• The Foundation of VCCU gives record $75,000 in grants to local nonprofits

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    September 06, 2023

    The Foundation of VCCU gives record $75,000 in grants to local nonprofits  
    Credit Union’s philanthropic organization proudly supports organizations serving those in need
    VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (Aug. 31, 2023) — The Foundation of VCCU, Ventura County Credit Union’s (VCCU) philanthropic nonprofit organization, has awarded $75,000 in grants to 17 nonprofits who deliver invaluable help and support to our local community. This grant cycle, which is the second round of awards distributed in 2023, has set a new record for the Foundation of VCCU as it is the most the organization has ever awarded at a single time.
    The 17 organizations serve a wide variety of our neighbors in need including foster children, college students, cancer patients, and individuals with hearing impairment, as well as families struggling with homelessness, housing and food insecurity.
    Grant recipients include: James Storehouse, Kids & Families Together, Andrea Grace Soter-Simonson Memorial Foundation, Cancer Support of Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties, LOVE VC, Manna Conejo, Ojai Hearing Foundation, Lutheran Social Services, Nucleus.CA, Samaritan Center SV, Saticoy Food Hub, Assistance League Conejo Valley, Casa Pacifica, Coalition for Family Harmony, Many Mansions and Ventura College Foundation.
    The grant awardee celebration was held via Zoom on Aug. 23. All recipients were in attendance.
    “These nonprofits work every day to bridge the gap between struggling individuals and the resources they so desperately need,” said Alma Medina, The Foundation’s board president. “We are proud to support these organizations as they dedicate themselves to making our community happier, healthier and stronger.”
    Since its founding in 2015, The Foundation has provided over $400,000 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
    pr@mustangmktg.com, (805) 262.6014