Monies donated are managed by the Ojai Valley Defense Fund as a public trust for present and future generations. Financial contributions, while greatly appreciated, do not influence board decisions.
The Ojai Valley Defense Fund is a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation. Contributions to the OVDF are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. There are many ways, most of which provide tax benefits. The following payment methods are a few.
You can pay using a check, you can add the Ojai Valley Defense Fund as a payee at your bank, or you can pay by credit card.
You can share your love for the Ojai Valley by making a donation as a tribute or gift in someone else's name. Simply select the "Tribute Gift" option with your payment. We will send a lovely card picturing the Ojai Valley in a photo by Cindy Pitou Burton to your honoree, acknowledging your tribute gift (but not the amount), and will add their name to our list of contributors (they can opt out of listing if desired). You will also receive a letter from the Ojai Valley Defense Fund thanking you for your tax-deductible gift.
$50,000 or more
$5,000 or more per year for 5 years
$1,000 per year for 5 years (or only $83/month)
$500 per year for 5 years (or only $42/month)
$250 per year for 5 years (or only $21/month)
You can make a pledge and pay it over time or pay the entire amount at one time. Your name will be added to our donor list (unless you tell us otherwise) based on the amount you paid or pledged.