Our Mission

Meeting the needs of Orange County’s Hispanic Youth, HEEF’s goal is to enhance educational opportunities and to improve students’ educational expectations. The fund is a resource to academically talented Hispanic/Latino youth who need to overcome financial barriers to complete a college degree.

SINCE 1993,
Over 2200 scholarships
awarded to-date totaling
over $2.7 million


The Orange County Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) serves students who live in Orange County, California. Our mission is to improve access to higher education for OC Hispanic/Latino students. HEEF offers competitive academic scholarships for OC high school and community college transfers, awards tuition grants for students at selected Santa Ana, CA Catholic grammar schools, and provides scholarships for OC college graduates to attend Law School.


HEEF is a fund of the Orange County Community Foundation, 4041 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 510, Newport Beach, CA 92660, (949) 553-4202. OCCF is a 501(C)(3) charitable organization with the federal nonprofit identification number 33-0378778.