The Pasadena Educational Foundation has been supporting public education since 1971.  Join us as we encourage greater involvement and support from the community.  Your support is more important than ever.

Principal for a Day is coming October 26 here >>

Vote online now to pick the finalists in our Rock 4 PEF Battle of the Bands here >>




Thank you Pasadena Community

Gardens Conservancy

For awarding PEF a $70,000 grant to support two new school-based gardens, at Pasadena High School and Franklin Elementary Schools.

More here >>

Thank you to the

National Endowment for the Arts

For awarding PEF a $79,500 grant to develop "Open Stage"

"Open Stage" is a community based performing arts program for middle and high school students in PUSD.

More here >>

Thank you Edison International

Edison awarded PEF two scholarships of $2,500 each for two outstanding Muir HIgh Schools Seniors through the Edison Scholars program.

Meet our scholarship recipients >>

You Make an Impact

Thank you to all who support the Pasadena Educational Foundation.


Your impact can be seen on every PUSD campus. We are deeply grateful to you.

Here is what we accomplished together this year!

Legacy Society

Did you know that PEF has a Planned Giving Program?


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If you have already made a bequest or named PEF in your planned giving, please contact us so we may acknowledge you as part of the Legacy Society. You can also email Angela Parris at

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Parents / Students

Rock 4 PEF Featuring

Battle of the Bands is Coming!

November 5, 2016

Great Music, special guests, food trucks, and more all supporting music in our PUSD schools.

Vote now and help select the finalists then come see all 12 amazing young bands play on November 5.

More here >>

Summer Enrichment Program

Thank you to all our amazing students, teachers, and supporters for another wonderful summer program!

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Muir High School
Dodgers Baseball Field Dedication

Thank you to all who attended the dedication of the newly renovated Muir High School Baseball Field and to the Los Angeles Dodgers and all our amazing partners on this project!

New Madison Community Garden

Thank you Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy for helping PEF create a new school community garden at Madison Elementary.

The outdoor classroom will grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs and the orchard will provide fresh fruit to the community.

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My Masterpieces

Did you know that every Pasadena Unified School District 2nd grader takes a public art walking tour with PEF's My Masterpieces program?

Find out more here >>



PEF Teacher Grants

The 2016-17 PEF Teacher Grant applications are now available!

Take your creative projects from ideas to realities.
New this year! Thanks to support from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association and the College Football Playoff Foundation we are now offering School-Wide Project Grants.

More here>>

Principal for a Day

2016 Principal for a Day is coming, October 26.

See highlights from the 2015 event and
find out who was at your local school >>

PEF Teacher Grants

Butterfly Wings, Mouse Paint, and Grammarosaurus
See some of our PEF Teacher Grants in Action!


Teachers, check out our list of resources and opportunities here.


Looking for financial transaction, teacher grant, annual fund, or other forms?

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