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Chino Cienega Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-03

At A Glance

Chino Cienega Foundation

901 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Ste. 200

Palm Springs, CA United States 92262-4451


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $7,113,962

Total giving: $335,100






Established in 1985 in CA; funded in 2003 - The foundation was founded in Palm Springs, California, as a legacy of Frances & Prescott Stevens and Sallie & Culver Nichols. The Stevens and Nichols families shared a commitment to education and the arts, together with an enduring appreciation of the inter-relatedness of local community to the international community and to the global environment. It is to this shared vision that the work of the foundation is dedicated

Purpose and Activities

Giving to engage in and support educational and charitable activities that foster crosscultural and international understanding and cooperation, that encourage the viability of local communities and that promote sustainable natural ecosystems.

Fields of Interest

  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Goodwill promotion
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • International development
  • University education
International Interests
  • Southeastern Asia
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $7,113,962 (market value)

Expenditures: $416,747

Total giving: $335,100

Qualifying distributions: $731,104