Welcome to the site for research about charitable nonprofit
organizations located in Orange County, California! The Center
was founded by and named for Harry
R. Gianneschi, Ph.D. We welcome inquiries about the Center's
groundbreaking research projects, comprehensive nonprofit
sector database, surveys about funding and charitable services,
and special projects of interest to the entire nonprofit and
We exist to support and encourage the work of Orange County's many charitable
organizations as the repository for data about the sector.
Helping nonprofits and the entire community to better understand
the work of this important sector is our primary mission.
Ongoing activities include:
- maintaining the Orange County nonprofit database,
- encouraging scholarly research of the sector,
- involving practitioners and funders in designing future research projects, and facilitating meaningful discussion of issues affecting the nonprofit sector.
The Gianneschi Summer School for Nonprofits is a week-long nonprofit management training and professional development series of classes and seminars offered each July. Click here for information.
We celebrate the life and professional accomplishments of Dr. Mary Joyce, Gianneschi Professor of Nonprofit Marketing.