22 Nonprofits Selected for PCF’s 2022 Capital Grants Funding

October 12, 2022. Pasadena, CA. – Pasadena Community Foundation is proud to announce funding to 22 local nonprofit organizations as part of its annual Capital Grants Program. This year’s funding totals nearly one-half million dollars and will support facility improvements and equipment purchases at a broad range of Pasadena-area organizations.

PCF is especially proud to award its $50,000 Capital Campaign Grant to Pasadena Conservatory of Music in support of the Common Ground Campaign, which will create several new classrooms and studios on campus, as well as a new courtyard and a 140-seat amphitheater. Executive Director Stephen McCurry notes that these improvements “will become the heart of the school and strengthen the sense of community on campus.”

PCF’s annual Capital Grant Program supports the infrastructure that nonprofit organizations need to carry out their missions, including equipment purchases, construction, and renovation. Projects funded by the 2022 Capital Grants Program include a new sleeping area and case management office at The Women’s Room at Friends In Deed; new radios for field officers at Pasadena Humane; screening equipment for HEAR Center; and an upgrade to the Altadena Library FabLab, which serves as a “makerspace” for library patrons.

Notably, seven of the 22 grantees are arts and culture organizations that asked for support to enhance their delivery of the arts and to provide new opportunities to build community. PCF’s funding will help upgrade stage equipment at Pasadena Playhouse, Lineage Performing Arts Center, and A Noise Within, for example, while at organizations like Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) and Red Hen Press, grant awards will be used to adapt event spaces for new audiences and neighboring organizations. “The pandemic changed audience habits,” notes SCPR’s Executive Director of Live Programming and Events John Cohn. “We’ve had to rethink (our) space and be more intentional with programming.”

Jennifer DeVoll, PCF’s President & CEO, points out that PCF’s 2022 funding helps nonprofits regain some footing following pandemic disruptions:
“Our community has endured a great deal in the last 3 years, and PCF is happy to see many local organizations reimagining their facilities and investing in technology and equipment to support post-pandemic programming. The Capital Grants Program is PCF’s largest grant investment of the year, and we’re thrilled to strengthen the mission of 22 of our nonprofit partner agencies.”

2022 Capital Grant Awards

$50,000 Capital Campaign Grantee – Pasadena Conservatory of Music

Capital Grantee Organizations
A Noise Within
Altadena Library Foundation
Armory Center for the Arts
Beacon Housing, Inc.
Friends In Deed
Grandview Foundation, Inc.
Harambee Christian Family Center
HEAR Center
Huntington Medical Research Institutes
Institute for Educational Advancement
Jericho Road Pasadena
Lineage Performing Arts Center
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
Pasadena Humane
Pasadena Playhouse
Planned Parenthood of Pas & SGV
Professional Child Development Associates
Red Hen Press, Inc.
Southern California Public Radio
Western Justice Center Foundation

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About Pasadena Community Foundation

Founded in 1953, Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) is a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people of the greater Pasadena area. Managing nearly $160 million in charitable assets, PCF works with individuals, families, and organizations to establish philanthropic funds, create, and build endowments, and distribute charitable gifts to nonprofit organizations.