The Pasadena Educational Foundation helps support the Pasadena Unified School District by raising funds via grants and foundation in a variety of ways.
PEF offers technical assistance to the PUSD by coordinating and writing grant applications to government agencies as requested by the PUSD. In recent years grant applications have brought over $5 million annually to PUSD projects from government grants. More about grantwriting here >>
Foundations & Corporate Grants
PEF also writes grants to foundations and corporations to support education initiatives in the PUSD.
PEF Teacher Grants
The PEF Teacher Grant program provides teachers with important tools to enhance the learning experience for all students. Information for the 2015-16 school year is available here.
Field Trip Grants
Field Trip proposals can be submitted on an ongoing basis. To apply, use the following form found here.
Pasadena Educational Foundation offers several opportunities for teachers to apply for and find information for grants that enhance curriculum and increase student achievement.
PEF compiles grant opportunities and maintains a subscription to an online foundation directory. more
Support from Community Members
The Pasadena Educational Foundation is dedicated to supporting the needs of all our public school students, not just for today, but for another 45 years and beyond. Support from our community members is also vital to helping us p rovide essential resources and enrichment opportunities to every public school student in Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre.
Find out more about how you can help here >>
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In the News
Thanks to a grant from the Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy to PEF and PUSD, the new Madison Elementary school community garden will bring families, school staff, and the community together to cultivate a healthy environment and serve as an outdoor classroom for more than 430 Madison Elementary students.
Pasadena Educational Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a $75,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. These funds will support the five Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Healthy Start Family Centers located at Madison, Jackson, and Cleveland Elementary Schools, Eliot Middle School, and the Education Center.