Bighorn Cares distributes nearly $500k to local charities

Bighorn Golf Club Charities has announced the distribution of more than $486,000 to 66 Coachella Valley non-profit agencies through its Bighorn Cares grants.

The program funds specific projects by local non-profit organizations that demonstrate a real need and are making an impactful difference in the community. The types of organizations receiving grants service a broad range of people and programs and are creating brighter future for individuals, their families, and their communities.

“Bighorn Cares received more than 170 requests totaling $2.4 million for funding from local nonprofit organizations,” said Joe Kirby, Bighorn Cares Chairman. “With so many outstanding grant requests, we selected 66 extremely deserving programs. It’s a privilege to be able to help so many non-profits and I’m proud of our residents and donors.”

Those looking to apply for for the next round of funding should contact Kelly Levy at (760) 610-8218 or via email [email protected]

Those receiving the grants including the following local non-profit organizations:

-Abraham Lincoln Parent Teacher Club
-Alzheimers Coachella Valley
-American Friends of our armed Forces
-American Red Cross
-Angel View, Inc.
-Animal Samaritans
-Apostolic Church of Indio Food Pantry
-Baseball Buddies
-Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert, Inc.
-Bob Hope USO
-Boo2 Bullying, Inc.
-Boys & Girls Clubs Indio Unit
-Boys & Girls Clubs Mecca Unit
-Braille Institute Rancho Mirage
-Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert
-Cielo Vista Parent Teacher Group/Cielo Vista -Charter School
-Coachella Valley Autism Society of America
-Coachella Valley Mounted Rangers /Coachella Valley Horse Rescue
-College of the Desert Foundation
-Cove Communities Senior Association aka The Joslyn Center
-CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation
-Desert Arc
-Family YMCA of the Desert CPR and Fingerprinting
-Family YMCA of the Desert Youth and Government Program
-Father’s Heart-A Ranch for Children
-FIND Food Bank
-Habitat for Humanity
-Hanson House Foundation
-Jewish Family Services of the Desert (JFS)
-Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Foundation
-Los Medicos Voladores aka The Flying Doctor
-Martha’s Village & Kitchen
-McCallum Theatre
-Mizell Senior Center
-Olive Crest
-One Future Coachella Valley
-Operation SafeHouse, SafeHouse of the Desert
-Palm Springs Art Museum
-Palm Springs Women in Film and -Television/Coachella Valley Book PALS
-Paws & Hearts
-Pegasus Therapeutic Riding
-Read With Me Volunteer Program
-Red Hot Ballroom Inc.
-Shay’s Warriors
-The LGBT Community Center of the Desert
-The Girlfriend Factor
-The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
-United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire
-Xavier College Preparatory High School
-YFC Grieving Teens


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