This is a shared and coordinated platform for updates on resources, needs, and opportunities connected to the COVID-19 response, including immediate and longer-term impacts connected to community health, economic vitality, belonging, and equity.

With so many changes occurring every week, it is more vital than ever for leaders in the Inland Empire to share timely information about critical needs and opportunities.

  • Resources, funding opportunities, and updates can be accessed from the menu above
  • To receive email updates on webinars and funding opportunities, sign up here
  • For revisions and additions to our resources, please email Paola Avendano: paolaa@ucr.edu

Mid May Updates:

  • NEW SURVEY This survey will be used to inform future rounds of funding in the region, and will also be used to connect nonprofits with technical assistance on various aspects of COVID-19 adaptation and recovery. Note: organizations who already filled out ROUND 1 of the survey will need to fill out ROUND 2 to receive full consideration.
  • Visit the Loan Application Assistance Program, an initiative developed by the Inland Empire Community Collaborative and Caravanserai Project, to provide assistance for nonprofits navigating the CARES Act
  • Visit our new Data and Research section as we continue to build a learning community, to support the economic resilience and healing work underway

Next Call: Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) are committing to host a regular set of community updates via a Zoom webinar in response to COVID-19.

Webinar #16 will dive deeper into community health workers and promotores in the Inland Empire and the many dimensions of their work.  Some of the questions that will be discussed include:

As trusted community leaders, what are promotores or community health workers witnessing in terms of the impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities? In what ways are promotores and community health workers a practice and strategy that centers equity? What is the role that promoters or community health workers can play in advancing racial justice and healing? What invesetments could we make now to assure promotores or CHW’s are part of our preventive and community based medical system in the future?

Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 from 8:00am-9:15am (PST) / RSVP Here