The Community Foundation Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties awarded $217,500 to 23 nonprofit agencies serving Riverside County in a ceremony honoring this year’s Community Impact Fund grantees.
“In the past two years, our Foundation has significantly increased our grantmaking to the nonprofit sector via the Community Impact Fund,” said Daniel Foster, President/CEO of The Community Foundation.
“Obviously, the economic downturn has hurt many worthy nonprofit causes and our Board and donors feel it is essential to step up now and meet the increasing needs and challenges of our region,” Foster continued.
The Community Foundation awards grants in four categories: Arts and Culture, Civic and Public Benefit, Health and Human Services and Youth and Family.
Among the grant recipients are: Santa Rosa Plateau Foundation; Assistance League of Temecula Valley; Center Against Sexual Assault; Diamond Valley Arts Council; Idyllwild Community Recreation Council; San Gorgonio Child Care Consortium; Axis Foundation, Inc.; Childhood Cancer Foundation of SoCal, Inc.; Sensational Strings Youth Outreach Program; Fender Museum of the Arts Foundation; Mission Inn Foundation; Music Changing Lives; Community Settlement Association; Today’s Urban Renewal Network, Inc.; Health Assessment Resource Center; Mizell Senior Center; Stroke Recovery Center; Blythe Police Activities League, Inc.; Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA Indio); Inland Congregations United for Change; to John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation; and Valley Partnership.
In addition, The Community Foundation awarded over $119,207 in Community Impact Grants to nonprofit agencies in San Bernardino County.