Update: January 7, 2019: Applications for affected residents are currently closed while we determine payouts for current applicants.

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Individuals interested in learning more about applying for a financial assistance grant, please fill out either the on-line or downloadable applications linked below.

On December 2, 2018, Village Rising was established as a community fund to bring hope to California residents after disaster strikes, starting with our friends and neighbors in Westlake Village, CA. Our current focus is to provide short, medium, and long-term support to the Oak Forest community in their time of greatest need immediately following the destruction of the Woolsey Fire. Westlake Village residents’ needs comprise a spectrum, from serious to legitimately catastrophic. The purpose of this program is to enact the Westlake Village community value of being there for one another through mutual support and compassion.

We are dedicated to transparency and will report data on the total funds raised, number of families helped, and the total funds awarded, on a regular basis. Please note, all responses to this application will be held in upmost confidence and will only be shared with a select group of Advisory Members to determine need.

Interested applicants should carefully review the guidelines and eligibility requirements detailed in the application.  Questions and comments may be emailed to info@villagerising.org.

Key Dates:

Next Open Date: TBD

Closing Date:  Sunday, January 6, 2019

Award Announcement: On a rolling basis beginning January 3, 2019

Village Rising is operating through a fiscal sponsorship with Players’ Philanthropy Fund, Inc. (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178), a Maryland charitable trust with federal tax-exempt status from the IRS under Section 501c(3). Contributions to Village Rising are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.