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Venoco Community Grants - Human Services

Grants to California Non-Profits for Human
Services to Disadvantaged & High-Risk Populations

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Venoco, Inc.

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Grants to Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, and Beverly Hills area, California non-profits that provide human services, programs and assistance to low-income, high risk, disadvantaged and underserved populations. Human services focus on proving a safety net to under-served populations, including food, shelter, clothing, housing and economic development.

Funds are intended to provide support for programs and services that have a broad impact on the greatest number of people in the community. Grants are primarily for program and general operating expenses. Requests for fundraisers, capital and endowment will be considered on a case by case basis.

The following are not eligible for funds:

•Organizations located outside the areas where the company has business operations.
•Individuals or individual sponsorships.
•Political parties, organizations, candidates, campaigns or events.
•Association or membership dues.
•Field trips, tours, or travel expenses (unless demonstrated as integral part of program).
•Annual meetings, conferences and conventions.
•Organizations primarily promoting religious purposes; requiring participants to be of a certain faith to participate in programs or receive services, or delivering services with prayer proselytizing or other specifically religious activities.
•Donor-advised funds, private foundations, personal trusts.
•Requests deemed as "pass through" grants.
•Third party fundraisers.
•Individual 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 who discriminate on the basis of sex, race, sexual orientation, color, age, religion, national origin 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 community).
•Government or public agencies (excluding public school districts).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142963

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for consideration an organization must:

•Be located in areas in which we have business operations. These are limited to California (South Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, and Beverly Hills area).
•Qualify as an IRS 501(c)3 non-profit organization and not classified as a private foundation. (Must be able to supply a recent IRS letter).
•Have a clear mission, be effectively organized, provide a needed service to its target population, be able to provide evidence of delivery of services and show evidence of the impact on the recipients.
•Be accessible and open to all segments of the community.
•Serve the community, hire agency staff and elect board members without discrimination based on sex, race, sexual orientation, color, age, religion, national origin or physical disability.

Pre-Application Information:

Organizations new to Venoco must contact us to determine eligibility before submitting an application. See contact information below.

Multiple requests in a calendar year are not allowed. Only one approved grant per organization per year (January through December).

To submit an online application, go to:

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

Contact Information:

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

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

Marybeth Carty
Telephone: (805) 745-2100
Fax: (805) 745-1816

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