Mission - Vision - Values - Inclusiveness


Our mission is to champion local philanthropy to benefit the Imperial Valley community by helping donors fulfill their philanthropic goals while preserving enduring charitable assets forever.


Our vision is to be the preeminent resource for sustained funding and a catalyst to achieve a vibrant community for everyone in the Imperial Valley.


  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Stewardship
  • Accountability
  • Permanence
  • Responsiveness
  • Advocacy for the Community
  • Inclusion - Broadly representative of the entire Community
  • Honor for Donors' resources entrusted to the Community Foundation
  • Respect for Donors' privacy (recognition and respect for donors)

Statement of Inclusiveness

The intent of the Imperial Valley Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life of the people of Imperial Valley. Toward this end, the Foundation actively seeks to promote access, equity, and inclusiveness; and to discourage discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomic status, and other factors which deny the essential humanity of all people.
The Foundation has the conviction that inclusiveness benefits everyone and is not only compatible with but also promotes excellence. The Imperial Valley Community Foundation's grantmaking policies reflect the belief that organizational performance is greatly enhanced when people with different backgrounds and perspectives are engaged in an organization's activities and decision making process.