Friends & Fellows Matter in a Crisis Year

2020 will be remembered as a year of extraordinary hardship, as well as a year of critical response and impressive giving. Within days of the first local COVID-19 case, Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) was distributing nearly $300,000 in emergency relief funds. PCF grants only grew from there: Its COVID-19 response in total awarded $2.6 million…

A Key to a Locker Is Key to Success for Housing Program

With its new Safe Haven Bridge to Housing program, All Saints Church now serves as the site for a unique housing model that shelters homeless individuals safely on its campus. A Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) COVID-19 Response Fund grant helped to add a critical component to the program: storage lockers for participants. Beginning in March,…

PCF awards $2.6 million in Grants in 2020

PCF understands that as coronavirus continues, many residents and organizations still struggle with meeting day-to-day needs — that’s why a new series of grants were recently distributed providing $460,000 to a range of organizations that serve disproportionately impacted communities with emergency assistance, such as access to technology, rent support, food, healthcare, and childcare. By the…

PCF Fund Helps Armory Center Continue Free Summer Programming

“Art has a way of keeping our souls full,” says Leslie Ito, Executive Director of the Armory Center for the Arts, one of the five art organizations that recently received a Rowe & Gayle Giesen Trust grant, a Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) fund that supports visual arts experiences for children and youth. During a typical…

PEF & PUSD Provide Life-Saving Equipment Using 3D Printers

The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) recently tapped into the amazing power and possibilities of 3D printers to help protect the health of hundreds of local volunteers and thousands of Pasadena students, thanks to a COVID-19 Emergency Grant from the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF). A generous supporter donated several 3D printers to PEF years ago so…