Q&A: Why a Bequest is One of the Easiest Ways to Give

The last six months has been very challenging due to COVID-19, the uncertainty of the economy and efforts to address social justice and racial equity. It has given us all the time to assess our lives and our legacies. For many of us, creating a Will, Bequest or estate...

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IECF Receives Grant for Educational Equity Initiative

Earlier this summer, IECF was awarded $1 million over two years to invest in community-based organizations working on educational issues including curriculum development, teacher training, and more. The grant, from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is aimed at...

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Corona Cinco De Mayo Committee: A Legacy of Community Giving

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) and IECF is proud to recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic/Latino Americans to our communities. During this special month, we would like to spotlight the Cinco de Mayo Scholarship Committee. In...

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IECF Rolls Out Brand Awareness Campaign

Since kicking off our brand awareness campaign in mid-June, IECF is working to become more visible and accessible within the region we serve. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our brand across a mix of billboards, magazines, community papers and even on your...

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PGA West Education Fund Awards Scholarships to 33 Students

Recently, the PGA West Education Fund gave scholarships to 33 students. The PGA West Education Fund was established in 2018 to benefit the PGA WEST employee team members, staff, and their dependents by providing scholarships for college or vocational training. Steve...

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CEO Update: Donor Advised Funds

On July 24, IECF CEO Michelle Decker presented to a group of professional advisors who have worked with IECF for many years to help families create lasting charitable gifts to the Inland Empire. The topic was recent legislation (AB 2936) designed to regulate an...

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IECF Awards $293,381 in Community Impact Grants

IECF recently awarded $293,381 in grants to 38 nonprofits – all working to be more effective and sustainable in the communities they serve. These one-year capacity building grants were made possible by the Community Impact Fund at the Foundation. The Community Impact...

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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