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Community Partnerships Grant Program (CPGP)

Grants to California Nonprofits to
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City of Ventura

Deadline Date:

03/29/21 5:00 PM PST


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Grants of $1,000 and grants of up to $20,000 to California nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for projects that improve the local quality of life. Funding is intended to help local social service organizations address community problems and needs. Eligible applicants must be located in Ventura County and must clearly demonstrate services provided to City of Ventura residents.

Examples of target project areas for this grant funding include, but are not limited to: 

  • At-Risk Populations 
  • Disability (Developmental or Physical) 
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Health
  • Employment Training 
  • Legal Assistance 
  • Literacy 
  • Mental Health 
  • Neighborhood Cleanup or Improvements 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149590

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants range from $1,000 to $20,000. Organizations with budgets less than $10,000 may apply for a grant of $1,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The City of Ventura Community Partnerships Granting Program (CPGP) is intended to financially support 501 (c)(3) non-profit social service organizations that provide services to Ventura residents.

Restrictions and Limitations:
- Organizations that receive line-item budgetary support from the City, independent of the Community Partnerships Granting Program (CPGP) are not eligible to apply.
- Grant funds may not be used to fund organizations or programs whose primary functions include legislative programs intended to influence public opinion, political campaigns of candidates, public relations programs designed to influence public opinion, conduct of religious activities intended to indoctrinate individuals in or to carry out the intent or practice of religious beliefs. If an agency operates under religious auspices, it must clearly distinguish between services of a health and welfare nature and those of a religious nature.
- Grant funds may not be used for the payment of any debt, debt interest, or deficit reduction; commercial enterprises; fines and penalties; building or remodeling of facilities, furniture, or fixtures; lobbying any public agency or office; out-of-state travel; hospitality or food costs; placement of grant funds into trust, endowment, or contingency funds; expenses for projects that have already been completed.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications due before March 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm PST

Grant Timeline
- Monday March 29, 2021: Applications due by 5 pm (PST)
- Friday April 2, 2021: Digital upload of supplemental materials due by 12 pm (PST)
- Friday April 2, 2021: Digital upload of optional video presentation due by 12 pm (PST)
- April 2021: Grant panel convenes
- May 2021: Award letters mailed out

Contact Information:

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

There are 3 ways to submit your grant application:

1) Mail packet to:
City of Ventura
Attn: CPGP Granting Program
501 Poli Street, Room 226
Ventura, CA 93001

2) Deliver packet in-person during the dates and times noted below to:
Ventura Avenue Adult Center
Attn: Steven De Fratus
550 N. Ventura Ave
Ventura, CA 93001

Friday, March 26, 2021 from1-4:30pm
Monday, March 29, 2021 from1-4:30pm
Please note: City Hall is currently closed. In-person delivery of packets is only available at the Ventura Avenue Adult Center on the dates and times listed above.

3) Email packet to: Steven De Fratus,

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact:
Steven De Fratus, Recreation Supervisor
(805) 658-4732

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