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Ventura County Rapid Response Fund

Held at Ventura County Community Foundation

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

While funding will be going directly to our nonprofit partners, we want to make it as straightforward and accessible to individuals, families, and small business owners as possible. 

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

  • Southeast Ventura County YMCA will be distributing funds to individuals and families throughout Ventura County.
    Please register below.
  • 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.  Please register below.
  • The Economic Development Collaborative and its Small Business Development Center will remain open throughout this crisis, providing direct business advising to help firms navigate the economic slowdown and connecting businesses with the full range of resources available, including low cost capital.

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

Get Started

For Small Business Owners
If you are a small business owner seeking assistance, please schedule an appointment directly with an EDC SBDC Client Service Specialist and click on the “Make An Appointment” box. An EDC SBDC Client Service Specialist will schedule a personal appointment to help walk you through the process. To access the COVID-19 Business Resources Guide, please click here.

For Individuals and Families
Funding for individuals and families living in Ventura County will be available through the Southeast Ventura County YMCA. Emotional wellness and mental health support will be available via a secure web platform in both English and Spanish. Please complete the quick and confidential form below to help us assess direct needs and refer you to the appropriate nonprofit providers. The Ventura County Community Foundation is currently raising funds for this support. More information will be sent to you as soon as the application period opens up for direct assistance.

Need Help?

Small Business Owners:
Please visit Economic Development Collaborative’s COVID-19 Business Resource Page and click on the “Make An Appointment” box.

Individuals and Families:
Please call the Southeast Ventura County YMCA at (805) 497-3081, extension 1008 or email mglynn@sevymca.org

Seeking Emotional Wellness and Mental Health Support?

Give an Hour offers ongoing, no cost emotional wellness and mental health support groups using an online platform. Groups are available in both English and Spanish. These facilitated peer support services aim to address the mental health and emotional well-being needs of our community as we all deal with the stress and related fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Convenings: 

We are coordinating several virtual meetings. You may register for any of the (3) clinics listed below by registering below.

We will post the Virtual Convening recordings on this site. 

Thursday, March 19
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 20
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 23
7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

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