Guidelines

Funding Priorities

Our support is directed to organizations that provide services within our Giving Pillars in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, and to Tribal Governments and Tribal nonprofit organizations throughout the United States.

Applicant Eligibility

The following organizations are eligible to apply:

  • Organizations with a minimum of three continuous years of current tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.
  • Tribal Governments and government entities exclusive for public purposes.
  • K-12 schools/districts, colleges and universities. One request per school will be considered per 12-month period. In addition, a letter must be signed and submitted by the school’s principal supporting the request for funding.

Additionally,

  • Organizations are only eligible to apply once per 12-month period.
  • Organizations must demonstrate strong financial capacity and performance to be considered for funding.
  • Has an established track-record that can demonstrate positive impact and progress toward desired goals.

Funding Exclusions

At this time, the charitable giving program does not support:

  • Individuals for any purpose (e.g. scholarships, hardship assistance, field trips).
  • Grants are not made to organizations that discriminate against certain groups or individuals in the delivery of programs and services on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation or disability.
  • Elections, political candidates, or political campaigns
  • Fundraising dinners or events
  • Programs delivering services to the general population outside San Bernardino and Riverside Counties (Tribal Government requests excepted).
  • Organizations that spend more than 25 percent of their operating budget on administrative overhead and fundraising costs.
  • National organizations that do not deliver services in our geographic area (national Tribal organizations requests excepted).
  • Third party funding/funding for redistribution to other groups.
  • Religious organizations seeking funding for religious purposes. Religious organizations that have received 501(c)(3) designation, seeking funding for projects outlined in our Giving Pillars are eligible to apply.
  • Booster Clubs. Clubs are encouraged to work directly with school principals on school application.
  • Beauty pageants

While requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, please note that requests are generally not approved to fund the majority or total cost of a project budget.