The Women’s Legacy Fund of the Ventura County Community Foundation is a network of donors dedicated to advancing the status of women and girls in Ventura County. Our efforts are focused on helping women and girls find ways to secure self sustaining, independent and meaningful lives. We accomplish our mission through long term donor engagement, creating permanent endowments, effective grantmaking and strengthening partnerships
The Women’s Legacy Fund Ready for a new decade.
In 1995, a group of women pioneered a fund in Ventura County dedicated to helping women and girls by building a sustainable source of grantmaking.
Launched by 177 Founders, the Fund has raised over $1.5 million, with $838,564 in grants distributed to Ventura County nonprofits that directly impact the lives of women and girls.
Now, a new generation of leaders is focused on harnessing the power of philanthropy to address the causes that matter most to women today: economic empowerment, education opportunities for women and girls, strengthening the skills of those already in the workforce, providing the power that comes with knowledge and building lives of meaning and promise.
Women’s Legacy grant saves a life
Since the economic downturn started in 2008, the Conejo Free Clinic has seen its patientload soar 150 percent.
To help meet this demand, the Women’s Legacy Fund at the Ventura County Community Foundation granted the clinic $5,000 to cover the costs of uterine, ovarian and breast cancer screenings.
That grant saved Jill Benton’s life.
"It’s scary if you don’t have insurance and if you don’t know what’s going on with your body. At my age, and my friends at this age, these are the times that you’re supposed to really be on top of your medical conditions." — Jill Benton
The Women’s Legacy Fund Gives Special Thanks to our 2012 Celebration Luncheon Lead Sponsor.