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Dr. Jonathan Lorenzo Yorba, PhD -  President/CEO
The Community Foundation is celebrating philanthropy – then, now, and in the future! This year marks the 75thanniversary of the foundation which was started by visionary philanthropists Charles and Clara Brouse as a scholarship distribution committee in Riverside in 1941, and has since grown to be the oldest and largest community foundation serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. We’re celebrating with an exciting gala on October 15, 2016 and hope each of you will join us at the Riverside Convention Center for this momentous occasion.  The Community Foundation will be honoring Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations and Inland Southern California Tribes. All net gala proceeds will be placed into our Youth Grantmakers Endowment, started by Riverside Construction, Inc.  Our newest board member, Kathleen Sawa is a former Youth Grantmaker, and with her appointment to the foundation board we have come full circle from training her to understand the nonprofit sector and the ineffable power philanthropy has on communities through grantmaking, to being a policymaker and a member of the governing body of the foundation.

This year also marks the birth of the Temecula Valley Endowment Program, a new collaboration between Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center, Oak Grove Center for Education Treatment & the Arts, and Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation.  Since the sustainability of nonprofit organizations is critical, this pilot program will help ensure the longevity of the vital works these organizations provide in the Temecula Valley.

And we have added new staff who will help us continue working with our fund holders to ensure that The Community Foundation is positioned not just for another 75 years but into perpetuity.

- Jonathan Lorenzo Yorba


“Jonathan Lorenzo Yorba is the President and CEO of The Community Foundation which has four offices in California:  Palm Springs, Riverside, San Bernardino, and the Temecula Valley.  Dr. Yorba is the Chair of the Ford Foundation Fellows Fund at the National Academies in Washington, DC; Member of the National Standards Board, a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations in Washington, DC; Board member and Chair of the Government Affairs Committee of the League of California Community Foundations; and is a Board member of the Public Policy Advisory Committee of Southern California Grantmakers.  Yorba is certified in philanthropy and fund development, and is a Certified Specialist in Planned Giving.  Yorba is also a member of Hispanics in Philanthropy, Native Americans in Philanthropy, and is committed to the D5 coalition’s effort to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy.  Concurrent with his career in philanthropy, Yorba worked in economic development, workforce development, and in arts and cultural affairs.  Dr. Yorba was appointed as a Smithsonian Institution Fellow where he had a dual appointment in American Art and U.S. History and authored the book Arte Latino:  Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  Yorba has testified before the United States House of Representatives on a bill to create a Presidential Commission regarding the proposed National Museum of the American Latino, and has been a guest on several occasions at The White House.”