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The Desert Community Foundation was established in 1999 as a public nonprofit organization to provide opportunities for individual donors to make lasting contributions to the desert communities of the Coachella Valley today and in the future.


The Desert Community Foundation was founded by Ronald E. Gother, after an informal feasibility study was conducted. Ronald Gother, along with Jack Shakely, President Emeritus of the California Community Foundation, interviewed nonprofit executives, community and business leaders regarding the role and benefits of a local community foundation.

Recent News from Desert Community Foundation


Indian Ridge Scholarship Fund celebrates 10 years of giving back to employees - The Desert Sun
Foundation: Desert Community Foundation

The fund is managed by the Desert Community Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. A scholarship committee consisting of Indian...more

Lori Dengler: Challenges of working in disaster zones
Foundation: Desert Community Foundation

Funding is a necessary first step, but a productive trip requires coordination — both with officials and scientists in the affected area and with...more

Desert Community Foundation awards grants in memory of Bill Powers
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The Desert Community Foundation recently awarded two grants of $2,500 each to The Ophelia Project and Xavier Preparatory High School in...more

Six honored at inaugural virtual National Philanthropy Day in the Desert Awards
Foundation: Desert Community Foundation

6, celebrated six distinguished honorees who propel the philanthropic community forward with their unwavering generosity, compassion and...more

Local Digest: Feb. 28, 2020
Foundation: Desert Community Foundation, High Desert Community Foundation

Donations can be made to High Desert Community Foundation, P.O. Box 2028, Apple Valley. For more information, call 760-242-8877 or...more

Betty Barker, co-founder of Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert, dies at 99
Foundation: Desert Community Foundation

... Friends of the Philharmonic, the Desert Community Foundation, Women's Leadership Foundation, Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella...more

Time, effort put into Desert X art exhibits could be better used restoring the Salton Sea
Foundation: Desert Community Foundation

This year, The Desert Community Foundation celebrates 20 years of charitable giving to Coachella Valley, providing over $35 million to area...more

Give BIG virtual fundraiser begins Tuesday
Foundation: Desert Community Foundation, High Desert Community Foundation

Some of those organizations include the High Desert Community Foundation based in Apple Valley, and Victor Valley High Desert Homeless...more

The sound of music: Parade of Pianos holds benefit concert for Sunset Hills Children's Foundation
Foundation: Desert Community Foundation, High Desert Community Foundation

The nonprofit accepts donations of working musical instruments through the High Desert Community Foundation. For more information on the...more

Autism nonprofit fills a need: High Desert Autism Support group seeks to raise awareness in the ...
Foundation: Desert Community Foundation, High Desert Community Foundation

They applied to be a nonprofit under the High Desert Community Foundation and recently received approval on July 31. “All along, we knew...more



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