PCF Helps Pasadena Museum of History Put the Freeze on Endangered Photo Negatives

When founded, Pasadena Museum of History’s original mission was to collect, preserve, and exhibit materials that documented the founding and early history of the city. This mission to document Pasadena remains unchanged today, and one of PMH’s critical areas of work is photograph and negative preservation. The historic negatives collection contains irreplaceable early views of…

Grantee Spotlight: College Readiness Program Grows with Help from PCF

Partnership for Success! is a summer enrichment program designed to help underserved Pasadena public school students realize their academic goals, learn the skills they need to reach college, and then thrive there. Students selected for the program in 4th grade attend for nine consecutive summers, creating a transformative educational experience. PCF has supported PfS! with…

HEAR Center Upgrades Critical Tech with Grant from PCF

HEAR Center is the only nonprofit audiological and speech therapy center in the San Gabriel Valley and the primary service provider for audiology services in the Pasadena area. Unlike the for-profit hearing service corporations in our area, they provide state-of-the-art hearing (and speech) services for anyone who needs it, regardless of their ability to pay….

PCF Helps Side Street Projects Create Dynamic Community Space

For 24 years Side Street Projects (SSP) has both been run by and has supported visual artists who choose to work in communities instead of galleries. In addition to many artistic installations in the community itself, SSP’s artist-led youth education program teaches students the use of tools through design and fabrication. Like SSP itself, this…

PCF Announces Yes, Virginia Fund Grantees for the 2016 Holiday Season

The Pasadena Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of 2016’s Yes, Virginia Fund Grants! Established in 1994, the Yes, Virginia Fund has raised money to support children at the holidays in the Pasadena area, and has awarded over $273,000 to local non-profits in Pasadena that host holiday parties and purchase gifts for needy children….