The Women Behind Four of OWF’s 2022 Grantees – the New, Young Leaders in Our Valley
By Jennifer Jones

One of the primary reasons members join the Ojai Women’s Fund is to award grants to nonprofit organizations serving the needs of the Ojai Valley. What better way to motivate you than reporting on some of our 2022 grant awardees? The other grantees will be covered in future newsletters.

That’s where our story starts, but it’s not the whole story. There is another reason why our members can feel good about the grants we award. The women who lead these programs are creating a better future for all of us. They are leaders in their own right. These women have passion, and dedication, and are building their careers, not just working a job.

Ventura Wild

Ventura Wild

Natural beauty and abundant open space are integral to the Ojai Valley's identity. Generations have worked diligently to protect this beautiful place. The Ojai Women's Fund founders intentionally designated the Environment as one of five focus areas for accepting...

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Patient Navigation/Survivorship Program 

Patient Navigation/Survivorship Program 

Michael, a lifelong Ojai resident who had been unhoused for several years, knocked on the office door of OjaiCARES one evening after hours. Susan Kapadia opened the door a crack and asked what he needed.  “I have cancer,” he said. She invited him in to talk. What...

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Read Our Past Newsletters

February 15—Giving Circle Group Leaders Meeting

April 11—Education Event with Speaker

April 18—Non-profit grant training workshop

May 1—Grant applications go live

May 9—Springfest

May 31—Deadline for 2024 Membership

June 1—2025 memberships begin

June 14—Deadline for Grant Applications

September 4—Presentation of Grant Nominees

September 5-25—Voting for Grants

November 7—Grant Celebration


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