Academy for Grassroots Organizations

Academy for Grassroots Organizations was formed in the year 2000 to meet the needs of a growing Inland Empire Region by coalescing and strengthening its nonprofit and community-benefit sector. Today, with a mission to Convene, Equip, and Guide Community Leaders, “AcademyGO” provides a variety of resources and learning opportunities throughout the region and serves a network of more than 3,000.

Caravanserai Project

Caravanserai Project [kar-uh–van–suh-ree] strives to provide structure, accountability, supply specialized skills and bring together networks of people to help ideas grow and flourish on their own.


The Inland Empire is a vibrant community filled with innovative ideas, diverse communities, and abundant opportunity. San Bernardino and Riverside counties are home to over 4 million people, nearly a million of whom are immigrants and two-thirds of whom are people of color.

Foundation Center

For a combined 88 years, Foundation Center and GuideStar each helped change the world by giving people the information they needed to do good.

Funders Alliance of San Bernardino & Riverside Counties

The Funders Alliance is a collaborative group of large regional funding agencies that have joined together to increase communication, collaboration, and coordination among regional funders.


GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. We envision a nonprofit sector strong enough to tackle the great challenges of our time. GuideStar’s Nonprofit Profiles provide you with the information you need to make smart decisions, build connections, and learn from each other to achieve your missions.

Inland Empire Nonprofit Resources

A centralized hub that connects nonprofit professionals, volunteers and organizations to resources – including funding, jobs, training, local events, networks and more throughout Inland Southern California.

Inland Empire Toolkit

Changing the Narrative about the Inland Empire Toolkit

Kaiser Health News

Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a nonprofit news service committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics. And we report on how the health care system — hospitals, doctors, nurses, insurers, governments, consumers — works.

Ready to Grow: Building Financially Resilient Nonprofits

Ready to Grow is a year-long initiative – running from November 2021 through October 2022 – to grow capacity in Orange County’s nonprofit sector. While components of this initiative will be open to all regional nonprofits, there is a significant emphasis on BIPOC-led and/or serving organizations with revenues less than $1M.

Under the “Resiliency Resources” tab, valuable online resources are listed that are accessible to all nonprofits:

  • Best Practices in Financial Management
  • Developing an Organizational Strategy
  • Fundraising and Telling My Story
  • Becoming a Better Leader and Building a Team
  • Best Practices with Data and Equity
  • Emotional Wellness in Professional Settings

University of California at Riverside Center for Social Innovation

The Center for Social Innovation—which is the result of two years of planning, community engagement, and foundation dialogue—provides a credible research voice that spurs civic leadership and policy innovation. We also aim to integrate researchers, community organizations, and civic stakeholders in collaborative projects and long-term partnerships that boost collective impact.