Community Impact Fund Focuses on DEI in the IE

The Community Impact Fund provides capacity-building grants with a focus on racial, gender, and economic equity. Its objective is to strengthen the voice and power of its grantees to transform their communities. IECF relies on data that reveal disparities to drive its grantmaking, programs, and partnerships. The following are updates about 2022 grantees.

Fox Theater Foundation
An IECF Community Impact Grant helps fund the Fox Riverside Theater Foundation’s Las Familias en el Fox program focused on providing opportunities at the Fox for Latino families. A performance by Mariachi Sol de Mexico delighted an audience at the Fox Performing Arts Center in December 2022. After the show, the internationally renowned group’s performers met with students and guests.

Breast Cancer Solutions
Dedicated to removing barriers to breast cancer treatment, the nonprofit Breast Cancer Solutions has been providing patients in Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties with direct financial assistance for more than 24 years. The IECF Community Impact Grant recipient strives to ensure that access to treatment is equitable as it supports clients who otherwise would not have the means and access to resources.

Assistance League of San Bernardino
A fixture in the community for more than 80 years, the Assistance League of San Bernardino assists local children in need of clothing and dental services. A recent recipient of an IECF Community Impact Grant, the all-volunteer organization relies on grants, donations, and fundraisers to run its Operation School Bell Program and operate the Dr. Earl R. Crane Children’s Dental Health Center, which it helped open in 1948.

First Tee Coachella Valley
An IECF Community Impact Grant awarded to First Tee Coachella Valley — a youth development organization aimed at empowering kids through the game of golf — has resulted in more bilingual coaches leading programs, access for kids with ambulatory needs, and increased diversity among participants

Above from left: A Fox Theater Foundation program provides opportunities for Latino families, Breast Cancer Solutions removes financial barriers to treatment, Assistance League of San Bernardino provides local children with dental service, and First Tee Coachella Valley diversifies golf for young people.