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Inland Empire Community Foundation is committed to delivering clear, helpful information about the work we do to create a thriving Inland Empire region. As a vital link between the Foundation and the press, IECF welcomes requests from the media related to philanthropy, emerging issues, Foundation programs and the Foundation itself. Please also explore our blog for the latest IECF news and upcoming events.

Press Releases

Inland Empire Community Foundation often releases information to the media regarding our charitable funds, donors, grantmaking, and community leadership.

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In The News

Press throughout the region covers Inland Empire Community Foundation charitable funds, grantmaking, and community leadership.

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IECF Partners with Amazon for Earth Day, City News Group, April 26, 2022

Amazon, IECF support local groups in honor of Earth Day, Press Enterprise, April 23, 2022

Amazon teams with IECF to support environmental education, Desert Sun, April, 22, 2022

Family Resource Center is All in for the Needy, Precinct Reporter, April 21, 2022

New fund aims to raise money for local arts, Desert Sun, March 25, 2022

Fight to End Systemic Racism Getting Financial Boost in Inland Empire, NBC Los Angeles, February 3, 2022

Senior Financial Assistance Program, City News Group, January 20, 2022

IE Black Equity Fund announces $740,000 for 16 nonprofits, City News Group, January, 19, 2022






April PAC Meeting: Your Client Wants to be Philanthropic. What’s Next?

Join us at our next Professional Advisors Council (PAC) meeting, Tuesday, April 26 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Topic: Your Client Wants to be Philanthropic. What’s Next?
How to Ensure the Client’s Legacy and the Charity Selected Work in Concert

We are pleased to have as our Guest Speaker and Facilitator Jim F. Normandin, a seasoned consultant in philanthropy. Jim has over 30 years of experience in the design, implementation and management of wealth transfer planning – from simple to complex – designed to meet the finance, estate, and philanthropic goals and objectives of clients/donors.

Joining Jim as panelists are:

• Joanna Averett, CFP, Principal, Averett Financial Services, Redlands
• Elizabeth Bawden, Partner, Withers Bergman, LLP, Los Angeles
• Marcia Campbell, Principal, Marcia A. Campbell, CPA, Riverside

During this session, Jim and the panel will discuss how best to answer the following:

• What charity(ies) do your clients want to support? Local? National?
• How do you verify the legal and correct name of the charity(ies) selected?
• Are the selected charities qualified 501(c)(3) vs a 501(c)(4)? Does it matter?
• What if the selected charity no longer exists, has changed its purpose, or isn’t qualified upon the client’s passing?
• What does the client want the charity to do with their money or gift? (Gift Agreements)
• What if the charity is too small – and the gift is too large – for the charity to handle?
• What kind of support and resources are available from IECF?

his virtual meeting will take place on Zoom. Register today! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For questions about the Professional Advisors Council, please contact Jose Marquez at

Thank you to our sponsor!



Women’s Giving Fund Celebrates Women’s History Month at the Agua Caliente Clippers Game!

Thursday, March 24, 2022

It’s time to get networking with the amazing women of the Inland Empire! The Women’s Giving Fund (WGF)  is celebrating Women’s History Month on Thursday, March 24, with their first in-person event of 2022. The evening will begin with a VIP gathering at 5:30 pm, followed by the 7:00 pm Agua Caliente Clippers basketball game. At the VIP event, you’ll enjoy refreshments and meet other like-minded women. A brief program will include an overview of the Women’s Giving Fund and IECF’s 80th Anniversary celebrations.

Tickets are available for $40 each, which includes the VIP event with refreshments and admission to the game at 7:00 pm.

For more information about the event or the Women’s Giving Fund, please contact Darcy McNaboe, Regional Charitable Giving Officer, at









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