News & Events
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.
Inland Empire Community Foundation often releases information to the media regarding our charitable funds, donors, grantmaking, and community leadership.
Please view press releases below.
IECF, Arts Connection, Riverside Arts Council, and CA Desert Arts Council Announce Record $4.7 Million Grant from California Arts Council for New State Arts Program that Targets High Priority Communities
The Community Foundation Receives $1 Million Gift in Honor of Former City Treasurer of Lake Elsinore
In The News
Press throughout the region covers Inland Empire Community Foundation charitable funds, grantmaking, and community leadership.
View recent news coverage about IECF.
Making impressions: IECF targets specific needs by designating “signature funds,” Palm Springs Life, November 2, 2022
$4.7 million coming to Inland Empire to support artists, arts programs, San Bernardino Sun, October 29, 2022
Local collective receives $4.7 million to support artists, programming, Desert Sun, October 28, 2022
CIELO Fund launched to support Latinos in the Inland Empire, Spectrum News 1, October 12, 2022
Al Punto, Univision, October 9, 2022
Local charity seeks to uplift Latino Community in the Inland Empire through scholarships, NBC Los Angeles, October 7, 2022
Apoyan con fondos a hispanas en los condados de San Bernardino y Riverside, Telemundo 52 Los Angeles, October 6, 2022
Local organizations working to increase Latino and Hispanic registration, voter turnout, KESQ-TV, October 5, 2022
Concrete evidence, Palm Springs Life, October 5, 2022
CIELO Fund created to help Latino-focused organizations in the Inland Empire, Press Enterprise, October 1, 2022
CIELO Fund launches with $300,000 to invest in Latino-led and serving organizations, Desert Sun, September 30, 2022
Con ambicion, se lanza el Fundo Cielo, La Opinion, September 26, 2022
Fund is established to uplift and invest in Latino-led organizations in Inland Empire, Fontana Herald News, September 25, 2022
Let’s do more than celebrate the Latino community. Let’s invest in it, Southern California News Group, September 23, 2022
Latinos now the majority in the Inland Empire and a new fund aims to boost investments, KABC 7, September 23, 2022
Boys & Girls Club receives substantial grants, Record Gazette, September 23, 2022
How to help victims of the Fairview fire near Hemet, Press Enterprise, September 7, 2022
Inland Empire Community Foundation celebrates 80 years of growing regional philanthropy, Desert Sun, August 12, 2022
Inland Empire Community Foundation celebrates 80 years, PE, SB Sun, Inland Valle Daily News, August 12, 2022
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
Women’s Giving Fund donates $20,000 to Inland groups that help women, children, Southern California News Group, August 25, 2021
Philanthropist to celebrate 65th birthday with party benefitting charities, Desert Sun, August 13, 2021
IECF Launches New Office of Policy & Engagement to Focus on Regional Priorities Together, IECN, August 3, 2021
Inland Empire Community Foundation announces new office focusing on public policy, Southern California News Group, July 30, 2021
IECF Launches New Office of Policy & Engagement to Focus on Regional Priorities Together, IE Business Journal, July 26, 2021
Youth Grantmakers program lets students support Inland Empire nonprofit organizations, Press Enterprise, June 25, 2021
$2.7 million grant will help Just San Bernardino launch economic inclusion plan, San Bernardino Sun, March 12, 2022
Despite COVID-19, charitable donations increased in 2020, Desert Sun, March 5, 2021
Scholarships available for Inland Empire college-bound students, Southern California News Group, February 26, 2021
College-bound students encouraged to apply for IECF scholarships, Desert Sun, February 26, 2021
CSUSB alumna named IECF’s first African American board chair, Inside CSUSB, February 17, 2021
IEHP Plan Provides $50K Sponsorship to IE Black Equity Fund, IECN, February 15, 2021
San Bernardino County awards $3.4 million in COVID relief grants to 216 nonprofits, IECN, February 8, 2021
Movers & Shakers: Dr. Paulette Brown-Hinds, Nefertiti Long, Kathy Johnson, Jeremy Hobbs and Ann Sheffer, Desert Sun, February 6, 2021
216 Nonprofits Split $3.4 Million from San Bernardino County, Southern California Newsgroup, February 5, 2022
Inland Empire Community Foundation Names First African American Board Chair, Inland Valley News, January 29, 2021
Chaffey College Superintendent/President Henry Shannon named Educator of the Year, Fontana Herald News, January 26, 2021
Inland Empire’s Black Equity Initiative Launches First Regional Black Equity Fund, Black Voice News, July 15, 2020
Inland Empire Community Foundation has a history of helping in the region, Press Enterprise, April 11, 2020
Inland Empire Community Foundation reaching out to groups affected by coronavirus, Press Enterprise, April 2, 2020
Cash assistance coming to Coachella Valley to families hit hardest coronavirus pandemic closures, Desert Sun, March 28, 2020
Inland Empire Community Foundation collecting money to help with coronavirus impact, San Bernardino Sun, March 17, 2020
Coronavirus: How to help others in the Coachella Valley, Desert Sun, March 16, 2020
IECF opens new fund to support local residents affected by COVID-19 crisis, Inland Empire Community News, March 16, 2020
Join us on October 9th for our Women’s Giving Fund (WGF) Fall Soirée Brunch and Grant Presentations! We’re proud to present Senator Connie M. Leyva as our guest speaker.
In celebration of IECF’s 80th Anniversary, the WGF has been named a Signature Fund. Our goal of raising at least $80,000 will allow us to generously fund organizations that serve women and families in the IE.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to spend time with like-minded women while enjoying an uplifting afternoon.
Tickets are $50 each. Register today and bring a friend!
Sunday, October 9 | 11am-2pm
Chaffey College Chino Community Center
5890 College Park Avenue Chino, CA 91710
The Women’s Giving Fund (WGF) is an inclusive opportunity for donors to learn about women’s economic security issues, focus their giving on issues impacting women and children, and experience the power of collaborative philanthropy. Since its inception, WGF has given $60,000 in grants to IE groups serving women and their families.
Learn about IECF’s work, programs and initiatives through our publications.
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