Streams in the Desert Foundation, Inc. dba High Desert Community Foundation

Streams in the Desert Foundation, Inc. dba High Desert Community Foundation

20601 Hwy. 18, Suite 171
Apple Valley, CA 92307
(760) 242-8877

Deanna Wilson
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1993
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1998
Number of sponsored projects: 48

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
6% of project revenues

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission values
  • Geographic: Board-approved projects will strengthen the High Desert community of San Bernardino County in Southern California
  • Has an advisory group

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Food insecurity
  • Health/nutrition
  • Homelessness
  • Housing
  • Mental health
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Women
  • Youth Development

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Insurance
  • Organizational development
  • Tax reporting

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model A, Direct Project

Organization description:
High Desert Community Foundation works to improve the quality of life within our community by promoting responsible philanthropy and empowering community visionaries. Our Fiscal Sponsor Program provides a comprehensive alternative to starting up and running a nonprofit organization by enabling leaders to cultivate innovative ideas for social good without the bureaucratic red tape that goes along with creating a stand-alone organization.