Donate to the Ojai Valley Youth Foundation

When Kids thrive, we all thrive!

The Ojai Valley Youth Foundation and local teens need you and the entire community to help:

  • Keep the high-risk after-school hours safe and positive.
  • Connect youth with caring mentors.
  • Support jobs and career exposure for teens.
  • Expose youth to community service and leadership opportunities.

Yes! I support our youth!


Mail in Donations

You can also mail in your donations…please make all checks payable to Ojai Valley Youth Foundation and send them to:

PO Box 1543
Ojai, CA 93024

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Snacks for teens during
their programs
New computers Large 7 1/2’ x 10’
projection screen
Couches and covers
New carpet for
conference room
New vacuum Boxing equipment,
gloves and headgear
Van to transport teens to programs and events
Art project supplies Bean bag chairs

Volunteering Duties:

Experienced Grant Writing Process periodic mailings Answer phones in office Create e-newsletter
Mentoring – Leadership Mentors are recruited in February for Spring session, and September for Fall session BLINC – Program vocational guest speakers All major fundraising events: Luncheon, Golf Tournament and Tennis Marathon Partnership Council
Board Members Ripples program: guest performers, artists and restaurateurs / chefs Fundraising activities
  • Kenzie and Gus

    Thank You for Attending MLK Jr. Day, Community Celebration 2020!

    We are so grateful for the awesome youth on the 2020 MLK Jr. Day Committee! A small group planned and hosted the 20th annual MLK Jr. Day Community Celebration on Monday, January 20, 2020. Julie Tumamait, a beloved Chumash elder, brightened everyone’s day with a beautiful blessing and opening ceremony. Several classes of young kids captivated and entertained the audience with songs and a play; teen students from Villanova and Ventura inspired and enlightened with powerful poetry and spoken word. Beloved local musicians Perla Batalla, Allan Thornhill, Martin Young, and John Espinoza played glorious music for all to enjoy. Susan Pelfrey, a chosen family member of the Kings, shared personal stories about Dr. King and his family. Youngsters and elders played Peace Sticks together in Libbey park, and kids got their faces painted by Ventura Interact. Lastly, King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech played loudly from speakers, his voice and energy omnipresent and uplifting for all who were downtown.

    Tentatively, committee meetings will resume on Wednesdays starting in summer, 2020, on Nordhoff HS Campus (Email us for exact location). To learn about our 2019 event, visit HERE!

  • OVYF Ripples Program ROCKS

    OVYF is planning another great RIPPLES program. This year, in partnership with Learning to See, we invite a dozen youth to join us for a series of experiential art workshops and local artist tours. Space is limited for this free program; please contact us to be notified when we reschedule and we are free to gather together again. Last year’s participants went rock climbing with Trails By Potter, hit up a slam poetry night at Da Poetry Lounge in West Hollywood, and created art with local Ojai artists. Read more on the RIPPLES page…


  • BLinc Graduation

    Building Lives, Inc. Postponed Until Future Notice

    BLINC is a beloved OVYF program that brings Ojai youth together weekly throughout the school year. High-school students from across the Valley are welcome to join us for good company, to play Peace Sticks, and enjoy music and food– all free, as always. Once school resumes, we will convene on Wednesdays at Nordhoff HS, from 3-5P. Feel free to call or email with questions.

    More on the BLINC page…