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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 (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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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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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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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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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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