Lift Up Local

Congratulations to the 2020 Lift Up Local Program Grant Recipients!

Lake Elsinore, CA

Animal Friends of the Valleys ($5,000)

Redlands, CA

Steps 4 Life Community Services ($5,000)

Palm Desert, CA

Friends of the College of the Desert Library ($5,000)

Click here to read the press release of the Lift-Up-Local-Winners. Thank you Inland Empire for participating in Lift Up Local!

About the Lift Up Local Program

Thanks to our many generous donors our nonprofit community has stepped up to the challenge of 2020. Your support made it possible for them to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, keep safe our essential workers, serve families and children, and so much more.

In honor of their work and your support, IECF invites you to “Lift Up Local” this year and help us recognize the amazing work of our Inland Empire nonprofits by participating in a special drawing for your favorite group.

What organization do you admire and support in the IE?

Show your support by nominating your favorite nonprofit and IECF will randomly select three organizations from the Inland Empire to receive a $5,000 grant!

Nomination Period: November 27 – December 31, 2020
Winners Announced: January 7, 2021

Nominating is easy! Fill out the entry form and share your favorite organization with us. To qualify, nonprofit organizations must have a 501(c)3 status and be located in San Bernardino or Riverside County. See full description and rules below.

IECF Lift Up Local Year End Grant Awards – Description and Rules

The Inland Empire Community Foundation will award three $5,000.00 grants to eligible non-profits in early January, 2021. Each grant will be awarded to a non-profit organization located in either Riverside County or San Bernardino County California. Nominations will be accepted prior to December 31, 2020. The three grants will be awarded to non-profits randomly selected by the Foundation’s staff, with the winners being announced via email and on the IECF website on or before January 7, 2021.

Any member of the public who wishes to nominate one or more non-profits may do so as follows:

  • The nomination window opens on November 27, 2020 and closes at midnight on December 31, 2020.
  • Any active 501(c)(3) non-profit with a principal place of business in San Bernardino or Riverside County is eligible.
  • To make a nomination, go to IEGIVES.ORG and supply your name and address along with an active, verifiable email address. You then identify the non-profit you wish to nominate by name and address of its principal place of business.
  • You may then make additional nominations, but, for each additional nominated non-profit, you must supply an additional active, verifiable email address.

Nomination Form

  • All entries are added to our mailing list for occasional future communications from IECF. If you would like to opt-out, please check box here.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Thank you for your interest.  The nomination period has ended.