2021 Vista Nova Grantees Announced

Pasadena Community Foundation Vista Nova Grants supports visually impaired and blind individuals in the greater Pasadena area.

For more than 40 years, blind individuals in Pasadena could count on the support of Vista Nova Renaissance Community, a 17-room home located in northwest Pasadena. There, trained therapists and a team of inspired volunteers offered specialized training, served as readers, and provided transportation and companionship. Several years ago, the Vista Nova home closed; in…

PCF Grant Supports Holistic Project in NW Pasadena

For underserved and vulnerable Pasadena communities, issues of access have compounded the hardships of the year-long pandemic. In the fall of 2020, as part of its COVID-19 Relief Response, Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) helped fund the Achieving Access Together Project, created by Adelante Youth Alliance (AYA). The Project sought to direct resources and services to…

Microgrant Program Supports Small Business Owners

Fifty-nine small business owners in Pasadena recently learned they have been selected to receive funding through the City of Pasadena 2021 Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant program. Pasadena Community Foundation was selected to administer the entire program following its success in overseeing a similar partnership with the city last summer. The grants will assist some…

PCF Funds Second Vaccine Clinic

Pasadena Community Foundation recently funded a partnership that enables Harambee Ministries to host two COVID-19 vaccination clinics for nearby neighbors in Northwest Pasadena. PCF recognizes that getting shots into the arms of all Pasadena-area residents is a critical component of its ongoing COVID-19 response and is proud to facilitate citywide efforts to bolster equity in…

PCF Funds Critical Vaccine Collaboration

Early in March, on a rainy Wednesday morning, Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley (PPPSGV) Health Center in north Pasadena welcomed some important patients. An elderly couple, linked in arms, walked in slowly together. A middle-age construction worker moved into line for his appointment before a shift at a nearby construction site. More arrived,…