The High Desert Community Foundation, your community foundation, is part of the fastest growing sectors of philanthropy in the United States today.  We build and strengthen the High Desert and Mountain communities by making it possible for a wide range of donors to create projects to meet critical community needs.  Through philanthropy that is visionary, diverse and inclusive, High Desert Community Foundation has become a catalyst for improvement within The High Desert / Mountain Region of San Bernardino County.

High Desert Community Foundation currently has over 50 Projects.  Monies have been donated to various organizations which assist with needs such as:

  • Animal rescue and adoption
  • Aquatic programs
  • Books and reading programs
  • Children’s programs
  • Civic and cultural programs
  • Clothing swaps
  • Dance/Hip-hop ministry
  • Food distribution
  • Historic conservation
  • Scholarships
  • Senior Assistance
  • Student Music Program
  • Veteran support and services
  • Woodworking program

High Desert Community Foundation offers donors many services and benefits.  We routinely work with families, individuals, attorneys, estate and financial planners, to design gift plans that fit every economic situation.  This ensures that donors receive the most benefit from their charitable contributions and that their philanthropic dollars are used to the fullest extent.

Endowments are built through contributions from many donors in the High Desert/Mountain area.  We accept gifts of various sizes and types from private citizens, local corporations, other foundations, and government agencies.  Nearly every type of gift–cash, real estate, stock, artwork and insurance–can be contributed to High Desert Community Foundation.  Gifts are made from living donors and by bequests through various types of funds and deferred giving vehicles.  The funds are invested in diverse portfolios.  Management is a major aspect of High Desert Community Foundation’s work.  We share the common goal of serving our donors, nonprofit organizations, and the community at large.  In addition to this, one of our special functions is to evaluate and help coordinate the needs and services in our community, so that charitable gifts are used effectively to fulfill a community’s most critical needs.

Donors to the High Desert Community Foundation are as diverse as the services we provide.  Anyone can give anytime and in any amount…