Orr Family Foundation




Tax ID:


Tax-Exempt Status:


Budget (2015):

Revenue: $9,749,541
Expenses: $1,002,418
Assets: $28,424,114


Dominic P. Orr



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The Orr Family Foundation is a private foundation based in Saratoga, California. It was founded in 2008 as a charitable grantmaking organization. Dominic Orr is currently the president of the organization and has been since its founding.

The Foundation is known for giving financial support to a number of left-of-center organizations and causes, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), and Communities for a New California Education Fund. 1


The Orr Family Foundation was founded in 2008 and has consistently provided grants and financial support to educational organizations and left-of-center activist organizations. The majority of the Foundation’s grants go to institutions and organizations in California. The Orr Family Foundation has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena California. 2

In 2018, the Orr Family Foundation gave $25,000 to the left-of-center activist group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). CREW notably sued former President Donald Trump on his first day in office for alleged violations of the Emoluments Clauses in the U.S. Constitution, claiming that he maintained continued business ties while in. The case lost at the trial level and on appeal in the Second Circuit. 3


The current president of the Orr Family Foundation is Dominic P. Orr. The vice president is Alvin Cee-Yeong Orr.

Dominic P. Orr has been associated with eight other companies, including Aruba Networks, Inc. in Sunnyvale, California, where was the president from January of 2002 through May of 2015. 4 Aruba was a former subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard and is no longer active. 5 Orr sits on the board at Inveneo,6 a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California focusing primarily on providing technologies to developing nations on the African continent. 7

Previously, Orr was also the senior vice president of Bay Networks, Inc. and the president and CEO of Alteon Websystems, Inc. 8

Orr received his bachelor’s degree from the City University of New York (CUNY) and received both his master’s degree and his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology.


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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: November 1, 2008

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2015 Dec Form PF $9,749,541 $1,002,418 $28,424,114 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form PF $18,694,099 $312,992 $19,960,178 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form PF $84,556 $849,584 $1,579,071 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form PF $1,059,540 $611,242 $2,344,099 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form PF $679,835 $416,321 $1,895,801 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Orr Family Foundation

    12833 STAR RIDGE CT
    SARATOGA, CA 95070-6512