Pasadena TOR Foundation

PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2021) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2021 grant program. The grants support new and ongoing programs benefiting children, teens, adults, and seniors. Since its inception in 1983, the Foundation has invested more than $3 million into the community by supporting 200+ Pasadena-area organizations. The grant awards in 2020 exceeded $140,000, which funded 16 organizations in the San Gabriel Valley.

The 2021 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, despite the continued challenges of the pandemic.

Eligible applicants are organizations with 501(c)(3) status, as of the 2021 submission deadline, that serve 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 Programs (Early Childhood, Middle and High School), Literacy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

To apply and for additional details on the 2021 grant cycle, eligible organizations should visit the Tournament of Roses Foundation page.

New and returning applicants will utilize a new application system for the 2021 grant cycle. The application system instructions and Foundation Grant guidelines can be found on the foundation website. The website will direct users to a welcome page with instructions on how to begin the application process.

Applications will be accepted from February 1, 2021 through March 1, 2021 at 5:00PM. 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 2021.

Applicants can contact the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation directly at for further questions.