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Ventura County Rapid Response Fund


Dear Ventura County Community Foundation Family,

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 the Ventura County Rapid Response Fund to support nonprofit organizations addressing the needs of individuals and families with food and housing support, childcare, wage replacement, mental health care, and more.

The purpose of the Ventura County Rapid Response Fund is to support those organizations providing basic human needs to individuals, families, and small business in Ventura County.

VCCF is proud to partner with direct service providers, including:

  • Southeast Ventura County YMCA where individuals and families throughout Ventura County can apply for direct financial assistance.
  • Give An Hour is available to help support mental health and emotional wellness needs in our community as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Economic Development Collaborative and its Small Business Development Center will remain open throughout this crisis, providing direct business advising to help firms navigate through the economic slowdown and connecting businesses with the full range of resources available, including low cost capital.

Organizations providing basic human needs to individuals, families and small business owners throughout Ventura County are invited to apply for funding to support their unrestricted operating expenses ensuring that these nonprofits may continue to fulfill their missions and serve Ventura County. Funding will also be available to these organization to provide cash assistance to those they serve, which can allow for families to stay in their homes or address other essential needs.

VCCF will not take any administrative fees from this fund, 100% of donations will be awarded based on the criteria of the fund.


Vanessa Bechtel
President & CEO

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