Santa Ana Resource Network

In the early 1990's, the Santa Ana Resource Network was created through a collaboration of community-based organizations and the City in an effort to promote the benefits of networking and recognition, strategic planning, information sharing and increased collaboration. The Santa Ana Resource Network includes hundreds of community-based organizations in Santa Ana, including our 64 neighborhood associations, nearly 50 school parent groups, over 100 faith-based organizations, 25 service clubs and over 200 non-profit community-serving organizations. In addition, a variety of municipal agencies and private companies with an interest in civic engagement are involved.

Historically, Santa Ana has been a leader in community-building and collaboration. The Resource Network is guided by a Steering Committee with representatives of community-based organizations. Below are key resource areas supported by the City's Neighborhood Initiatives Program. 

Networking and Recognition - 2020 Resident Leadership Speaker Series2019 Resident Leadership Convening,  2017 Celebrate Santa Ana EventCommunity Building AwardsNeighborhood Hero Award and the Most Beautiful Yard Program

Strategic Resources - Grant Search AssistanceSocial and Demographic DataGeographic Information System Maps and Inter-Agency Teams

Information Sharing - Items of Interest EmailCommunity CalendarNeighborhood Association Resources and ToolsCom-LinkNeighborhood Link, 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.

Financial Stability Initiatives - Our community's financial stability initiatives include SparkPoint  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.