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Venoco Community Partnership Grant - Health

Grants to California Non-Profits to Address
Health, Substance Abuse & Nutrition

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Foundation / Corporation

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Venoco, Inc.

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Grants to California non-profit organizations serving Southern Santa Barbara County, Western Ventura County, and the City of Beverly Hills for direct services in support of physical and mental health, substance abuse, and nutrition. Applicants must contact funding source staff to determine eligibility prior to submitting an application.

Grant funding may be requested primarily for program and general operating expenses. Requests for support of fundraisers, capital campaigns and endowment funds may be considered, but are not the primary focus of VCP support.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142962

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for consideration an organization must:
-Offer programs and services in areas in which Venoco has business operations. Current areas of operations include: the southern portion of Santa Barbara County, the western portion of Ventura County, and the City of Beverly Hills.
-Have proof of the IRS 501(c)3 non-profit organization designation, and not classified as a private foundation.
-Have a clearly defined mission that provides needed services to the target populations. Must have evidence of delivery of services and impact on the recipients.
-Be accessible and open to all segments of the community.

The following are not eligible for funds:
-Organizations located outside the areas where Venoco has business operations.
-Individuals or individual sponsorships.
-Political parties, organizations, candidates, campaigns or events.
-Association or membership dues, annual meetings, conferences and conventions.
-Field trips, tours, or travel expenses (unless demonstrated as integral part of program).
-Organizations primarily promoting religious doctrine; requiring participants to be of a certain faith to participate in programs or receive services, or delivering services with prayer or other specifically religious activities.
-Donor-advised funds, private foundations, personal trusts.
-Requests deemed as “pass through” grants or third party fundraisers.
-Individual student scholarships or tuition assistance.
-Private schools.
-Athletic teams, booster clubs or social groups.
-Fraternal organizations.
-Salaries or personnel requests (unless directly related to sustainability of the organization).
-Organizations that discriminate on the basis of gender, race, sexual orientation, age, religion, or physical disability.
-National organizations (unless they have a major presence in the local community and a major percentage of funds raised stay in the local community).
-Government or public agencies (excluding public school districts).
-Although an organization may meet all of the eligibility requirements, that alone does not guarantee approval. Approval and denial of grant requests is at the sole discretion of Venoco.

Venoco does not generally fund organizations focused on services and programs directed to single/specific medical diseases or condition. Organizations targeting specific medical diseases or conditions will be considered in the cases of broad impact to the local and general population and scope of services rendered.

Pre-Application Information:

Organizations new to Venoco must contact them to determine eligibility before submitting an application. See contact information below for the appropriate person to speak with.

Grant submissions will only be accepted between the 1st and 15th of each funding deadline month.

All organizations requesting funds must complete an online grant application and submit it with all required documentation.

Generic mass mailings will not be considered for funding.

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All new organizations will be required to have a site visit before review of the request. Subsequent site visits will be held as deemed necessary.

Requests are reviewed by a committee of Venoco employees, recommendations are made and forwarded to the CEO for final approval.

Organizations will receive written notification of the approved grant. Upon receipt of a signed contract, Venoco will mail a check to the accepted organization.

Contact Information:

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

Marybeth Carty, Community Partnership Manager
(805) 745-2100, fax (805) 745-1816

Venoco, Inc.
6267 Carpinteria Ave. Suite 100
Carpinteria, CA 93013

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