IECF is accepting grant applications from area nonprofits that support the needs of vulnerable, special populations across the region. The grants are made possible from five Field of Interest Funds, including the new Rohn Rookstool Veterans Fund, and interested nonprofits are encouraged to apply by May 16, 2022.

The five Field of Interest Funds are:

Seraphim Fund – aids women and children who suffer from physical or mental illness or substance abuse
Fred and Eva V. Stebler Fund – provides for the treatment and care of indigent children in Riverside County with an emphasis on children with special needs
James Bernard and Mildred Jordan Tucker Fund – benefits wheelchair users
Irene S. Rockwell Fund – benefits residents living in the city of Perris
Rohn Rookstool Veterans Fund – benefits veterans residing in San Bernardino County whose needs include legal aid services, housing, physical and mental health

Field of Interest funds allow donors to specify a broad area of interest (e.g. animal welfare, arts & culture, basic human needs, and veterans services) for charitable support that is awarded using a competitive grant application process.

“IECF is pleased to welcome the Rohn Rookstool Veterans Fund to this year’s grant cycle,” said Celia Cudiamat, IECF SVP of Grants and Programs. “What the Fund brings is additional support and resources that our local veterans need for leading healthy and fulfilling lives again.”

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.

Photo courtesy of Friends of Leaps and Bounds Pediatric Therapy, a 2021 grantee of the Fred and Eva V. Stebler Fund