Farmworker Household Assistance Program Continues Efforts to Secure Funds for Ventura County Farmworkers in Immediate Need of Financial Relief

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Ventura County launches COVID-19 Vaccine public outreach campaign in partnership with Ventura County Complete Reach Committee to build community immunity

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Access to Foundation Directory Online Moves to 24-Hour Day Pass

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Ventura County Community Foundation Announces Matching Fund Opportunity for COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

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Find Grants — Access to Foundation Directory Online Extended until end of 2021

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Ventura County Community Foundation Announces Two New Board Members

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Power of Community: Reins of H.O.P.E., On Finding Your ‘Herd’

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Ventura County Civic Alliance Census Update

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A Letter From Our President & CEO: Make A Wish & Community Foundation Week

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We’re All in this Together – 805 Living

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Census Thanks

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A Letter From Our President & CEO: An Unprecedented Year of Giving

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Remembering Mary Leavens Schwabauer, ‘A Woman of Endless Generosity’

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Protecting Our Essential Farmworker Families During COVID-19

We sat down [virtually] with one of the leading voices for farmworker housing, Ellen Brokaw, chair of the Brokaw Ranch Co. and co-founder of House Farm Workers!, to find out how the Farmworker Household Assistance Program (FHAP) came to be and how Ventura County residents can ensure some of our most vulnerable community members can receive critical financial support in the time of COVID-19.
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A Letter from Our President & CEO

As COVID-19 continues to create pain for so many, I’ve been increasingly reminded of how vital it is for us to continue to build and strengthen our own community together.
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Impact of Investing in Small Businesses through Local Non-profit Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV)

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Rental and Business Grant Programs Launch June 17 and June 24

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VCCF Stands with our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Communities

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Rapid Response Fund, Grants Awarded to Date

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Anonymous Donor Contributes $1 Million to 805 UndocuFund

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Rapid Response Fund Grants Awarded to Date

The following $1,883,804 dollars in grants have been awarded as of May 15, 2020 to support the incredibly urgent needs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis in Ventura County.  Many of these grants are made possible through the Ventura County Rapid Response Fund.
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A Letter from our President & CEO

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to place extreme pressure on our public health system and local economy, we need an accurate census count now more than ever.
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Ventura County Rapid Response Fund (COVID-19) Receives Additional $400,000 from Amgen Foundation

“We’ve been witnessing unprecedented demand for support – millions of dollars in local need – and it was extremely difficult to narrow down the last of our COVID-19 grantmaking funds,” shared Geoff Dean, Co-Chair of the Special Oversight Committee. “The timing of this essential support by the Amgen Foundation could not have been better.”
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Helping Communities During COVID-19 Emergency

As part of its $1 million commitment, Edison International donated $65,000 to Ventura County Community Foundation’s Ventura County Rapid Response Fund- Opens in new window, which will help provide food and other necessities to Ventura County residents, including seniors, veterans and the homeless.
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A Letter from Our President & CEO, Vanessa Bechtel

In the face of so many challenges, I am receiving hundreds of emails from local community members stepping forward to help their neighbors during this time.  It is heartwarming and reinforces the fact that Ventura County is a resilient and generous community.  We will get through this together!
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Press Release: Aera Energy Donates $355,000 for Emergency COVID-19 Funding to Support Several California Communities

As COVID-19 continues to impact our community in ways we could never have imagined, we at Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) are pleased to announce local oil and gas producer Aera Energy, is stepping in with emergency funding and a challenge to the community to help us address some of the most pressing needs in our community.
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Personal Protective Equipment Donations Needed for Local Hospitals, First Responders and Medical Facilities in Ventura County

The County of Ventura is encouraging the public, businesses and organizations to donate new, unused personal protective equipment to assist health care providers, health care facilities and first responders responding to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
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805 UndocuFund (COVID-19) to Support Local Undocumented Families

The 805 UndocuFund is a joint effort of immigrant-serving organizations in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties to provide disaster relief to local immigrant families. This fund has been reactivated in light of the serious consequences related to COVID-19.
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VCCF: Accessing Support from the Ventura County Rapid Response Fund (COVID-19)

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Press Release: Rapid Response Fund for COVID-19

For Immediate Release March 13, 2020                                              Vanessa Bechtel, Ventura County Community Foundation 805-330-6676 vbechtel@vccf.org Rapid Response Fund for Ventura County in Response to COVID-19 Camarillo, CA – The Ventura County Community Foundation, in coordination with the County of Ventura, Amgen Foundation, Southeast Ventura County YMCA, Give An Hour, and the Economic Development Collaborative, has launched a Rapid
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VENTURA COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION RESPONSE TO COVID-19

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Ventura County Community Foundation Releases Long Term Caregiving Report

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#CaliforniaRises

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Tips to Submitting a Winning Scholarship Application

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Latest Wildfire Updates and Resources

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Matter Labs Awarded Community Spirit Awards

VCCF recently nominated Matter Labs and we’re thrilled that they are the recipients of the Pacific Coast Business Times Community Spirit Award!
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Region 5: Collaborating Together for a Complete Count

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Local Family Donates $35,000 to Support Housing and Education Programs

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More than $1 Million in Scholarships Awarded by VCCF

Hundreds of Ventura County’s local students have been awarded a total of $1,074,833 in scholarships for both higher education and career training by the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) this week. The 373 scholarships are funded through the generosity of numerous community philanthropists whose support helps make a college education more affordable for hardworking and
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VCCF named 2019 Nonprofit of the Year in the 44th District

We are deeply humbled to share that your community foundation, the Ventura County Community Foundation, has been selected as 2019 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, representing the 44th California Assembly District. Today, June 5th, as we return from a heartwarming luncheon at our State’s Capitol, where we joined one hundred other
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Community Foundation Names New Board Members

Ventura County Community Foundation has added five new members to the board of directors. The new board members are: Mike Powers, CEO for Ventura County; Sean Leonard, president and CEO of S.L. Leonard & Associates; Jim McGee, COO of Dyve Biosciences; Geoff Dean, retired sheriff of Ventura County, and Veronica Quintana, senior manager at CBIZ
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Ventura County Community Foundation Names Five New Board Members

Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) is proud to announce the addition of five new members to the board of directors.  The new board members are Mike Powers, CEO for Ventura County, Sean Leonard, President & CEO of S.L. Leonard & Associates, Jim McGee, COO of Dyve Biosciences, Geoff Dean, recently retired Sheriff of Ventura County
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VCCF Community Update

Dear Ventura County Community Foundation Family, There is such exciting news to report since we last connected!  Just a few highlights are below: We were overjoyed to receive thousands of applications from local students pursuing their higher education/ career goals for the VCCF Scholarship Program (Scholarship Reception is June 6, 2019) Our VCCF Board of
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Free Tickets to New West Symphony Concerts

As a way to honor and thank support organizations and those who were affected by the Thomas and Woolsey fires, New West Symphony is happy to offer complimentary tickets to the upcoming concerts on February 9 & 10. Complimentary tickets to either the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza or Oxnard Performing Arts Center performances may
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VCCF Update: Conejo Valley Victims Fund, Fires, and Scholarships

Dear VCCF Community, After a week filled with mandatory and voluntary evacuations, school and road closures, and business disruption, we are reminded once again of the long-term aftermath of the natural disasters that have struck our community so hard over this past year.  At the annual meeting of the Economic Development Collaborative yesterday, a compelling
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Conejo Valley Victims Fund Town Hall [VIDEO]

On January 3rd, 2019, the Ventura County Community Foundation hosted a public forum at the Scherr Forum Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza to provide an opportunity for community members to provide feedback to the Draft Final Protocol for the Conejo Valley Victims Fund. This document will determine the process and distribution protocols for awarding financial support to qualified
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VCCF Update #3: Conejo Valley Victims Fund and Fires

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Update #2: The latest from VCCF on fund disbursement, scholarship program, seeking applications

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VCCF Webinar on Update on Disbursement of Funds for Wildfire and Borderline Tragedies

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United Airlines Offers Funds, Bonus Miles and First Responder Assistance in Response to California Wildfires

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VCCF Webinar, Friday, 8:00AM – Update on Disbursement of Funds for Wildfire and Borderline Tragedies

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Apply for Funding – Hill and Woolsey Fire Sudden and Urgent Needs Effort Fund

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How Community Foundations Can Better Coordinate Responses to Disasters

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Wells Fargo Donates $250,000 to Support Communities Impacted by California Wildfires

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Update #1: Key Information on Borderline Shooting Response

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VCCF Responds to Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire

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VCCF Responds to Mass Shooting in Thousand Oaks

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Together We Mourn. Together We Stand.

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REACHing Higher

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Center for Disaster Philanthropy grants $20,000 to the 805UndocuFund

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VCCF Disaster Relief Update: 8 Months Later

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KidSTREAM Has a Home!

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CNL Workshop: Now What? How to Raise Money Following a Natural Disaster

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Sub Zero Ice Cream Supporting Fire Relief Efforts

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WEV Responding to the Disaster

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Important VCCF Update & Excellent News

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Sunrun Ventura Hosting Thomas Fire Fundraiser on Jan. 25

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VCCF Disaster Relief Update: Additional Financial Support Awarded

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Red Cross Update: Winter Storm

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Red Cross Update: Thomas Fire

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VCCF Disaster Relief Update: Over $1 Million Awarded in Grantmaking

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VCCF Disaster Relief Update & Grant Awards to Local Nonprofits

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Need Help? Looking to Help? Check out ThomasFireHelp.com

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Sister City Donates to Fire Relief Fund

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VCCF Disaster Relief Update – Funds Available

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Nutrishop Oxnard Raises $4K for Fire Relief

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VCCF Disaster Relief Update

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VCCF Responds to Disaster Relief Needs

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VCCF Scholarship Applications are Open!

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The Giving Season is Here

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RAC Local Giving Program Requesting Proposals for Funding

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Ascertaining the Financial Health of a Nonprofit (Part 1)

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VCCA Releases 2017 State of the Region Report

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Support Mason Peters Fund for Special Needs Children

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Calling for Nominations for Local Heroes

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Welcome Breanne!

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If Not Us, Then Who? Boys & Girls Club Making Kids the Priority

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MICOP Founder a Real Life Wonder Woman

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VCCF Awards Over $1 Million to Local Students

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Casa Pacifica Building New Foundations of Hope

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Welcome Claudia!

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The Loss of Our Friend, Hank Lacayo

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Welcome Liege!

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DRAGG (Drag Racing Against Gangs and Graffiti)

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Congratulations Suz Montgomery!

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Make-A-Wish

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American Heart Month

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Meet Our New Board Chair

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I LOVE this Season!

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Attention Grant Seekers:

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Enhancing Philanthropic Impact

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An Increase in Giving

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Welcome!

 
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