Do You Know a Nonprofit that Should Apply for an Ojai Women’s Fund Grant?
Many Ojai residents have a favorite local nonprofit to which they volunteer to help or donate. If you have a favorite, please tell them about Ojai Women’s Fund’s impressive Grants Application Training Workshop on Zoom on April 18 at 6 pm. The workshop will be an interactive training session focusing on completing the OWF grant application step by step. It will be beneficial for smaller nonprofits that do not have a formal grant writer.
“The goal is to introduce and explain the grant application process and form,” said Catherine Meek, Co-Chair of the Grants Committee. “Regardless of the organization’s size, everyone may have an equal chance by watching the training. We encourage all applicants to attend this training as we will cover new items and focus on completing an effective grant.”
There are two primary requirements to apply. First, the organization is either a 501(c)(3) or has a fiscal sponsor, not a church. The second is that the grant will benefit and service the Ojai Valley. The group does not have to reside in Ojai, but the grant monies will be spent on projects or programs in the valley.
Grants Co-Chairs Catherine Meek and Polly Nelson will facilitate the meeting and be joined by other members of the Steering Committee as the training facilitators.
OWF started in 2016 with a small group of women deciding to combine their donations and help sustain the many good works done by local nonprofits. Ojai Women’s Fund has given grants totaling over $600,000 since its inception in 2016.
If you are a nonprofit, attend this program. If you support one, please inform them about this program. It’s free and well worth the time, especially for small staffs and organizations with limited resources but doing great work. They can sign up by RSVP to: https://www.ojaiwomensfund2.org/grants-workshop-rsvp-owf.html. A Zoom link will be sent 24 hours before the workshop.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with Catherine Meek at 805/798-3439 or Polly Nelson at 805/448-6128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They are happy to answer any questions.