For nearly 50 years, The Rowe and Gayle Giesen Trust has played a major role in the arts in Pasadena.

The Giesen Trust provides grants to encourage the development of Pasadena youth through experiences in the visual arts. Since it’s beginning, the Trust has granted more than $2 million to over 30 Pasadena area organizations including:

Armory Center for the Arts
Art Center College of Design
Artists Beyond Disabilities artworks
Flintridge Foundation
Muir High School
Pacific Oaks Children’s School
Pasadena Educational Foundation
Pasadena Unified School District Visual Arts and Design Academy
Wisdom Arts

The Giesen Trust is a fund of the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF), which manages the funds of leading Pasadena named endowments and donor advised funds.