DISBURSED GRANTS

2021 SMCF Awarded Grants

THE FLETCHER FUND - MT. WILSON TRAILHEAD GATE

$1000

The Fletcher Fund was  a recent recipient of a SMCF grant of $1,000 that will be used towards the installation of a new Mount Wilson Trailhead gate, sign, and wrought iron fencing. The gate has been designed by local architect and former Sierra Madre Firefighter, Karen Moran, to match the 1910 picture on the cover of John Robinson’s 2001 book, “Sierra Madre’s Old Mount Wilson Trail.”   The new gateway will become an iconic structure in Sierra Madre to complement Lizzie’s Trail Inn and the Richardson House Museum.

SIERRA MADRE PUBLIC LIBRARY - WALK THIS WAY STORY ADVENTURE

$500

SMCF awarded Sierra Madre Public Library a grant in the amount of $500 to fund the “Walk This Way Story Adventure” set up in Memorial Park.  The program highlights a new book each week and provides the community with a reading opportunity as they walk around Memorial Park. The grant allows funding for 10 weeks of the story adventure, from May 23 to July 31, 2021.

CREATIVE ARTS GROUP - IMAGINART PROGRAM

$1,900

The Creative Arts Group was recently awarded a $1,900 grant for their annual ImginArt Program.  The grant money will be used to support the 2021-2022 the program for 3rd Grade students from Sierra Madre Elementary School. This year, students will create “Ceramic Witches/Warlocks” in conjunction with a discussion of the history, symbols, and community traditions surrounding Halloween. This topic was not offered last year due to the Pandemic. The project uses clay tools and two colors of clay so that students learn the fundamentals of ceramics. The witches will be glazed, fired, and returned to the students who will write a short story about their witch.

SIERRA MADRE PLAYHOUSE - YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

$3,500

After over a year of being shuttered, the Sierra Madre Playhouse returns to live theater in Sierra Madre with “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”.  The musical will run for 14 performances plus 1 preview show outside at the amphitheater in Memorial Park from July 30 – August 29, 2021. The SMCF grant of $3,500 will help defray some of the production costs of this popular musical.

2020 SMCF Awarded Grants

SIERRA MADRE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - eBOOKS

$926

SMCF awarded Sierra Madre Elementary School a grant in the amount of $926 to fund the purchase of 27 nonfiction eBooks aligned Common Core Standards.  This support more than doubled the collection development budget of the school library.  The grant facilitated the purchase of titles covering a range of subjects: art, earth science, ecology, history, math, social studies, and sports. In addition to eBooks, the library also received durable, hardcover print editions of each title. Free and equitable access to these books supports students and faculty in both in-person and distance learning environments. Sierra Madre Elementary serves 629 students from Kindergarten to 5th Grade.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 100 EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT

$500

Sierra Madre Boy Scout Troop 110 was awarded $500 to support a Sierra Madre student’s Eagle Scout project to revitalize the Sierra Vista Park Basketball Court in 2021.

SIERRA MADRE PLAYHOUSE - SMP TEEN COUNCIL

$2,500

The SM Playhouse was awarded $2,500 for its relaunching the SMP Teen Council, which supports young people with a shared love of theater and guides them on their journeys as patrons, artists, and administrators. It is open to local students in Grades 6 – 12, with an emphasis on recruiting students from Sierra Madre MS, Pasadena HS, Bethany School, St. Rita School, The Gooden School, and Alverno Heights Academy.  All activities are offered free of charge.

CITY OF SIERRA MADRE - HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

$500

The City of Sierra Madre was awarded $500 to support this year’s Halloween Happenings. Activities included hiding 100-2,000 painted eggs stuffed with candy and 5 tickets supporting local businesses every day all over Sierra Madre, as well as Adult Virtual Costume Contest.

CITY OF SIERRA MADRE

$1,500

The Sierra Madre Community Foundation, in coordination with the City of Sierra Madre, was able to provide $1,500 to help local families in need during these challenging times.

CITY OF SIERRA MADRE - SENIOR MEAL PROGRAM

$4,500

The City has partnered with the Mater Dolorosa facility during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide five meals per week for Sierra Madre seniors.  This  grant will help feed up to 50 seniors each week for three weeks

SIERRA MADRE THRIVES

$400

A grant to support efforts to assist families and local restaurants.  Sierra Madre Thrives supports businesses, provides a weekly free meal to those in need and organizes volunteers for meal delivery, grocery pick up and general daily services.  The $400 grant will support two weeks of activities, with $200 provided per week. 

CREATIVE ARTS GROUP - IMAGINART PROGRAM

$1,800

ImaginArt Program for 5th  Grade students at Sierra Madre Elementary School. Entitled "Kinetic Sculpture," this 5th Grade project combines the curiosity and creativity of young children with their natural interest in science and movements.

SIERRA MADRE PUBLIC LIBRARY - BOOKMARK CONTEST

$300

Sierra Madre Public Library 2020 Bookmark Contest "Sierra Madre Heroes".  This community-wide outreach program sponsored by the SM Public Library includes children in Grades K- 8 who attend school in Sierra Madre, live in Sierra Madre, or have a Sierra Madre Public Library card

CITY OF SIERRA MADRE - MT. WILSON TRAIL RACE COMMITTEE

$1,225

T-shirts for the MWTR Kids’ Fun Run.

2019 SMCF Awarded Grants

CITY OF SIERRA MADRE - HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

$800

Decorations for the Bandshell in Memorial Park and to offset other costs associated with Halloween Happenings.Decorations for the Bandshell in Memorial Park and to offset other costs associated with Halloween Happenings.

CITY OF SIERRA MADRE - HUCK FINN DERBY & CAMPOUT

$250

Support the expenses related to the event, which include cost of the fish, trophies, & ribbons.

CITY OF SIERRA MADRE - MT. WILSON TRAIL RACE COMMITTEE

$1,225

T-shirts for the MWTR Kids’ Fun Run.

CREATIVE ARTS GROUP

$1,800

Imagin Art Program for 4th  Grade students at Sierra Madre ES.

SIERRA MADRE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

$1,500

Grant awarded to the Downtown Repertory Theatre Company Inc. to support the community outreach and publicity campaign for the Summer  Sierra Madre Shakespeare Festival.

SIERRA MADRE 4TH OF JULY COMMITTEE

$150

Support the July 4th Firecracker 5K Fun Run.

SIERRA MADRE PIONEER CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

$1,500

Marble slabs to the face of the Memorial Wall on either side of the existing panels so that it will hold an additional 120 names. 

SIERRA MADRE ROSE FLOAT ASSOCIATION

$500

Support the 2020 SMRFA rose float entry in the "Self-Built" category.