Anne Olin, CEO of The Olin Group

Anne Olin founded The Olin Group in 2002 to support the business and development efforts of the nonprofit sector in Orange County and increasingly across Southern California.

Since that time, she and her growing team have raised more than $15 million in private, corporate and public grants for their clients and provided capacity building support to nonprofit organizations through five distinct service lines: evaluation; grants and planning; foundation and grants management; strategic initiatives; and marketing and branding.

In her role as CEO, Olin works to foster collaboration between the public, private and philanthropic sectors to secure institutional funding for community-based organizations, to foster and incubate regional initiatives and to support the planning needs of nonprofit leadership.

In addition to providing direct services to myriad clients throughout the region, Olin also serves in a leadership capacity on behalf of the Nicholas Endowment, Charitable Ventures of Orange County, the Orange County Funders Roundtable and the Orange County Shared Spaces Foundation. The latter established the first multitenant nonprofit center in Orange County. Finally, Olin serves on the Los Angeles Advisory Board of the Nonprofit Finance Fund and SafeShot Technologies.

Olin holds an master’s degree from Claremont Graduate University in American history with an emphasis in immigration policy and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha national societies.

An undergraduate alumnus of UC Irvine, Olin periodically teaches community development through grant writing to graduate students in the university’s Department of Planning, Policy and Design.

Olin lives in Irvine with her husband and son, her favorite nonprofit projects.


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