Two Young & Healthy dental professionals pose with a young female patient sitting in a dental chair.
Several Black girls from Girls on the Run organization play hand games together. All wear the organization's purple tshirts

Health & Safety

Health & Safety is one of PCF’s six areas of impact for local grantmaking. PCF’s grantmaking in this area of interest supports medical research, physical and mental health, adults in recovery, legal support for domestic abuse protection, preventative care, public health initiatives, and healthy lifestyles. This area of interest is made possible by PCF Endowment Builders who believe that everyone deserves access to healthcare and to live their lives safely and fully.

Pasadena Child Health Foundation – A component fund of PCF, Pasadena Child Health Foundation provides funding to reduce disparities that adversely impact the health of children residing in the Pasadena Unified School District attendance area.

COVID-19 Equitable Vaccine Access Grants – PCF partnered with the City of Pasadena Public Health, Huntington Hospital, and several nonprofit agencies to create an innovative model for equitable vaccine access and rollout: “mobile” community clinics held in neighborhoods and at trusted organizations.

Impact in the area of Health & Safety

Since its first grant in the Health & Safety area of  interest in 1954, PCF has awarded more than $4.4 million to more than 60 unduplicated organizations in this area.

   In spring 2023, PCF supported Pasadena Child Health Foundation in awarding $240,000 to 13 local nonprofits. The grants help reduce health disparities of children residing in the Pasadena Unified School District attendance area.

   In 2023, PCF awarded $172,000 in Capital Grants to seven local organizations in the Health & Safety area of interest.

   In 2021, PCF contributed more than $100,000 toward mobile community vaccine clinics in partnership with Huntington Hospital, Pasadena Public Health, and several nonprofit organizations.

A Black woman sitting in a chair receives a COVID-19 shot at a community vaccine clinic at Harambee Ministries, March 2021.
A community vaccine clinic at Harambee Ministries, March 2021.

Supporting Funds

PCF works with community members to establish endowments that support local grantmaking, including those in the Health & Safety 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 why our donors created a PCF endowment for Health & Safety:

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

Related News & Features

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Pasadena Child Health Foundation Grants Announced. May 2024. Read article.

“Pasadena’s Amazing Promotoras: In the Field for Public Health.”  March 2022.   Read article.

“PCF Funds Second Vaccine Clinic.”  March 2021.   Read article.

“PCF Funds Critical Vaccine Collaboration.” March 2021.  Read article.

“Healthy Kids is the Common Goal.”  October 2020.  Read article.

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