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Grants Available to Nonprofit Groups

May 23, 1999|HOLLY J. WOLCOTT

The Ventura County Community Foundation has a total of $55,000 in grant money ready to give away to 10 nonprofit groups.

Organizations interested in applying for a grant must send a representative to a one-hour conference Tuesday or Wednesday at the foundation's office at 1317 Del Norte Road.

"It's a time to find out if you want to apply. People can ask questions and go through their application with a fine-tooth comb," said Gail Brown, the foundation's program director.

Applications for the 1999 Community Need Response Fund must be received at the foundation's office by 5 p.m. June 16.

The grant money comes from a $1-million endowment given to the foundation by Haas Automation in Oxnard.

Nonprofit groups that are selected must complete a five-month class before receiving one of the $5,500 grants, Brown said.

During the class, participants will plan strategies specifically geared for nonprofit organizations, including how to improve volunteer recruitment and increase donations.

For an application form and more information, contact the foundation at 988-0196.

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