The High Desert Community Foundation provides administrative support and a 501(c) 3 umbrella to individuals and organizations desiring to provide non-profit services in the community. These “Projects” are each unique in their mission and method of providing services. What they share is a heartfelt desire to serve others.
Our current Projects:
The purpose of A C.O.R.E. Solution is to provide services and resources to families in need.
The purpose of AVHSAF is to support students, faculty and staff of Apple Valley High School through educational scholarships and school project sponsorships.
This fund was established to preserve the history of Apple Valley.
To create and preserve a Legacy Trail to the historic Apple Valley Landmark known as the Hilltop House; providing far reaching educational, civic, economic and environmental benefits for the community, its visitors and the generations to come.
This fund was established to provide support for programs and activities benefiting students.
Established by the Apple Valley Fire District, this fund raises money to support firefighting efforts in the community. Their mission is to provide financial assistance with the acquisition of rescue, medical and fire equipment, as well as providing public education and victim assistance. For more information about Apple Valley Fire Click here Apple Valley Fire
The Animal Welfare Advocacy & Kind (Humane) Education Network (AWAKHEN!) was established to promote the well-being of our animal friends through a variety of approaches.
So many seniors go without care due to the high cost of living and medical expenses. Even with their fixed incomes, they cannot afford help with their homes or personal care. All donations will help aide the care of seniors!
The youth are our future! We want to build them up and teach them integrity, respect, equality and hard work!
This fund was established as a way to honor the parents of Tim and Chett Watts Jr. through programs that benefit the children in the High Desert community. This will be made possible by a commitment from Victorville Motors to make a difference in the schools of the High Desert. With programs such as “IT’S A GAS TO GO TO CLASS“ and “IT’S A GAS TO TEACH CLASS” the enthusiasm is being brought back into education for our children!
The mission of this fund is to demonstrate the love of Christ through assisting the disadvantaged by providing necessities such as food, housing and utility assistance, repairs, transportation, clothing, and school and hygiene supplies.
The mission of the Cobalt Institute of Math and Science (CIMS) Academy is to offer an academic program, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math, in a small learning environment for grades 7-12. CIMS promotes high expectations for all students to achieve their full potential in a high-tech society.
This scholarship was established in memory of Clarence Muirhead, a beloved math teach and cross-country coach.
Creative Arts Theater group will benefit anyone, in the High Desert, who is interested in the theater, from onstage to audience members.
Established to provide a safe and healthy environment for kids through hip hop culture, this faith-based fund is dedicated to the youth in our community.
Their primary objective is to educate, recognize and celebrate the contributions of African Americans to our American History while encouraging unity in our diversity. They accomplish this by the use of multi-media presentations, recognition of local individuals for their professional accomplishments and community service and higher education support in the form of scholarships.
This is a citizen’s group sponsored by the Hesperia Recreation and Park District to preserve the rural lifestyle of the city.
This fund was formed to expand library services and programs for the Adelanto Library.
Created to support programs through special events at the Victor Valley Museum.
God and Country Celebration Event
Gremlin Wrestling Club hopes to have a positive impact in our youth and local community. Gremlin Wrestling will encourage teamwork, leadership and coach wrestling and physical fitness skills.
HDCF Endowment Funds
Investment funds and/or other property donated to benefit the community that has a stated purpose at the bequest of the donor.
Provides scholarships to High Desert college-bound high school seniors.
HHKF will benefit children and youth through education and training, which will encourage and inspire them to implement healthy habits that will impact their quality of life into adulthood!
The purpose of Healthy High Desert is to promote health in the High Desert.
The “In it to Thin it!” program will change the lives of high desert high school students through exercise and healthy living habits!
To better the community through supporting and providing education and training as well as programs and services.
Provides service to at-risk youth through adult law enforcement interaction and programs. There is no cost to participate, and is crucial towards bettering the livelihood of the children in our community.
Formed to educate the general public about wildlife conservation and preservation.
Providing financial and other assistance to persons where needed; including those affected by physical illness, injury, or financially disadvantaged.
Established to teach disciplined baseball fundamentals, character, competitiveness, work ethic, and sportsmanship in a positive learning environment.
Established to promote a stronger community by providing a food distribution programs, healthier lifestyle training, and to assist residents with locating government and non-governmental services and resources.
This fund promotes woodworking through a variety of means, including providing instruction at no cost to students and the public. To learn more about projects, visit High Desert Woodworkers Association’s page.
To open an interactive kids museum for children of all ages.
The Irene Somerset Gould Memorial Fund, is a donor advised affiliate fund of High Desert Community Foundation. This fund is for the benefit of charities named by Soroptimist International of Victor Valley to help women and girls in our community.
Created to share God’s love through the spoken word, written word and the provision of food, clothing and other basic human needs to the under-served.
The mission of Jeanne’s Purse is to financially assist the youth in our community with necessities such as school materials, athletic registration fees and other items to promote their education, health and well-being.
The mission of Kicks Kafe Senior Klub is to provide seniors with assistance, when needed, as well as an informational resource directory.
The goal is to save dogs from euthanasia and to find a home for each and every one.
To assist disadvantaged and at-risk youth primarily in Lucerne Valley through providing school supplies, toiletries, Christmas gifts, and events.
This fund was established by the Victor Valley Union High School District and supports student development by encouraging community investment and involvement in helping raise student achievement.
MAC’s purpose is to promote health and wellness benefits and to support aquatic programs within our community.
Mommies Helping Mommies is excited to be providing resources for families in the High Desert Community. Their mission is to help families in our area with items that are needed by many including; clothing, food, diapers etc.
Operation Kitty Fix offers help with spay and neuter vouchers and rescuing cats.
The purpose of this foundation is to provide veterans support services such as housing, job preparation/training, and counseling. These veterans are mentored to motivate their rehabilitation while continuing a sober lifestyle. Click here to support this cause and learn more.
The mission is to support comprehensive, school integrated support and services to meet the unmet needs of Yucca Loma students and their families. The fund helps strengthen the family in many ways, including parenting skills training.
This fund’s mission is to rescue and care for neglected and abused small animals.
Readers Are Leaders
Readers are Leaders is a program that provides computers, software and reading books for at-risk children and other students involved in After School Activities Program at Kingston Elementary School in Hesperia.
Expressing the importance of reading to children.
Provides athletic scholarships and sports education.
Second (2nd) Chance
To provide a loving, stable environment for infants born in prison and children whose parents are incarcerated in order to maintain family bonding with the parent inside the prison in a hope for family reunification after parent is released.
To raise funds toward building a senior center to provide exercise, health and social opportunities for seniors.
This scholarship is open to graduating High Desert high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in one of several information and communication disciplines.
This fund harvests produce at no cost to recipients in a compassionate and environmentally conscious manner to provide charities and families in need of food. Visit their page to learn more, donate or join their harvesting volunteer group. Click here!
This fund is designed to assist high school and college student performers with their music performance and study expenses.
This program addresses four needs: alleviation of traffic congestion, reduction of vehicle emissions, increasing active (human powered) transportation, and building student proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math through applied problem-solving to real-world issues.
The Sustain A Kid was established to educate people on sustainable/green technology.
Swapping Mamas want to help families in need through providing clothing exchanges, emergency provisions, school supplies, and holiday gift events. To learn a little more please click here.
To thank Veterans and their families by collecting and purchasing good and services to be distributed to active and non-active military and their families. For more information about Thanks4Serving click here.
This is a cultural ministry established to give traditional African Holistic guidance as as alternative path to a healthy and productive life; spiritually, mentally, physically, and economically. Accomplished through youth and civic programs.
This organization provides a place for the entertainment industry and the veteran community working in the entertainment field to unite. VSBTF also provides a place for veterans, military spouses and children working or aspiring to work in entertainment a place to network with and learn from one another.
Victor Valley African American Chamber of Commerce Fund
Grants awarded for various educational programs relating to African Americans. For more information, visit VVAACC.
VVAEC believes that for a community to grow and become well-rounded that the arts and educational programs that augment a student’s core classroom curriculum are as vital as a strong economy.
The primary purpose of this project is to recognize and fulfill the unique and varied cultural interests and needs of Apple Valley residents and to others seeking to tour and experience a cultural destination thereby having a positive effect on the local economy.
Wee Bar None Ranch
Helps find loving, lifetime homes for the creatures in their care. The animals come from shelters, owners no longer able to care for them, and some were abandoned. For more information about Wee Bar None Ranch, call Patt or Richard Claghorn at 760-961-1859. More information, pictures and a chance to donate found here: Wee Bar None Ranch.
This fund provides basic needs such as clothing, hygiene items, and meals to people in need in our local community.