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Youth Grantmakers Award Over $60,000 to Local Nonprofits

At the Youth Grantmakers 10th Anniversary Celebration & Recognition Ceremony on June 9, The Community Foundation announced 50 grants totaling $60,050 to support youth-led projects across the Inland region. The grants were funded by local high school students participating in the Youth Grantmakers program.

Youth Grantmakers Award

In 2018-2019, they made grants to the following nonprofits: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert ($1,000); Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire ($2,000); Boo2Bullying Inc. ($1,000); Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley ($2,000); Children’s Fund Inc. ($1,000); Coachella Valley Housing Coalition ($2,500); Family YMCA of the Desert ($2,500); Foothill Family Shelter ($2,500); Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective ($5,000); Operation Prom Girl So Cal ($2,300); Project Fighting Chance ($1,000); Read With Me Volunteer Programs ($1,000); Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center ($2,050); Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation ($1,250); San Bernardino Fatherhood ($1,000); Special Olympics Southern California – Inland Empire Region ($5,000); The Empowerment Center ($3,450); Young Women’s Empowerment Foundation ($2,000). An additional $21,500 in grants was given to nonprofits by seniors who selected their “Charity of Choice.” The Community Foundation’s Board of Directors approved the choices.

“We’re proud to celebrate the accomplishments of our young people who are modeling philanthropy across the region,” said Michelle Decker, President and CEO of The Community Foundation. “The future belongs to our youth, who are becoming leaders in their own right, helping to solve the ongoing challenges their peers face.”

With representatives from 27 high schools in both counties, 97 Youth Grantmakers make up the Riverside, San Bernardino, Coachella Valley, and Native programs.  Since the inception of this program, Youth Grantmakers have awarded over $387,000 to 155 nonprofit agencies.

View our gallery of photos from the Youth Grantmakers 10th Anniversary Ceremony.

To learn more about the Youth Grantmakers Program, please contact Denisha Shackelford, Youth Initiatives Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 951.241.7777.