At the Pasadena Educational Foundation we believe strong schools build strong communities and strong communities build strong schools. For over 50 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.

Working to achieve excellence and equity in all PUSD schools.

Our Stories & Latest Updates
Our story is your story.

Read about the many ways our community helps the Pasadena Educational Foundation make an impact on the lives of every student, at every school, every day.

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Our Work

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Your support helps the Pasadena Educational Foundation to achieve excellence and equity in the Pasadena Unified School District.

For more information on how best to impact our schools with your gift, contact David Spiro at dspiro@pased.org


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Your support helps the Pasadena Educational Foundation to achieve excellence and equity
in the Pasadena Unified School District.


School Annual Funds

Annual funds are a great way for for school communities to raise money for programming and personnel. 

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Scholarship Funds

Scholarships recognize the talents and financial needs of our students.


Supporting all students with special emphasis on those furthest from opportunity


Spotlights On Our Work

Summer Enrichment Program

Create. Explore. Learn.

Celebrating 20 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: Discovering 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