Teacher Grant Program

Rockets, Math, Art, and More!

Image: 3rd graders learn to build and launch
rockets at Sierra Madre Elementary School.
Materals provided by a PEF Teacher Grant.

Our 2013-2014 school year just ended and our PEF Teacher Grant Awardees are starting to send us some fabulous updates from the school year.  We have pictures, stories, audio files, and video coming in from all over the district.

Thank you to all who help support our PEF Teacher Grants program and to our PUSD teachers for creating such innovative and inspiring projects!

See our Teacher Grants in Action >>
Take a look at just a few of what we have received so far.
Expect more throughout the Summer!

2013-14 PEF Teacher Grant Awards
For the 2013-14 school year, the Pasadena Educational Foundation is pleased to offer its signature Teacher Grant Program. 

The goal of the Teacher Grant Program is to develop educational activities to improve and enhance student achievement. Grant projects must be student centered, related to the curriculum, and must demonstrate how they will directly benefit students and enhance and improve student achievement. Grants will be awarded to teachers in amounts up to $1,000. This year we are pleased to award one special grant in honor of Jarratt Brunson, one of the founders of PEF responsible for initiating the Teacher Grant Program.

2013-2014 PEF Teacher Grants

PEF Teacher Grants Reception 2013-14DNA kits, sheet music, and California native plants for an outdoor classroom are just a few of the supplies that this year's PEF Teacher Grants will purchase to support a diverse and vibrant selection of educational projects.

Check out our photo gallery
from the reception >>

The 2013-14 PEF Teacher Grants were announced at a special reception on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

Here are the recipients >>

Funding for the PEF Teacher Grant Program is made possible by individual donor contributions to the Pasadena Educational Foundation.

Want to help?

Thanks to the support of our donors we are able to award $50,000 in Teacher Grants to 86 PUSD educators representing 57 outstanding proposals.

More here >>

Community Members

Community Members are encouraged to support the students and teachers of Pasadena public schools by donating to the Teacher Grant fund.  Your donations can be used to fund many worthy projects this school year.  For more information, please contact Linda Machida at 626-396-3600 x 88353 or lmachida@pasedfoundation.org.