2021 Capital Grant Program Awards $659,000 to 29 Local Nonprofits

The historic Blinn House will become Pasadena Heritage’s new headquarters. Its $50,000 Capital Campaign Grant will support its rehabilitation and restoration. Photo by Dennis Hill and Tavo Olmos.

Pasadena Community Foundation announces the recipients of its 2021 Capital Grants Program, which awarded an impressive $659,000 to 29 local nonprofit organizations. This year, as part of this grant program, PCF was especially proud to include three larger Capital Campaign Grants of $50,000 each, created to support large-scale, transformational projects that will impact capacity, quality, and effectiveness of mission delivery. Three organizations received the special Capital Campaign Grants: Door of Hope, Pasadena Heritage, and Villa Esperanza Services.

PCF’s annual Capital Grant Program supports the infrastructure that nonprofit organizations need to carry out their mission, including equipment purchases, construction, and renovation. Projects funded by the 2021 Capital Grants include a visitor kiosk at Arlington Garden, schoolyard shade structure at the Frostig Center for Educational Therapy, new dental chairs at the Fair Oaks Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (CHAP), equipment for Parson’s Nose “Radio Theater Live,” enhanced emergency response technology for vulnerable seniors at Rosewood Court, and new equipment for enhanced shared use at the Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative. See complete list of Capital Grantees below.

Local Heroes Event Celebrates PCF’s Local Impact in 2021 

Join us Thursday, October 28 at 12:00 noon on ZOOM for our annual Local Heroes celebration to celebrate Pasadena’s hard-working nonprofit agencies and to learn more about PCF’s local impact in 2021. The three Capital Campaign Grantee projects will be highlighted. Mayor Victor Gordo will help kick off our 45-minute virtual program.   Zoom Link. 

2021 Capital Grant Awards

Arlington Garden in Pasadena
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy
Beacon Senior Housing Corp
Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena
Cancer Support Community Pasadena
Club 21 Learning and Resource Center, Inc.
Community Health Alliance of Pasadena
Convalescent Aid Society
Door of Hope*
Families Forward Learning Center
Five Acres – The Boys & Girls Aid Society of Los Angeles County
Flintridge Center
Foothill Family Service
Frostig Center for Educational Therapy, The Marianne
HOPE (Home Ownership for Personal Empowerment)
Institute for the Redesign of Learning
One Arroyo Foundation
Parson’s Nose Theater
Pasadena Beautiful Foundation, The
Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative
Pasadena Heritage*
Pasadena Symphony Association
Ronald McDonald House Pasadena
San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity
Union Station Homeless Services
Villa Esperanza Services*
Walter Hoving Home

*$50,000 Capital Campaign Grantees