Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts today announced the launch of its 2022/23 Gift and Grants Program. A cornerstone of the organization’s philanthropic mission, gifts and grants distribute thousands of dollars to local nonprofits each year to support music and arts programs, including underwriting community performances, academy and conservatory scholarships, music therapy, and music education. In the 2021/22 program year, the organization disbursed $500,000. To date, Pasadena Showcase has contributed more than $24 million to local nonprofit organizations.
The application period is open now and will close on November 30, 2022; Awardees will be advised in April 2023. Applications are encouraged from qualified nonprofit organizations and local schools whose programs are organized and administered in Los Angeles County, with special consideration given to the greater Pasadena area. For more information and application guidelines, visit pasadenashowcase.org/gifts.
Funding for the gift and grant program proceeds from the organization’s annual benefit, Pasadena Showcase House of Design. After a brief hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, the 2022 Showcase House was able to return this past spring with over 21,000 attendees and included shops and a restaurant. Plans are underway for the 2023 Showcase House that will arrive later this fall.
This year’s Chair of the Gifts and Grants Committee, Suzanne Hart, expressed how honored she was to present the opening of the Gifts and Grants Program. “Thanks to the efforts of our members, designers, vendors, donors and sponsors, we were able to put together a very successful 2022 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. It is through this extraordinary effort that we are able to increase the appreciation of symphonic music and support many worthwhile music-oriented nonprofit organizations that serve our community.”
The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, has been supporting local music and arts events since 1948. With the hard work and dedication of its 200+ members, the organization raises funds from its main facility, the Pasadena Showcase. House of Design—one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most successful home and garden tours Throughout its history, Pasadena Showcase has given more than $24 million to nonprofit organizations, particularly through its gifts and grants program, in support of music education, scholarships, concerts and music therapy, while continuing to support the LA Phil and its learning programs that the organization first founded. Pasadena Showcase also fosters the study and appreciation of music among young people through its three annual music programs: Music MobileTM, which has introduced orchestral instruments to more than 125,000 third grade students; Instrumental Competition, which awarded over $650,000 in prize money to exceptionally talented young musicians; and the Youth Concert, which brought nearly 250,000 fourth graders to the Walt Disney Concert Hall for a rousing performance presented by the LA Phil. For more information and photos, please visit pasadenashowcase.org.