Though its fame is worldwide, the Tournament of Roses Association remains committed to its hometown. In 1983, the non-profit Tournament of Roses Foundation was created to receive and manage contributions from the Association, its members, friends, and supporters, and the general public. In turn, the Foundation annually makes grants to other non-profit organizations in the Pasadena area, funding sports and recreation activities, visual and performing arts, and education programs. These broad categories allow the Foundation to contribute to the civic, cultural and educational advancement of its local communities.

To date, the Tournament of Roses Foundation has given over $3 million to more than 200 organizations.


The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation is a non-profit organization which supports charities in the Greater Pasadena area by funding programs in sports and recreation, visual and performing arts and education.

Pasadena TOR Foundation

“Through Pasadena Tournament of Roses funding, Girls on the Run is able to offer positive development programs to girls at low or no cost to their families. Not only does the program guide the girls in making healthier choices, it also gives them the opportunity to become leaders. The impact we’ve had in Pasadena over the years, thanks to the Foundation, is ensuring program access to all…”

Molly Snow, Executive Director, Girls on the Run of Los Angeles, County


The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation is proud to announce its 2021 grant awards, totaling more than $230,000, to 27 organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. These grants will support new and ongoing programs benefiting children, teens, adults and seniors.

Adelante Youth Alliance
Altadena Arts
Altadena Library Foundation
Arlington Garden in Pasadena
Assistance League of Pasadena
Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena
Caltech Y
Club 21 Learning and Resource Center, Inc.
Foothill Creative Arts Group
The Fund for Partnership for Success!
Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County
Jackson PTA
John Muir HS Instrumental Music
La Casa Community Center
Light Bringer Project
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
Mark Keppel High School Drama Boosters
Oakwood Brass – Outreach Projec
Pasadena Area Reading is Fun-Damental Corporation
Pasadena Audubon Society
Pasadena Junior Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Ronald McDonald House Pasadena
Rose Bowl Riders Charitable Organization
San Gabriel Educational Foundation
Side Street Projects
Steam:Coders – A Project of Community Partners

2021 Grant Recipients with Descriptions (PDF)


Application Submissions FAQ
Grant Cycle Overview
Special Stipulations
Grant Guidelines


Mark Harmsen (Foundation President)
Judy Gordon (Foundation Vice President)
Leslie Lyons (Foundation Secretary)
Paige Parrish (Foundation Treasurer)
Maxine Harris (Foundation Past President)

Brian Birnie
Glenn Bowie
Mimi Evers
Robin Flynn
Judith A. Gordon
Nancy Hornberger
Mark Leavens
Krysty Leckrone
Terry Madigan
Joan Madsen
Brandon Shamim
Rob Woolley
Kristin Yanish


Thank you for your support! This honor roll lists donors who have made a financial gift to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

Suzanne Abril-Cyger
Jeff & Cheryl Allen
Reid & Katherine Allen
Judity Alvarado
Lucy Arlotti
Edward Armstrong
Cindi Atkinson
Laurice and Fred Balian
Alexis Bergen
Fern Billingy
Brian & Beth Birnie
Richard Block
Boccia Family
Marla Borowski
Glenn Bowie
Earl & Florine Bradley
James Bradley
Kathryn Bradley
Earl Buehner
Craig Bugajski
Christopher Bury
Rushmore Cervantes
Richard Chen
Richard Chinen
James Ciampa
Terry Cross
Crown Media
John Cushman
Dave Davis
Jessica Davis
Nancy Neal Davis
Mandy Denaux
Linh Diep
Nancy Dorn
Dotts Family Trust
Kathleen Douglass
David Eads
Michael Ellis
Mimi Evers
Robert Exeter
Laura Farber
Robin and Brian Flynn
Gary Frueholz
Guido Galli
Amy Garrity
Robert Gerber
Gene and Athena Gioia
Susie and Rich Gordinier
Judith A. Gordon and William E. Matsumura
Terry Griest
James Gruettner
Norman Gwinn
Mike Hagedorn
Roberta Hagopian
Lily Harada
Mark Harmsen
Maxine Harris
Jill Hawkins
Allison Herrick
Gayland Hethcoat
Paul Holman
Nancy and J.D. Hornberger
Daniel Ikemiyashiro
Lynn Johnstone
Jonathan Club
William Kelso
Justin Kendal
Linda Klausner
Loren Klock
Pam Knapp
Erica Kolsrud
Amy Kule
Mark & Kay Leavens
Krysty Leckrone
Paul Lewis
Tina & Marc Lowenthal
Karen Leuthke
Ming Luo
Leslie Lyons
Stanley Maack
Terry Madigan
Joan & Dan Madsen
Ronna Mandel & Dan Sokol
Cindy and Jaime Marian
Phil & Marian Marrone
Tim Martinet
Eduardo Martinez
Ruth Martinez-Baenen
Charlie Martinson
Linda Massey
Ann & Mike Matthiessen
Paul Maurin
Donald McIntyre
Garrett Collins & Matt McIntyre
Alex McNulty
Carol Mikusky
The Milas
Dr Bob Miller and Barbara Miller
Jed Miyashire
Edward & Lisa Morales
Bob and Christie Narver
Network for the Good
Robert Newell
Philip Orozco
Richard Pallay
Paige Parrish
Charlie and Kathleen Pastre
Kathy Perini
Steve Perry
Kenneth Pter
Rick Phegley & Carol Pfaffmann
Norma Pierson
Jo Eliza Pitesky
Bob Porlier
Adrineh Poulatian
Laurie Rambeau
Bob & Tessi Ridley
Traci Tidling
Linda Riemers
Jud Roberts
Thomas Ruck
Eve Santillian
Vanessa Schultz
Sharp Seating
Stephen & Peggy Sisson
Benjamin & Robin Stafford
Ann Stewart
Carole Swemline
The John Blanchard Co.
Kirk Thorell
Johanna Tolan
Jean Tom
Tournament of Roses Staff
Tournament of Roses Association
Alice Vail
Ramil Villegas
Amy & Tim Wainscott
Theresa & Kevin Walsh
Jolane Weist
Janet Whaley
Andrew White
Linda Whittlesey
Douglas Wickham
Pamela & Mark Wiedenbeck
Nina Wiktor
Scott Wilcott
Laurence Wilcox
Bill Winslow
Dennis & Jeanette Wong
Julie and Robert Woolley
Libby Wright
Kristin Yanish
Fred Zepeda


Give back to the community by donating to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation. Financial contributions to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation are tax-deductible and can be mailed to:

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation
391 S. Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91184