Wine in the Pines, for the Good of Idyllwild, July 5th

Idyllwild has many nonprofits whose activities improve the life of the community. Some provide propane for the needy, some entertainment, some educational services, some art lessons and some disaster preparedness assistance. Only one, the Idyllwild Community Fund, has as its sole mission to provide grants to area non-profits to help … Continue reading

Introducing Isis Theatre Company

Isis Theatre Company has been Idyllwild’s premiere theatre company since the summer of 2003 when the little-known theatre company produced a 5-man show called “Sundance” on the little-known deck of Café Aroma.  Success followed immediately with 8 smash performances of “Sylvia ” at Town Hall in August of the same … Continue reading

The Human Relations Council of the Greater Hemet, San Jacinto and Menifee Regions

The Human Relations Council of the Greater Hemet, San Jacinto and Menifee Regions was started by Charles Knox, a former legislative aide and civil rights activist, in 1998. He joined with other persons in the community: Ajit Singh, a businessman from India, Dr. Joseph Diaz, an educator of Mexican descent, … Continue reading

A New Year, New Members and a New Focus

The Idyllwild Community Fund Advisory Board begins 2014 with five new members, new officers and an energized commitment to serve the needs of the community by making grants to local non-profits – assisting those local organizations in accomplishing their missions. In newsletters to come, we’ll profile last year’s grantees, their … Continue reading

Developing Youth Philanthropists: The Idyllwild Youth Grantmakers

The Idyllwild Youth Grantmakers Committee is the newest project to which the Idyllwild Community Fund is devoting time and resources. It is an exciting initiative designed to develop young philanthropists, seeking to cultivate in them a lifelong commitment to giving and community service. Current board member Trish Tuley, who along … Continue reading

smARTS Program Expands Middle School Offerings

Joanne Tomsche, middle school art coordinator, told this month’s guest editor, Dianne Suechika, how the role of art in the middle school curriculum has been amplified with help from ICF. (Joanne and student are pictured left.) Since its inception in 2002, the smARTS program has been widely acclaimed for its … Continue reading