Grants from Corporations and Foundations

Assistance League of the Foothill Communities’s Grants Committee writes proposals to support our philanthropic programs. Grants are especially helpful during this time of great need throughout our community.

Assistance League of the Foothill Communities thanks the following foundations, organization and community partners for their generous support.

  • Ontario Community Foundation, Inc.
  • The James L. White Foundation
  • The Harold Edelstein Foundation
  • Kohl’s at the Colonies Upland
  • Price Foundation
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals/Ontario, Fontana
  • Weingart Foundation
  • Edison International
  • U.S. Bank Foundation
  • San Antonio Regional Hospital
  • Stater Bros. Markets
  • Rotary Club of Upland
  • Smart & Final
  • California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program
  • RC CARES County-COVID Compliance Business Program Grant
  • San Bernardino County Nonprofit Assistance Grant
  • Albertsons Companies Foundation
  • Citizen’s Bank
  • Chaffey Federal Credit Union
  • Walmart
  • The City of Montclair Community Activities Commission
  • The City of Upland Community Development Block Grant
  • Upland-Foothills Kiwanis Foundation
  • Ontario Elks Ladies – Ontario Elks Lodge 1419

Community Impact

Community Impact
Operation School Bell® provides new school clothing, hygiene kits, basic needs supplies, and books to students referred by educational personnel from 95 schools in 8 local school districts. New school clothes dressings are held at Kohl’s Department Store in The Colonies of Upland shopping center.

  • The total number of children served through Operation School Bell Dressings: 1,468
  • The total cost of the Operation School Bell Dressings program was $125,293.


  • Helped a total of 1,350 Chaffey Joint Union High School District students through their school district outreach program, Eileen’s HOPE Closet, by providing them with clothing, food, water, toiletries, sleeping bags and blankets.
  • The total cost of the Operation School Bell Closet program was $10,015.


  • Provided socks and underwear to a total of 195 students in Cucamonga and Central School Districts.
  • The total cost of the Operation School Bell Basics program was $5,951.

Total number of students helped through the 3 Operation School Bell Programs: 3,013
Total cost of the 3 Operation School Bell Programs: $141,259.

AL Bear
Distributes teddy bears to local police departments, fire departments and two local hospitals to comfort children in traumatic situations.

Distributed 575 teddy bears to 2 local hospitals – San Antonio Regional Hospital and Kaiser Hospital Fontana, and the Upland Police Department to comfort children in stressful/traumatic situations.

Total number of recipients: 575
The total cost of the AL Bear program was $1,982.

Fostering New Beginnings
Provides move-in baskets of household items, linens, grocery cards, hygiene kits, and cleaning supplies to young adults exiting foster care and transitioning to independent living through our partner, Aspiranet. Through Chaffey College’s outreach program, NextUp, former and current foster youth are given basic needs supplies, food gift cards, clothing and more to help support their health, well-being and academic success.
Partner: Aspiranet – an agency of the County of San Bernardino

    • We provided move–in baskets of kitchenware, towels, bedding, cleaning supplies and toiletries to 27 young adults transitioning from foster care to independent living.
    • 60 Chaffey College students exiting foster care, and part of the college’s NEXT-UP outreach program, received baskets of basic needs items and 20 received sleeping bags.

The total number of youth served through the Fostering New Beginnings Program: 87
The total cost of the Fostering New Beginnings program was $23,000

Managed by the Assisteens® Auxiliary, provides families and children in need, referred by local school personnel, with gifts, food, clothes and supplies during holidays. They also host holiday activities for senior citizens living in the Coy D. Estes Senior Housing in Upland.

  • 40 residents of the Coy D Estes Senior Apartments in Upland, CA received gift cards during the holidays.
  • 23 Seniors at Coy D Estes Senior Apartments participated in Brunch and Bingo in the spring.
  • At Christmas, 6 families were adopted from local school districts and received Christmas gifts, gift cards, a tree and stockings.
  • 18 backpacks filled with school supplies were provided to Hope Through Housing.
  • Assisteens purchased and assembled 1,330 grooming kits for Operation School Bell philanthropic programs.
  • Purchased and assembled 24 cleaning supplies buckets and grooming kits for Aspiranet.
  • Purchased fleece material to make 25 no-sew baby blankets for Aspiranet and Hope Through Housing.

The total number of children and adults served through WeCare: 1,466
The total cost of the WeCare program was: $10,000.

Waste Not
Donates gently used unsold clothing, shoes, and other items from the Thrift Shop to other 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations for them to distribute to those in need and to the homeless. Thrift Shop unsalable bedding and towels are donated to a local animal shelter and toys are given to Santa Claus, Inc.

  • 2,957 bags of donated unsold clothing and household items were donated to Serving Other’s Needs who distributed these items to the homeless.
  • 45 bags of unsalable towels, sheets, and linens were donated to Upland’s Friends of the Animal Shelter.
  • 33 bags of toys went to Santa Claus, Inc.
  • 1 bag of clothes went to Chaffey Joint Union High School District’s, Eileen’s HOPE Closet.
  • 4,972 books, magazines, DVD’s and CD’s went to Serving Others Needs

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