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VCCF Awards $500,000 to Partnership Providing Help to Undocumented Immigrants Recovering from Thomas Fire and Mudslides

VCCF Awards $500,000 to Partnership Providing Help to Undocumented Immigrants Recovering from Thomas Fire and Mudslides

CAMARILLO, Calif. — With the full effects of the Thomas Fire’s devastation still emerging, the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) has awarded a $500,000 grant to a community-based partnership providing relief and recovery support to undocumented immigrants. The 805 UndocuFund is a partnership among Mixteco/ Indigenous Community Organizing Project (MICOP), Central Coast United for a […]

More than $1 Million in Scholarships Awarded by Ventura County Community Foundation

More than $1 Million in Scholarships Awarded by Ventura County Community Foundation

Hundreds of local students have been awarded a total of $1,165,750 in scholarships in the 2018 Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) scholarship program, which is now in its 25th year. The 352 scholarships are provided by scholarship funds established by a variety of donors whose generosity helps make a college education more affordable for deserving […]

Ventura County Community Foundation Receives $200,000 from Amgen Foundation for Thomas Fire Relief

Ventura County Community Foundation Receives $200,000 from Amgen Foundation for Thomas Fire Relief

CAMARILLO, Calif. — The Amgen Foundation recently granted $200,000 to the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund, which helps support mid- and long-term relief and rebuilding efforts. “The Thomas Fire has deeply impacted our community and Amgen staff members,” said Eduardo Cetlin, president of the Amgen Foundation. “As part of the $500,000 committed by […]

A Garden Path to Mental Health Recovery — Join to Create Program to Grow Plants for Healing and Job Training

A Garden Path to Mental Health Recovery — Join to Create Program to Grow Plants for Healing and Job Training

VENTURA COUNTY, CA –The Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved moving forward on a novel job training program.  The program will create a drought tolerant plant nursery called “Growing Works” that will act as a training grounds and jobs program for people with mental illness. The combination of horticultural therapy which provides a […]

Nonprofits Affected by Fires Can Apply for Ventura County Community Foundation Funds

Nonprofits Affected by Fires Can Apply for Ventura County Community Foundation Funds

CAMARILLO, Calif. — Ventura County nonprofits who have been immediately affected by the fires and are assisting those in urgent need can apply for relief funding through the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Sudden and Urgent Need Fund for grants of up to $5,000. “Disaster response relies tremendously on the nonprofit community, and while they provide […]

Ventura County Community Foundation Gives $477,000 to Support Those Affected by Fires, Launches Fund for Long Term Relief Efforts

Ventura County Community Foundation Gives $477,000 to Support Those Affected by Fires,  Launches Fund for Long Term Relief Efforts

CAMARILLO, Calif. — The Ventura County Community Foundation awarded a total of $477,000 to two vital service providers providing immediate relief efforts to those impacted by the Thomas Fire–the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.  The grants awarded to these organizations will help fund their overall relief efforts including staffing of disaster shelters and the […]

$25,000 Grant to Help Boys & Girls Club Maintain Buildings

$25,000 Grant to Help Boys & Girls Club Maintain Buildings

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme has received a $25,000 grant from the Ventura County Community Foundation. The VCCF’s board of directors recently approved giving BGCOP the funds to help the Club’s sustainability and fundraising that will enable it to serve the next generation of youth. “This is a key […]

Ventura County Community Foundation Names New Chair for its Board of Directors

Ventura County Community Foundation Names New Chair for its Board of Directors

Scott P. Hansen was appointed as Chair of the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) and assumed his new role on October 1, 2016. A seasoned professional in the arena of investment management, Hansen serves as the Regional Managing Director of Wealth Management for the Santa Barbara and Westlake Village markets of Wells Fargo Bank. In […]

Panel Discusses Best Practices in Nonprofit and Corporate Partnerships

Panel Discusses Best Practices in Nonprofit and Corporate Partnerships

Fiduciary Review causes policy shift for the Ventura County Community Foundation

Fiduciary Review causes policy shift for the Ventura County Community Foundation

Editor’s Note: Is the Ventura County Community Foundation in hot water?  From the Pacific Coast Business Times: Review blasts Ventura County Community Foundation’s fiscal management From the Pacific Business Times:  “An independent fiduciary review found that the Ventura County Community Foundation undervalued donor-restricted funds due to improper fund management, VCCF announced on June 22. The seven-month […]

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