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IMPERIAL VALLEY MISSION SUPPORT GRANT
By providing annual core operating support to nonprofit organizations closest to those in need, grantees are able to do the most good for their community.  

2024 Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation’s Mission Support Grant

  • Grant applications will open in Summer 2024

Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation (IVWF) aims to Make the Imperial Valley A Better Place to Live for All. We recognize the importance and value of focusing on the quality of life for the residents of the Imperial County and want to support the work that many organizations are doing to address health and wellness, and community engagement in disinvested communities and especially with populations and groups that have been historically excluded from planning and decision-making. In addition, we value the importance of the nonprofits that lead this work and are committed to supporting them in building capacity to carry out their work and mission.

IVWF’s 2023 Mission Support grant funding ranged from $5,000 to $10,000 per recipient. The total fund returned to its normal level of $80,000, down from its previous COVID-19 emergency pandemic level of $200,000.

We invited 501(c)(3) nonprofits to apply for funding in the following three areas: 1) Health and Wellness, 2) Community Engagement, and 3) Nonprofit Capacity Building. Below are examples of the kind of work that falls under each of the areas.

Health and Wellness

  • Food insecurity and healthy eating
  • Active living and physical activity
  • Mental and emotional health
  • Safe and healthy living neighborhoods
  • Social health
  • Programs that focus on the awareness and prevention of asthma, prenatal care, diabetes, and obesity
  • Health and wellness programs that benefit children, disadvantaged students, farm workers, homeless, LGBTQ, low-income families, seniors and veterans

Community Engagement

  • Helping community members address the issues and needs they face in their communities
  • Engaging community members to work together on community priorities
  • Creating opportunities for community members to gather and socialize
  • Helping community members gain awareness and become better informed
  • Listening to the community to learn more about their priorities and helping them take actions to improve conditions
  • Building the community’s capacity so they can create the change they want to see

Nonprofit Capacity Building

  • Strengthening the operations of the organization
  • Strengthening the staff and team of the organization
  • Building a strong volunteer base
  • Attending conferences and workshops
  • Purchasing and/or improving equipment and software
  • Technical assistance or consulting services

If you have any further questions or would like to discuss, please contact IVWF Executive Director, Roque Barros, rbarros@ivwf.org.

 

ivwf logoAbout Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation

Founded in 2019 as an independent and locally managed 501(c)(3) charity in Imperial County, IVWF continues to build relationships and work collaboratively across multi-sectors at the local, southern CA border region, and state levels. Thanks to the efforts of Roque Barros, inaugural Executive Director, IVWF is being seen as a trusted convener, connector and change-maker for this rural border region. Visit www.ivwf.org.

IMPERIAL VALLEY WELLNESS FOUNDATION’S 2023 MISSION SUPPORT GRANTEES

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CALIPATRIA LATIN-AMERICAN CLUB

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Calipatria Latin-American Club

Enhancing Family + Community
2023
$10,000

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IMPERIAL COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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Imperial County Historical Society

Making History Live Since 1928
2023
$10,000

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IMPERIAL VALLEY DESERT MUSEUM

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Imperial Valley Desert Museum

Preserving Cultural Heritage
2023
$10,000

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IMPERIAL VALLEY FOOD BANK

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Imperial Valley Food Bank

Fighting Hunger-Bringing Health & Hope
2023
$10,000

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NORTHEND ALLIANCE 111

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NorthEnd Alliance 111

Creating Vision, Voice & Visibility
2023
$10,000

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TURNING POINT MENS HOME

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Imperial County Foundation for Education

Restoring Lives
2023
$10,000

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HEBER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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Heber Elementary School District

Enriching Kids & Families
2023
$5,000

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UC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION-MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM

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UC Master Gardener Program

Teaching Home Gardening
2023
$5,000

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REPS 4 VETS

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Reps 4 Vets

Saving Lives One Rep at a Time
2023
$5,000

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UNITED WAY OF IMPERIAL COUNTY

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United Way of Imperial County

Supporting Community Self-Care
2023
$5,000

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