Teacher Grant Program

For more than 40 years, PEF Teacher Grants have helped the inspirational teachers throughout PUSD take their creative projects from idea to reality by providing resources to enhance the classroom experience for their students.

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 are awarded to teachers in amounts up to $1,000.

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

2014-15 PEF Teacher Grant Awards

Congratulations to our 2014-15 PEF Teacher Grant Recipients!

For the 2014-15 school year, the Pasadena Educational Foundation is pleased to offer its signature Teacher Grant Program. 

Click here to find out more about our awardees >>

For 2014-15, we are pleased to offer two special awards, the Jarratt Brunson Memorial Award honoring one of the founders of PEF responsible for initiating the Teacher Grant Program, and in honor of our recent PUSD retiree, the Kathy Onoye Principal Leadership award.

Thank you Pitfire Pizza!

Thank you to to all who came out to support PEF and our PUSD Teachers at the Pitfire Pizza Community Giving day
100% of net proceeds from the day will be donated to PEF for our teacher grants program.
Thank you PItfire Artisan Pizza for supporting our PUSD teachers!

Teacher Grants Spotlight

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.

As we wrapped up our 2013-2014 school our PEF Teacher Grant Awardees sent us some fabulous updates from the school year.  We had 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!

Take a look at just a few examples of our fantastic teacher grants.

See our Teacher Grants in Action >>


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.