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

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.

  • Provided new school clothing to 32 students in emergency situations referred by educational personnel.
  • 910 Kohl’s Department Store gift cards were given to the school districts for distribution to those children most in need.
  • 500 bags of school supplies were provided to the school districts for their distribution.
  • 500 hygiene kits were donated to the school districts for distribution by school personnel.
  • The total number of children served through Operation School Bell Dressings: 1,942
  • The total cost of the Operation School Bell Dressings program was $89,120.


  • Helped a total of 620 Chaffey Joint Union High School District students through their school district outreach program, Eileen’s HOPE Closet, by providing them with food gift cards, hygiene products, socks, laundry soap, toilet paper and other basic needs items.
  • The total cost of the Operation School Bell Closet program was $8,831.


  • Provided socks, underwear, hygiene kits, masks, and family board games to a total of 394 students in Cucamonga and Central School Districts.
  • The total cost of the Operation School Bell Basics program was $4,273.

Total number of students helped through the 3 Operation School Bell Programs: 2,956
Total cost of the 3 Operation School Bell Programs: $102,224.

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

Distributed 325 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: 325
The total cost of the AL Bear program was $1,907.

*Due to the Pandemic, the other 8 agencies we have AL Bear agreements with were not able to accept bears

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 bedding, linens, kitchen supplies, cleaning and hygiene supplies to 28 young adults transitioning from foster care to independent living.
    • 106 independent foster youth received gift cards to Stater Bros. Markets.
    • 25 received Christmas gifts from their “Wish Lists.”
      Partner: Chaffey College
    • 40 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. 32 students received holiday boxes of food, a grocery gift card to Stater Bros., a blanket, socks, and a beanie at Christmas.

The total number of youth served through the Fostering New Beginnings Program: 251
The total cost of the Fostering New Beginnings program was $26,142

Is the program that provides us with a flexible, rapid-response strategy so we can respond to specific community needs that do not fit within currently existing programs and can be addressed on a one-time basis or short-term basis. During the Pandemic, the program was activated to help struggling children and families in the eight school districts we serve by providing them with food and grocery gift cards.

Boxes filled with over twenty different food items and a gift card to Stater Bros. Markets in each box, were distributed to the eight school districts we have agreements with, to be distributed by school district personnel.

The number of recipients was 2,080.
The total cost of the Outreach program was $31,204.

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.

At Thanksgiving, 40 residents of the Coy D Estes Senior Apartments in Upland, CA received Stater Bros. Markets gift cards and hand-made greeting cards.

  • At Christmas, 5 families were adopted from local school districts and received Christmas gifts, gift cards, a tree and holiday décor.
  • For Valentine’s Day, 30 residents of the Coy D Estes apartments received “no sew” blankets, purchased and made by Assisteens, as well as hand-made Valentine’s Day cards.
  • 41 Pre-School, TK and Kindergarten students, from the Upland Unified School District Healthy Start Program, received Easter baskets filled with toys, books, candy, a beach towel and more that were purchased and assembled by Assisteens.
  • Items from the Upland Animal Shelter’s “Wish List” were delivered to the shelter.
  • Assisteens purchased and assembled cleaning supplies and grooming kits for both the Fostering New Beginnings and Operation School Bell philanthropic programs.
  • 12 families from the Upland Unified School District received Walmart gift cards.

The total number of children and adults served through WeCare: 143
The total cost of the WeCare program was: $9,052.

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.

2,651 bags of donated unsold clothing and household items were donated to Serving Other’s Needs who distributed these items to the homeless.

  • 41 bags of unsalable towels, sheets, and linens were donated to Upland’s Friends of the Animal Shelter.
  • 40 bags of toys went to Santa Claus, Inc.
  • 1 bag of children’s clothing went to Upland Unified School District’s Healthy Start Program.
  • 40 bags of clothes went to Chaffey Joint Union High School District’s, Eileen’s HOPE Closet.

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