Conejo Valley Small Business Relief Fund
At the beginning of COVID-19, the Foundation established a relief fund in partnership with the cities of Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills to provide micro-grants (up to $2,500) to local small businesses. The next round of funding is scheduled for the end of October. To date, the fund has distributed over $68,000 assisting 35 businesses.
The Foundation awards grants to local nonprofit organizations.
Some of the past recipients have included:
- Community Conscience
- Many Mansions
- Casa Pacifica
- Art Trek
- Boys & Girls Club of Greater Conejo Valley
Principal for a Half Day
In partnership with Conejo Valley Unified School District, business professionals have the opportunity to shadow a school principal for the morning and then participants come together for a lunch and hear a presentation by the district’s superintendent.
*Postponed to 2021.
Teacher of the Month Program
This program is run by the Education Committee and honors teachers for educational excellence and dedication to their students.
All teachers who receive a Teacher of the Month award are eligible to receive a Teacher of the Year award presented by the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees.
Some of the past teacher honorees have included:
- Linda Gomberg - Be Me Preschool (Teacher Of The Year)
- Sophie State - Westlake High School
- Stephenie Scott - Weathersfield Elementary
Leadership Conejo Program
This nine-month course focuses on enhancing knowledge of the Conejo Valley and strengthening your community involvement. Learn more.
- Develop your leadership skills - Improve your personal leadership skills by interfacing will a diverse group of leaders from different roles in our community.
- Meet Community Leaders - Local, state or federal elected officials, educators, business people, and nonprofit leaders are all part of our curriculum.
- Learn about the Conejo Valley - Civic Centers, Local Tourist Attractions, Parks, Hospitals, Police and Fire Facilities are all stops during the program.
*Postponed to 2021.
Educational Scholarships for High School Seniors
In 2019, the Foundation awarded $22,000 in scholarships to local high school students who are considered underrepresented minority students.
The Foundation works closely with our three cities and two local school districts to continue programs that benefit the local community.
For information on the Chamber's Community Foundation or how you can support this organization, call the Chamber at 805.370.0035