At the Pasadena Educational Foundation we believe strong schools build strong communities. For more than 45 years, we have been committed to building dynamic community partnerships to support our public schools. Being a vital part of our community enables us to provide essential resources and enrichment opportunities to every public school student in Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre.

Every day we are inspired by the creativity and innovation we see in our public school classrooms. Whether it be through the arts, music, health centers, gardens, or STEM programs we support, we are creating a better future for our students and for our community.

Our Work

Amount Raised Annually
Summer Students
+ Grants & Awards Given
Students Impacted

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

–Benjamin Franklin


Spotlights On Our Work

Summer Enrichment Program

Create. Explore. Learn.

Celebrating 15 years of providing our community’s children an exciting summer opportunity to create, explore, and learn. Through a unique mix of academic subjects combined with hands on activities our students can learn to cook, explore a new language, build a rocket, write a play, program a robot, learn tennis, design with 3D printers, and so much more!

My Masterpieces: Discovery Art in My Community

Leading 9,000 students on a cultural journey through our vibrant arts institutions

My Masterpieces takes full advantage of Pasadena’s remarkable cultural resources to deliver a diverse and comprehensive visual arts curriculum. The award-winning program serves every K-6 student in PUSD, providing community-based arts learning opportunities by linking arts-integrated classroom lessons taught by PUSD teachers with a related field trip component led by staff or docents from the partnering museums and visual arts institutions.

Teacher & School Grants

Taking creative classroom projects from idea to reality

PEF Teacher Grants help inspirational teachers throughout PUSD take their creative projects from idea to reality by providing resources to enhance the classroom experience for their students. The grants, provided directly to the teachers, benefit thousands of students in Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre. This year we awarded more than $200,000 in grants to PUSD teachers and principals.

Pasadena Educational Foundation unites the power of our committed community to raise between $12 and $15 million dollars a year for the Pasadena Unified School District.

Thank You To All Our Donors, Partners & Community Supporters
Together we make a difference