Tournament of Roses Foundation: Now Accepting Grant Applications!

TOR Foundation gives back to the community, investing in dozens of San Gabriel Valley-area organizations

PHOTO: Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation | News | 2019-2020 Tournament of Roses Foundation Board of Directors

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2020 grant assistance program. Since its inception in 1983, the Foundation has invested more than $3 million in more than 200 San Gabriel Valley-area organizations.

The grant awards in 2019 totaled $200,000, which funded 23 organizations. In 2019, the Foundation implemented a new funding tier system that provided: One two-year grant that provided $25,000 each year, two $25,000 grants for one year, and twenty-two single year grants up to $10,000. This practice will continue for the upcoming 2020 grant cycle.

Eligible applicants are organizations with current 501(c)(3) status that serve one or more of the following communities: Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, La Cañada Flintridge, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, and Temple City.  Grants will be awarded in the categories of Performing and Visual Arts, Sports and Recreation, and Education (Early Childhood Education, Literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs.

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To apply, and for additional details, eligible organizations should visit the Tournament of Roses Foundation page;

New and returning applicants will utilize a new application system for the 2020 grant cycle. The application system instructions and Foundation Grant guidelines can be found on the foundation website. The website will then direct users to a welcome page with instructions on how to begin the application process. Applicants can contact the Foundation directly at for further questions.

Applications will be accepted from January 29, 2020 through February 21, 2020 at 5:00PM. The Foundation’s Board of Directors will make the final grant selections at its annual spring meeting, and applicants will be notified of their funding status via email in April 2020.