EIN 33-0748536

Inland Empire Community Foundation (TCF)

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The Community Foundation is a nonprofit, public charity serving the people of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. They has nearly $90 million in assets and provides college scholarships and grants to nonprofit organizations across the two-county area.
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The Community Foundation
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GENERAL GRANTMAKING:Through the generosity of our donors, in 2019, Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) invested more than $16 million in grants in the Inland Empire and beyond. Over $4 million were for scholarships and education. Funds were awarded to a broad spectrum of nonprofits in our 27,000 square miles, two-county region. IECF's grantmaking falls generally into the following categories: Children & Families ($961,977)Health and Human Services ($3,053,172) Civic & Environmental Benefit ($7,363,362) Arts & Culture ($155,903)Other ($197,100)Included in our grantmaking are funds providing support to particular issues or places. These include Field of Interest Funds ($273,564) which are restricted to a specific program area or geographic area. As a sampling, funds are currently helping with ADA compliance, the cities of Perris and Idyllwild, the High Desert, victims of domestic abuse, senior pet-owners and vet care, and the treatment and care of low income children in Riverside County. IECF is proud to offer donors a way to invest long term in the issues and places they care about, and sees its geographic funds as crucial investments to strengthen all parts of the Inland Empire. The Foundation's unrestricted grantmaking supports the capacity building needs of nonprofit organizations. The Community Impact Fund ($192,000) supports training and workshops such as Board Governance, Fund Development, Leadership, Advocacy, Finance & Budgets, Evaluation, Marketing, and more.IECF has been administering the S. L. Gimbel Foundation Fund, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in memory of Susan Gimbel. Program interest areas include health, environmental protection and enhancement, education, and human dignity. IECF awarded $3,984,420 to nonprofits in partnership with the Gimbel Foundation trustees in 2019.In addition to their grantmaking program, in 2019, the S.L. Gimbel Foundation Scholarship Fund awarded $ 446,331 in financial support for low-income students. Scholarship awards are for students attending University of California, Riverside (UCR) who have unmet need to be used for tuition, books, education fees, housing and other educational expenses. The intent is to provide scholarships equally to students studying liberal arts and the sciences. Low income students, undergraduate or graduate, accepted to attend UCR and current UCR students from all backgrounds regardless of age, race, religion, gender, sexual preference or national origin are eligible to apply. First generation college-going students, and/or traditionally underrepresented students in higher education are highly encouraged to apply.
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP PROJECTS:Youth Grantmakers. The Youth Grantmakers (YG) Program was created to empower youth to address issues important to them by participating in grantmaking. Through this program, young people become active agents of change, preparing them for responsive community leadership and practical hands-on service. Made up of high school students from across the two-county region, we now have five Youth Grantmakers groups: Riverside, Coachella Valley, San Bernardino, Idyllwild, and Native Youth.During the 2018-19 academic year, nearly 100 Youth Grantmakers across the two-county region strengthened their leadership skills as they participated in philanthropy, giving away over $62,050 to nonprofits that are working on issues of concern to students in Inland Empire high schools. Students learned to read and analyze a grant application, respectfully debate the most critical needs while learning to listen to others' perspectives, and prioritize the many worthwhile requests. An endowment fund was created in 2014 to ensure this valued initiative continues to support young people to understand, invest in, and change their communities. LISTOS Riverside CountyIECF is helping to build community resiliency and connect state residents to preparedness and response efforts. In December 2019, the organization awarded grants of $600,000 to 13 nonprofits serving Riverside County residents to fund the efforts of community-based organizations providing the education and resources.The funding comes from Listos California - a campaign led by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services and California volunteers to make sure residents at most risk during natural disasters are safe and better prepared. IECF received $2.1 million to support nonprofits in Riverside County provide education and awareness training and resources on natural disaster preparedness. 2020 Census Inland EmpireCensus IE is a project of the Inland Empire Community Foundation, which has been selected by the State to serve as the Administrative Community Based Organization to lead Census 2020 outreach efforts in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. IECF received $2.4 million to motivate, educate, and activate IE hard to count populations to ensure that everyone gets counted during the Census 2020.Building on the growing collaborative capacity of the Inland Empire, Census IE has formed a broad coalition of community-based organizations with deep roots in under-served areas to coordinate Census awareness and outreach. Forty five organizations, each with a unique mission and expertise, were awarded subcontracts. By and through working together and sharing resources, the collective can best ensure our community at large and on the regional level is counted fully and accurately in the 2020 Census. IECF Graduate Success Program: A Community Philanthropy Initiative (CPI) grant funded by the College Futures Foundation * Purpose: Award strategic, need-based scholarships to low-income and underrepresented students in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, and attract sustainable funding from local donors for these scholarships. * Scholarships awarded was $351,616, with a maximum award of $2,500. Additionally, nonprofit partners distributed scholarships to their student constituencies that meet the criteria: Promise Scholars - $50,000; Blu Education Foundation - $50,000; Making Hope Happen Foundation - $50,000; Cal State San Bernardino - $12,500.* Six nonprofit scholarship giving programs from the Inland Empire continue to work together on aligning models to maximize needs-based scholarships: Blu Foundation, Promise Scholars, Making Hope Happen Foundation, RIMS AVID, Growing Inland Achievement, One Future Coachella Valley. Critical issues center on the importance of aligning college access and success and sharing models/approaches that support needs- based scholarships.

Grants made by TCF

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
The Nature ConservancyTen Mile River Estuary Restoration Project$2,000,000
OneFuture Coachella Valley2019 - 2020 Scholarship Distribution$254,191
Neuro Vitality FoundationAgency Distribution for Construction Costs$250,000
...and 494 more grants made totalling $12,942,013

Who funds Inland Empire Community Foundation (TCF)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Johnson FoundationCharitable/educational$5,000,000
Winifred L Stevens FoundationCommunity Support$620,000
James Irvine FoundationTo Create An Operational Infrastructure$400,000
...and 29 more grants received totalling $8,991,906

Personnel at TCF

R. Michelle DeckerPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Tamara SiposChief Financial Officer$0
Paula MylesSenior Vice President , Finance and Stewardship / Senior Vice President Finance and Stewardship$120,213
Celia CudiamatSenior Vice President , Grants and Community Impact / Senior Vice President Grants and Community Impact$133,667
Brie Griset SmithSenior Vice President, Charitable Giving
...and 13 more key personnel

Financials for TCF

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$16,880,970
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$2,222,129
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,665,261
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$20,768,360

Form 990s for TCF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-02-19990View PDF
2018-122020-02-10990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
September 12, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
June 27, 2022
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $6,000 from The Chinook Foundation
March 9, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 20 new grant, including a grant for $400,000 from James Irvine Foundation
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsCommunity foundationsCharities
EducationCommunity improvement
Operates donor advised fundsProvides grantsFundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donations
General information
3700 Sixth St No 200
Riverside, CA 92501
Metro area
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
Website URL
(951) 241-7777
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T31: Community Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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