Welcome to the official page of The Ojai Foundation’s  RECOVER & REIMAGINE Campaign.  Our goal is to raise $600,000 by May 1.
We are asking for YOUR support.
Will you make a donation today?
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By now, most are aware of the extensive losses The Ojai Foundation suffered in the Thomas Fire. (View video above for post-fire drone footage.)
Alongside the ongoing clean-up and recovery process, the Thomas Fire has catalyzed TOF to begin to re-envision the sanctuary and reimagine our future. This Recover & Reimagine phase is a critical step before embarking on Phase 2: Design & Build Anew. We are approaching these changes with care at a pace slow enough to listen deeply to the land, the voices of the ancestors, and those of the future generations.
What are they calling us to do?
What needs to be let go of, and what needs to be brought forth?
What is most relevant in this rebirth of The Ojai Foundation, given the needs of the world in these times?
Our goal for Phase 1: Recover & Reimagine, is to raise $600,000 by May 1, 2018. These emergency funds will help us complete debris removal and clean-up, restore basic infrastructure, steward the regeneration of the land, and host an ongoing visioning process. Below is a list of needs and expenses during Phase 1.
  • Salaries for the co-directors who are leading the effort
  • Interim housing for co-directors
  • Debris removal and cleanup
  • Cleaning and repair of surviving structures
  • Arborist work and forestry
  • Water systems repair (water well, irrigation, and main system)
  • Electrical systems repair (including solar arrays)
  • Water retention earthworks and rainwater harvesting
  • Plant and native habitat restoration
  • Basic camp kitchen and dining area with shelter
  • Basic tent site restoration
  • Tool replacement, including storage and a new transport vehicle
  • Stipends for long-term volunteers
  • Meals for volunteer crews
We are hopeful that our global community will step up and support this recovery effort in this time of immense need and hope for the future.
Thanks to generous pledges from our partners and supporters, we are already almost halfway to our goal.
Every amount helps.
Please give as generously as you can.
Click HERE to donate.
We know we will rise again, with an inspiring vision, rooted in timeless wisdom – a timely response relevant to the pressing issues of today. We feel the expanded possibility to begin again with strengthened partnerships and a bold and exciting dream in service to this beautiful, sacred Earth.
Thank you in advance for your contribution.  You are making a difference.
With gratitude,
Executive Stewardship Circle (ESC)
David Bryan, Brendan Clarke, Shay Sloan, and Laura Whitney