Over $1.1 Million in City grant funding is budgeted to be disbursed in 2023 to support charitable programs that exclusively benefit Temecula residents through the City's competitive FY22-23 grant program, Community Service Funding-Reinvestment in Temecula. On November 15, 2022, the City Council awarded 49 different programs to receive grants ranging in amounts from 5K to 50K each and totaling $1,105,500. Selected nonprofit organizations can expect to receive funding agreements over the next few weeks, kicking off an exciting start to 2023.
Mayor Zak Schwank states, "This is the highest sum ever awarded in a year through a grant program to nonprofit organizations in Temecula’s history. These funds will be infused directly into the local community, and l am proud to facilitate an ecosystem that supports volunteerism and civic engagement while helping individuals and families living in Temecula." In addition to the rising costs of goods and services, many nonprofit organizations struggled to fundraise during COVID-19, and this funding will assist local nonprofit organizations in their recovery from such an unprecedented time. Schwank adds, "Nonprofits will begin receiving checks to supplement an array of helpful services to Temecula residents including individuals with special needs, seniors, veterans, homeless, at-risk youth, and many more."
Mayor Pro Tem James "Stew" Stewart states, "Whether it's to feed, shelter, educate, or provide support to those with cancer or other ailments, charitable nonprofits serve as a bridge during challenging times for Temecula families." Stewart adds, "If we can enhance the quality of life in Temecula through funding programs that help citizens in need get back on their feet, we are likewise helping to sustain some of the more fragile areas of our local economy."
The program is being administered by the City Manager's Office. Grant Applications for the next annual FY23-24 grant program will be available in July 2023. Visit TemeculaCA.gov/Grants where more information can be found including a list of FY22-23 grant recipients. For questions, please email CSFGrants@TemeculaCA.gov.