orange County

Bristol & Bates Children's Foundation is a compassionate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Children and Families of Orange County. Bristol & Bates Children's Foundation aims to ignite hope, foster resilience, and empower the potential within every child. Committed to the well-being and future of the youngest members of Orange County, we strive to create a world where every child has the opportunity to thrive. We envision a future where barriers to education, healthcare, and overall well-being are dismantled, allowing children to grow in an environment that nurtures their innate curiosity and potential. Through strategic partnerships, innovative programs, and unwavering dedication, we aim to uplift the lives of children facing adversity, ensuring that each child is given the support and resources necessary to reach their full potential.

What We Do

Advocates for Children

We are dedicated to making a positive and lasting impact on the lives of children in our community. Our team of educators and community partners work tirelessly to ensure that every child, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We are not just a nonprofit; we serve as a beacon of hope for children, fostering their growth and empowering them to create a brighter future. Our mission is to be a catalyst for change, ensuring that all children have the opportunities and support they need to succeed.

Support for Parents & Families

Bristol & Bates is committed to strengthening families in Orange County. We recognize that strong families are the bedrock of a vibrant society, and we're dedicated to providing essential resources and support to help them thrive. From parenting workshops to housing assistance, and community-building programs, we work hand in hand with families to overcome challenges and create more stable, nurturing environments. Our goal is to help every family prosper, and we're here to make that vision a reality, one family at a time.

Community Events & Outreach

Our commitment to community extends beyond conventional philanthropy. We strive to create spaces where individuals can connect, share, and thrive. By organizing local events that cater to diverse interests and needs, we aim to foster a sense of belonging and collective well-being. From workshops for children to cultural celebrations, our events serve as catalysts for positive change, promoting inclusivity and enhancing the social fabric of the neighborhoods we serve.

Combating Hunger

We work to eradicate hunger and cultivate a future where every child and family has access to nutritious food, fostering health and well-being. Committed to the fight against hunger, we believe that no child should go to bed hungry, and no family should face the anguish of food insecurity. Through innovative programs, strategic partnerships, and community engagement, we aim to break the cycle of hunger and poverty, providing children and families with the nourishment they need to thrive.

Supporters and Partners

Facts and Numbers

Unhoused in OC

5,700+ 5,718 people are without a home in Orange County (source)

Families in need of food

300,000+ Number of Orange County families receiving food benefits (source)

Poverty in Orange County

13.1% Percent of Orange County residents living in poverty (source)

Veteran Population in OC

130,000+ OC has the 4th largest veteran population in California (source)