FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does Pechanga provide support to private foundations?
No, Pechanga does not fund private foundations - only tax exempt IRS qualified 501(c)(3)
public charities are eligible to receive support.
How do I qualify for a grant from Pechanga?
Pechanga provides support to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations within the counties
of Riverside, North San Diego, Orange, and LA in California. Pechanga supports the
following funding priorities: youth, community and environmental programs. See our
for further details.
I have a proposal for Pechanga, where can I send it and
Pechanga only accepts proposals online. To apply for a grant, go to
Before I apply online, I would like to receive a copy of the
application form. How can I get a copy?
Before you get started on your proposal to Pechanga, you may print a copy of the
application by using our sample request form. For assistance in completing the application,
including helpful hints and suggestions, see the helpful links at the top left of
* Please note: applications must be submitted online to be eligible for review.
How do I know you received my proposal? When will I be contacted
about the status of my grant request?
After you have completed your online application and selected "Send," you will receive
an e-mail notifying you that the application has been received. Upon review, final
determination of your request will be communicated strictly through email.
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When do you accept proposals?
Pechanga accepts grant requests 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, through the
Apply Online process described above.
How can I improve my chances of receiving a grant from Pechanga?
You can increase the possibility of receiving a grant and improve the quality of
your proposal by spending a few minutes reviewing our
Grant Guidelines and Criteria, taking the
Eligibility Quiz and reviewing this list of frequently asked questions
How much does Pechanga give each year?
Each year, Pechanga distributes approximately $1 million region wide to help people
become self-sufficient, especially children, families in need, and those with the
fewest resources, and to support solutions to the main causes of climate change.
Each year, Pechanga receives thousands of grant requests from nonprofits, but is
only able to provide funding to less than 25% of these organizations.
What is the range in size of Pechanga grants?
Grant range varies based on many factors, including the specific program or project
to be funded and the organization making the request, determine funding amounts.
Before allocating funding, Pechanga takes into consideration many aspects of your
proposal, including your organization's mission, leadership, financials and budget
requested and how your dollars are invested within the communities you serve.
Will my nonprofit receive the amount requested?
The amount your organization receives may vary from the amount originally requested.
Many aspects of your proposal are taken into account when considering grant amounts,
including your organization's mission and goals, leadership, financials, budget
versus amount requested and how your dollars are invested within the communities
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May I apply for a grant for a specific project on behalf of
another organization, which does not have a 501(c)(3)? The current status of my
501(c)(3) is pending, do I qualify?
If your nonprofit is not a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, as determined by the
Internal Revenue Service, you are not eligible to receive support.
I received a cash grant from Pechanga earlier this year. Am
I eligible to receive a grant from Pechanga for a different project?
Pechanga provides one cash grant per calendar year to eligible nonprofit organizations.
Does the Pechanga sponsor film, music, TV or media productions?
No. To find out more about which organizations are eligible and which are not, please
go to the
Grant Guidelines section of this website.
Do you only provide cash grants?
Pechanga can offer your qualifying organization access to non-cash resources (raffle/
auction items, catering discounts, etc.) that will boost your ability to help your
community. Looking for volunteers? Email
PechangaCommunityGiving@pechanga.com to request support.
I am a nonprofit organization and in need of volunteers for
a program/ upcoming event. Can Pechanga assist?
Nonprofit organizations interested in partnering with Pechanga through volunteer
services may email PechangaCommunityGiving@pechanga.com
to request support.
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Notice of Non Discrimination:
As a matter of policy, Pechanga does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or physical disability.