PASADENA, Calif. (June 18, 2020) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation is proud to announce its 2020 grant awards totaling over $140,000 presented to 16 organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. These grants will support new and ongoing programs benefiting children, teens, adults and seniors. Due to COVID-19, many of the grant recipients were able to adjust their service approach to comply with physical distancing, while others pivoted their programming to meet community needs related to the pandemic.

Since its inception, the Tournament of Roses Foundation has funded over $3 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. This year, two $25,000 grants were awarded to such organizations:

· Two-year, $25,000 grant – YWCA Pasadena- Foothill Valley supporting TechGyrls.

· Single-year, $25,000 grant, awarded to the Pasadena-Sierra Madre YMCA for their Sports and Recreation program.

The other 14 community initiatives received grants in the categories of Performing and Visual Arts, Sports and Recreation, and Education (Early Childhood Education, Literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). In addition, the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF), a 2-year grant recipient, received the second half of their funds and has allocated the $25, 000 to provide COVID-19 relief.

For a complete list of 2020 Tournament of Roses Foundation grants recipients, along with brief descriptions: www.tournamentofroses.com/foundation.