PASADENA, Calif. (May 25, 2022) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation is proud to announce its 2022 grant awards, totaling nearly $200,000, going to 19 organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. These grants will support new and ongoing programs benefiting children, teens, adults and seniors.

In 1983, the non-profit Foundation was created to receive and manage contributions from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, its members, donors, friends of the Foundation, sponsors and public supporters. The Association and the Tournament of Roses Foundation are focused on positively impacting the Pasadena community with charitable giving, volunteerism and community involvement.

Since its inception, the Foundation has funded more than $3.5 million in charitable contributions on behalf of the Tournament of Roses Association.  A goal of the Foundation is to invest in people through sustainable programs. One $35,000 grant and $15,000 grant were awarded.  The other 17 community initiatives received single-year grants of up to $10,000.

  • $35,000 grantEliot Arts Magnet Academy cultivates the academic achievements of middle school students through music, dance, theater and visual arts. The school will replace instruments that are beyond repair and increase inventory to meet the growing enrollment in their popular arts academy.
  • $15,000 grant Don Benito Elementary School strives for the development of the whole child and provides a curriculum built upon research-based best practices that integrate the arts, technology, innovation and social-emotional learning. The community partnership with the Armory Center for the Arts will provide all students with the opportunity to have a direct learning experience with the visual arts.

The categories for the Foundation grants are Visual and Performing Arts, Sports and Recreation and Education (Early Childhood Learning, STEAM/STEM, Literacy.) Broad categories allow the Foundation to contribute to the civic, cultural and educational advancement of our local communities.

Below is a complete list of the 2022 Tournament of Roses Foundation grant recipients, along with their respective funding categories.

Brief descriptions of each grant recipient are available here.

Eliot Arts Magnet Academy Visual & Performing Arts
Don Benito Elementary School Visual & Performing Arts
Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County Sports & Recreation
Altadena Library Foundation Education (Early Childhood Learning,

STEAM/STEM, Literacy)

Pasadena Area Reading is Fun-Damental

(Pasadena Area RIF)

Education (Early Childhood Learning,

STEAM/STEM, Literacy)

Pasadena Senior Center Visual & Performing Arts
Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills Sports & Recreation
Lineage Performing Arts Center Visual & Performing Arts
Pasadena Educational Foundation Sports & Recreation
Ronald McDonald House Pasadena Sports & Recreation
John Muir High School Alumni Association Sports & Recreation
Move A Child Higher, Inc. (MACH1) Education (Early Childhood Learning,

STEAM/STEM, Literacy)

Pasadena Panthers Inc. Sports & Recreation
Club 21 Learning and Resource Center, Inc. Education (Early Childhood Learning,

STEAM/STEM, Literacy)

Clazzical Notes Visual & Performing Arts
Oakwood Brass – Outreach Project Visual & Performing Arts
Pasadena Southwest Little League Sports & Recreation
Assistance League of Pasadena Education (Early Childhood Learning,

STEAM/STEM, Literacy)

The Fund for Partnership for Success! Education (Early Childhood Learning,

STEAM/STEM, Literacy)