SEF has been fortunate to receive grants from the Tournament of Roses Foundation in 2011 ($10,000), 2012 ($7,500) and 2013 ($5,000). The music program at all levels in the SGUSD have benefitted greatly from this great organization’s emphasis on local generosity.
Though its fame is worldwide, the Tournament of Roses Association remains committed to its hometown. In 1983, the non-profit Tournament of Roses Foundation was created to receive and manage contributions from the Association, its members, friends, and supporters, and the general public. In turn, the Foundation annually makes grants to other non-profit organizations in the Pasadena area, funding sports and recreation activities, visual and performing arts, and volunteer motivation and leadership development projects and programs. These broad categories allow the Foundation to contribute to the civic, cultural and educational advancement of its local communities. To date, the Tournament of Roses Foundation has given a total of over $2.4 million to more than 150 organizations.