Submit your requests for funding.

All funding requests will be reviewed by the specific sub-committees relevant to your request and submitted to the Executive Committee for approval.

Community-Based Organization Funding Request

General Information: The Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) serves as the Administrative Community-Based Organization (ACBO) for Region Five and is tasked with developing education, awareness and outreach strategic and implementation plans for Ventura County.  

VCCF will contract directly with local community-based organizations (CBOs), businesses, local governments and individuals as grantees to conduct local education, awareness and outreach activities.  If you are interested in participating in the 2020 Census outreach efforts either through a sub-contract or otherwise want to provide assistance, please fill out the form below.

Here is a list of Hard-to-Count/Lowest Responding populations that the local Complete Count Committee intends to focus outreach efforts on in each region across the state:

  • Latinos 
  • African-Americans 
  • Native Americans and Tribal Communities 
  • Asian-Americans & Pacific Islanders (API) 
  • Middle-Eastern North Africans (MENA) 
  • Immigrants, Refugees and/or foreign-born residents
  • Farmworkers 
  • People with Disabilities 
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) 
  • Seniors/Older Adults 
  • Homeless Individuals and Families 
  • Children Ages 0-5 
  • Veterans 
  • Households receiving public assistance 
  • Households with low broadband subscription rates and limited or no access 
  • Households with limited English proficiency 
  • Crowded, non-family or multi-family housing units       

Applications for the next round of funding are due by end of day on Friday, July 31st

Be sure to identify your specific area of outreach, population served, budget and timeline.

Please note, if you are a nonprofit organization and selected to receive funding, your organization will need to complete the following:

  1. Sign a copy of your agreement
  2. Submit a letter of support signed by your board and organization’s leadership
  3. Complete a list of your organization’s planned activities
  4. All nonprofits must be registered and in compliance with the Attorney General of California, if applicable. Please click here to verify your status.

Thank you for your interest.  For more information contact Dr. Gabino Aguirre at or call 805.701.3423

Quick Facts
The U.S. census, mandated by the U.S. Constitution since 1790, attempts to count every person living in the United States. Every 10 years, the Census Bureau gathers information like gender, age, race, and income, and the results not only determine government representation and access to justice, but also access to federal, state, and local funding.
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Literally, millions and millions of dollars are at stake for the programs that help to mend the gaps in our society and allow all to live in dignity. An accurate Census is vital for funding of rural business and industry development; loans; job training and other employment programs; healthcare for infants and children; childcare for low-income and working families; water and waste disposal systems; policing agencies and community-based entities working to reduce crime; monitoring and enforcing discrimination laws under the Civil Rights Act; local agencies for food, healthcare; and legal services for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities.
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The 2020 Census is at risk of significant undercount. Due to a wide variety of factors such as lack of funding, infrastructure challenges, technology barriers in hard-to-count populations, societal pressures, misinformation campaigns and a transition to census counts being conducted online are just a few of the obstacles to an accurate count in 2020.
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Each person uncounted equals a loss of approximately $2,000 per year for ten years in social safety-net benefits. An undercount in Ventura County, and communities across the state and nation, could mean a loss of billions of dollars over the next decade in critical social service funding.
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Ventura County is a wonderful and diverse community that has been identified as #59 in the nation for hardest-to-count counties! Join our efforts to ensure we have a complete and accurate count in 2020.