PASADENA, Calif. (May 25, 2016) – The Tournament of Roses Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 grant awards totaling $200,000 presented to 42 civic, educational and cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley.  Six of the 42 organizations funded are first-time grant recipients.  These organizations are: California Ladyhawks, Jackson PTA, Los Angeles County Community Development Foundation, Marshall Fundamental PTSA, Oakwood Brass - Outreach Project and The Theatre @ Boston Court.

Since its inception in 1983, the Tournament of Roses Foundation has funded close to $3 million in charitable contributions on behalf of the Tournament of Roses Association. The Foundation assists charities in the Pasadena area by funding sports and recreation, visual and performing arts, and volunteer motivation and leadership development.  These grants, ranging from $1,400 to $10,000 will help support new and ongoing programs benefiting children, teens, adults and seniors.

The 2016 Tournament of Roses Foundation grant recipients are:

About ProductionsStaff and talent for a new Young Theaterworks “Through the Ages” residency at Marshall Fundamental High School.
Adelante Youth AllianceThe Adelante Madison Program (AMP): connects college and high school students and career professionals with Madison Elementary students, to serve as tutors and role models. 
Alhambra Educational Foundation"Music & More" program, music instruction classes to all K-8th graders and add a summer program in the Alhambra Unified School District.
American Composers Forum of Los AngelesMaking Music in Schools: a structured series of weekly classes in local middle and high schools. 
Babe Ruth League of Pasadena Purchase new team uniforms for the entire league (5 teams).
Boys & Girls Club of the FoothillsSupport the "Resilient & Ready" Art Therapy program for teens.
California LadyhawksFemale youth athletes, ages 13 –18, to participate in one of the nation’s largest softball college exposure tournaments in 2016.
Club 21, Learning & Resource Center, Inc.The Discovering Arts and Cultures summer program, which will expose teens with Down syndrome to the arts, history, and varied cultures of our diverse community.
Door of HopeVolunteer and Intern program to support daily operations and direct services to families and children who are experiencing homelessness.
Elizabeth HouseEnhancement of the volunteer program providing shelter, hope and support to homeless pregnant women and their children.
Foothill Creative Arts GroupImaginArt: curriculum-based art programming in ceramics for 1st-5th graders from Sierra Madre Elementary School.
Friends In DeedHonorarium and materials for the Trauma Informed Care workshop with 6 monthly follow up sessions.
Friends of the Levitt Pavilion PasadenaStaff and talent for “Little Hands, Big World,”  a new series of interactive workshops before each of the Children’s Concerts at Memorial Park.
Girls on the Run of Los Angeles CountyYouth development program for 16 girls in the 3rd-8th grades in the Pasadena area.
Harambee MinistriesFour field trips and stipends for children and youth in the Harambee Summer Leadership Academy, an extension of the Jr. Staff Program.
Impact Basketball, Inc.New uniforms for boys and girls from the ages of 8-17.
Jackson PTAPurchase of equipment for the expansion of the Jackson Elementary Music Program.
Life Skills FORE Pasadena Youth, Inc. dba The First Tee of PasadenaPurchase of 24 new junior golf sets for The First Tee Life Skills Education programming and holiday camps.
Lineage Dance CompanyTwo weekly dance classes for 12 months: the Dancing Through Parkinson’s Class and the Early-Onset Parkinson’s Dance Class.
Los Angeles County Community Development FoundationThe College to Career (C2C) Mentorship Program.
Mark Keppel High School Drama BoostersPurchase of new equipment and a proper work space to store that equipment for the theatre program.
Marshall Fundamental PTSAPurchase of equipment for the new weight room at Marshall Fundamental Secondary School.   
Marshall Music Boosters Inc.Purchase a concert tuba and electric keyboard.
Mentoring and Partnership For Youth DevelopmentThe Oakbridge Camp is a four day camp for 40 at-risk male youths from John Muir High School.
Mothers' Club Family Learning CenterMothers' Club Volunteer Program, which provides more than 600 local students, adults, and businesspeople with rewarding volunteer experiences and advances building community support.
Oakwood Brass - Outreach Project Concerts and instrument introduction sessions for 4th and 5th graders at Cleveland, Jackson, Longfellow, and Washington Elementary Schools.
OBA, Inc.OBA/DOLI (Diverse Outdoor Leadership Institute) training to provide meaningful nature-based education that promotes positive self-development, environmental responsibility and outdoor career exposure for urban youth.
Parson's Nose TheaterNew Parson’s Nose Classics Academy for talented high school actors.
Pasadena Arts CouncilScholarship Audition Performance Preparatory Academy's (SAPPA) high quality, afterschool music education instruction throughout the year for children and youth ages 7-18.
Pasadena City College FoundationTraining for the student foundation, Lancers for Life, which exposes PCC students to a culture of philanthropy.
Pasadena Education NetworkParents As Leaders, a series of free volunteer leadership development programs.
Pasadena Educational FoundationSummer Enrichment Program's array of sports and recreational activities.
Pasadena High School Instrumental Music ClubPurchase of the Yamaha synthesizer keyboard. 
Pasadena Jr. Chamber of Commerce FoundationPurchase of toys for Operation Santa, which has touched the lives of thousands of children yearly since 1934.
Pasadena Museum of HistoryExpand tour offerings to include tours for the deaf and hearing impaired, tours for children during school breaks, and enhance the current tours.
Pasadena Panthers Inc. Purchase new shoulder pads, integrated girdles and home field equipment for youth football program. 
Pasadena Senior CenterConcerts in the Park, an 11-week series of live musical performances at Memorial Park.
Red Hen PressConduct 10 writing workshops in two classrooms at Cleveland Elementary school in Pasadena.
Side Street ProjectsIntensive 4-month kinetic sculpture woodworking curriculum for all 5th graders at two STEM Magnet schools in Pasadena Unified School District.
South Pasadena Educational FoundationPurchase of South Pasadena Middle School Marching Band percussion equipment and music stands and replacement plumes for the uniform hats for the South Pasadena High School Marching Band.
The John Muir High School Alumni AssociationPurchase equipment for the weight room upgrade and implementing an Athletic Training program to improve student safety.
The Theatre @ Boston CourtBoston Court’s free, open to the public 2016 Art Upfront series and the weekend-long Annual Art Show.


In addition to the new grant recipients, the Tournament of Roses Foundation also announced the election of Philip V. Orozco and Amy Wainscott to the board of directors. These new members replace outgoing board members Laura V. Farber and Karen Palmersheim who provided a combined five years of outstanding service and leadership.

Members continuing to serve on the Foundation Board are Katherine Martinez Kleine, president, Maxine Harris, vice president, Norma Garcia Kachigian, treasurer, Jerri Price-Gaines, secretary, Shannon Boalt, Nancy Neal Davis, Mitchell Ing, Rick Jackson, Charlie Martinson, Bob Miller, and Libby Evans Wright.


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