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)


(New members in red)

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


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