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.

New Member Orientations

New Member Orientations

Our membership co-chair, JJ Jones, welcomed new members in April and May at her home along with other steering committee members. They learned about the history of OWF and how our voting process will work to select 2024 grants. Several stepped up, having heard about...

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Springfest

Springfest

OWF held its annual Springfest on May 9th. The festive picnic at Sarzotti Park featured good food, games, prizes, and fun with friends. Many stories about how OWF has helped the Ojai Valley through our grants were shared. See photos! Photo collage to come

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Critical Needs in Our Community

Critical Needs in Our Community

Alongside the beauty of the Ojai Valley are many citizens in need of assistance. The Ojai Women's Fund (OWF) held an educational event on April 11 featuring Megan Telfer and Jayn Walter, the co-executive directors of HELP of Ojai, an OWF grantee. "The presentations by...

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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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Read Our Past Newsletters

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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