Regretfully, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of multiple fundraising events, TEF is unable to provide grants and scholarships at the present.

TEF Curriculum Support Grants are available to educators in Grades K-12 in all Temecula Valley Unified School District (TVUSD) schools. The annual grant application will be made available shortly after the beginning of each school year. A foundation subcommittee reviews all requests. Per TEF guidelines, monies must support classroom curriculum for students in the current school year and must be spent by mid-January of that same school year.

Dollars are limited to no more than $500 per recipient. Funding requests must fall within the scope of the foundation’s identified criteria, as stated on the annual application. Applications will be evaluated based on impact on the largest number of students. Funding needed to preserve or enhance basic curriculum is identified and prioritized by TEF; additional input may be requested.

Funding decisions are based on the foundation’s annual allocation and determined on an annual basis for the following school year. When possible, effort will be made to ensure that at least one application per school site is awarded.

Grants are usually limited to no more than $500 per application. Applicants must be TVUSD teachers/staff. Charter schools not eligible. Requested funds must fall within scope of annual grant awards. Applications are made available on the TEF website.

Recipients must agree to provide photos and information documenting use of funding for publication; all students pictured must have
media clearance.

Funding for grants comes from TEF-sponsored programs and events – such as summer enrichment classes and the Taste of Temecula Valley. It is supplemented by donations from other local organizations, including the Great Oak High School Spirit Run for the Arts and the Temecula Valley Art League.

The foundation will not fund: computer hardware/technology, field trips, assemblies, entrance fees, or transportation expenses. TEF seeks to support the purchase of durable goods which will be used by large numbers of students.

Examples of the types of grants funded include:

  • Keyboards, music games, piano courses
  • Cello and violin bows
  • Sheet music and music stands
  • Owl pellets and common prey displays
  • Easels, paint, brushes, crayons
  • Lighting equipment and microphones for student productions
  • Circuit-building kits
  • Scales for science labs
  • Solar car kits

Formerly known as the Temecula Valley Foundation for Excellence in Education (TVFEE), since 2011,

TEF has donated over $200,000 to support classroom curriculum in Grades K-12.