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A group of elementary school-age kids, all wearing yellow shirts and black pants, work together with long black hoses while inside a school gymnasium. They are laughing and working together as teams.

Pasadena Child Health Foundation Grants Announced

Pasadena Community Foundation is proud to announce this year’s 12 recipient organizations for Pasadena Child Health Foundation (PCHF) grant awards which total $245,000. PCHF is a fund of the Pasadena Community Foundation and provides funding to reduce disparities that adversely impact the health of children residing in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) attendance area….

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A group of 17 older adults stand outdoors in front of a home. Two of them hold a sign that reads Pasadena Village.

2024 Spring Grant Awards Announced

Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) is proud to announce its first round of grant awards in 2024. PCF oversees 11 grant programs each year, and the following awards represent funding for three of those programs, totaling $153,000. Animal Welfare Grants PCF’s Animal Welfare Grant Program  launched in 2021 to support nonprofits in the greater Pasadena area…

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PCF Legacy Event Features Author David Ambroz

On April 25, Pasadena Community Foundation hosted a special event for our Legacy Society Members, Endowment Builders, and community partners at the University Club of Pasadena: A conversation with national poverty and child welfare expert David Ambroz. He shared how his early-life experience of growing up homeless and in foster care ultimately led him to…

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