Valenzuela Foundation awards $25,000 to Reach Out.

The Guillermo J. Valenzuela Foundation has awarded $180,000 in grants to several local organizations that work to improve the health and wellbeing of underserved families and women in the Inland Empire. Reach Out, one of eight non-profits who received funds, was awarded $25,000 for the LIFE (Learning Inspired Field Experience) program which provides internship opportunities for low-income and underserved students to receive hands-on experience in professional healthcare settings. 

Founded and funded by longtime Inland physician Dr. Guillermo Valenzuela, the 2017 grant awards were provided to non-profit organizations whose activities align with the Foundation's stated mission of expanding access to healthcare and improving quality care through research, grant-making, programs, partnerships and educational opportunities that help address the Inland Empire's shortage of physicians and healthcare providers.

We are truly thankful to the Valenzuela Foundation for supporting our LIFE program which encourages and empowers low-income students to pursue a career in healthcare. By nurturing new educational opportunities in healthcare, the Foundation is helping resolve the Inland Empire’s dire shortage of doctors.
—Diana Fox, Executive Director, Reach Out