Ministry Partners

The Ventura County Family Justice Center Foundation is a tax-exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) that was formed to provide funding and resources for the Ventura County Family Justice Center and its programs for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder and dependent adult abuse, hate crimes, human trafficking, and other violent crimes in Ventura County.
Since 1978, Food Share has been feeding the hungry in Ventura County. It all began when eight friends banded together to provide food to those in need under a bridge in Ventura, CA. The early philanthropic movement started in a family garage, quickly outgrew a donated fire station in Saticoy and now operates in Oxnard, CA with three warehouses with a combined 46,000 square feet. Today, staff and volunteers distribute nearly 19 million pounds of food, providing 16 million meals annually to people in Ventura County through its hunger programs and 190 pantry and program partners. As Ventura County’s regional food bank, Food Share provides food for 250,000+ hungry friends and neighbors annually. Food Share is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief network of food banks, as well as the California Association of Food Banks.
We are a diverse county-wide coalition of interfaith advocates. We are united to raise the level of awareness of inequities among our communities by conducting outreach and education. We mobilize communities to influence policy and public opinion to achieve social and economic justice for the dignity of all people.
Aid Africa partners with impoverished communities in Sub-Saharan Africa manufacturing and distributing energy efficient cookstoves, providing clean water by digging and repairing wells, providing birthing kits and health clinics, and planting trees for food, indigenous income, and reforestation.
Camp del Corazon is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides year-round experiential opportunities for children faced with the challenges of growing up and living with heart disease. We provide a residential summer camp experience for children ages 7-17, as well as programs that offer opportunities for growth, education, and support for children, young adults, and families who are living with heart disease.
Project Understanding’s mission is to transform lives and empower independence by providing resources to the most at risk in our community. Through collaboration, we assist people to reach their highest attainable level of independence.
The Ventura Moving In Project works to provide donated furniture to formerly homeless individuals and families who have recently been housed.
Established in 1973, Interface Children & Family Services is the region’s most comprehensive nonprofit social services agency providing direct, responsive, wrap-around services to address the complex needs of clients and our local community. As a critical safety net for children and families, Interface provides 30 distinct programs across seven core program areas including mental health & trauma treatment, domestic violence & child abuse prevention, youth crisis & homelessness, human trafficking prevention & intervention, justice services, and 211 information & assistance in 31 California counties.
Friends of Chimps works to raise funds for projects supporting the: Long-term health and welfare of captive chimps such as veterinary care, food, medical supplies, staff training and the rescue and transport of chimps to sanctuaries Emergency situations that directly impact the welfare of both chimpanzees and the people caring for them Conservation initiatives that support the long-term preservation of chimpanzees in the wild and their natural habitat Community development projects that increase food and income security for people living near populations of wild chimps and/or areas where known human-wildlife conflict has occurred in the past. Collaborate with Schools, Corporations and other Non-Profits to: Increase education, awareness and excitement about chimpanzee social behavior, their environment and conservation status Spark the imaginations of young people to nurture their interest and lifetime commitment to philanthropic work in general and hopefully to chimpanzees specifically Expand and leverage social networks across organizations to increase the success and long-term sustainability of all the organizations dedicated to the care and conservation of chimpanzees.
Together Women Rise is a powerful community of women and allies dedicated to achieving global gender equality. We have hundreds of local chapters across the U.S. where members learn about and advocate for gender equality issues, give grants to organizations that empower women and girls in low-income countries, and build community to forge meaningful connections that increase our strength and collective impact.
Turning Point Foundation is a local non-profit deeply committed to building a healthier community by offering compassionate and proactive treatment for adults struggling with mental illness, many of them homeless and/or veterans. Mental illness can touch anyone, regardless of their race, culture, income, age, or level of education. It affects one in four adults and one in ten children each year. Established In 1988 Turning Point began with a single clubhouse. Today, with the continued support from people like you, we have grown to 17 programs across 11 locations throughout Ventura County. We now serve more than 3000 clients each year through our shelter, supported housing, wellness and rehabilitation programs.