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  • CIELO Fund is Now Open for Applications!

    IECF is pleased to announce a request for proposals for the CIELO Fund's first-ever grants and IE Black Equity Fund’s second round of grants! 

    Launched in 2022 at IECF, the Cultivating Inland Empire Latino Opportunity Fund, also known as the CIELO Fund, is dedicated to uplifting and investing in the Inland Empire’s Latino community. The CIELO Fund intends to support nonprofit organizations and initiatives that are led by – and serve – Latinos in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

    The CIELO Fund commissioned a new report called Aqui Estamos: A Data Profile of Latinos in the Inland Empire with UC Riverside to identify where funding might carry the greatest impact. Using the findings from this report, the Fund has decided to focus on the following issue areas for its inaugural grantmaking round: economic mobility, educational equity, civic engagement, health equity, and immigrant services. In addition, the Fund’s leadership heard loud and clear that organizations would benefit greatly from general operating support so our grantmaking is designed to meet that need. Nonprofit organizations in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties that are currently engaged in this work are encouraged to apply. Applications will be screened for eligibility and completeness by IECF staff. The CIELO Fund Leadership and Grantmaking Committee will evaluate eligible applications and make grant recommendations to the IECF Board of Directors for final approval. Grants range up to $15,000
    Opening Date: November 1, 2022 Closing Date: December 5, 2022

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