Ways To Give
You can establish your own fund at Inland Empire Community Foundation or contribute to any of our existing funds, depending on your charitable goals.
ESTABLISH YOUR OWN FUND
Establish a fund in your name, in the name of your family or business, or in honor or memory of a special person or organization. Contributions can be made in cash, appreciated stocks, real estate, or other tangible assets. Tax benefits apply to the same year the gift is received.
Do you want to make an enduring impact?
Your fund can be established as an endowment that will generate grants or scholarships in perpetuity, or as a non-permanent, donor-advised gift enabling you to make contributions as often as you like.
Endowment funds are carefully invested in a diverse portfolio of stocks and bonds to generate earnings that will be a permanent source of community capital, helping to continue your good work forever.
Or do you want to make an immediate impact?
Non-permanent, donor-advised funds are invested in more easily liquidated investments to ensure funds are readily accessible. Donors can recommend an area or organization to support, or rely on IECF’s experienced program staff for help in identifying areas of greatest need.
Donor-Advised funds are a simple and flexible alternative for donors who want to be actively involved – independently or with their own advisory committee – in choosing grant recipients.
Donor Advised Funds PDF
Field of Interest Funds
Field of Interest funds allow donors to specify a broad area of interest (for instance, the arts or youth-serving or disasters)for charitable support that is awarded using a competitive grant application process.
Restricted funds support specific donor-identified nonprofit organizations, in perpetuity, through yearly grants to the designated organization.
Scholarship funds provide an opportunity to invest in the community’s future through the education of tomorrow’s leaders. In the Inland Empire, donors can focus on strategic, needs based scholarship giving for students who may struggle financially or academically to achieve a higher education degree. The college attainment rate in the Inland Empire is X%, making those students who have few advocates a priority of IECF.
Scholarship Funds PDF
Geographic Affiliate Funds
These funds allow groups of donors in specific communities to create permanent funds to support their local needs. Under the stewardship of the Inland Empire Community Foundation, the funds are governed by people in that community for the benefit of the area and its people.