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IECF: Your Partner in Charitable Giving for the Coachella Valley

IECF: Your Partner in Charitable Giving for the Coachella Valley

Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF), formerly known as The Community Foundation, has rolled out a new name and fresh look, reflecting our ongoing work of growing philanthropy and creating a region that’s equitable for all, alongside our community of generous donors.

Did you know that IECF has been in the region for nearly 80 years? Founded in 1941, IECF is the oldest and largest community foundation serving the area. We have deep roots here, and are committed to working with all who care passionately about improving our community. Currently, the Foundation manages charitable assets of nearly $108 million from more than 394 funds.

In partnership with our donors, last year IECF distributed $15.7 million in grants. Part of this amount – $4 million – went to scholarships and education. Locally, IECF has granted over $18 million to charities and educational institutions in the Coachella Valley over the past decade.

Many of our donors in the Coachella Valley desire that their legacy and love for community live on. They do this by creating endowed gifts, administered by IECF, to hundreds of organizations throughout the Inland Empire and beyond. Our donors that started The Coachella Valley Fund is one such example. Gifts from their fund have supported HIV education programs, the arts, and scholarships. Best of all, these gifts stay in the region and benefit the community forever.

We’re now directing critical funds to organizations deeply impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. At the start of the pandemic we established the IE COVID-19 Resilience Fund, raising $721,000 in donations and distributing $704,000 in relief grants to 55 nonprofits. Of this amount, $147,765 in grants went to Coachella Valley charities. Some of them include: Hidden Harvest, Galilee Center, the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery, Angel View and Lift to Rise.

We make giving at IECF simple, efficient and rewarding. You can support your favorite cause, charity or nonprofit organization through a gift to IECF – now or later. You can also contribute to any of our existing funds at IECF.

Thank you again to our community of donors in the Coachella Valley. You inspire us every day! Together, we are building a region that is resilient and stronger for all who live here.

If you would like to make an impact in the Coachella Valley, consider a gift to IECF. Contact Joe Staley, Regional Charitable Giving Officer at or 760.836.2400. Also visit our brand new website at for more information.

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