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The Pasadena Educational Foundation helps support the Pasadena Unified School District by raising funds via grants and foundation in a variety of ways.

Grantwriting Assistance

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.

Teacher Resources

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 >>

Or contact Angela Parris at 626-396-3625.

In the News

PCGC Awards $70,000 for School Gardens

Madison Elementary Garden Thank you to the Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy for awarding PEF $70,000 in grants to support school gardens to improve family health and nutrition, enhance science education, and help increase parental involvement in our Pasadena Unified School...

NEA Grant to Create "Open Stage"

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Pasadena Educational Foundation Awarded NEA Grant to Develop“Open Stage”A Community-Based Performing Arts Program for PUSD Students   The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) has been selected for a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works...

Celebrating Madison's New School Community Garden

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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.

Condor Readers Soar!

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Cleveland Elementary is creating a school-wide buzz about reading! On December 2nd, Cleveland students invited community experts in the fields of conservation, environmental education, school gardens, tree preservation and literacy to see and discuss the projects they had created...

S. Mark Taper Foundation Grant for PUSD Healthy Start Family Centers

Image : S. Mark Taper Foundation Grant for PUSD Healthy Start Family Centers

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.