Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC)

The majority, 89%, UC Irvine Winter 2017 Class’s evaluators found their $10,300 grant to Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC) to be a good decision with a good outcome because the donation was used as intended and gave children a positive outlet. However, 11% of the class felt the grant was a good decision with a bad outcome due to lack of information on how the grant directly impcted program participants. OCCTAC provides art lessons and counseling for kids with special needs and the at-risk youth of Santa Ana. The grant permitted funding for 20 scholarships for children, seven of which had special needs.