PASADENA, Calif. (January 23, 2023) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2023 grant program. Since its inception in 1983, the Foundation has invested over $4 million in more than 700 Pasadena-area organizations. The grant awards in 2022 totaled nearly $200,000, which funded 19 organizations in the San Gabriel Valley.

The grants supported new and ongoing programs benefiting children, teens, adults and seniors. From nonprofits offering animal therapy to special needs children, to organizations providing technical skills to underserved students and dance therapy for seniors diagnosed with Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.

The 2023 grant cycle will be structured as follows – Tier 1: a one-year grant for $35,000, Tier 2: a one-year grant for $15,000 and Tier 3: several one-year grants for up to $10,000. The Foundation will also require applicants to include information on how their program will be delivered.

Eligible applicants are organizations with 501(c)(3) status, as of the submission deadline, February 23, 2023, that serves one or more of the following communities: Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, La Cañada Flintridge, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, and Temple City. As in previous years, grants will be given in the categories of Performing and Visual Arts, Sports and Recreation, and Education (Early Childhood Education, Literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs.

To apply for the 2023 grant cycle, eligible organizations should visit the Tournament of Roses Foundation page: The website will direct users to a welcome page with instructions on how to begin the application process.

Applications will be accepted from January 23, 2023, through February 23, 2023, at 5 p.m. The Foundation’s Board of Directors will make the final grant selections at its annual spring meeting, and applicants will be notified of their funding status via email in April 2023.



About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Foundation

The Tournament of Roses Foundation is a tax-exempt, non-profit public benefit corporation established to receive and manage contributions from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, its supporters and the public. The 17-member board of directors is comprised of community leaders and Tournament Members, appointed by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association. Organizations or individuals interested in contributing or inquiring about the grants process should contact the Foundation by calling (626) 449-4100 or visiting the Tournament of Roses website at and Like us on Facebook.

About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®

The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® and a variety of accompanying events. The Association’s 935 volunteer members supply more than 80,000 hours of manpower, which will drive the success of the 135th Rose Parade, themed “Celebrating a World of Music” on Monday, January 1, 2024, followed by the 110th Rose Bowl Game. Visit, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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