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:

A C.O.R.E. Solution

The purpose of A C.O.R.E. Solution is to provide services and resources to families in need.

Apple Valley High School Alumni Foundation

The purpose of AVHSAF is to support students, faculty and staff of Apple Valley High School through educational scholarships and school project sponsorships.

Apple Valley Legacy Museum

This fund was established to preserve the history of Apple Valley.

The Apple Valley Schools Foundation Fund

This fund was established to provide support for programs and activities benefiting students.

Apple Valley Fire Public Safety

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.

The Carollee Stater Memorial Scholarship


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.

Clarence Muirhead Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Clarence Muirhead, a beloved math teacher and cross-country coach.

Community Stewardship Project

Inspire sustainable living in community that will help ensure a future for all people by teaching stewardship of our people, environment and finances.

Creative Arts Theater

Creative Arts Theater group will benefit anyone, in the High Desert, who is interested in the theater, from onstage to audience members.

Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders

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.

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.  

God’s Hand Extended

Alongside their volunteers and community partners, this group provides and supports valuable resources such as a food pantry, clothing closet, life skills, and emergency help.

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.

HDCF Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to High Desert college-bound high school seniors.

Hesperia Animal Shelter

Facilitating the placement of homeless pets into safe, loving homes.

Hesperia Police Activities League

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.

High Desert Angels

Providing financial and other assistance to persons where needed; including those affected by physical illness, injury, or financially disadvantaged.

High Desert Autism Support

For caregivers and supporters of those with Autism Spectrum and similar disorders.

High Desert Outreach Center

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. 

H D Type 1 Diabetes Community for the Cure

H D Type 1 Diabetes will work to encourage our high desert to support our local T1D youth!

High Desert Woodworkers Association

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.

HVVMG Thin It!

A program to benefit the life-long health of youth in High Desert schools.

Inland Empire Coverage and Health Collaborative (IE-CHI)

IE-CHI’s mission is to ensure that all children and families in the counties of San Bernardino and Riverside have quality, affordable, culturally compatible health coverage and services.

Imagine Children’s Museum

To create and preserve a safe place for a multi-use community amenity on Historic Route 66 in the city of Victorville’s vintage district, known as “Old Town.”

Jeanne’s Purse – Everyone’s Grandma

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.

Last Call K-9 Rescue

The goal is to save dogs from euthanasia and to find a home for each and every one.

Lucerne Valley Youth Project

To assist disadvantaged and at-risk youth primarily in Lucerne Valley through providing school supplies, toiletries, Christmas gifts, and events.

Make a Difference Fund

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.

Mojave Aquatics Coalition

MAC’s purpose is to promote health and wellness benefits and to support aquatic programs within our community.


Expressing the importance of reading to children.

Rick Gabrielson Memorial Scholarship Fund

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.

Shirley Mae Richard Memorial Scholarship

To provide an annual scholarship to College bound, AVHS Senior Varsity Girl and Boy Basketball Player nominated by coaches.

Siverts Publishing Scholarship Fund

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. 

Student Music Scholarship Fund aka Parade of Pianos

This fund is designed to assist high school and college student performers with their music performance and study expenses.

Swapping Mamas

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.

Symba Center

Symba Center will be a free clinic that improves access to primary care services to patients who are uninsured in the High Desert Region.  Specialty services in diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking cessation, and weight loss.

Timber Anne Smith Artist Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of Timber Anne Smith, a beloved daughter and friend.