Many nonprofits and other worthy agencies and organizations are either based in or serve Laguna Beach. Village Laguna interacts with many of these groups on various community, political, environmental, and social efforts.

ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS and RESOURCES

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

  • California Department of Parks and Recreation  
  • California State Parks Foundation
  • Friends of Harbors, Beaches, and Parks
    A county-wide non-profit umbrella group educating and inspiring the residents of Orange County, ensuring the protection and restoration of our natural lands and leading a coalition of conservation and community groups to this end.
  • The Laguna Bluebelt Coalition
    The Laguna Bluebelt Coalition brings together organizations and individuals with a common goal of protecting and restoring marine life, conserving biological diversity and maintaining healthy, sustainable marine habitats for all plant, fish and animal species.
  • Laguna Canyon Conservancy
  • Laguna Canyon Foundation
    Dedicated to preserving, protecting, enhancing and promoting the South Coast Wilderness – a network of open space that includes Laguna Coast Wilderness Park & Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA..
  • Laguna Greenbelt
    A grassroots organization founded in 1968, the purpose of The Laguna Greenbelt is to preserve and protect the environment in and around Laguna Beach and Orange County.
  • Laguna Ocean Foundation
    “We strive to optimize the health of Laguna’s vital coastal ecosystems through science, education, and community involvement.”
  • Ocean Institute  
    “Using the ocean as our classroom, we inspire children to learn.”
  • One World One Ocean Foundation  
    Mission: to raise awareness of ocean degradation; to inspire you by showing how amazing the ocean can be in its healthy wild state; to spark a global movement to protect our seas by showing the world just how much we stand to save.
  • Orange County Coastkeeper 
    The mission of Orange County Coastkeeper is to protect and promote water resources that are swimmable, drinkable, fishable, and sustainable. 
  • Orange County Parks
  • Public Works Orange County watersheds
  • San Clemente Green  
    San Clemente Green aims to protect and enhance the quality of life in our community by promoting sustainable practices. We inform, encourage, and empower our community to balance ecological, economic, and social needs to ensure a clean, healthy, safe and vibrant environment now and for generations to come.
  • San Onofre Safety  
    A public resource for factual information about the serious safety issues with the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and the tons of nuclear waste stored just a few miles south of San Clemente, California. Most of the information is from official government and scientific documents.
  • Sierra Club 
    Founded by John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
  • Surfrider International 
    Since 1984, the Surfrider Foundation has evolved into one of the largest nonprofit grassroots organizations with a volunteer-activist network dedicated to its mission to protect and enjoy our oceans, waves, and beaches.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS and RESOURCES

Gardeners celebrating in the South Laguna Community Garden

Gardeners celebrating in the South Laguna Community Garden

  • CANDO (Canyon Alliance of Neighborhoods Defense Organization)  
    CANDO’s mission is to preserve the rural, low-density and small-scale character of Laguna Canyon; to protect the integrity of our unique neighborhoods; and to ensure the safety of the Laguna Canyon corridor.
  • City of Laguna Beach
  • Crystal Cove Alliance  
    The partnership between Crystal Cove Alliance (CCA) and Crystal Cove State Park has led to the renovation of 29 historic beachfront cottages, now open for overnight stays, as well as historic education programs designed for the public.
  • Ebell Club  
    Ebell is a social and philanthropic organization. All monies earned are returned to the community of Laguna Beach to support a variety of organizations, education and scientific projects.
  • Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce  
  • Laguna Beach County Water District  
  • Laguna Beach Historical Society  
    The Laguna Beach historical society is an all-volunteer non-profit civic organization dedicated to collecting and preserving Laguna Beach's historical materials and disseminating these materials to interested individuals.
  • LANO (Laguna North Neighborhood Organization)  
    The organization’s main goal is to improve the quality of life for all residents of North Laguna (bounded by Broadway Avenue in the South and the northern boundary of Irvine Cove with the exclusion of our neighboring area Emerald Bay).
  • Let Laguna Vote 
    Let Laguna Vote now is working on making sure the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant properly secures the nuclear waste now stored improperly within our local area.
  • Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC)   
    Pacific Marine Mammal Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine mammals stranded along the Orange County coastline and to increase public awareness of the marine environment through education and research.
  • South Laguna Civic Association    
    The South Laguna Civic Association, founded in 1946, continues the efforts of its founders to preserve, promote and protect their neighborhood.
  • South Laguna Community Garden Park  
    Founded in 2009, Garden Park is intended to bring the joys of gardening and agriculture into the urban environment and provide a setting for shared learning and community interaction. 
  • Temple Hills Community Association (THCA)  
    THCA, founded in 1972, works to improve quality of life on their streets and neighborhoods, to help neighbors get to know one another, and to encourage the acquisition of hillside open space and safe pedestrian pathways.
  • TOWNA
  • Transition Laguna Beach  
    Transition Laguna Beach offers a positive approach to increasing the resilience, sustainability and self-sufficiency of Laguna Beach.  
  • Visit Laguna Beach 
    Visit Laguna Beach is the official destination marketing organization (DMO) responsible for marketing Laguna Beach to visitors regionally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Woods Cove Neighborhood Association (WCNA)  
    WCNA was created to provide a method for neighbors to share common interests, to address threats to safety and wellbeing, improve conditions and communication, and to protect the quality of life of the Woods Cove Neighborhood.

EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL, AND SOCIAL RESOURCES

Volunteers in the Assistance League Thrift shop at 526 Glenneyre

Volunteers in the Assistance League Thrift shop at 526 Glenneyre