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

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Dear Ventura County Community Foundation Family,

With the shooting in Thousand Oaks and the Hill/Woolsey fires, Ventura County has felt under siege.

These tragic events have caused confusion, chaos and deep pain for so many. These events have also caused so many in our community and surrounding areas to step forward to help with their time, skills, funds and connections. The outpouring of support has been overwhelming and deeply meaningful. Thanks to all of you receiving this who have been part of that response – it is truly appreciated and needed in these difficult times.

Ventura County Community Foundation has been at the epicenter serving as a primary vehicle for collecting and disbursing financial donations on behalf of our public safety, first responders and sheriff’s department to support the victims and survivors of the Borderline Bar and Grill shooting and also to nonprofit organizations supporting wildfire relief and recovery efforts related to the Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire. The Ventura County Community Foundation is not taking any administrative fees on either fund so 100% of the contributions go out to those who need it most.

On Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8:00 am PST, the Ventura County Community Foundation, CLU’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership, and partners will be hosting a webinar where we will outline the plan for disbursing these community funds and for best serving our community in this time. We invite you to join this webinar and extend the invitation to your colleagues and contacts involved in support and relief efforts.

Please register for the webinar here:

When: Nov 16, 2018 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: VCCF: Updates on Fund Disbursements

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and shared via our website and social media.

Just as we are actively beginning the disbursement process to qualified organizations and institutions, we are also actively raising funds and will do so for the foreseeable future. The impacts of these tragedies will be felt for years and we are determined to be there every step of the way with your support.

If you have any questions, please contact or call 805.988.0196.



Vanessa Bechtel

President & CEO, Ventura County Community Foundation

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