• The Foundation of VCCU provides $31,000 in grants to local nonprofits

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    March 16, 2021


    The Foundation of VCCU provides $31,000 in grants to local nonprofits  
    Credit union’s philanthropic organization offers financial support to benefit the community


    VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (March 15, 2021) — The Foundation of VCCU, a philanthropic nonprofit organization established by Ventura County Credit Union (VCCU), gave a total of $31,000 in grants to eight local nonprofit organizations.
    The grant recipients included the Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo, El Concilio Family Services, People’s Self-Help Housing, Project Bicycle Love, Ventura College Foundation, Ventura County Area Agency on Aging and Westminster Free Clinic. The nonprofits will use the grant money to support a wide variety of programs and services that benefit the Ventura County community.

    The Foundation honored the grant recipients at a virtual celebration held on March 10. The entire board of The Foundation, its advisory team, grantees and their invited guests were present to congratulate each organization. 

    “The past year has been difficult for so many people in our community,” said The Foundation’s board president, Natalie Yanez. “The services these nonprofit organizations provide are needed now, more than ever, and we are honored to help support the wonderful work they are doing to help Ventura County thrive.”

    Since its founding in 2015, The Foundation has provided a total of $130,000 in grants to support nonprofits serving the Ventura and Santa Barbara County communities. The Foundation’s giving focuses on the underserved, the beautification and preservation of the environment, and the health and well-being of the region.
    For more information about VCCU and The Foundation, visit http://www.vccuonline.net.

    In 2015, Ventura County Credit Union formed its own nonprofit to foster goodwill and charitable efforts by giving in the communities it serves. The Foundation came into fruition based on many years of giving — including donations of nearly half a million dollars to local nonprofit organizations and causes — and will continue to provide funding, grants, assistance and education. It focuses on three main categories: the underserved, the beautification or preservation of the environment, and the health and well-being of the region. To donate and learn more, visit http://www.vccuonline.net.
    Ventura County Credit Union was chartered in 1950. It is the largest credit union headquartered in Ventura County, with eight offices, more than 80,000 members and more than $1 billion in total assets. VCCU offers a complete line of loans, federally insured savings, 24-hour electronic access services and more. Call 1-800-339-0496 or visit http://www.vccuonline.net for more information.


    Emma Frawley
    Mustang Marketing
    (805) 262-6014


    Melissa Miller, Community Development Manager
    mmiller@vccuonline.net, (805) 477-4524