Field of Interest Funds: Irene S. Rockwell Fund

The Community Foundation (TCF) Serving Riverside & San Bernardino Counties

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Grant amount: Approximately US $3,000

Anticipated deadline: Jul 31, 2020 5:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Riverside County, California

Location of residency: Counties in California: Riverside County, San Bernardino County

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Mission of Community Foundation

The mission of The Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve. This is accomplished through building permanent endowments, making prudent grants for charitable causes, being a catalyst to solve community concerns and strengthening nonprofit organizations. 

Field of Interest Funds

Field of interest funds are restricted to a specific program area or geographic area. Those restrictions are made by the fund donors. The size of the grants varies based on the asset size of each fund. When a field of interest fund benefits a specific community, a local advisory committee may be asked to review grant proposals and make funding recommendations. 

Irene S. Rockwell Fund - Benefits the residents of the city of Perris. Average grant is $3,000.

Grant making Objectives

  • Maximize resources and efficiency through collaboration
  • Promote values of personal responsibility and self-sufficiency
  • Increase community involvement and volunteerism
  • Support early intervention and prevention of social problems

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligibility:
    • Nonprofit, public benefit corporations with evidence of tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not classified as a private foundation.
      • Public agencies (in limited circumstances) may apply.
    • Nonprofit organizations that can document on-going operations in Riverside and/or San Bernardino Counties and have nonprofit status per above for at least three years.
    • Past grantees must be in good standing, and have fulfilled all previous grant obligations.


  • Funding Priorities:
    • Organizations that:
      • Demonstrate strong, community-based boards and sound financial practices. 
      • Have a proven ability to carry out programs consistent with its mission and a history of successful overall operations.
      • Collaborate or partner with other non-profit entities resulting in greater community impact and positive outcomes that improve, enhance, and enrich the quality of life in the two county area, as appropriate.
  • Preference is given to projects that:
    • are perceived as a high need in the community being served.
    • fill a gap in service.
    • benefit a large number of residents.
    • enhance collaboration and/or make the delivery of services more effective and efficient.
    • have clear objectives and can document successful outcomes.
    • expand successful programs to serve additional residents or new geographic areas
    • serve remote areas or areas that have received little Community Foundation funding


  • These types of expenses are not eligible for funding:
    • on-going operating expenses
    • paying off deficits or existing obligations
    • retroactive funding for costs already incurred
    • endowment, capital or annual fund appeals
    • capital projects (construction of buildings)
    • sectarian programs or fraternal organizations
    • direct support of individuals
    • school/college-based extracurricular activities
    • research or development activities
    • partisan activities
    • event sponsorships
    • re-granting purposes