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FORM 990

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End of Year Giving: A Call to Action

We are now nearing the end of 2019. For many of you, it is time to think about your Year-End Giving. For over 78 years The Community Foundation has been working with donors like you to address the many issues facing our community through investments in our nonprofits: education, housing, health care, the environment and the arts, to name a few. The Inland Empire has only 1% of California’s philanthropic resources. What does that mean? It means that funding the work of the region’s nonprofits happens because you give.

Please consider making a gift now to support a number of funds at The Community Foundation that allow us to respond to the needs of the region.  We are asking for a Call to Action.

The following funds have been established to help ensure we are ready and able to address current and future issues and needs affecting Riverside and San Bernardino Counties - the Inland Empire - but we need your support.

Community Impact Fund

The Community Impact Fund provides the Foundation flexibility to address the most pressing, high priority needs facing our community. It also supports the nonprofit organizations serving our region by building organizational capacity, innovations, and sustainability of these organizations.  The fund is comprised of “unrestricted contributions.” Your gift works alongside other donated funds to maximize the impact of your giving and our grantmaking. 

The Here for Good Fund:

The Here for Good Fund helps ensure that The Community Foundation continues to strengthen and serve our region. It helps support Foundation’s operations, its staffing and growth. Your gift will help ensure our region is strengthened through philanthropy and that the Foundation is here, for good; forever.

Scholarship Funds:

Scholarship Funds offer you the opportunity to build our community’s future by investing in the education of tomorrow’s leaders. We will work closely with you to design a scholarship program that reflects your values and vision, and a criteria you help select. Eligibility criteria can be based on need, merit, career interests, academic performance or locale. More importantly, you can name the fund after yourself, or a loved one, family or organization. It’s your choice.

Award payments are made directly to educational institutions on behalf of the recipients.

Graduate Success Fund:

Graduate Success Fund is our promise to help low-income students in our region earn their college degrees and obtain well-paying jobs. It is a needs-based scholarship to help students at critical times in their academic endeavors. Your gift is leveraged with funds from other donors, funders, and the Foundation to maximize the impact on our region’s economic prosperity and helping to ensure these students succeed in college.

Youth Grantmakers Fund:

The Youth Grantmakers Fund was created to support the Youth Grantmakers (YG) Program. The YG Program was created in 2009 to empower youth in local high schools to address issues that are important to them by participating in the grantmaking process. These young people become active agents of change, and helps prepare them for community leadership. There are now 5 YG Programs across our two county region: Riverside, Coachella Valley, San Bernardino, Idyllwild, and a Native program.  Since its inception, over 281 youth have been involved in the program, involving 27 different high schools, and the youth have awarded over $387,000 to 155 nonprofit organizations.

So Many Ways to Give:

To support a fund listed above, you can gift cash; appreciated assets (stocks, bonds, real estate). If you are 70 ½, own an IRA, and you are required to take a “Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) you can roll over or transfer up to $100,000 of your RMD to The Community Foundation, and not recognize taxable income on the distribution.

If you would like more information about any of these funds and giving options, please contact Jose A. Marquez, Vice President of Charitable Giving at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 951-241-7777.