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Temecula Education Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education


To enhance educational opportunities in the Temecula Valley Unified School District (TVUSD) by providing student enrichment programs and promoting community engagement.

The Temecula Education Foundation (TEF) believes enrichment programs foster creativity, engage students in the learning process, and promote academic achievement. TEF raises funds to enhance or improve educational enrichment opportunities for students in Grades K-12 in the Temecula Valley Unified School District (TVUSD), with emphasis on the Arts and Sciences. Our nonprofit foundation is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors; it includes parents, educators, business and civic leaders, and community members. TEF is a non-profit corporation, organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.


Since 2011, TEF has awarded nearly $200K to local educators for classroom enrichment in the Arts and Sciences. TEF also facilitates an accelerated summer high school program and hosts the annual Taste of Temecula Valley (TOTV) community event, held the last weekend in April, bringing together dozens of area restaurants, wineries, and breweries in front of City Hall in Old Town Temecula to raise funds that support the foundation’s mission to enhance and improve learning opportunities for students in Grades K-12 in the Temecula Valley Unified School District.

Target demographics: The students of the Temecula Valley Unified School District

Geographic areas served: Temecula, California

Programs: TEF strives to enhance educational opportunities within TVUSD schools by facilitating student enrichment programs and promoting community engagement. We also award grants annually to TVUSD educator applicants who provide their students with expanded Arts and/or Science learning opportunities beyond the state standards.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Board Member

Rating: 5

Temecula Education Foundation is a great group of individuals working hard to provide funding to our K-12 educational system. They host several fundraisers throughout the year and award grants to the local teachers. These grants help to support innovative teaching and provide opportunities to the students.

Christina L.1


Rating: 5

We have been to their fundraising events in these past years and have seen the great things they do for the schools. Being a school employee I personally know the teachers who have benefitted from the Grants they have received as a result of TEF's fundraising events!



Rating: 5

Temecula Education Foundation is a wonderful organization that directly impacts students through educational enrichment and support.

The unique and amazing thing about this organization is they create opportunities for students to get involved in raising funds and building up the organization. Temecula Education Foundation does this by hosting multiple fundraising events throughout the year. Students participate in hosting and working the event. It is exciting to see students get involved in the process. At the same time, businesses and local residents of the community are able to enjoy the events and support the foundation through their patronage.

I've included a photo of Temecula Education Foundation's signature event called "Taste of Temecula Valley" in which students, local restaurants, and businesses all come together to raise funds and promote the education of students.