Pasadena Unified School District Teachers and Administrators are key to providing excellence in the education of our students. PEF provides services and opportunities for teachers in many ways, ranging from opportunities for grants for classroom projects to support for professional development to employment.

PEF Teacher Grant Program

The PEF Teacher Grant Program provides students with important tools and learning experiences. This program is a vital resource for students, teachers and principals and funds equipment and instructional materials that enhance the curriculum and increase student achievement. All certificated personnel in the Pasadena Unified School District are eligible to apply for classroom and student-centered projects.

NEW THIS YEAR! School-Wide Project Grants

PEF is pleased to announce for the 2016-2017 school year a School-Wide Project Grant made possible by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association and the College Football Playoff Foundation.

Proposals may be submitted by individual teachers, teams of teachers, or PUSD certificated personnel. More here >>

Summer Course Proposals



Do you enjoy teaching reading, writing, science, technology, robotics, language immersion, music, or more?
Do you have other hobbies or skills and a great class idea?

We would love to hear from you.

This summer PEF offered 95 unique classes taught by some of our best PUSD teachers.
Thank you to those amazing teachers that worked with us this last Summer.

We hope you’ll consider teaching with us in summer of 2017!

PEF Summer Enrichment Program
Course Proposals now being accepted through Oct. 28th.

Submit your proposal now >>

Field Trip Fund

With a grant from the Helen and Will Webster Foundation, PEF is able to award approximately $50,000 to fund field trips for students throughout the year.  To apply, please use the form found here.

Grant Opportunities and Resources for Teachers

PEF compiles grant opportunities and maintains a subscription to an online foundation directory. Below is a listing of some ongoing grant opportunities and resources for teachers. If you would like further information, please contact Linda Machida at lmachida@pasedfoundation.org

Grant Opportunities and Resources for PUSD Teachers