September 20, 2021. Aliso Viejo, California. Octane, Southern California’s leading accelerator announced today its Fall 2021 cohort of the five non-profits that will participate in Octane’s Non-Profit Accelerator. The Non-Profit Accelerator provides non-profits with the tools they need, adapted from Octane’s award-winning LaunchPad Accelerator, to expand their impact in the community that serves in the STEAM fields. Octane’s Non-Profit Accelerator is made possible by a generous grant from the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation.
Linda DiMario, Director of Community Engagement at Octane says “Every cohort of non-profit organizations we work with are impressive in their community impact. This cohort is no exception. This group of non-profits reflect Octane’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, STEAM development and tackling our climate and environmental challenges – all essential, quality of life live/work experiences. “
Congratulations to our Fall 2021 Cohort:
Crystal Cove Conservancy- Crystal Cove Conservancy is the nonprofit public benefit partner to Crystal Cove State Park on the traditional and unceded lands of the Acjachemen and Tongva Tribal Nations, providing education programs to cultivate our planet’s next generation of environmental stewards.
Great Opportunities- Great Opportunities, a non-profit organization recognized by the U.S. Congress, focuses on youth living in Orange County's low-income/high-density neighborhoods. Great Opportunities offers Learn to Swim classes, as well as Beach, Bike, and Ecology Programs.
Kids at Science Foundation- Teachers and science advocates have united to form the Kids at Science Foundation, a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization dedicated to working with schools, districts, and the community to collaboratively promote, support, and enhance hands-on, research-based science education for children.
Seed Consulting Group- Seed Consulting Group is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides pro bono and low bono consulting to organizations shaping a more sustainable environment. Since 2014, Seed's 500+ volunteers have provided over 100 nonprofits with pro-bono support across 140 projects in California. It is our mission to amplify the impact of organizations tackling our greatest environmental challenges while empowering the next generation of environmentally conscious leaders.
Voice of OC- Offering daily civic coverage of the OC life experience and connecting residents to quality of life agencies like health care, social services, water, and infrastructure through nonpartisan and essential journalism.
To learn more about Octane’s Non-Profit Accelerator, please visit: https://octaneoc.org/non-profit-accelerator/