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Venoco Community Grants - Education

Grants to California Nonprofits & Public School
Districts for Educational Programs & Services

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Venoco, Inc.

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Grants to California nonprofit organizations and public school districts that offer educational programs and youth services with educational goals in one ore more of the following locations: the southern portion of Santa Barbara County, the western portion of Ventura County, and/or the City of Beverly Hills.

Requests for arts/culture, sports, environment, and civic/community organizations are not generally given top priority consideration. However a request may be considered for funding if the proposed program or service is directly related to education, is integrated into classroom instruction, has demonstrated impact and is not limited to single exposure experiences, such as performances, field trips, or events.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153758

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.
- Must be effectively organized, with employment standards in place that include hiring staff and elect/appoint board members without discrimination based on gender, race, age, religion, or physical disability.

Please Note: Public schools are funded at the district level and not for individual schools, unless an individual school is requesting funding for innovative new programs that have the potential to be expanded to other schools in the district.

- 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).
- 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).

Pre-Application Information:

Organizations new to Venoco must contact the Community Partnership Manager to determine eligibility before submitting an application.

Applications for education-related programs and services will only be accepted between May 1, 2015 and May 15, 2015.

Click here to access the online application:

Note: Multiple requests in a calendar year are not accepted.

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
Phone: (805) 745-2100
Fax: (805) 745-1816

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

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