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Ojai Network: Philanthropy in Ojai

The Foundation For Grandparenting

The Foundation For Grandparenting is a not-for-profit, 501 (C)3, tax-exempt corporation. Since 1980 we have been dedicated to raising grandparent consciousness to better the lives of grandchildren, parents and grandparents. Through education, research, programs, communication, and networking, we promote these benefits and their application as an agent of positive change, for self, families and society. Our website has been on-line since 1998.

The WILD Foundation

The WILD Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), non-governmental organization founded in the United States in 1974 by South African Ian Player, and based in Ojai, California. For 29 years, WILD has worked around the world to protect highly threatened wilderness areas and wildlife.

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation - the mission of the Search Dog Foundation is to produce the most highly trained canine disaster search teams in the nation. The job of these teams is to find people buried alive in the wreckage of natural disasters and terrorist attacks.

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Ojai Valley VFW

The Ojai Valley VFW was organized ten years ago. The veteran membership of this post is comprised of World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans who served on active duty overseas. The mission of Post 11461 is to bring to the public what it means to be a veteran and to increase public support of this nation’s active duty service men and women as well as the members of the National Guard and military reserve.

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Ojai Valley Whale Society

Ojai Valley Whale Society - California's first fossilized 25,000,000 year-old toothed baleen whales were discovered at Lake Casitas on January 19, 2000 by Ojai resident Aaron Plunkett. Dr. Lawrence Barnes, chief paleontologist of the marine mammal lab at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum, confirmed authenticity of the specimens brought to him by Mr. Plunkett. Dr. Barnes examined a lumbar vertebrae and two congruent right mandible jawbones deducing that two prehistoric whales exist.

Ojai Valley Library Friends & Foundation

Ojai Valley Library Friends & Foundation (OVLFF) is a volunteer organization dedicated to building community support to advance and ensure the public library's unique role as a vibrant center for lifelong learning and enrichment within and for the Ojai Valley.

Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions (CPR)

Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions (CPR) - an inclusive, diverse group of individuals, committed to non-violence, and recognizing the interconnectedness of all life on the planet. Our mission: to discover, live and communicate what is needed to build a just, sustainable and peaceful global society.

Rotary Clubs of Ojai Living Treasures

Rotary Clubs of Ojai Living Treasures is a simple organization that recognizes individuals in the community and supports them in their commitment to be of service to others. They are members of our community whose presence inspires inner peace and vitality in those around them.

The Rotary Club of Ojai

The Rotary Club of Ojai - an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. ROTARY is the world's first service club. The first Rotary club was founded in Chicago, Illinois, USA on 23 February 1905.

HELP of Ojai

HELP of Ojai combines community and individual resources to respond to the identified unmet basic human needs of individuals in the Ojai Valley community, including seniors, families and youth, with an emphasis on senior citizens.

Global Resource Alliance

Global Resource Alliance - The mission of Global Resource Alliance (GRA) is to bring hope, joy and abundance to the world's most impoverished regions by sharing information, technology and financial resources with local community based organizations searching for holistic and sustainable solutions to the challenges of poverty and disease with emphasis on self-reliance, education and the needs of women and children.

Our Kids Foundation

Our Kids Foundation was formed in 1999 to bring hope to children who are in a place of no hope. Usually bound by illiteracy, violent norms, abuse, drugs many young people today find themselves left behind in a negative circle of failure and despair. It is our goal to reach out to such children and give them a new positive vision for living into a life of possibility and success.

Los Padres Forest Association

Los Padres Forest Association is the official non-profit cooperating association for the Los Padres National Forest. LPFA Volunteers provide a number of needed services ranging from wilderness patrol and acting as site stewards for our precious heritage resources; to helping us take care of our trails and providing interpretive and educational services at our visitor centers.

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Front Country Trails Alliance

The Front Country Trails Alliance is a coalition of local organizations whose primary mission is to care for the trails in our local Santa Ynez Mountains. This includes maintaining the trails, rehabilitating those which no longer meet trail standards, providing educational materials to facilitate safe and environmentally-friendly use of the trails, and development of new trail access.

Spay/Neuter Animal Network (SPAN)

Spay/Neuter Animal Network (SPAN) is made up of a TOTALLY VOLUNTEER group of dedicated women and men and supported entirely from donations and proceeds from our Thrift and Gift shop. We endeavor to make sure that every effort is made to raise public awareness of the pet over-population problem and the cycle of irresponsible breeding, unwanted births and subsequent deaths of companion animals. We provide financial aid, when necessary, for those who would otherwise be unable to spay or neuter their pets.

The Humane Society of Ventura County

The Humane Society of Ventura County is dedicated to promoting humane care and protection of animals. A private, non-profit, humane organization, they receive no federal, state or local tax dollars, nor do they share in membership dues from national organizations such as the Humane Society of The United States and the ASPCA.

Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation

The Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation is a non-profit corporation created to further the work of Dr. Violet Oaklander, eminent child and adolescent psychotherapist, trainer, and author of 'Windows to Our Children', a seminal text now published in 12 languages. The foundation brings together dedicated mental health professionals who are preserving, extending and supporting Dr. Oaklander's Gestalt-based therapeutic work with children and adolescents, as well as continuing her training work with adults.