Community Partnership Grant Program

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The City of Ventura Community Partnerships Grant Program (CPGP), first developed in 1998, is intended to financially support 501 (c)(3) social service organizations that provide services to Ventura residents. The program’s total award funding is $140,000 for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 fiscal years, which will be awarded on a competitive basis with individual, project-based grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 for each year of the two-year grant cycle.

Applying organizations must be a County of Ventura-based 501(c)3 nonprofit and able to demonstrate services provided to City of Ventura residents.

CPGP Project Area Examples

The Community Partnerships Grant Program is designed to improve the quality of life for citizens of Ventura by supporting creative approaches to community needs and problems. Examples of target project areas for this grant funding include, but are not limited to: 

  • At-Risk Populations 
  • Disability (Developmental or Physical) 
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Health
  • Employment Training 
  • Legal Assistance 
  • Literacy 
  • Mental Health 
  • Neighborhood Cleanup or Improvements 

Grant Timeline

  • December 1, 2021: Grant guidelines & application released
  • January 25, 2022: Applications due by 5 pm (PST)
  • February 2022: Grant panel convenes
  • March 2022: Award notifications emailed

How to Submit Your Grant Application

There are 3 easy ways to submit your grant application:

  1. MAIL packet to:
    City of Ventura - Parks & Recreation Dept.
    Attn: Community Partnerships Grant Program
    501 Poli Street, Room 226
    Ventura, CA 93001

  2. DELIVER packet in-person to:
    Ventura City Hall
    Attn: Steven De Fratus
    501 Poli Street, Room 226
    Ventura, CA 93001

  3. EMAIL packet to:
    Steven De Fratus
    sdefratus@cityofventura.ca.gov