In a coordinated regional response to Inland Empire student needs, Growing Inland Achievement (GIA) has distributed 14 grants to local programs and nonprofit organizations, totaling $255,000. The funds will be used to support students in the Inland Empire with technology, basic needs, and college transition.

With support from the emergency funding, these organizations can continue to provide services to students in the community affected by the pandemic. “We want to thank all of those who applied and congratulate the award recipients who are empowering students to reach their educational goals during these challenging times,” said Growing Inland Achievement CEO Carlos Ayala.

Grant recipients include:

  • BLU Educational Foundation – $30,000
  • OneFuture Coachella Valley – $30,000
  • California State University, San Bernardino Office of Pre-College Programs / San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools / San Bernardino Community College District – $30,000
  • Riverside County Office of Education – $25,000
  • Ontario-Montclair Promise Scholars – $25,000
  • Great Harvest Community Center – $25,000
  • University of California, Riverside – $15,000
  • San Bernardino Valley College Foundation – $15,000
  • Norco College – $10,000
  • Jurupa Valley Unified School District – $10,000
  • Coachella Valley Unified School District – $10,000
  • Crafton Hills College – $10,000
  • California State University, San Bernardino Philanthropic Foundation – $10,000
  • Moreno Valley College UMOJA Program – $10,000

Growing Inland Achievement is a regional collective impact organization aimed at increasing postsecondary credential attainment, adding more qualified people to the workforce, and contributing to a thriving economy. To contact GIA please email info@inlandempiregia.org.