Environment & Animal Welfare

PRIORITIES
Environment and Animal Welfare is one of PCF’s six areas of interest for local grantmaking. PCF’s grantmaking in this area of interest supports parks, gardens, urban open space and trees, and the natural spaces in the surrounding foothills, including the Arroyo Seco. Grantmaking in this area also supports the biodiversity and welfare of both domestic and wildlife animals. This area of interest is made possible by PCF Endowment Builders who are passionate about protecting the Pasadena-area environment and well-being of animals.

GRANT PROGRAMS
Animal Welfare Grant Program – The Animal Welfare Grant Program was created from a bequest from the estate of Doris Gilbert Sloan. It supports organizations that serve the needs of both domestic and wildlife animals. Since beginning in 2021, the program has awarded $55,000 to nonprofit organizations in support of animals.

PCF Capital Grant Program – Over the years, the PCF Capital Grant Program has supported environmental spaces, tree planting, purchase of land for wildlife corridors, and water-wise gardens.

Impact in the Area of Environment & Animal Welfare

   San Gabriel Foothills Monarch Recovery Project – PCF awarded $11,000 to Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy in 2021 for its project to plant native milkweed in foothill communities, on AFC-owned properties, and on the properties of conservation partners – all in an effort to restore monarch populations.

   Support of Domestic Shelter Animals – PCF awarded $20,000 in 2021 to Pasadena Humane in support of its shelter operations.

   Pasadena Beautiful Cherry Tree Planting – PCF awarded a $16K Capital Grant to Pasadena Beautiful Foundation in 2021 to plant 25 new cherry trees in the city’s Victory Park. The project commemorates the city’s Japanese community and bolsters the park’s urban canopy.

  2021 Capital Grants – In 2021, PCF awarded $61,000 in Capital Grants to four local organizations in the Environment & Animal Welfare area of interest.

PCF staff and members of Pasadena Beautiful Foundation visit the newly planted cherry trees in Victory Park. March 2022.

Supporting Funds

PCF works with community members to establish endowments that support local grantmaking, including those in the Environment & Animal Welfare area of interest. As a community foundation, PCF always honors donor intent. Our grants reflect any donor restrictions regarding their designated causes.

Visit these links to learn more about our donors who chose to create a PCF endowment for issues related to the Environment or Animal Welfare.

Christopher & Virginia Orndorff Endowment for the Environment
Matthew & Jennifer DeVoll Endowment for the Environment
Garfield Gilbert Family Endowment
The Elvis Endowment

Become a PCF Endowment Builder for the areas you care aboutlearn more.

Related News & Features

“PCF Grant Brings Springtime Blossoms to Victory Park.” March 2022.   Read article.

“Partners for the Birds: Pasadena Audubon Society Receives PCF Wildlife Welfare Grant.” May 2022.  Read article.

Recent Grantee Organizations

Each year, Pasadena-area organizations in the area of Environment & Animal Welfare benefit from PCF grant awards. The photos here showcase some of our recent grantees. Click on thumbnails to enlarge photos.

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