First PCF Rapid COVID-19 Response Grants Distributed This Week

Following the launch of its COVID-19 Response Fund on March 17, 2020, Pasadena Community Foundation announced today that it will proceed with a three-phase, rapid grantmaking strategy, beginning with immediate financial support for local organizations distributing food to vulnerable populations. In the past week, PCF staff conducted in-depth interviews with more than 20 civic leaders,…

Pasadena Counts: PCF’s Mike deHilster on Census 2020

It is my privilege to be a member of the City of Pasadena’s Census 2020 Complete Count Committee. The committee’s focus is on reaching hard-to-count populations and areas, which include renters, young men, children, and members of the African American and Latino communities. Further complicating the count in 2020 is the fact that this will…

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…