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PASADENA, Calif. (November 2, 2015) – The Tournament of Roses® Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2016 grant assistance program. In 2016, the total amount awarded to local charities will remain at $200,000.  Since its inception in 1983, the Foundation has invested over $2.7 million in more than 180 Pasadena-area organizations. Grants typically range from $1,000 up to $10,000 per organization.  The grant award maximum is $10,000.  The grant awards in 2015 totaled $200,000, and the average grant was approximately $4,700. 

Eligible applicants are organizations with 501(c)(3) status, as of the 2016 submission deadline, that are based in and serving 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 given in the categories of performing and visual arts, sports and recreation, and volunteer motivation and leadership development.  Forty-two organizations received grants last year including these ten first-time recipients: About Productions, American Composers Forum of Los Angeles, Jericho Road Pasadena, Life Skills FORE Pasadena Youth, Inc., Mark Keppel High School Drama Boosters, Marshall Music Boosters Inc., Monrovia Wildcats Band Booster Club, Pasadena Girls Softball Association, Pasadena High School Instrumental Music Club, and The Pasadena Musical Theatre Program.

To apply, eligible organizations should visit www.ctkodm.com/ptrf/.  New applicants will need to enter "apply" for both the "username" and "password." Returning applicants will use

their previously approved username and password. Returning applicants should contact the Foundation directly for questions on their approved username and/or password.  The website will then direct users to a welcome page with instructions on how to begin the application process. Applicants can find the official grant guidelines, the grant application timeline, a list of special stipulations and requirements, a detailed list of frequently asked questions about the grants program and a list of common submission errors and omissions on the Foundation’s website at www.tournamentofroses.com/foundation/grant.

Applications will be accepted from November 2, 2015 through January 28, 2016 by 5 p.m. All applicants will receive a status update the week of February 29, 2016.  The 2016 finalists will be notified the week of February 29, 2016 and then must submit the required additional background materials by March 14, 2016. 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 May 2016.

The Tournament of Roses Foundation is a non-profit, public benefit corporation established in 1983 to receive and manage charitable contributions on behalf of the Tournament of Roses Association, its supporters and the general public.

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