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 goal of this fund is to assist women who are in perilous mental, emotional, physical, financial, and spiritual bondage. They transform women individually, which in turn transforms their families and their community.
To create and preserve a Legacy Trail to the historic Apple Valley landmark known as 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.
This fund refurbishes donated technology equipment which is used to train the community residents through workshops to develop technological skills. Upon completion of training workshops, the equipment is given to the community members.
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 ‘RAM IT FORWARD,’ 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.
To hold cycling events, primarily an annual regional bike ride. Proceeds to be disbursed to local charitable organizations.
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.
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. Visit their page to find out more about their projects and events, Here.
Equestrian Council of Hesperia
This is a citizen’s group sponsored by the Hesperia Recreation and Park District to preserve the rural lifestyle of the city. For more information, visit ECH.
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.
This fund provides horse rescue and rehabilitation and also provides equine assisted activities and therapies.
The “Granting Bodhi’s Wish Foundation” is all about teens supporting other teens to reach their goals in leadership, philanthropy, entrepreneurship and education.
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.
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.
Their mission is to enhance and promote the implementation and commemoration of activities relative to Black heritage development.
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.
The “In it to Thin it!” program will change the lives of 10 female and 10 male high school students through exercise and healthy living habits. For more information please visit HVVMG Thin It Fund’s page.
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.
Started by moms informally exchanging their children’s outgrown clothing, Kid2Kid Closet has grown to serve 350 High Desert Families. For more information, visit Kid2Kid Closet
Kory Rudow Scholarship Fund
Established in memory of Kory Rudow. The goal is to provide a student the opportunity to further their education in an accredited college.
To assist disadvantaged and at-risk youth primarily in Lucerne Valley through providing school supplies, toiletries, Christmas gifts, and outings.
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.
Me, Myself and God Fund
Provides support and resources (financial and otherwise) for grieving widows, widowers and their families.
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.
This fund was established to support high school band programs through a fun and entertaining event. MudJam is a 5K Mud Run and a Music Festival. Visit Mudjam at MUDJAM
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.
Outward Bound Scholarship
Provides a scholarship toward tuition for the Outward Bound program for a Granite Hills High School junior or sophomore student. Outward Bound provides experiences in the outdoors that inspire character development, self-discovery, as well as develops problem solving and leadership skills through challenge and adventure.
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.
Rick Gabrielson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides athletic scholarships and sports education.
R U Making a Difference
RU MAD (Making a Difference) was established to address a number of needs in the community. Pilot projects include working with schools to establish community gardens and a larger objective of establishing a no/low cost community garden for seniors. RU MAD also seeks to engage the youth in our community, particularly those between the ages of 12-20, through events such as music festivals. To make a donation to RU MAD, please visit RU MAD.
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 provide emotional and financial support and other resources to persons dealing with disabling illnesses and injuries. Visit Sharon’s Crew for more information.
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.
The Sustain-a-Kid Fund 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. Find more information here.
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.
Victor Valley Arts and Education Center
Formed to bring a new era of arts and culture to our High Desert area. Click here for more information about their plans to bring the first performing arts complex to our community!
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.
Women of Noble Character
This fund provides basic needs such as clothing, hygiene items, and meals to people in need in our local community. For more information visit, Women of Noble Character.