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.

PEF Teacher Grants: Applications will be accepted after August 1, 2015.

Remember PUSD starts Tuesday, August 18, 2015. See you then!




Rock 4 PEF Benefit Concert
Supporting Music In Our Schools

Save the Date!

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Farnsworth Park
Tickets Available in Early August!

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2015 Spring Event
Celebrating our Schools

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate and support our schools at the 2015 Spring Event.


Thank you S. Mark Taper Foundation!

PEF is pleased to announce it has received a $75,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation.  These funds will support the five PUSD Healthy Start Family Centers.

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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

Summer Enrichment Program

What a Magical Summer!

What a magical summer at the PEF Summer Enrichment Program! Our students learned to cook, explored new languages, programed robots, designed with 3D printers, and so much more. Enjoy the rest of your summer. School starts August 18.

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Battle of the Bands is Back

Calling all Teen Musicians. Register now and reserve your spot for this year's Rock 4 PEF Battle of the Bands.


You did it!

You helped us meet the Community Challenge!

Thank you to all who donated to the PEF Annual Appeal. Your support helps us continue to provide support to our PUSD schools. Meeting this year's challenge match also means that we received $50,000 more for the programs of the PEF and an additional $50,000 to the schools of the PUSD.

PEF Board members and staff have been delivering checks to all our PUSD schools. Look for us at your local school

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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?

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PEF Teacher Grants

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

Calling All PUSD Teachers! Don't forget to apply for a teacher grant this year. Up to $1,000 to help take your creative project from idea to reality. Applications available after August 1, 2015.

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Did you know that PEF helped get 3D printers in every PUSD school? We did!

If you missed the KPCC Family Forum on our PUSD•3D Printers program you can watch it online.

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

For the Financial Transaction form, please click here.

Teacher grant evaluation forms can be downloaded here.