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.
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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.
Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and major holidays.
The Foundation preserves and disseminates Krishnamurti's teachings through publications, a school, an adult educational center, and international outreach.
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.
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.
Seeking to balance cultural tradition and economic opportunity, with African Art.
Oak Grove School is a Pre-K through 12th grade, progressive day and boarding school in Ojai, California.
MISSION To enhance the physical and mental well-being of Ojai citizens by creating and offering a wide variety of accessible activities.
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.
The mission of the Ojai Valley Green Coalition is to advance a sustainable and resilient Ojai Valley. As a coalition, we serve as a local resource for environmental awareness and stewardship by building partnerships.
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.
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.
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.