Watch a Short Film about the PCF Scholars Grant Initiative

In 2019, Pasadena Community Foundation launched PCF Scholars, a new grant program to provide financial assistance and social-emotional support to 32 local students over the next four years. The PCF Scholars program is a partnership among Pasadena Community Foundation, College Access Plan, and PCC Pathways to create a consistent through-line of support that helps Pasadena…

Local Heroes Breakfast

Pasadena Community Foundation Annual Local Heroes Breakfast On Thursday, November 14, Pasadena’s community leaders joined PCF’s donors and friends at the annual Local Heroes breakfast, honoring the nonprofit organizations that received grants from the Foundation in 2019. PCF was honored to host Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek, Vice Mayor Tyron Hampton, City Councilmember Victor Gordo and…

Pasadena Community Foundation 2019 Capital Grantees

PCF’s Capital Grant Program supports the infrastructure that nonprofit organizations need to carry out their mission, including equipment purchases, construction, and renovation. PCF made 31 Capital Grants in 2019 – totaling more than $515,000 – for projects ranging from accessible seating for a local theater company to a traveling planetarium for elementary schools. The complete…

Giesen Trust for Arts Education Awards 2019 Grants

PCF is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Rowe & Gayle Giesen Trust grants, awarded annually to arts organizations in Pasadena. The Giesen Trust, a fund of Pasadena Community Foundation since 2013, encourages the personal and emotional development of children and youth through an experience in the visual arts. The Giesen Trust is…

PCF’s Pasadena Child Health Foundation Awards $200,000 in Grants

Pasadena Child Health Foundation (PCHF), a fund of Pasadena Community Foundation, has awarded $200,000 in grants to 11 nonprofit organizations working to improve the health and well-being of Pasadena-area children. This year, one of PCHF’s grants will support a unique partnership among Young & Healthy, Pasadena Office of the Young Child, and the Pasadena Public…