Women’s Giving Fund

The Women’s Giving Fund (WGF) is an inclusive opportunity for female donors to learn about women’s economic security issues, focus giving on issues impacting women and children, and experience the power of collaborative philanthropy.

To support the Women’s Giving Fund and help uplift women and their families in the IE, make a gift today.

WGF Impact:
  • $130K distributed to nonprofits benefitting women and families in the Inland Empire since 2018.
  • 56 rooms of furniture provided to help women and children transitioning out of domestic violence shelters into their own apartments to begin safe, new lives.
  • 6 families were moved into furnished apartments.
  • Multiple families received access to case management and therapy and participated in virtual workshops through LEARN program.
  • 3 women provided two-day stays in a safe environment for placement in stable and safety housing.
  • 94 outreach and shelter staff and clients received Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) over 4-month period.
WGF Grantees:

Read more on the blog about recent activities of the Women’s Giving Fund!

View photos from our 2023 Fall Soirée and Grant Presentations at Chaffey College/Chino!

View photos from our 2023 Spring Fling and Woman of Achievement Awards Presentation!

View photos from our 2022 Fall Soirée and Grant Presentations at Chaffey College/Chino!

View photos from our 2022 Women’s History Month Event at the Agua Caliente Clippers Game!



Reserve your seat now for our Women’s Giving Fund Spring Fling Brunch, grantee announcements and 2024 Woman of Achievement Award. It’s time to celebrate the remarkable women who shape our community!

The IECF Women’s Giving Fund’s annual Spring Fling returns on April 21st, 2024, offering a memorable opportunity to celebrate our 2024 grantees and the region’s outstanding women.

This year, we’re showcasing The Power of the Purse as our theme, symbolizing our collective strength as donors, sponsors, and community leaders. You’ll enjoy a delightful brunch with like-minded participants, an inspiring program, and a fun opportunity drawing to win your dream designer purse! Generous donors have provided more than a dozen purses, including Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Dooney & Bourke, and more. You could be the lucky winner of a Brighton Catwalk Travel Set valued at $800! Follow us for updates on more beautiful bags.

When: April 21, 2024 | 11am-2pm
Where: Edwards Mansion | 2064 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands
Tickets: $55 per person (seating is limited – RSVP today!)
Opportunity Drawing: Tickets are available at discounted pricing with the purchase of brunch, or at the door for $10 each.

Register Today

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Diamond Tote Sponsors
Dr. Paulette Brown-Hinds and The James Irvine Foundation
Mrs. Terri Ramos

Ruby Wristlet Sponsors
Alta Loma Enterprises
The Business Banking Group of Farmers & Merchants Bank
PNC Bank

Sapphire Satchel Sponsors
Angel Jewelers
Enterprise Bank & Trust

Emerald Envelope Sponsors
Denise Benton | PHP Agency
The Bohon Family
Jesse Melgar & Angel Rodriguez
Special Angels Foundation

Gem Messenger Sponsors
Alta Loma Enterprises
Lupe Cardenas
CIRE Equity
Edwards Mansion
Small Business Development Corp of Orange County
Terrence and Tess Trudo

Drawstring Donors
Nefertiti Long
C.C. Vest

Media Sponsor
Inland Empire Magazine


We are also grateful that this fund has grown through the generous support of new donors, and we look forward to more events and outreach to bring more IE women into philanthropy.

Nefertiti Long – Women’s Giving Fund, Chair

To learn more about the Fund, download the Women’s Giving Fund PDF
Women’s Giving Fund Committee

Nefertiti Long, Chair
Alta Loma Enterprises

Donna Marie Hunter, PhD
TV Host,
Grace & Space

Karen Suarez
Uplift San Bernardino

Liliana Andriani
Owner, Angel Jewelers

Rosie Lewis
Corporate Marketing Manager,
Lewis Group of Companies

C.C. Vest
Retired Business Owner,

Lynn Bogh Baldi
IECF Emeritus Committee Chair

Lisa Nashua, PhD
LA City College Foundation

Lynn Brown-Summers
Independent Business Owner

Heather Sanchez
Farmers and Merchants Bank 

Darcy McNaboe
Regional Charitable Giving Officer

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