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Foundation Prepares to Distribute Borderline Funds

 Ventura County Community Foundation Opens Applications for Conejo Valley Victims Fund 
Grant Disbursement Requests Funds Are Intended to Assist Victims of the Shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill

 To submit feedback on the Draft Final Protocol, please submit comments to or attend a public forum on:

Thursday, January 3, 8:00 a.m  - 9:30 a.m. or

Thursday, January 3, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Both meetings will be held at the Scherr Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

Following the tragedy that occurred at Borderline Bar & Grill in November, Ventura County Community Foundation, in coordination with the City of Thousand Oaks, California Community Foundation, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Amgen Foundation, Sherwood Cares, and numerous others, established the CONEJO VALLEY VICTIMS FUND. After immediately distributing $310,000 in cash assistance and $500 prepaid gift cards related to the Borderline shooting, VCCF is now inviting individuals affected by the tragedy at Borderline Bar & Grill to submit applications for funding.

Funding Application for Conejo Valley Victims Fund: Deadline for applications: February 18, 2019.

100% of the funds that have been raised will be used to assist the families of those who lost loved ones, the victims who were physically injured, and those present inside the Borderline Bar & Grill that tragic night. The payments from the Conejo Valley Victims Fund are to be apportioned in accordance with the severity of the injury to the victims arising from the disaster in Thousand Oaks, California on November 7, 2018.   

VCCF has partnered with Give An Hour who will lead efforts to provide mental health, emotional and case support to victims during the application process. In addition to opening up their Provider Network for mental health support, Give an Hour providers and staff are available to help those needing assistance with the Victim’s Fund Application. Three (3) Victim Assistance Clinics will provide assistance to those who need help with the Victim’s Fund Application. Licensed mental health clinicians will be on site at the Victim Assistance Clinics to offer support.

Victims Assistance Clinic Dates, Times Monday, January 14, 12:00 noon to 8:00pm Wednesday, January 16, 9:00am to 6:00pm Saturday, January 19, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Additionally, VCCF will host two public forums to give concerned community members and those impacted by the Borderline shooting an opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions about this Draft Final Protocol which will determine the process and distribution protocols for awarding financial support to qualified applicants. This is a draft protocol. The Final Distribution Protocol, which will govern the Conejo Valley Victims Fund at the Ventura County Community Foundation, will be developed by the Special Oversight Committee, incorporating feedback from the Public Forum meetings held on January 3, 2019, and is subject to approval by the Ventura County Community Foundation.

All aspects of this Draft Final Protocol, including without limitation the classifications of claimants, distribution criteria, claims process and timetable, and amounts to be awarded, may be revised and are subject to the full and complete discretion of the Special Oversight Committee and the Fund Administrator, subject only to the approval of the Board of Directors of Ventura County Community Foundation. The Draft Final Protocol document can be found at

To submit your feedback on the Draft Final Protocol, please submit your comments to or attend a public forum held on: Thursday, January 3, 8:00am - 9:30am OR Thursday, January 3, 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Both meetings will be held at the Scherr Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Financial contributions from individuals, organizations, companies, and institutions are still welcome to support the victims and families of this tragic event. Donations can be made at For more information, please contact Vanessa Bechtel at (805) 330-6676.