The Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) to Give Upto $20k Operational Grants

By: Sharjeel Sohaib


Dec 27, 2021


The Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) has invited applications from non-profits who want to apply for grants of up to $20K. These grants are aimed at strengthening recipient NPO’s work that prioritizes equity, inclusion and diversity in the communities they serve.

Deadline and Technical Asssistance Workshop

The deadline for applying for this grant is by midnight on Jan. 17, 2022, through IECF’s online process. Nonprofits wanting to learn more about the granting process can attend a technical assistance workshop on Jan. 6, 2022.

The Inland Empire Community Foundation has a rich and long history of serving in the region. We profiled the IECF in a separate article.

Community Impact Fund (CIF)

These grants are given under the 2021 Community Impact Fund (CIF). The Community Impact Fund is a responsive, open, competitive application process with one annual deadline. The Fund invests in four areas: Arts & Culture, Basic Needs, Environment, and Youth Development. The Foundation considers funding for both general operating support and program support.

Riverside and San Bernardino County

To improve the transparency of grantmaking process, these grants administered by IECF will be given to NPOs operating in the Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

“IECF wants to learn about organizations’ vision of diversity, equity and inclusion and their diversity, equity and inclusion journey, at whatever stage of development it may be”.

Celia Cudiamat | Vice President, IECF

Qualification Criteria

To be eligible, NPOs applying for the grant must fulfil the criteria given below:

  • A nonprofit, public benefit organization with evidence of tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Not classified as a private foundation
  • Have an operating budget of $2 million or less
  • Must not discriminate in the hiring of staff or in providing services on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability

“Our community is stronger when voices from diverse, vulnerable and isolated communities are lifted up, “People have access to opportunities and resources and can participate in decision making to improve conditions and quality of life.”

Celia Cudiamat | Vice President, IECF

Other news articles about grants available in the Inland Empire region.

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    Sharjeel joined Startempire Wire as emerging technologies editor. Earlier, he worked at Silicon Canals, a leading English language technology media source for the Benelux and wider Europe. He covered the European technology and startup ecosystem digging into latest funding rounds of startups.


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