Community & Economic Development
Community & Economic Development is one of PCF’s six areas of interest for local grantmaking. PCF’s grantmaking in this area of interest supports job training, disaster relief, and the organizations and infrastructure that create an inclusive society. This area of interest is made possible by PCF Endowment Builders who are passionate about sustaining a thriving Pasadena-area community.
Affordable Housing Initiative – Launched in 2019, the Initiative awards high-impact grants for projects that add much-needed shelter and beds, permanent supportive housing, and affordable home ownership in the Pasadena area.
Library Grants – PCF has long supported Pasadena’s public libraries as gathering spaces for the public and for historic preservation and infrastructure improvement projects.
COVID-19 Relief Fund – Small business and nonprofit support
PCF helped strengthen our community’s pandemic response through supporting the essential role nonprofit organizations played in recovery efforts. PCF’s sported telehealth services, building capacity for online learning, food distribution, and in later phases, vaccination rollout and relief grants for small businesses and arts organizations.