Community Giving Guidelines
For more than 10,000 years, the Pechanga People have called the Temecula Valley home. Our enduring values of strength, wisdom, longevity, and determination helped our ancestors overcome countless adversities throughout our history. Today, these values shape our commitment to the ideal of helping people become self-sufficient through grants, volunteering, in-kind contributions, sponsorships, and partnerships.
We support effective, tax-exempt, 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that share our commitment to helping people become self-sufficient, especially children, families in need, and those with the fewest resources. We also value the environment; thus we support non-profits providing solutions to the main causes of climate change.
Our people know the devastating impact that natural disasters can have on families and communities. We also know that swift relief can save lives and change outcomes, therefore we support emergency relief organizations when emergencies happen.
In order to achieve the greatest impact with our resources, the majority of our giving is focused in the counties of Riverside, Los Angeles, and Orange, where our valued Team Members and guests reside, as they make our charitable work possible. Please see our guiding principles and criteria to see if your non-profit organization is compatible with our focus.
- We are proud to partner with well-established and sustainable non-profit groups with a history of community involvement and investment.
- We expect our potential partners to conduct their business affairs with integrity, including regular review of financial statements.
- We are most interested in results; thus we expect our partners to propose and demonstrate clear and measurable results for our support.
Because of our strict focus, we do not provide grants or funding for the following:
- Programs outside of Riverside, Los Angeles and/or Orange Counties
- Cash reserves
- Conferences/ Seminars
- Travel/ tours
- Films/ Photography/ Books
- Seed money/ start-up costs
- Programs in operation for less than 12 months
- Inaugural programs
- Pow Wows
- Health Care Centers/ Organizations
- Sectarian or denominational religious organizations, such as churches, missionary groups or funds, whose activities primarily benefit members or adherents unless funds are being sought for purposes that will benefit the broader community
GIVING CRITERIA BY CATEGORY
I. Youth programs which encourage:
- Character development
- Basic needs for low-income children
|In-kind support for Grades K-7 in Temecula Valley||K-12 schools outside of the Unified School Districts of Temecula Valley, Murrieta Valley, and Elsinore Valley|
|Financial support for schools within the Unified School Districts of Temecula Valley, Murrieta Valley, and Elsinore Valley||Four-year colleges|
|Youth development organizations that are open to the general public||Private schools|
|Community sports organizations that are open to all youth within the age group of 4-17 (i.e. Little Leagues, AYSO, etc.) – Funding is for the league only; sponsorship of individual teams is not permitted.||Child care centers|
|Club sports, travel teams, individual team support|
|Education loans, endowments, or fellowships|
|Scholarship awards in the name of another organization|
II. Community programs focusing on:
- Basic needs such as shelter, food, and clothing for lowincome families
- Essential services for low-income senior citizens
- Military families
|Food banks and temporary shelters, with priority given to organizations within close proximity of Pechanga.||Legal services and/or programs|
|Military family support||Professional sporting sponsorship (i.e. motocross, boxing, horse riding, etc.)|
|For national organizations, support will go to the nearest organization closest to Pechanga (i.e. Kiwanis, Rotary, Soroptimists, etc.)||Club, adult, or for-profit sporting events or teams|
|Pre-selected health causes, determined in advance annually by the community outreach committee.||Sectarian or denominational religious organizations, such as churches, missionary groups or funds, unless the program is widely promoted, available to the public, and free from religious orientation|
|Fine arts programs (Museums, theater, etc.)|
III. Environmental education and programs that provide solutions to the main causes of climate change.
|Educational programs and workshops||Inaugural programs|
IV. In-Kind Items
|Organizations that meet the criteria for the categories above.||Organizations whose program purpose falls outside of our stated giving guidelines|