Ojai Non-Profit 2018-05-01T01:23:40+00:00

Non-Profit Organizations

According to Guidestar, Ojai is home to more than 190 501(c)3 non-profit corporations. That works out to about one for every 40 residents. Some are world-renowned (the Ojai Music Festival and the Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament), while others are much more focused on local issues (Help of Ojai and Ojai Valley Land Conservancy). Appropriately, Ojai is known for its culture of warmth, giving, healing, and restoring the expanses of the heart. These employ dedicated professionals who work to make Ojai, and the world, a better place. Organizations such as The Agora Foundation publish, educate, protect and provide resources to solve some of our toughest issues. Learn more about any of these organizations by expanding the descriptions below.

Businesses Found: 12

The Agora FoundationPromoted

The Agora Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit endeavor, striving to provide an understanding of the ideas that shape civilizations and to promote civil discourse on complicated subjects.

NOMAD Gallery & FoundationPromoted

Experience Ojai, Africa and beyond at Nomad Gallery. Artist Leslie Clark, a fourth generation resident of Ojai, is inspired by far-flung travels and her ranch at home. The featured traditional arts, benefit artisans around the world and enrich our own. Nomad is also the home base of the Nomad Foundation which has worked for 20 years to improve the lives of nomads in Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world.


WILPF works to achieve through peaceful means world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, an end to all forms of violence, and to establish those political, social, and psychological conditions which can assure peace, freedom, and justice for all.

The Ojai Art Center

The Ojai Art Center (OAC) has eight branches and hosts a series of classes and special events. OAC is the oldest multi-purpose non-profit art center in the state of California.

The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation

The CGB Foundation continues Carolyn Glasoe Bailey’s vision of supporting the arts and sciences, and educating the public about the importance of continuing support for arts and sciences.

Ojai Valley Museum

The Ojai Valley Museum, in downtown Ojai, highlights the history, art and culture of the Ojai Valley. Start your trip to Ojai at the museum to learn about the valley and what makes it a special place.

Ojai Studio Artists

Thirty-four years ago, three nationally recognized Ojai artists, Bert Collins, Marta Nelson, and Gayel Childress, were inspired to invite art lovers and collectors into the studios of Ojai's many fine artists, sharing a weekend in celebration of art and creativity. The first year, 24 artists opened their studios and 20 more held a joint exhibition at the Ojai Art Center. From this core group, the Ojai Studio Artists group formed. OSA today has doubled in size from its beginnings – each new member juried in only after demonstrating the highest standards of professional excellence and achievement.

Ojai Recreation Center

MISSION To enhance the physical and mental well-being of Ojai citizens by creating and offering a wide variety of accessible activities.

Meher Mount

Meher Mount is a 172-acre universal spiritual center dedicated to Avatar Meher Baba. Visitors come for pilgrimage, for celebrating Divine Love and Oneness, for loving God through nature, and for service.

Krotona Institute

The Krotona Institute is a residential community of Theosophical Society members dedicated to service in a center where the Ageless Wisdom is studied and lived.

Krishnamurti Foundation of America

The Foundation preserves and disseminates Krishnamurti's teachings through publications, a school, an adult educational center, and international outreach.

Humane Society of Ventura County

Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and major holidays.