San Bernardino County Nonprofit Assistance Fund

New Update! Deadline for the San Bernardino County Nonprofit Assistance Fund Extended

The San Bernardino County Nonprofit Assistance Fund is a partnership between San Bernardino County and Inland Empire Community Foundation to help nonprofits survive the impacts of COVID-19 on their operations. The fund was developed after the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved $5 million in financial support to the nonprofit community using CARES Act funding.

Under the new program, grants will be awarded to nonprofits that demonstrate reimbursable COVID-19 expenses that were incurred in response to the pandemic or to mitigate the effects of COVID on their operations.

Nonprofit organizations in San Bernardino County that have experienced a loss of revenue and increased expenses during COVID-19 are encouraged to apply.

IECF, which is managing the grant program, will oversee the application and review process, in collaboration with the IE Funders Alliance. Grant awards will be dispersed directly by San Bernardino County to IECF-approved nonprofits.

Thank you to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors for assisting our nonprofit community that are on the frontlines of this pandemic.

Grants range from $2,500 – $20,000

Opening Date: November 19, 2020
Closing Date: December 2, 2020


  • Nonprofit, public benefit organizations with evidence of tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not classified as a private foundation.
  • 501(c) (6) organizations such as Business leagues, Chambers of Commerce, Real estate boards, or Boards of trade are also eligible to apply
  • Nonprofits must be headquartered or have an office in San Bernardino County
  • Nonprofits that have less than 50 employees
  • Nonprofits with budgets of $2,000,000 or less
  • Nonprofits must be able to document expenditures that are eligible under the CARES Act including costs that are used to assist in responding to the Pandemic or to mitigate the effects of the Pandemic on the nonprofit organization.  These may include but are not limited to:
    1. Changed Programming
    2. Decreased Client Load
    3. Expansion of Programs
    4. Inability to Deliver Programs
    5. Increased Client Load
    6. Loss of Volunteers
    7. Costs for COVID Compliance
    8. Payroll Limitations
    9. Reduction of Program
    10. Revenue Loss
    11. Salary Cuts
    12. Temporary Closure

Need more info? Download the Portal Guide

Download Grant Guidelines
Apply for the San Bernardino County Nonprofit Assistance Fund
Return to Application in Progress
Download the required Safe Reopening Plan Form

For help with applying, three technical assistance sessions will be offered on the following dates:
November 25, 2020  4:00pm



Contact us:

Organizations are encouraged to contact IECF staff at any time should they have questions about their application. Because IECF offices are currently closed, the best way to reach staff with general questions and inquiries about the Fund is through


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