The Community Foundation Serving the Counties of Riverside and San Bernardino will conduct a grant-writing and technical-assistance workshop from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, for Idyllwild nonprofits at the Idyllwild Library community meeting room.

The Idyllwild Community Fund, a fund of The Community, is now accepting grant proposals from local, qualified nonprofit organizations through May 5.

“We want to ensure that the local nonprofits are comfortable and knowledgeable about completing the online grant application for the Idyllwild Community Fund,” said Karen Lampert, program officer at The Community Fund, explaining why the class is being offered. “Grant writing can be a bit intimidating to newer or smaller nonprofits, so we wanted to assist nonprofits with navigating the online application as well as provide some general helpful tips and information that would help them gain skills and knowledge to be more confident grant writers overall.”

This hands-on workshop will walk participants through the ICF online grant application in addition to providing basic grant writing tips and information. Since space is limited, potential participants are asked to RSVP for the workshop to Lampert at [email protected] or call at 951-241-7777.

“If we have a huge response that exceeds the space capacity then we would schedule a second session to accommodate the overflow,” she added.

The fund’s advisory committee of local community residents states a dedication to improving the quality of life for Idyllwild residents.  The advisory board gives funding preference to the following areas:  Arts and Culture, Human Services, Environment and Emergency Preparedness.

“If The Community Foundation can provide this small service that helps nonprofits be successful in receiving more grant funds from additional sources then we are working to fulfill our mission of ‘Strengthening Inland Southern California Through Philanthropy’ and ensuring our regional nonprofits have continued capacity to provide those valuable services needed in the community,” Lampert said.

Last year, the fund awarded more than $12,000 in support to qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofits. An anonymous donation for the benefit of the Idyllwild community established the ICF in 1997.