Turning a Healthcare Career into a Passion for Giving

Born and raised in Ohio, Joyce A. Montgomery credits her parents for passing down a legacy of community service that she and her sister, Paula, carry forward to this day. “When you are born and raised in that kind of atmosphere, it just becomes second nature to you...

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In Memoriam: Philanthropist Bruce Varner

IECF is saddened to share the news of the passing of respected attorney and philanthropist, Bruce Doyle Varner. He is also the father of IECF’s past Board Chair, Sean Varner. As supporters of many local causes in the Inland Empire, Bruce and his late wife, Nancy,...

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Become a Volunteer Puppy Raiser!

Guide Dogs of the Desert, which holds an Agency Fund at IECF, is searching for Volunteer Puppy Raisers who are core to their program of raising and training Guide Dogs. Guide Dogs eventually go on to be placed with visually impaired students, providing them with...

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Our Work Going Forward After Yesterday’s Verdict

A statement from our CEO Michelle Decker. IECF believes justice was served for George Floyd and stands with its Black colleagues, partners, family and friends in the wake of yesterday’s guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin. We celebrate our Black-led organizations who work...

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Have you created a plan for your future?

Unfortunately, half of all Americans live each day without a plan for their lives. They lack a Will, Trust or Estate Plan. This leaves loved ones or families vulnerable to misinterpreted wishes, while the causes they worked for all their lives must continue without...

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Offices Closed

Inland Empire Community Foundation’s offices are temporarily closed and our staff is working remotely. As we continue to adapt to our new work environment, we are committed to serving our donors and the community. All office lines are being forwarded to staff and you can continue to reach us via email. While we are not officially open to the public, we will have a staff person in the Riverside office M-F on a limited schedule. Please call before visiting the office, and for any questions, call us at 951-241-7777 or email us at info@iegives.org