The Basin Wide Foundation was founded in 1996 as the Yucca Valley Foundation. Its purpose is to partner with other organizations throughout the Morongo Basin in developing programs intended to enhance the quality of life for the residents of its many communities and for the Morongo Basin as a whole. In mid-2001 the Foundation decided to change its name to the Basin Wide Foundation in order to better describe its total area of interest and concern.
Unlike other philanthropic foundations that help communities by collecting, managing and distributing money to deserving organizations, the Basin Wide Foundation helps by collecting, managing and distributing information about deserving non-profit service organizations in the Morongo Basin. Typical of its activities are the Foundations Annual Non-Profit Directory, and its Awards of Excellence and Forum Programs. This unique approach to servicing the community results in a form of facilitation wherein the dissemination of such information enhances the kind of public knowledge and awareness that helps bolster community support for these agencies.
Partnering with the Morongo Basin Communities and Investing in our Quality of Life.