Credit union’s philanthropic organization offers financial support to local nonprofits

The Foundation of VCCU, a philanthropic nonprofit organization established by Ventura County Credit Union (VCCU), gave a total of $40,000 in grants to 10 local nonprofit organizations to support their efforts on behalf of the community.

“Each of these nonprofits is doing incredible work to support the Ventura County community,” said The Foundation’s board president, Alma Medina. “They are making a meaningful difference every day in so many vital causes, and we are honored to contribute to their efforts.”

Among the grant recipients were the Ventura County Family Justice Center, Students for Eco-Education & Agriculture, Housing Trust Fund Ventura County, Mercy House Living Centers, Moorpark College Foundation, Health Care Foundation for Ventura County, No Limits Theatre Group, Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, Turner Foundation, and Assistance League of Conejo Valley.

The Foundation honored the grant recipients at a virtual celebration held on Sept. 15. Representatives from all 10 nonprofits were in attendance.

Since its founding in 2015, The Foundation has provided a total of more than $200,000 in grants to support nonprofits serving the Ventura and Santa Barbara County communities. The Foundation’s giving focuses on the underserved, the beautification and preservation of the environment, and the health and well-being of the region.

For more information about VCCU and The Foundation, visit

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