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The Orfalea Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-09

At A Glance

The Orfalea Family Foundation

1283 Coast Village Cir., Ste. A

Santa Barbara, CA United States 93108-3753

Telephone: (805) 565-7550


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $25,879,567

Total giving: $435,158





Additional Contact Information

E-mail for Camille Kurreck:


Established in 2000 in CA - Natalie and Paul Orfalea have made a commitment to The Giving Pledge, an effort to invite the wealthiest individuals and families to give the majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes during their lifetime or after their death.

Purpose and Activities

Giving for the improvement of life for children and families through learning opportunities, and to support sustainable systemic change in the community, and around the world.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Montana Yellowstone Expeditions

An experiential education program for motivated youth aged 15-18 from southern CA, southwest MT and other select locations in the U.S.

The Children's Center Director's Retreat

To support quality care for children in early care centers within the foundation's network, the foundation implements an annual 3-day conference for center directors and teachers.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Communication media
  • Early childhood education
  • Education
  • Film and video
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Information and Communications
  • Performing arts
  • Philanthropy
  • Theater
  • University education
  • Youth development
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Christians
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $25,879,567 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,445,869

Total giving: $435,158

Qualifying distributions: $4,934,342

Giving activities include:

$435,158 for 30 grants (high: $195,000; low: $70)