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Smith-Hobson Foundation Fund

Grants to California Nonprofits for Arts and Cultural Projects
Benefiting Local Communities in Ojai and Ventura

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) - Smith-Hobson Foundation Fund

Deadline Date:

10/05/18 4:00 PM - Receipt


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Grants to California nonprofit organizations for arts and culture activities benefiting local residents in the cities of Ventura and Ojai. Funding is intended to support projects related to the performing arts, museums, arts education and access, fine arts, and historical societies.

The Smith-Hobson Foundation Fund focuses on educational and cultural projects and activities of locally based organizations. The Board of the Smith-Hobson Foundation may solicit or recommend grants outside of these funding priorities.

The Ventura County Community Foundation looks for projects where a moderate amount of grant money may affect a significant result, and where there is a well-planned and/or new approach to solving community problems. The Foundation encourage proposals with cooperation and partnering among charitable organizations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 130236

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Each applicant must be a 501(c)(3) not for profit community based organization.

Non-profit agencies must have an active Board of Directors and provide information indicating financial viability and capacity to conduct the project to be funded.
Although Donor Advised Funds may recommend grants anywhere in the world, the VCCF Competitive Grants Program makes grants only to nonprofit organizations that serve Ventura County. The Fund focuses on activities of locally based organizations that benefit the local community. Preference is given to projects in the cities of Ojai and Ventura. The Board of the Smith-Hobson Foundation may solicit or recommend grants with broader geographic focus; such grants will be solicited directly by the Smith-Hobson Foundation.

Grants will not be made for political or partisan purposes, religious activities, general operating shortfalls, endowment funds, annual fund drives, or budget deficits.

The Foundation does not consider individuals for funding for this grant program.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due in the VCCF Office by 4pm on Friday, October 5th, 2018. Postmarks are not acceptable. Completed applications should be submitted (by mail or delivered) to the Foundation office.

VCCF accepts proposals only in response to an open Request for Proposals (RFP).

The Ventura County Community Foundation will award a grant to a Fiscal Sponsor of an organization that does not have an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to:

Ventura County Community Foundation
Attn: Smith-Hobson Foundation Fund
4001 Mission Oaks Blvd.
Suite A
Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: 805.988.0196
Fax: 805.484.2700

Phylene Wiggins
Vice President, Programs and Grants
(805) 330-6672 / (805) 988-0196, Ext. 128

Grant Coverage Areas:

Cities of Ojai and Ventura

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Cities of Ojai and Ventura