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$141M
Total grants funded since 1953
$42.6.4M
2019-2023 total grant disbursement
51%
Growth rate of total assets over the last 5 years
$94M
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News & Events

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2024 Arts & Culture Grants Announced

Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) is proud to announce the nonprofit recipients for its 2024 Arts & Culture Grant Program. The 16 selected nonprofits represent both emerging and established organizations, and the grants, totaling $302,000, provide flexible support in addressing ongoing challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.  See complete list of 2024 Arts & Culture grantees below….

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Coexistence with Cougars – A PCF Grant Will Further That Goal

The Cougar Conservancy, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit, is helping to fill a gap in conservation research: It helps humans coexist with cougars. Using science-based management and innovative community outreach programs, the Cougar Conservancy builds awareness, understanding, appreciation, and tolerance of cougars. A recent Animal Welfare Grant from Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) will help the organization…

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Perinatal Program at Elizabeth House Gets PCHF Grant Boost

The Elizabeth House is a nonprofit that has been providing comprehensive care and support to women and children in the Pasadena area for 30 years. It is the only organization in Los Angeles and Orange counties that welcomes pregnant mothers and their children under the age of five into their residential program, creating a haven…

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