Back to top

The Community Foundation Celebrates 75 Years of Philanthropy in Inland Southern California

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Riverside, CA – The Community Foundation serving the Counties of Riverside and San Bernardino announced plans for celebrating its 75th Anniversary which will honor a legacy of generous donors who’ve made Inland Southern California stronger and more vibrant through philanthropy.

“At the center of everything we do, we cherish our donors – for without them we could not create a positive impact in our communities,” said Dr. Jonathan Lorenzo Yorba, President and CEO of The Community Foundation.

The Foundation’s Anniversary kicks off on May 22 with its 75th Birthday Party, a public celebration designed to bring together donors, families and local residents to share stories of philanthropy and learn ways they can invest in their community.  Attendees will also enjoy a ‘slice of cake,’ musical entertainment and hands-on activities supporting their favorite causes in the region. What’s more, the Foundation will be handing out copies of its latest Annual Report that features their work in such areas as scholarships, grants, funds and community leadership.

In addition to the party, the Foundation will be holding its Gala Event on October 15 at the Riverside Convention Center. Donors and supporters from across the region will celebrate a memorable evening as The Community Foundation highlights achievements from its beginnings in 1941, current activities and efforts to address the future of philanthropy through the Foundation’s Youth Grantmakers Program.  In a special tribute The Community Foundation is honoring the Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations and philanthropic Inland Southern California Tribes.  All net gala proceeds will be placed into the Youth Grantmakers Endowment, enabling this flagship program to further advance the culture of philanthropy in this region.

75th Anniversary Events include:

May 22: 75th Birthday Party is free and open to the public, from 2-4pm at the Fox Theater (Promenade) in Riverside.  To RSVP, call 951.241.7777 or by email to [email protected]. Free parking in the city lot or garage.

October 15: 75th Anniversary Gala will be held for donors and fund holders at the Riverside Convention Center. Tickets are $125.  To get more details, visit

Additional events will be announced when dates and speakers are confirmed.  To learn more about the Foundation’s history and the important role it has played in Inland Southern California, visit


About The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation created by and for the residents of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and beyond. Established in 1941, at 75 years old The Community Foundation has over $90 million in assets and provides college scholarships and grants to nonprofit organizations across the two-county region. 



Funding Issue Area & Geographic Regions
Related Organizations