The Tournament of Roses Foundation on Thursday announced 27 San Gabriel Valley organizations that have been selected to share $230,000 in grants being distributed by the organization this year.
“The association and the Tournament of Roses Foundation are focused on positively impacting the Pasadena community with charitable giving, volunteerism and community involvement,” the Tournament said in a written statement. “Since its inception, the Tournament of Roses Foundation has funded more than $3 million in charitable contributions on behalf of the Tournament of Roses Association.”
The two largest recipients are the Pasadena-based Fund For Partnership For Success, which will receive $35,000, and STEAM:CODERS, which will receive a $15,000 grant.
The Fund For Partnership For Success “provides a fully-funded summer enrichment program designed to help public school students realize their academic goals and gain the skills needed for a brighter future,” according to the statement.
STEAM:CODERS is a Pasadena-based organization that “provides access to instruction, learning resources, exposure to higher education, career opportunities and essential technology,” while aiming to “bridge the ‘digital divide’ and enhance educational achievement among underserved and underrepresented K-12 students of color in Pasadena,” the Tournament statement said.
Twenty-five other area organizations will receive portions of the renaming $180,000 in 2021 grant funding, which were distributed in categories of arts, sports and recreation and education.
Adelante Youth Alliance
Altadena Library Foundation
Arlington Garden in Pasadena
Assistance League of Pasadena
Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena
Club 21 Learning and Resource Center, Inc.
Foothill Creative Arts Group
Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County
John Muir HS Instrumental Music
La Casa Community Center
Light Bringer Project
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
Mark Keppel High School Drama Boosters
Oakwood Brass – Outreach Project
Pasadena Area Reading is Fun-Damental Corporation
Pasadena Audubon Society
Pasadena Junior Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Ronald McDonald House Pasadena
Rose Bowl Riders Charitable Organization
San Gabriel Educational Foundation
Side Street Projects
More information about each grant recipient is available online at tournamentofroses.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/2021-Grant-Recipient-bios-FINAL.pdf
More information about the Tournament of Roses Foundation can be found at tournamentofroses.com/foundation.