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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Field of Interest Funds – Grant opportunity open now!

IECF is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for four Field of Interest funds through May 15, 2021. The four Field of Interest funds are: Seraphim Fund, which aids women and children; Fred and Eva V. Stebler Fund, which provides for the...

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