Home of the IWV Optimists

The IWV Optimists  provide  Ridgecrest area youth who might not have the same advantages as other families, with growth and   opportunity experiences and funding.

  • Big Horse Event          

  • Summer STEAM

  • RPD Fall Festival

  • Children's Christmas Party

Youth Scholarships Program

Ridgecrestkids.com Events

Support for law enforcement and first responders

Providing funds for other nonprofits who help children


Community Leadership Awards


IWV Optimists is a non-profit organization run through membership  and volunteerism.  To have a say and participate in what we do,  being   a   member   is   a

requirement.   First time visitors eat for free at our monthly dinner planning meeting.  Come and meet our members and see if our non-profit is a good fit for you.