Supporting Higher Education Attainment

Graduate Success

Education, both two-year and four-year, changes the earning power of families and supports diverse leadership in our communities. When we focus on equity for the almost 1 million K-12 students in the Inland Empire, we understand that more students need assistance and support to achieve a higher education degree. In 2017, IECF collaborated with the College Futures Foundation to address low graduation rates in the Inland Empire. The result was the Graduate Success program – a strategy and fund designed to increase students’ potential to access, thrive, and succeed in higher education.


Currently, IECF is partnering with local organizations to provide needs-based scholarships and college guidance services to ensure our program is making an impact.

Our network of partner organizations are: BLU Educational Foundation, Promise Scholars, Making Hope Happen Foundation, OneFuture and Upward Bound (California State University, San Bernardino).

To expand our scholarship giving in the IE, Graduate Success needs continued, year-round support. Consider a gift to the Graduate Success Fund to help more students achieve their college dreams.

Offices Closed

Inland Empire Community Foundation’s offices are temporarily closed and our staff is working remotely. As we continue to adapt to our new work environment, we are committed to serving our donors and the community. All office lines are being forwarded to staff and you can continue to reach us via email. While we are not officially open to the public, we will have a staff person in the Riverside office M-F on a limited schedule. Please call before visiting the office, and for any questions, call us at 951-241-7777 or email us at