Village Rising was established as a community fund to bring hope to California residents after disaster strikes, starting with our own friends and neighbors in Westlake Village, CA.


The goal of our grant-making resources is to ensure a stable recovery for individuals affected by a natural disaster in California.



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mission, our methods, and the results of our advocacy.


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Thank you for reaching out to us during this difficult time of losing my home and over 70 years of family heirlooms. Although these precious items cannot be replaced, the generosity and kind support from Village Rising - and Malibu Foundation has truly helped our bruised spirits and monetary needs.
— Marie E. of the "Oak Forest 16"
My family received a most generous award, which will go a long way to helping my family pick up the pieces of our lives after losing most of our worldly belongings... Thank you Ilise Friedman and Village Rising for truly helping us!
— Riad A. of the "Oak Forest 16"

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