The Education Fund

The Education Fund
Mary Pinola is walking again to raise funds for the Education Fund! Donations to the Education Fund between now and the 2017 Smart-A-Thon on March 15 followed by the LA Marathon on March 19 help make grants toward education programs in the Foothill communities possible.

This is Mary’s 18th Los Angeles Marathon – donations to show your support for her walk, or for the community-wide Smart-A-Thon, can be made by clicking on the Donate button. Last year, the Education Fund, established with the CFV in 2002, granted $19,000 to various nonprofits for their educational needs. For more information about the Fund or the Smart-A-Thon, go to

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The Mary Pinola & Crescenta Valley Chamber Education Fund provides grants for educational programs or projects in the Crescenta Valley. The Education Fund is managed by the Community Foundation of the Verdugos and provides grants to the community, but has a separate application process from that of the Foundation itself. Applying for a Mary Pinola grant and a Community Foundation of the Verdugos Grant is allowed. Applications will be accepted from September 1, 2019 through 5 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019 via email only. Email completed applications as a PDF to No mailed, faxed, handwritten or late applications will be accepted.


Special Requirement: Eligible organizations include those that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, known as non-profit public charities and not a private foundation under 509(a) of the code, or organizations that are 501(c) 6. Organization must be located in or benefit the Crescenta-Canada Valley which includes La Canada, La Crescenta, parts of Glendale, Montrose and Tujunga.

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