PASADENA, Calif. (May 22, 2024) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation is proud to announce its 2024 grant awards, totaling nearly $200,000, to 20 organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. These grants will support new and ongoing programs benefiting children, teens, adults and seniors.

The Foundation’s 2023 Golf Classic presented by J.P. Morgan Private Bank was a resounding success, raising more than $100,000. This year, we are proud to welcome seven new organizations to receive grant support that have not previously been awarded a grant from the Tournament of Roses Foundation.

In 1983, the 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 through charitable giving, volunteerism and community involvement.

Since its inception, the Foundation has funded more than $5.7 million in charitable contributions on behalf of the Tournament of Roses Association, to invest in people through sustainable programs. This year, one $35,000 grant and one $20,000 grant were awarded, in addition to 18 other community initiatives that received grants of up to $10,000.

  • $35,000 grant – Assistance League of Pasadena, founded in 1936, remains steadfast in its commitment to uplifting the local community. Through Operation School Bell, essential resources like clothing, books and school supplies are provided to students from low-income families in Pasadena. With this grant, the league strengthens its efforts, ensuring every child has the tools to succeed.
  • $20,000 grant – Arlington Garden in Pasadena is the only free climate-appropriate, public habitat garden that offers learning, inspiration and enjoyment for all ages in Los Angeles County. Arlington Garden endeavors to engage, educate, and demonstrate how a climate-appropriate garden can be beautiful and practical while incorporating the goals of water conservation and environmental sustainability. The grant will allow for the creation, printing and distribution of a new nature journal highlighting mindfulness, observation, wellness and creative inquiry based on ninth-grade high school standards on ecosystems, watersheds and biodiversity.

The Foundation grants are divided into three categories: Visual and Performing Arts, Sports and Recreation, and Education (Early Childhood Learning, STEAM/STEM, Literacy.) These broad categories allow the Foundation to contribute to our local communities’ civic, cultural and educational advancement.

Below is a complete list of the 2024 Tournament of Roses Foundation grant recipients and their respective funding categories.

Brief descriptions of the organizations and the programs that will benefit from the grants are available here.

Organization Category
Altadena Rotary Charities Visual and Performing Arts
Arlington Garden in Pasadena Education (Early Childhood Learning, STEAM/STEM, Literacy)
Assistance League of Pasadena Education (Early Childhood Learning, STEAM/STEM, Literacy)
Caltech Y Education (Early Childhood Learning, STEAM/STEM, Literacy)
Clazzical Notes Visual and Performing Arts
Free Arts for Abused Children Visual and Performing Arts
Give Mentor Love Foundation Sports and Recreation
Light Bringer Project Visual and Performing Arts
Lineage Dance Company Visual and Performing Arts
Monrovia Public Library Foundation Visual and Performing Arts
Mustang Athletic Council Sports and Recreation
Pasadena Altadena Coalition of Transformative Leaders Visual and Performing Arts
Pasadena Council of Parents and Teachers Inc. (dba PTA Council of PUSD) Education (Early Childhood Learning, STEAM/STEM, Literacy)
Pasadena Panthers Inc. Sports and Recreation
Pasadena Pro Musica Visual and Performing Arts
Pasadena Southwest Little League Sports and Recreation
Ronald McDonald House Pasadena Visual and Performing Arts
San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre Visual and Performing Arts
San Marino National Little League Sports and Recreation
YMCA of West San Gabriel Valley Visual and Performing Arts