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United Way of Ventura County raises $400K to tackle homelessness

By   /  Thursday, June 25th, 2020  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Nonprofits, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on United Way of Ventura County raises $400K to tackle homelessness

United Way of Ventura County has raised $400,000 to help end homelessness in the area. The nonprofit collected $100,000 with the help of six local sponsors as part of the Amgen Foundation’s challenge grant, which gave United Way a new funding mechanism to help increase housing stock and use existing housing vouchers to prevent and Read More →

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Grants available to organizations impacted by COVID-19

By   /  Monday, June 22nd, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, Nonprofits, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Grants available to organizations impacted by COVID-19

Nonprofits in two Central Coast counties will be able to get COVID-19 assistance. In Ventura County, nonprofits can apply for a small business mini grant through the county. The grants are $5,000, and county CEO Mike Powers said the grants are designed to help business and organization leaders, especially those in more disadvantaged areas or Read More →

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Dubroff: It’s Giving Tuesday, so donate to your favorite charity

By   /  Tuesday, May 5th, 2020  /  Latest news, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: It’s Giving Tuesday, so donate to your favorite charity

Henry Dubroff

May 5 being Giving Tuesday, my inbox has been filled with emails from worthy charities reaching out for funding. This year’s appeals take on additional urgency give the state of the economy, stock market volatility and what could be a decline in giving. Among the more recent items that caught my attention was a $5,000 Read More →

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Coronavirus-related briefs worth noting

By   /  Tuesday, March 17th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Coronavirus-related briefs worth noting

A roundup of coronavirus-related briefs from around the region: • United Way of Santa Barbara County and the Santa Barbara Foundation are teaming up on a COVID-19 response effort. The partnership will combine fundraising and decision-making resources. Initial focus is in supporting food insecurity, seniors, child care needs and health care. Applications for grants will Read More →

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Good Works: Procore, United Way use competitions to teach students

By   /  Friday, March 13th, 2020  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Real Estate, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Good Works: Procore, United Way use competitions to teach students

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Street Smarts: Ask Amy recommends donating to Direct Relief

By   /  Friday, January 3rd, 2020  /  Central Coast, Education, Latest news, Nonprofits, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Street Smarts: Ask Amy recommends donating to Direct Relief

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Our view: High housing costs put workers at risk

By   /  Friday, November 29th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Editorials, Latest news, Nonprofits, Opinion, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Our view: High housing costs put workers at risk

One of the overlooked pieces of the housing puzzle on the Central Coast is how much high housing prices impact the real cost of living in the region. And how much of our working population subsists at a level below a real cost of living, with the domino effect of vastly increased demand for community Read More →

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