Pasadena Showcase House | Gifts and Grants Awarded to Local Nonprofits

Largest amount ever distributed in the organization's 75-year history.

PHOTO: Taso Papadakis | South News | Youth music programs funded by Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts.
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts announced it has awarded $900,000 in gifts and grants to 75 nonprofit organizations and schools throughout the San Gabriel Valley and greater Los Angeles area. The grants help support music education and arts enrichment in schools, youth orchestras, and music therapy programs, as well as underwriting concerts by the LA Phil and other local cultural institutions.

This year’s awards represent the largest annual grant distribution in the organization’s 75-year history, and brings the total investment in music and the arts to over $25 million.

“It has been an honor for our Gifts & Grants committee members to get to know each of these organizations over the past few months,” said 2022/23 Gifts & Grants Chair Suzanne Hart. “The incredible impact these organizations and their programs have on our community is commendable. And in light of our large grant distribution this year, we were pleased to support many new organizations.”

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts is celebrating its 75th Anniversary since its founding in 1948 as the “Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee,” a support group for the LA Phil.

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“When considering our 75th Anniversary this year, we chose to honor the occasion in a way that felt core to our mission, by supporting 75 nonprofits with the largest grant package in the history of our organization,” said 2022/23 President Vikki Sung. “We’re very proud of our heritage and legacy, and that we’ve given more than $25 million and still going strong is a testament to the dedication, creativity, and perseverance of our volunteer members—past and present.”

Pasadena Showcase will formally celebrate its 75th anniversary at the Pasadena Showcase House of Design Premiere Night Gala on Friday, April 21 with the theme, “A 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Celebration.” The Pasadena Showcase House of Design, the organization’s annual and only fundraising event now in its 58th year, is being held at Stewart House, a 1933 grand colonial estate designed by celebrated architects, Marston and Maybury.

The Showcase House will be open to the public April 23 – May 21, Tuesdays through Sundays. For tickets and information, visit or call 626.606.1600.


LA Phil
South Pasadena Unified School District

Academy of Music for the Blind
Alhambra Educational Foundation
Altadena Eliot Arts Magnet
Altadena Rotary Charities
Angelica Center for Art and Music
Arcadia Music Club
Artes Vocales, Inc.
California School of the Arts—San Gabriel Valley Foundation
California State University Dominguez Hills Philanthropic Foundation
Candelas Music And Arts Foundation
Center Theatre Group
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Clazzical Notes
Clifton Band Boosters (Monrovia)
Colburn School
California State Summer School for the Arts
Elemental Music
Families Forward Learning Center
Five Acres
Friends of SMHS VAPA—Titan Music
Glendale Youth Orchestra
Global Arts Corporation
Grand Vision Foundation
Helix Collective
Kadima Conservatory of Music
La Canada Flintridge Educational Foundation
LA Opera
LA Phil (YOLA)
LACHSA Foundation LA County HS of the Arts Foundation
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
Los Angeles Music and Art School
Los Angeles Youth Symphony Orchestra
LTSC Community Development Corporation / Little Tokyo Service Center
Makoto Taiko
Monrovia Wildcats Band Booster Club
Monterey Hills Elementary School
MUSYCA Children’s Choir
National Children’s Chorus
Neighborhood Music School
Nevenka East European Folk Ensemble
Oakwood Brass – Outreach Project
Octavia E. Butler Magnet (Washington STEAM Magnet Academy)
Optimist Boys Home and Ranch / Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services
Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization
Pacific Opera Project
Pasadena Conservatory of Music
Pasadena Master Chorale, Inc. / The Pasadena Chorale
Pasadena Senior Center
Pasadena Symphony Association
PRISM Choral Ensemble
Roger Wagner Choral Institute
San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre
Santa Cecilia Orchestra
Saturday Night Bath Concert Fund
South Pasadena Educational Foundation
The Ebell of Los Angeles
The Harmony Project
The Marianne Frostig Center for Educational Therapy
The Music Center
The Pasadena Community Orchestra Foundation
The Vizionz Project
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Theatre Americana of Altadena Inc
Therapeutic Living Centers for the Blind
Verdugo Young Musicians Assoc
Villa Esperanza Services
VOX Femina Los Angeles
White Hall Arts Academy
Assistance League of Los Angeles
Young Musicians Foundation

In addition to its Gifts & Grants program, Pasadena Showcase nurtures the study and appreciation of music among young people with its three annual music programs: the Music MobileTM, which has introduced orchestral instruments to more than 125,000 third grade students; the Instrumental Competition, which has awarded more than $650,000 in monetary prizes for exceptionally talented young musicians; and the Youth Concert, which has brought nearly 250,000 fourth graders to Walt Disney Concert Hall for exuberant performances presented by the LA Phil.