The Village Community Fund serves in an advisory capacity, fostering both large and small projects to benefit senior adults. For all Village projects, a group of concerned residents will form a committee, working with GRF’s cooperation and ultimate approval, to develop and plan the proposed project, including timetable and budget. The resident group is responsible for raising the tax-deductible funds which will be donated to VCF and earmarked for the project. Club Projects are coordinated with the Recreation Department and may or may not require formal GRF approval, depending on their scope.
Village Clubs wishing to undertake a tax-deductible fund-raising project through the Village Community Fund should download, complete, and submit a Project Application.
VCF also works to identify and interest residents and others who may wish to help us accomplish our goals. Raising funds to carry out our mission is a constant effort.
Some VCF funds will be donated to local non-profits that provide programs, services, and facilities for older adults, such as Age Well Senior Services, which includes the Florence Sylvester Memorial Senior Center.
We encourage and manage donations for projects that will make facilities better, safer, and more accommodating for the Emeritus Institute as well as for other Village programs and classes. Projects currently on our radar include:
Our Current Focus
Here are the projects with a current fundraising campaign:
Help the Herd
For more than 50 years, thirty resident horses housed at the Laguna Woods Equestrian Center stables have provided the community residents and their guests a unique way to enjoy the great outdoors. Now it’s the community’s opportunity to support the horses through the Help the Herd Fundraising Campaign.
A horse, weighing 700 pounds or more, requires regular care such as grooming supplies, shoeing; feeding including supplements and hay; vet visits for vaccinations and teeth cleaning; and saddles, bridles and blankets.
Ready to Help the Herd? Village Community Fund, a 501C3 non-profit community benefit organization, is a Laguna Woods non-profit providing donors a way to make a tax-deductible donation that will immediately go to work for the “Help the Herd” project. For information about the Help the Herd Fundraising Project, contact Leslie Anne Mogul:
Covid Pandemic Fundraising Project
Village Community Fund is collecting donations to address needs arising as a result of the pandemic. Donations will fund programs or groups that provide: Food and other necessities to seniors; Financial assistance to furloughed staff; Support for medical care and equipment providers; Support to staff and volunteers working to keep seniors safe by keeping the virus out of Laguna Woods.
To donate to one or more of these projects:
Click here to download the Donation Form.
Complete it, and mail to us with a check made out to:
Village Community Fund
24338 El Toro Rd Suite E PMB 223
Laguna Woods, CA 92637
You do not need to direct your donation to a specific project. All donations made without a project specified will go to where the need or opportunity is greatest.
Projects Under Consideration
Laguna Woods Performing Arts Center. Supplementing already-budgeted GRF funds to further enhance this facility.
Starter Clocks – Laguna Woods Village has 27 holes of regulation golf, divided into three 9 hole courses, Course 1, 2, and 3. Course 1 has a starter clock but the other courses do not. We are raising funds to install starter clocks on the first hole of Courses 2 and 3. A starter clock lets players know when it is their time to begin play.
The Video Club – Helping their leaders carry out VCF’s first Club Project. As the first Village club to work with the Village Community Fund, the Video Club raised $1,600 between the campaign’s launch at their the Goldie Awards Banquet on February 16, 2019 and its close on July 31. All donations were tax-deductible. For more information, please see this post on the Video Club website.