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 #18: This week’s webinar will focus on the Black Equity Initiative (BEI) and Fund. Black communities have been bearing the brunt of two pandemics: COVID-19 for the past several months and racism since the inception of this country.  In the Inland Empire, there is an important history of Black-led activism working to achieve racial justice so the webinar will dig deeper in a brief history of BEI, the initiative’s progress towards “formalization,” and suggestions for supporting Black empowerment and anti-Black racism work in the IE.

Date: Wednesday, July 13th, 2020 from 8:00am-9:15am (PST) / RSVP Here