The Parks and Recreation Department believes in providing City-sponsored programs and services for residents who wish to participate in recreation activities or outside civic organizations, regardless of financial status. Dependent upon funding, financial assistance may be available for underprivileged/disadvantaged youth ages 18 and younger.
Camellia Trust Fund
In the mid-1980s, Gerald Fitzgerald willed his entire estate to the City, which was made into a trust fund to allow underprivileged children to participate in various activities and programs. The interest on the principal is used to fund expenses that improve a child’s quality of life.
Temple City’s Camellia Trust Fund is available to provide funding for underprivileged/disadvantaged youth to participate in non-City sponsored organizations. Applications will only be considered to meet an immediate need. Funding is limited to the calendar year applied in.
The City of Temple City’s’ Youth Scholarship is funded by the Community Development Block Grant Program to provide financial assistance to children from low-income families who wish to participate in City-sponsored recreational activities. To qualify for the program, families must complete an application, prove residency, and provide income documentation.