The Guillermo J. Valenzuela Foundation has awarded $180,000 in grants to several organizations that work to improve the health and well-being of underserved families and women in the Inland area.
Grants ranging from $15,000 to $25,000 were awarded to: Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine; CompassPoint which offers leadership training; El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center of San Bernardino which offers depression screening, counseling and treatment; Inland Behavioral and Health Services, Inc., of San Bernardino; Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest in Coachella for a youth leadership program; Reach Out of Upland which provides paid internship opportunities for low-income and underserved student; Southern California Public Radio for its coverage of healthcare issues; and Time for Change Foundation of San Bernardino to help provide which provides accessibility to safe, affordable housing for homeless women and children.
The grants were founded and funded by longtime Inland physician Dr. Guillermo Valenzuela.
“I am humbled that our Foundation’s grants are being awarded to groups that play such a critical role in improving the health, spirit and future opportunities of women and families in need across the Inland Empire,” Valenzuela said in a news release. “The support, services and care these organizations provide to the Inland community are absolutely vital and provide life-changing benefits.”