Inland Empire United Way

Creating New Possibilities

aka IEUW   |   Rancho Cucamonga, CA   |  www.IEUW.org

Mission

IEUW's mission is to engage the community to improve the lives and futures of those in need by strategically investing in education, health and financial stability. We seek to create long‐lasting change by:

•        helping disadvantaged children succeed in school

•        providing easy access to health and social services

•        developing opportunities for volunteers to create positive change

•        strengthening financial stability opportunities for low‐income families and individuals

•        preparing low‐income youth for future self‐sufficiency

Ruling year info

1996

President/CEO

Shirli Driz

Main address

9644 Hermosa Ave.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 USA

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Formerly known as

Mt. Baldy United Way

EIN

33-0502676

NTEE code info

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In a region where 1 in 4 children lives in the cycle of poverty, easy access to needed resources in the Inland Empire is a vital step to ensuring successful families and communities. Our region faces a broad range of barriers, from unemployment to homelessness, leaving residents disconnected from the tools, guidance, and support that everyone needs to achieve success.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

211 San Bernardino County

2-1-1 is a toll-free phone number, online database and directory that provides information and referrals for vital health and social services in the local community. Aimed at low and moderate income individuals, 211 San Bernardino County provides a single point of contact, allowing residents to access a comprehensive database of health and social service programs at any time via a toll-free 3-digit phone number.  Professionally trained, bilingual 211 Call Specialists perform a brief assessment of caller needs and offer appropriate information and referral services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for those dialing 2-1-1 or our 800 toll-free number.  Nearly 150 other languages are always available using specialized contracted translation service.

Rich in information not available from any other single source, 211 starts where the yellow pages stop, utilizing a relational database containing nearly 5,000 services provided by more than 1400 agencies, both public and private, and various support groups. Virtually all resources are no or low cost. Callers' needs are identified according to a taxonomy, or classification system, developed by the Alliance of Information and Referrals Systems (AIRS), the national professional organization responsible for setting standards for services including 2-1-1. San Bernardino County's 211 system follows AIRS standards and will soon become the 3rd AIRS accredited 211 call center in California, behind 211 LA and 211 San Diego.Call Specialists often handle emotionally distressed callers, and are mandated reporters, trained for calls such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, child and adult abuse, and crisis or suicide. The system is designed to track, report, and analyze community needs. Data obtained from 211 calls and staff follow-up with callers is compiled and analyzed in order to assure ongoing quality control and to capture vital information on the users and their needs. 211 also provides disaster information coordination and support, responding during times of community crisis.

Population(s) Served

The community and people we serve are our top priority
The services we provide reflect honesty and integrity
We promote diversity and believe that serving together creates opportunities for people to appreciate the differences of others
Through teamwork we can achieve tangible results and effectively address community needs
We value every individual’s capacity to make a difference and bring lasting change

Our Goals

To promote and expand opportunities for voluntary service throughout the Inland Empire
To provide and support innovative leadership training
To effectively gather volunteers in emergency relief situations
To address important community needs by concentrating resources into engaging, well-planned, and meaningful community service projects.

Population(s) Served

Through partnerships with local schools, businesses, and other community groups, the Kids Pack program provides homeless and very low-income school children with backpacks of nutritious food each weekend, when school meals are not available, so they can engage in school and succeed.

Through the School Tools program, low-income students and classrooms receive NEW, FREE school supplies, giving them the supplies they need to learn and to succeed in school.

Teachers from eligible schools either visit the School Tools Teacher Resource Center located in Rancho Cucamonga to pick up needed supplies, or our mobile version of the program — School Tools on Wheels — brings the supplies directly to the schools.

Launch Point and Promise Scholars work in partnership with local schools to develop a college-going and career-ready culture that inspires and equips students with the information and resources they need to finish high school with a viable plan for a living-wage career. By educating students and parents about options for their future, and empowering them to develop plans for their pathway to college/career, we aim to ensure that all students, especially those from underprivileged backgrounds, can achieve their educational dreams.


ieReads promotes early childhood literacy in the Inland Empire through volunteerism. Through story time events and other reading activities, volunteer readers help encourage a love of reading, as well as provide role modeling and mentorship. Our long-term goal is to improve academic success for children in the Inland Empire by ensuring literacy by 3rd grade.

ieVolunteers connects volunteers with meaningful opportunities within our funded Community Impact Partners, our AmeriCorps and RSVP partner sites, and our internal program opportunities. Whether you are distributing food to the hungry, tutoring a child, or painting a mural, volunteering with ieVolunteers brings people of diverse backgrounds together to create a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant Inland Empire.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

IEUW tracks the number of groups (teachers) receiving school supplies through IEUW's Teacher Resource Center.

Number of local elementary, middle and high school students given the resources they need to prepare for college and career readiness.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This information is tracked through the organizations LaunchPoint & Promise Scholars programs by way of college tours, financial aid assistance, parent information sessions and business presentations.

Number of Kids Pack food delivered to local children on weekends so they arrive to school ready to learn.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

IEUW's flagship program known as Kids Pack tracks the number of backpacks of food delivered to school sites and number of children each weekend.

Number of hours donated to a variety of impactful volunteer opportunities in the Inland Empire.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

IEUW tracks the number of individuals, families, and corporate volunteers mobilized in addition to the dollar amount correlating to time donated to the community.

Number of hours Inland Empire United Way AmeriCorps serve at nonprofits and schools in the Inland Empire.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of residents connected with food, shelter, healthcare and social services needed to get back on their feet thanks to 211.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of backpacks filled with school supplies that are distributed to local students in the High Desert.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

IEUW seeks to (1) provide a safety net for those in crisis by providing services and referrals for the homeless, hurting, and hungry, while (2) moving people from poverty toward self-sufficiency.

IEUW's goals include the following: (1) Increasing college going rates through Launch Point and Promise Scholars, (2) feeding homeless and very-low income children through Kids Pack, (3) helping disadvantaged children succeed in school through School Tools, (4) supporting volunteer opportunities that bring people together, improve lives, and build stronger, healthier, and safer communities through ieVolunteers, and (5) connecting individuals and families in need with health and social services through 2-1-1 San Bernardino County.

IEUW has a long history of providing effective programs and services addressing an myriad of issues. In partnership with local schools, businesses, government and nonprofits, IEUW has a demonstrated track record for delivering solutions to the Inland Empire's most pressing issues. Combined with strong board leadership and in-kind support, our experienced staff leverage thousands of hours from volunteers and interns to meet our mission.

Over the past several years, IEUW has continued to increase our impact in the community through the expansion of our programs. Recent expansion activities include the launch of School Tools on Wheels, activation of 211 as the Pathways Home Housing/Homeless Coordinated Entry System lead, and implementation of our Launch Point college & career readiness programming into several new school districts.

Financials

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Inland Empire United Way

Board of directors
as of 2/6/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

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