Cathedral City Senior Center received a grant to support equity in aging.

In keeping with its focus on grantmaking through an equity lens, IECF is pleased to announce Community Impact Fund (CIF) awards totaling $589,500 to 40 nonprofits in the Inland Region. The grants will be used to strengthen work that prioritizes diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Unrestricted grants between $5,000 and $20,000 were given for general operating costs and to support efforts that enable an organization to carry out its mission effectively.

The 2021/2022 Community Impact Fund grantees are:

  • A Coming Of Age Foster Family Agency
  • Academy for Grassroots Organizations
  • Assistance League of San Bernardino
  • Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Foundation
  • Bezerk Productions
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire
  • Boys & Girls Club Of The Hi-Desert
  • Boys & Girls Club of the San Gorgonio Pass
  • Breast Cancer Solutions
  • Brightest Star Inc.
  • Camp Of Champions A & M, Inc.
  • Caravanserai Project
  • Cathedral City Senior Center
  • Child Advocates Of San Bernardino County
  • Consortium for Early Learning Services
  • Cove Communities Senior Association
  • Desert Rose Trauma Recovery
  • Empower You Edutainment
  • Faith in Action of San Gorgonio Pass
  • Feed My Flock Ministries
  • First Christian Church of Ontario, CA
  • First Tee-Coachella Valley
  • Fox Riverside Theater Foundation
  • Friends of the Desert Mountains
  • Garner Holt Foundation
  • Giving 365 Inc.
  • Gracious Heart Resource Family Agency
  • Inland Empire Community Collaborative, Inc.
  • Inland Equity Community Land Trust
  • Janet Goeske Foundation
  • Making Hope Happen Foundation
  • Mountain Counseling & Training, Inc.
  • Operation New Hope
  • Ophelia’s Jump Productions
  • People’s Collective for Environmental Justice
  • Positive Young People Inc.
  • The Arts Area
  • The Empowerment Center
  • The Hole in the Wall Inc.
  • Voices for Children

To be eligible for a grant, each of these organizations had to demonstrate a commitment to practicing and institutionalizing diversity, equity and inclusion in governance, staffing, organization practices and collaborative relationships.

Celia Cudiamat, Senior Vice President of Grants and Community Impact, said, “IECF stands firmly against racism and all forms of oppression. Through CIF grants, we’re able to intentionally prioritize DEI in our community work, and provide support to the organizations who are on the ground, actively addressing these challenges in a meaningful, effective way every day.”

We know you’ll want to learn more! In the coming months, we look forward to sharing these organizations’ stories about their efforts to address the critical needs of those most impacted by racial, gender, and economic inequity. Follow us on social media and the IECF blog as we spotlight our 2022 grantees. Sign up for our monthly eNewsletter to receive updates on the good work we’re doing through the generosity of our donors.

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