On March 6, 2023, IECF opened grant applications to area nonprofits that support the needs of vulnerable, special populations across the region. Applications close April 10, 2023.

Courtesy Inspire Life Skills, a 2022 grantee

The grants will be made possible from five Field of Interest Funds including:

Irene S. Rockwell Fund – Benefits the residents of the city of Perris. Average grant is $3,000.
Seraphim Fund – Aids women and children, including the economically disadvantaged, victims of domestic abuse, and those suffering from physical or mental illness or substance
abuse. Average grant is $10,000.
Fred and Eva V. Stebler Fund – Provides funds for the treatment and care of indigent children in Riverside County, with a strong emphasis on children with special needs. Average grant is $10,000.
James Bernard and Mildred Jordan Tucker Fund – Benefits wheelchair users (ADA compliance projects are eligible). Average grant is $10,000.

Field of Interest funds allow donors to specify a broad category for funding that is organized around a particular issue (e.g. animal welfare, arts & culture, basic human needs, and veterans services) or geographic area of interest. With a Field of Interest Fund, donors can rely on IECF to manage their giving to organizations working on the causes important to them through a competitive grant application process. This fund is ideal for those who wish to rely on IECF’s expertise to make grants in their charitable area of interest, and IECF takes care of the rest.

In 2022, the Field of Interest Fund Grantees were:

Irene S. Rockwell Fund
Boys & Girls Club of Menifee Valley
Enhance the Gift Ministries

Seraphim Fund
Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Gorgonio Pass
Desert Rose Trauma Recovery
Family Service Association of Redlands
Inspire Life Skills Training

Fred and Eva V. Stebler Fund
Assistance League Coachella Valley
Operation Safe House, Inc.
Samaritan Counseling Center
Variety Children’s Charities of the Desert

James Bernard and Mildred Jordan Tucker Fund
Canine Companions
Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area
Peppermint Ridge

For a full description of the Field of Interest grants, to determine eligibility, and to apply online, please visit www.iegives.org/nonprofits/overview or call 951-241-7777.

Learn how you can set up a Field of Interest Fund to support the causes you care about – today and for generations to come! Contact our Charitable Giving Team for personalized assistance.

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